Best Summer Shoes

Summer is here and thought it would be a great time to do a roundup of what I consider to be the best summer shoes ranging from strappy sandals for date night, the summer shoe you need on your beach vacation and the white sneaker to complete your summer look.

Best Summer Shoes

Strappy Sandals

This outfit was one of my favorites from my vacation. Cult Gaia shoes always incorporate subtle details for a true fashion statement. The heels above are no exception, their bamboo inspired heel attracts every eye you walk by. I love to style these heels with straight jeans, a neutral top, and a statement bamboo bag for a beach vacation outfit. The bamboo heel gives me such tropical and beachy vibes. They are perfect for a night out on the beach boardwalk. These are actually on sale at Saks Fifth from $350 to $260!! These are a trendy piece that I see sticking around for many years to come!

Cult Gaia Kelly Strappy Sphere Heeled Sandals

Cult Gaia Kelly Strappy Sphere Heeled Sandals
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These heels are so fun and such a compliment grabber! They’re so unique with the sphere heel yet still a classic heel with the neutral coloring. I love to dress these heels up or down, since they are a mini heel they are easy to pair with denim shorts and a trendy top or a fun dress. These heels are made from genuine leather so as they wear they’ll still remain intact and will age beautifully as all leather products do. They have a smooth sole and are actually very comfortable due to the fact that there is a thick heel base. Their price runs at $398 on Neiman Marcus their price speaks to their quality and I like to think dollar per wear when purchasing investment pieces such as these.


A Rubber Slide Sandal

Rubber Slide Sandal
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I love this new take on the classic Gucci slide, these are a great investment piece for summer! I love that they are rubber and can be worn poolside! So versatile that they are so easy to slip on and off for a casual wear look of graphic tees and denim shorts. But are easy to pair a mini skirt and trendy top for a cute out to brunch look. This is a great Valentino designer dupe under $50.

Jelly Sandals

Jelly sandals have returned….but with a new trendy twist. These sandals are a great summer shoe because of the flirty and feminine vibes of the bow. They’re super nostalgic with jelly sandal material which I am currently loving! I love to pair them with a fun summer dress in the summer and spring. The comfort level of these sandals are unreal and I can wear them all day without gaining any blisters. At $295 they come in numerous colors for any outfit of your choice. This is a great Valentino designer dupe under $50.

Sporty Sandals

Trekky Pearl Sandal

These sandals are absolutely amazing in not only their looks but in their comfort level. So not only are they fashionable but also functional. These are great for the summer for any zoo or park trips with the kids. Since they are so comfortable they are easy to style with a fun pair of shorts and tee for a casual yet elevated look. Below is my favorite way to style these! Their price runs at $239 they’re a great statement piece for your closet that pair well with anything! Check out my How to Wear the Sporty Sandal post for more ways to style!

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A Summer Sneaker

When I saw these I was obsessed and had to have them! They are a great new take on the average white sneaker with the high top fit and lace detailing. Not only are these a quality shoe they are an elevated classic shoe that you’ll want to slip on with any outfit. The amount of ways to style these are endless, but personally I love wearing these to add a touch of femininity to an edgy outfit. These sneakers pair so well with some distressed black jeans and a lace top. Their price runs at $560 therefore they are a bit of a splurge but will last through all the trends.

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Leather Slide Sandal

These slides are the perfect color for any beach vacation outfit or summer date night. I love the croc print and the ease of these chic slides.

Leather Strappy Sandal

The bamboo heel on these is perfection for summer. They also come in a clear version here!

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Casual Slides

Slide sandals are by far my favorite type of sandal for their comfort level and versatility. When I’m running short on time they’re my go to for majority of my outfits. There are so many types of slides that will always pair so well with denim shorts or even athletic shorts.

Minimal Leather Flip Flops

I love these minimal leather flip flops. They can be worn with jean shorts, a summer dress or looking put together for the pool.

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Braided Sandals

The braided sandal whether flat or heeled has been once of the most popular summer shoe trends for 2021. Both of these are under $100. Click to image shop! Nordstrom has a great selection of Marc Fisher or Vince Camudo sandals at great price points!

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Favorites Summer Shoes Under $100

If you on a budget these under $100 are perfect for you. Also, check out my Amazon page, as I have some great ones under $50.

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Please feel free to email me at if you have any questions!  I’m always happy to help with styling or picking out a specific outfit for an event!   Have an amazing day!!



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