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A chic way to anchor your summer outfits this season? Of course, why wear a very stylish pair of shoes. With Memorial Day looming and summer sunshine on the horizon, we’re swapping out spring staples like smoking loafers and kitten pumps for classic sandals, double-buckle Birkenstocks, and even wedges . With that solid foundation in place, it’s time for the fun part: designing new summer shoe looks. After all, summer capsule wardrobes are built from the ground up.
Vogue’s Summer Shoes Wishlist:
Loewe + Paula’s Ibiza Solar Wedge Espadrilles, $475 High-heeled flip-flops: Mango Kitten with sandals, $
Fisherman sandals: Emme Parsons Ernest leather sandals, $150 Gladiator Sandals: Gucci Interlocking Style G metal strappy sandals, $371 Stylish Slip On: Dragon Diffusion Big Ring Slide, $48
The Chunky Sandals: Birkenstock Milano Buckle Leather Sandal, $050
Embellished Evening Sandals:
Aquazzura Midnight Embellished Sandals, $
Raffia Sandals: ATP Atelier Astrid Raffia Toe Ring Sandals, $0060
The Chic Camper: Chloé x Teva Hurricane XLT2 Sandal, $119
St. Agni Leather Wedge Sandals, $70
Returning Wedges: Earlier this season, we reported on the returning sandals with great enthusiasm. With stylish offerings from St. Agni, Reformation, and Staud, the grungy days of the early days are long gone. Wear yours with Levi’s Tove Outing Top and straight-leg jeans for an urban summer look. Another fashion crowd favorite this season? Fisherman sandals. For styling, Polo Ralph Lauren’s tailored vest and matching trousers bring nautical footwear up to date. Elegant espadrilles are another summer must-have—think updated iterations of classics from Castañer and Vince to Loewe. Meanwhile, La Ligne’s matching dress suit is the perfect complement to the style.
For festive summer evenings, range from minimalist flip-flop sandals from Mango and Toteme to embellished versions from Ancient Greek, Gianvito Rossi and Aquazzura. Resort gowns from SIR and Simkhai were also stars of the show. Nothing says summer like raffia, and find raffia-embellished sandals from ATP Atelier, Johanna Ortiz and Loeffler Randall. The finishing touch you may ask? Coordinating raffia tote from Proenza Schouler. Below, find the Summer footwear to shop (and style) all season long.
Elegant espadrilles matching suit
Loewe + Paula’s Ibiza Solar Jute Wedge Espadrilles
Season after season, the elegant espadrilles remain The status of summer’s top shoes. While options from Castañer and Vince were the most classic, Loewe + Paula’s Ibiza Solar espadrilles were downright festive. Style it with a matching skirt from La Ligne and a basket bag from DeMellier.
La Ligne Cropped Pleated Pure Cotton voile top
La Ligne gathered cotton voile midi dress