Are you Imelda Marcos when it comes to summer shoes? A sandal in every color? The rationale for adding to or replenishing your collection:
- Starting with springtime, colors are plentiful and tempting because we have been through every form of black and brown possible during the winter months!
- The shoe needs to be just the right style for you, because more of you will be visible as warm weather hemlines go up.
- So many summer favorites are light in color, so they might look a bit shabby after one summer of wear and need to be replaced.
Here are some indispensable spring/summer 2014 casual styles that we think you will love.
The Ganes wedge by Splendid is a perfect spring and summer shoe. The natural color will go with anything in your closet, and it is comfortable enough to wear all day. Available at More Therapy in Chickasaw Oaks Village.
TOMS Platform Wedge
This neutral wedge in a darker shade will be your go-to shoe for, well, just about every everyday combo you have. Whole and Half Sizes 5-10. Available at Lansky 126 in The Peabody.
Castell Casual Sandal
With a bit of lift, this everyday sandal may be more proportional to wear when a lightweight flat seems too dainty or slight for your ensemble. Available at Lavish in Collierville.
Lined in soft, smooth leather, this women’s wedge sandal has a premium suede upper with a pretty peep toe, open vamp, and hook-and-loop ankle strap to ensure a secure fit. The leather-topped footbed delivers comfort to every step you take atop the covered, medium wedge heel of the Sacha London Venice sandal, which is finished with a logo-print rubber sole for steady traction. Whole and half sizes 6-10. Available at Lansky: The Accessories Shop in The Peabody.
Donald Pliner Peep-Toe Wedge
Donald Pliner peep-toe Espadrille-style wedge with rubber and cork sole. Perfect combination of style and comfort for everyday wear. Available at Lavish.
Color Block Wedge
Another one from Dolce Vita, this wedge shoe takes the popular color blocking trend in clothing and presents it in a shoe that will look just right with summer skirts and pants of any length. Available at Lavish.
Ivanka Trump Sassoni
A great shoe to dress up or down! Wear it with dresses, jeans or skirts and you are sure to make a fashion statement. Available at More Therapy.
Jack Rogers Palm Beach Navajo Flat
American in spirit, Jack Rogers was born out of resort style but has evolved into a lifestyle collection of year-round pieces. Confident, born-with-it sense of style. They’re the pieces that take you from an afternoon bike ride to evening cocktails and the ones you never forget to pack, wherever you’re headed. Range from $110 to $118 according to color, metallic/non-metallic. Whole Sizes 6-10. Available at Lansky: The Accessories Shop.
Pop of Coral
We have seen a lot of coral and orange this season, a great color on all skin tones. Here is a striking shoe with a pop of patent coral that we love, available at More Therapy.
The Geo from DV by Dolce Vita
Change it up a bit (especially when you didn’t have time to get a pedicure!) A neutral shoe that speaks for itself with understated style, available at Lansky 126.
Soft suede envelops the foot, in a perfect neutral color for spring. Back zip makes it easy to get on, and a slight wedge adds a little lift! Available at Peria in Midtown.
This suede slingback in bone will take you from now through fall! Perfect with jeans in any color. Available at Lavish.
TOMS Moroccan Cutout Wedge
A bootie suitable for spring and summer. This shoe is a versatile and updated look. Cutouts are in style. Whole and Half Sizes 5-10. Available at Lansky 126.
Sacha London Cutout
The Sacha London, “Karen,” is another cutout style, and the cork platform adds comfortable fashion. Sacha London’s fan base is growing thanks to a focus on accessible heel heights and a go-to collection. Available at Peria.
Cynthia Vincent Cutout Sandal
Winima nubuck sandal by Cynthia Vincent features a peep-toe, laced front and laser-cutting throughout. Especially love them with skinny denim, leggings, or your shortest shorts. Available at Lavish.
Step into spring with style in your new on-trend summer shoes!
Where we went shoe shopping:
Lansky 126, Downtown: lanskybros.com
Lansky: The Accessories Shop, Downtown: lanskybros.com
Lavish, Collierville: styleblueprint.com/memphis/guide/lavish
More Therapy, Chickasaw Oaks Village: www.facebook.com/MoreTherapy
Peria, Midtown: periashoes.com