Style Guide: 4 Must-Own Shoe Styles for Summer
Hey ladies! It’s Anna again from Fash Boulevard, and today I’m here to talk about summer sandals. This season, fight the urge to slip your toes into rubbery flip-flops and instead opt for a trendy shoe that will instantly elevate your look. It’s important to stock your closet with comfortable and versatile footwear that can accommodate your busy schedule. Shopping for the appropriate styles to stock said closet is always the best part, so enjoy the process!

Below, I’ve rounded up my 4 favorite affordable shoe options to spotlight some of the hottest summer trends…

Jeweled Sandals

Style Guide: 4 Must-Own Shoe Styles for Summer
jeweled sandals – Zigi Soho ($49.95), skirt – Gianni Bini ($54), top – Abercrombie ($20), scarf – Mimi Boutique ($25)


There’s nothing more convenient than a go-to sandal. They’re quick, easy, and a total no brainer. But that doesn’t mean they should be void of style. Add a little sparkle and shine to these summer must-haves for an embellished look that adds a little spice. The versatility that a jeweled sandal possesses will allow you to wear them with boyfriend jeans for a super casual day and a cute sundress or maxi for a wedding or fancy dinner.
Style Guide: 4 Must-Own Shoe Styles for Summer

D’Orsay-Inspired Flats

Style Guide: 4 Must-Own Shoe Styles for Summer
flats – ModCloth ($59.99), crochet top – Entourage Clothing & Gifts ($29.99), handbag – Prima Donna, shorts – Kohl’s


D’Orsay styled flats are becoming so insanely popular, they’re pretty much a closet staple. For those who aren’t familiar, a D’Orsay style flat is one where the body of the shoe is cut away, revealing the arch of your foot. They’re lighter and can be found at every price point. Invest in flats in a beachy hue with youthful accents like polka dots or hearts. This comfy footwear option will add a fun splash of color to your simpler summer ensembles.
Style Guide: 4 Must-Own Shoe Styles for Summer

Block Heels

Style Guide: 4 Must-Own Shoe Styles for Summer
block heels – ShoeMint ($59.99), shorts – Abercrombie ($40), top – Bella Dahl (similar here), pearl necklace – Chloe + Isabel, handbag – ModCloth ($179.99)


Everyone loves a good comeback, right? With chunky heels making a splash a couple of years ago, this 70′s style (or, 90’s Clueless throwback) were bound to have their moment once again. Retro pieces have been coming back for a few seasons. But now more than ever, a variety of mainstream options are becoming available. Since summer is all about simplicity, I suggest opting for block heels in airy colors. Because this style demands attention, it’s important not to throw off the proportions of your outfit with a color that’s too loud and eye-catching.
Style Guide: 4 Must-Own Shoe Styles for Summer


Style Guide: 4 Must-Own Shoe Styles for Summer
platform wedge – LC Lauren Conrad ($34.99), shorts – BCX ($34), peplum top – French Connection ($89), Necklace – Derng ($45)


It’s no secret that wedges are a summer wardrobe staple, which makes them the perfect investment. Not only do they add height, but they also have a very cosmopolitan look that works for almost all ages. Wedges are always a safe bet when looking for a dressier vibe for an outdoor party or wedding. We’ve all trekked through the grass in stiletto heels enough to know it’s never easy or graceful. Remove the inevitable awkward wobbling and opt for a cute wedge, like these open-toe LC Lauren Conrad platform wedges. The blend of metallic and neutral colored stripes will match with a wide variety of ensembles.

Style Guide: 4 Must-Own Shoe Styles for Summer

Which of these summer shoe trends is your favorite?

Let us know in the comments below.

P.S. To see another pair of my favorite LC Lauren Conrad summer heels, be sure to check out this look!

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