As a girl who fell deeply and madly in love with ankle boots this past fall/winter, it’s safe to say I was a little upset on an eighty five degree day last week when I realized my beloved booties were causing me more discomfort than cuteness. I tried to convince myself that I could bear the extra bit of warmth around my feet for the sake of style, but the fact of the matter is that my footwear of choice was no match for a sticky and humid day. I came to terms with the fact that it was time to find a summer-appropriate staple shoe. I also realized that finding a shoe that was as casually cute as my former favorite footwear may prove to be a challenge.
Thankfully, I discovered just the thing to eradicate all of my sartorial woes on the feet of this Fashionista. The answer seems obvious enough, but I didn’t realize just how darling sandals could be until I saw the way this Fashionista styled hers. She wore white gladiator-esque sandals and paired them with a lightweight floral button-up and black pants. The white sandals added an extra dose of freshness to the overall vibe of the outfit, and they also kept things laid-back and casual. The outfit that she’s wearing is one in which the casualness is truly determined by the footwear. It can be easily interpreted as a dressier look by simply putting on heels or wedges. However, this Fashionista opted for a bit of ease and nonchalance which couldn’t have been quite as attainable without the adorable sandals.
If you’re on the hunt for a new go-to casual shoe this summer, you can’t go wrong with sandals. Anthropologie is always stocked up on super unique sandals, like these ones that have a subtle print incorporated into them. Have a thing for a dash of shimmer on your feet? Try out this pair of jeweled J.Crew sandals. And if you’re looking for classic white sandals, just like this Fashionista’s, Sam Edelman makes a similar pair.
So fellow Fashionistas, if you, like me, have been longing for a new perfect casual shoe to complete all of your easy-going summer outfits, look no further. Slip on a pair of sandals and your feet will never look (or feel) so cool.
How To: The amazing thing about a pair of sandals like these is their versatility. You can pair them with your favorite t-shirt and shorts just as easily as you can use them to finish off your favorite dress. For the super hot days that are sure to come this summer, try wearing sandals with a maxi skirt and a tank to create a super simple and cute look.