When the intense heat hits, I only want to wear shoes that are casual and cool (i.e. that literally keep my feet cool). I also need at least one pair that's *elegant* enough to be dressed up or down. Here are three must-haves (which, holla, you might already have in your closet!). P.S. If you're looking for sky-high wedges and high-heel sandals, look elsewhere (or breathe a sigh of relief!). These picks are all walkable, wear-everywhere styles.
1. The Canvas Sneakers
Ok, yes, it's not a sandal. But the idea here is to find breathable kicks you can wear when you're traveling, commuting and just chilling. I have a slip-on leather pair that I adore (I'll be sharing more about them soon!), but leather and summer just don't mix for me. That's why you want canvas/cotton so your feetsies can breathe!
Try: Denim, light pink sneakerdrille, tropical ferns, gingham.
2. The Mules
The It shoe of the moment happens to be super easy to wear and low-heeled. Yay! The first one below is on my wishlist... Oh, and those easy-transition, *elegant* shoes that can be dressed up or down? These are them.
Try: Dusty rose knot espadrilles, leather fringe, pom-poms, white leather with suede tassels.
3. The Flat Leather Sandals
The summer basic, the shoe that's (almost!) replaced my flip-flops as my day-off summer go-to (not entirely though, I still love flippy floppies).
Try: metallic, classic Birkenstocks, ankle wrap, intertwined straps.
I hope you have a wonderful long weekend. Sending lots of peaceful thoughts your way.
Photograph by Tom Schelling