Style Guide: Summer Must-Have Shoes
Hi ladies, it’s Anna from Fash Boulevard. As a lifelong member of S.A. (Shoe-a-holics Anonymous), I tend to take my footwear absurdly serious. Each season brings a new excuse to inject a little pizzazz into my wardrobe and this summer’s trends have my footsies extra excited. While simplicity is important during the summer months, that doesn’t mean you should shy away from creating the ultimate statement. This summer, metallics, cut outs, and ankle straps are ranking highest on the trend list, and after an “exhausting search” (wink, wink) I’ve narrowed it down to the best of the best. It’s time to refresh your sunny summer style ladies, and let your feet do the talking.

Ankle Strap Flats
Style Guide: Summer Must-Have Shoes

top – Kensie, shorts – French Connection, handbag – Olivia and Joy, flats – ShoeMint Ciella Flat

Gone are the days of simple ballet flats. This summer, it’s all about the little strap and buckle. Throw in a ladylike pointed toe and your ankle strap flat will undoubtedly result in lingering looks. These vibrant blue suede stunners are an easy addition to any warm weather ensemble and are sure to brighten up your off-duty ensembles. Style Guide: Summer Must-Have ShoesCut Out Flats
Style Guide: Summer Must-Have Shoes

sweater – J. Crew, skirt – J. Crew, handbag – Frock Candy, shoes – ShoeMint Charley Flat

Let’s face it: Comfort and convenience are major ingredients to ensure an endlessly fun summer and nothing lends to spontaneity like a pair of flats. From work to play, these sinfully chic nude leather must-haves offer a casual elegance with their trendy laser-cut details and mini wedge. Make sure your flats make the cut this season. Style Guide: Summer Must-Have Shoes

Metallic Sandals
Style Guide: Summer Must-Have Shoes

Romper – RACHEL Rachel Roy, anchor ring – Ily Couture, starfish ring – Posh Locket, sandals – Pink and Pepper Illan Sandal 

A day-to-night sandal is, without question, the most important footwear of summer. And what better way to ooze glamour than with metallics! Whether you’re a silver or gold girl, there are tons of flashy sandals vying to be your summer go-to. This glitzy take on a neutral shoe, can be mixed and matched with almost any piece in your wardrobe, making the high-impact sandal a vacation necessity.
Style Guide: Summer Must-Have Shoes

Strappy Wedges
Style Guide: Summer Must-Have Shoes

top – Joie, shorts – Joie, jacket – Guess, wedges – LC Lauren Conrad

It may be hard for some heel-a-holics to admit this, but a gush worthy stiletto doesn’t always scream, “summer activities.” A neutral wedge is a great way to get your height fix, while keeping your outfit summer friendly. Not only are these LC Lauren Conrad wedges are ridiculously adorable, and they also incorporate two of summer’s trends: metallic threads and stylish ankle straps.Style Guide: Summer Must-Have Shoes

Get ready to put your best foot forward this summer with some of these must-have shoe trends!

Which of these fab footwear options are you lusting over?

P.S. For more inspiration on styling flats this summer check out these outfit posts here and here.

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