Shoe styles come and go and so do the fashion guidelines for how to wear them. Long gone are the days of having to match the color of your shoes to your outfit, or pairing dressy shoes with dressy clothes only.
Today a new crop of shoes has inspired an anything goes kind of shoe mentality. Here’s a look at the five hottest spring/summer shoe styles, and some outfits that work nicely with them.
1. Lace Up Flat
These pretty dance-inspired shoes are delicate but practical. Wear them with your favorite cropped skinny jeans and a pretty top. They also look great with loose fitting boyfriend jeans. The feminine contrast makes them a gorgeous focal point. Check out these other ways to style Lace-up flats, including with a dress.
3. The Mule
A slide on style like this gorgeous perforated mule gives your outfit an instant on-trend vibe. Pair mules with wide leg flares, cropped boyfriend jeans or even a cute pleated skirt to keep things from looking too serious.
2. The Slip-On Sneaker
Try slip-on sneaker is perfect for skinny jeans or cuffed boyfriend jeans, but don’t be afraid to wear it with a dressier look either. Pair a fun slip-on sneaker with a floral skirt and a clutch bag for a feminine look that’s sporty and youthful too.
4. The Slide
Cork and a touch of gold sheen come together in an elegant slide that will dress up your shorts and your favorite tunic. Metallic/cork are considered to be neutral and will go with any color.
5. The Block Heel
When pumps are too dressy and you don’t want to wear flats, a block heel shoe is casual and modern. These t-strap pumps add a sporty polish to a nautical t-shirt dress.
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