Calling all shoe lovers! Summer is fast approaching, bringing a host of new sandal trends to try. I am sure that all of you will agree when I say that your footwear can make or break your look. If you outfit is on trend and your makeup is spot-on, your footwear should not be anything less than stylish either. With that thought, I present you with the top five sandal trends for summer!
Lace Up Sandals
Whether they are bold gladiators that lace up till your knee or a demure pair of tan sandals that tie up till your mid-calf, lace up sandals are going to be all the rage this summer. This style of footwear is absolutely perfect for the warmer months as you will be showing off some leg in summery dresses, flowing skirts and cute shorts. The best part is that you will find a pair to suit all occasions – pointy heels for nights on the town and comfortable flats for lazy beach days. I suggest that you pick up a pair for yourself, pronto!
In the last few years, the notion that one can only wear heels to parties has faded away. In fact, many ladies prefer to don flats over heels so that they can dance the night away without having to deal with the terrible pain that follows. Fancy flats are definitely a must-have! This trend rides on the wings of beautifully adorned sandals that complement party dresses perfectly – think crystal embellishments, fabulous fringes and lots of metal hardware details.
Colour-blocking In Footwear
Move aside, neutral sandals! This season is all about making a bold fashion statement and incorporating vibrant colours into your look is the ultimate way to do that. Now, the colour-blocking trend has been around for a while, but this summer, the trend has seeped into footwear. Needless to say, I can hardly contain my excitement! Whether you opt for flat sandals or sky-high heels, a palette of two or three colours is the way to go and is the best way to spice up a drab outfit. The brighter, the better!
“Flatforms” Are Back
I can already hear most of you saying, “What on earth are flatforms?!” As the name suggests, this style combines the best of the flat and platform styles, coming together to form a sandal that is both very high yet completely flat. The end result is some extra oomph whilst keeping your feet as happy as they can be! I absolutely love this trend because of the undeniably 70’s vibe that these sandals project and the total comfort that they guarantee. I like to add some extra glamour to my day looks with a pair of chic metallic flatforms. How would you style these babies?
Block Heels For President
Sometimes, I simply cannot deal with the pain and effort involved in wearing high heels. So, you can imagine my excitement when I saw the block heel trend all over the runways and just in time for the warmer weather, too! These sandals are simply amazing because unlike their pointy cousin, you can elevate your height in total comfort. I recently bought a pair of tan block heeled sandals that I plan to live in all summer long. This style is also a great way to experiment with the colour-blocking trend that I spoke about earlier. Above all, block heels encompass the laidback bohemian vibe that summer is all about. Love, love, LOVE!