A new season means the chance to freshen and evaluate your wardrobe. Although summer’s arrival doesn’t necessitate the drastic changes that spring does, the season seems like it lasts longer in Memphis, doesn’t it? We popped into three local boutiques to get the inside scoop on the hottest shoe trends, which can help you up your style game for the hot weather ahead. From flats to wedges to chunky heels, being on-trend has never been easier, or more versatile. So get that pedicure booked, and get ready to put your best foot forward! It’s time to shop for shoes!
Stop 1: Joseph
418 S. Grove Park Road, Memphis, TN 38117 • (901) 767-1609
Hours: Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Our first stop is Joseph, located in the Laurelwood Shopping Center. While Joseph carries women’s handbags, clothing and luxury cosmetic lines, the store is really best known for its fantastic selection of designer shoes. Here are some options that caught our eye:
Flats are always in fashion and perfect for a summer soiree. From Tory Burch, pick a pretty pair of Miller logo flats, $225.
If you’re looking for a reasonably sized heel, next up is the chunky heeled Broadband city sandal brought to you by Stuart Weitzman for $385. A chunky heel works with jeans or skirts, making it a versatile option for a spring and summer wardrobe.
The wedge silhouette is another one of the biggest summer shoe trends. Denim and fringe CHLOE espadrilles, $625, and Christian Louboutin Una Plume Hawaiian slingback wedges, $715, are total attention getters!
Stop 2: More Therapy
3092 Poplar Ave., Ste. 12, Memphis, TN 38111 • (901) 452-4940
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Over in Chickasaw Oaks Village, More Therapy carries fun women’s clothes, accessories and, yes, shoes! The store’s selection of shoes for the summer highlights how on-trend both the wedge profile and stylish chunky heels are this season.
These open-toe, brown wedges from Sam Edelman, $119, offer classic color and styling, while the studs add texture and trendiness.
If you’re looking for a much shorter heel and something to take you past the summer season, try these black patent T-strap wedges from Splendid, $65.
These rustic-looking suede heels from Coconuts, $79, would complement a printed maxi dress for a fresh and funky look.
Seeking something beyond a staple color and still want a shoe with texture? Try these blue canvas and rope wedges by Me Too, $89. The memory foam-cushioned heels add a level of comfort.
Finally, if you’d like another current shoe option without a wedge, try these light brown strappy sandals from Restricted, $61. They will have you feeling like a Greek goddess!
Stop 3: Sachi
397 Perkins Road Ext., Memphis, TN, 38117 • (901) 685-8464
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sachi, in Laurelwood, is known for outfitting Memphis women in fun and trendy shoes, accessories, jewelry and handbags. The store has a broad selection of perfect summer shoes, including the ubiquitous wedge and more chunky heels, as well as lots of flat sandals.
The first of the flat options includes Lucky Brand Alexcia sandals in blush, $62. These classic style leather sandals are also available in brown and black.
For a shoe with texture and bright color, try Dolce Vita Delila slides, $92. The combination of an orange calf hair crisscrossing the toe and beige spotted leather on the heel is just plain fun — and makes these statement shoes.
For a shoe that’s neither wedge nor flat, try the towering leather Nova heels, $98, from Lucky Brand. These shoes can take you from a picnic in the park to an outdoor art festival.
Our final shoe from Sachi is another Sam Edelman in the form of the bohemian Griffen sandals, $130. These studded, fringed, thong sandals add quite the showstopping complement to a pretty pedicure.
Whether you want to tower over crowds in sturdy wedges, pump up the volume in thick-heeled sandals or spread out your toes in cute flats, you’ll start your summer in style with a new pair of these fabulous shoes!
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