This year’s summer shoe styles take a fresh twist on sporty elegance. They are surprisingly functional and fashionable for both men and women. We’ve rounded up our favorite footwear that will get you through the dog days of summer.
Blocky heels are at the forefront of summer fashion for 2016. Our feet are more than grateful to oblige to this trend considering how comfortable they are. A classic and elegant blocky heeled sandal can take you from day to night, effortlessly transitioning from office wear to something a little more dressed up for evening wear. Best of all, this classic style will take you through summer and straight into fall effortlessly. Check out various styles at DSW, BCBG, Erge and J Jill.
Pictured: Tilroy Sandal
When it comes to getting tied up with this trend, you have your choice of gladiator styles as well as simpler numbers that tie around the ankle for understated flair. DSW has a great selection, as well as BCBG and ERGE footwear.
Pictured: Mia Norine Flat
Sneakers have always been a staple, but new trends have taken them from a boring basic to a fancy favorite. This year it’s all about colorway and textures. You can opt for an actual trainer- style that resemble running shoes, slip-ons or platform canvas styles that are reminiscent of the 90s. Pair sneakers with a playful sundress, romper or cut-offs; the options are endless!
Pictured: Pier View Sneaker
We haven’t forgotten about the guys. Sneakers are hotter than ever in men’s fashion, especially when pairing them with menswear suits and cuffed jeans. Look for sleek styles and finishes that bring a little bit of rock ‘n roll panache to a classic outfit.
Pictured: Tanjun Sneaker
Boat shoes haven’t left the summer spotlight, mostly due to their sporty versatility and preppy vibes that can upgrade any outfit. Best of all, these shoes are comfortable enough to take you through miles of adventures.
Pictured: Rosefish Boat Shoe
Pictured: Halyard Boat Shoe
Yes, you heard right; one or two strap slip-on sandals are all the rage this summer season! From athletic sandals that are perfect for running errands or walking to and from the gym to dressy sandals for night, you can’t miss out on this trend for summer.
Pictured: Arizona Sandal
Pictured: Solarsoft Sandal