The legendary, yet fictitious, Carrie Bradshaw once said, “I like my money right where I can see it … hanging in my closet.” And if you know Sarah Jessica Parker’s character as well as we do, you know that what she really meant was a closet full of fabulous shoes. Like Carrie, most of us would probably admit that we have a little bit of a shoe
addiction habit. Shoes can make or break an outfit, and, really, make or break a mood. This summer, we want you to feel your best from head to toe for any Atlanta occasion, which is why we’re bringing you some of our favorite shoes from our favorite local boutiques for our favorite summer activities.
Summer Shoe: Flat Tie-Back Sandals
Perfect for: Summer concerts at Centennial Olympic Park
W. Port never fails to bring a unique, stylish fashion scene straight to Atlanta. After perusing the store, we fell in love with these Humanoid flat tie-back sandals, $240, in vibrant peacock for nights spent swaying to music at any of the city’s upcoming concerts. We think they’ll be especially perfect for May’s Shaky Knees lineup. Their soft leather in a punchy color means hours of wear and endless possibilities.
Summer Shoes: Gold Wedge Espadrilles
Perfect for: A chic wedding at King Plow
Despite being raised knowing better, Southern brides are notorious for having wedding soirees outside. Be prepared for anything from cobblestone streets to sandy shorelines with these gold wedge espadrilles, $295, by Loeffler Randall. And if you’re headed to a cool, modern wedding at Atlanta’s own King Plow, these espadrilles will keep you comfortable and chic. Available at Buckhead’s Sabot, you’ll find their metallic gold ties to be exactly what you need to go from a sweet ceremony to a shake-your-booty reception.
Summer Shoes: Lace-Up Caged Sandals
Perfect for: Patio happy hours
Lace-up sandals are in, y’all. You might see women rocking lace-ups all the way to their knees, but you can achieve the same look with these sophisticated Loeffler Randall lace-up caged heel sandals in olive, $350, also from Sabot. Their buttery leather makes them great for casual Friday at the office (pair them with sleek white denim and a boxy top), and they can take you stylishly on to the JCT Bar patio for pimento cheese and cold brews.
Summer Shoes: Fly-As-Hell Leather Sneakers
Perfect for: Braves games
If there’s one thing that screams summer, it’s afternoons at the Ted. Don’t sacrifice chic with these mixed materials Vince sneakers, $295, from W. Port. It’s business in the front with white leather and a stylish party in the back with luxurious blue suede. Their velvety contrast will be the talk of the stands, plus the color combination is perfect for representing our Atlanta Braves.
Summer Shoes: Lightweight Athletic Sneakers
Perfect for: Freedom Farmers’ Market
Atlantans love a good farmers market during the summer. With their bustling tents, local markets are the place to be (and the place to pick up the latest produce and products). Slip on these punchy orange and pink Nike Air Huarache Ultra Breathe sneaks, $120, from Wish, and pair them with your favorite athleisure attire and hit the organic apricots hard. The ’80s-inspired saturated colors are on-trend, and their breathable material is perfect for Atlanta’s summer heat.
Whether you want your toes free to be warmed by the sun in cute sandals or you like those piggies curled up nice and tight in a fresh pair of sneakers, there are some great choices out there for this upcoming summer season!
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