Style Guide: Summer Must-Have Shoes

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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Categories: Anna James, Style Guide, Wear
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  • Ashley

    Those wedges are really cute! I’ve been looking for a great neutral summery wedge! And the cut out flats are so chic!

  • Katelin Absher

    I love both pair of flats!! my husband is not real tall so flats are my go to!! love them!!! :)))

  • Rachel Trampel

    ALL of these shoe choices are adorable and so practical for being really active!

  • Ashlee

    Omg! What adorable shoes!!! But I am in love with the LC Lauren Conrad wedges!!!

  • Kelby Peachey

    I love these! Thank you so much for giving suggestions with flats!! Where did you take your photos? The beach and ocean look divine!


  • Rachel

    I love those blue flats! What a great summer piece!

  • Donna Hale

    I am obsessed with my Ciella flats from ShoeMint, I have them in the pink! Love your neon/skirt look, too cute!


  • Tiffani Stuart

    I loved all these shoes! LC Lauren Conrad also has a laser-cut ballet flat, that I’m dying to buy! I need to wait until my Kohl’s charge cools off a little bit, but they’re so cute! Also, I’m dying over the Blue Ciella Flat by Shoemint! Gorgeous!

  • lizbeth

    Didn’t think I’d wear the wedges as much as I have been. They go perfect with maxi skirts and sundresses. Now I gotta find a pair of ankle strap flats!

  • Shannon H

    Who knew Shoemint had such cute shoes? I really like the laser cut flats. That outfit is adorbs.

  • T Girl

    Great post, Anna. The metallic sandals are awesome. You always find the best things. Love if you could stop by my blog sometime. xx

  • Petra Zeller

    love this post Anna. Love all if these summer shoes styles. Thanks
    for all the tips and this amazig post I always love to read your posts.
    xo, Petra

  • My Style Diary

    Definitely need to get me a pair of strappy wedges..

  • Renuka

    Definitely the ankle strap flats. It’s like having the fanciness of heels mixed with the comfort of flats! What a great combo!

    Always enjoy your posts, Anna :)

  • Harmony

    Cute for out to eat or date dress up but they would never fit my summer lifestyle of beach, pool, beach parties etc. On the beach I would never wear a wedge or heels!

  • Katie Last name

    The Shoemint flats are very cute!

  • Marisa

    Where are the espadrilles?! We’re huge fans of the easy slip-ons over the summer. That way you can transition from the street to the beach quickly. Kaanas is a great up-and-coming brand of espadrilles to check out:



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