Trend Report: Every Shoe Style You’ll Need For Summer

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After a long, snowy winter, it is finally time to peel off your snow boots in favor of some more fashionable kicks. Whether you’re dressing up for a night on the town or packing up for a day at the beach, we’ve compiled a list of all of the summer shoe styles you’ll need in your closet for summer 2015.

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Just like you would transition your makeup look from day to night for a party or date, the same can be done with your sandals. Perfect for sundresses and maxi skirts, they show off your latest pedicure without looking overly casual. This season, Birkenstock styles and the “man-dal” trend is back in full force, so look for something with a thicker sole and chunky thong straps to intergrade the menswear tend into your feminine summer looks.

If you want to go for an extra on-trend look, pair your sundresses or dressy-shorts with gladiator sandals. Ranging from ankle, mid-calf or knee heights, gladiator sandals instantly take your look to the next level, and can easily transition from day to night dependent on your wardrobe and makeup collection.

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There are some events, even in the summertime, that call for a dressier shoe than a sandal. Flats provide all of the style and functionality of a sandal, with complete coverage and more supportive soles for extra comfort. For a more casual look, try something with a crochet style to create a boho feel. If you are looking for something for a more formal affair, stick with fuller coverage and stay away from mesh styles. With all of the color and design options to choose from, you can easily dress up any graduation, summer wedding, or daytime event outfit without having to worry about looking too causal.

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Now is the time to show off your fresh summer pedicure without freezing your toes off. Wedges provide extra comfort due to the heel support throughout the shoe, so even the most wobbly of heel walkers will be able to handle them. Spice up your nighttime looks with metallic or leather straps, or go casual with cloth straps and cork or woven soles.

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Sneakers are having a major moment in fashion and the trend doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon! Whether you are gearing up for a season of outdoor fitness adventures or looking to upgrade your casual look with some fresh kicks, sneakers are a stylish, comfortable way to take the athletic wear trend out of the gym and into your everyday wardrobe.

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Love ’em or hate ’em, flip-flops are a quintessential beach essential. (Sorry those wedges and sneakers are just not going to cut it in the the sand or water.) Flip-flops are simple and easy for sliding on and off or packing them away for travel. But, don’t let the convenience of flip-flops fool you; there are plenty of supportive, chic styles to compliment any bathing suit or casual summer look.

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Brooke Schuldt is a freelance writer interested in fashion, beauty, lifestyle and feminism topics. Her work has been featured on various print and online outlets, including Parents Magazine,, Ed2010, and Deux Hommes.

When Brooke is not focusing on her magazine career goals, she can be found knitting, teaching herself French, or updating her personal blog. Her bucket list includes traveling around the world, a shopping spree at Kate Spade, and writing a New York Times Bestseller.



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