The hot summer season is a great time to be your fashionable best. After all, what better way to beat the blazing blues than to look summer-ready and chic. This is the perfect time of the year to show off your footwear collection and also experiment with different shoe styles – that’s easier when you’re not worried about protecting your feet from the rain or cold.
So here is my pick of footwear essentials you should have in your wardrobe this summer season:
Ideal for casual wear, espadrille sandals are the perfect complement to light, flowy outfits or shorts/skirts which expose the feet completely. Get a pair in a bright colour which would bring attention to your footwear and add some extra jazz to your outfit. The best part is, espadrilles are typically very comfy and durable – a great investment, don’t you think?
Pro Tip – If you’re wearing open-toed espadrilles, make sure your toes are painted to perfection.
Platform sandals are great for both casual and party wear. A pair of toe-baring platforms in a neutral color would be a smart sartorial decision. Such footwear is innately elegant and ideal for a day to night transformation. The versatility of platform heels is boosted by the fact that they are not uncomfortable for long-wear.
Pro Tip – Experiment with atypical neutrals such as mustard, pale peach, or blue-grey for an eyeball-grabbing effect.
Wedges rank high amongst all heel types when it comes to comfort. This makes them a fond go-to option for those who avoid stilettoes and other high heels. Velveteen wedges are great for both casual and party wear. If you foresee many summer parties in the future, make sure you have a pair of fancy wedges which will help you dance the night away.
Pro Tip – Go in for a royal shade such as deep blue or emerald green; such colours will have your wedges look graceful and dressy.
The very definition of casual-chic, flat ballerina slip-ons are fashion’s gift to the multi-tasker in you. Such shoes are the best footwear for running errands and day-long casual dos such as picnics, school visits, and so on. If you go in for embellished, embroidered, or laser cut ballerinas, your shoes will complement more sophisticated, formal outfits as well.
Pro Tip – Ensure that your buy high-quality ballerinas that have sturdy soles. Else, you may find that your shoes get frayed and uncomfortable very quickly.
Pom-poms are so in vogue this season! They are wonderful accessories for summery outfits since they add colour and a youthful femininity to every outfit. Go in for a pair of strappy flats or thong chappals, and you’re all set for day-time outings. And keep in mind, the more pom-poms on your shoes, the better!
Pro Tip – Pom-pom sandals look great with pastel shades. Do try out such looks