We Found the Perfect Shoes for Every Summer Occasion

Need some new shoes for summer? Here are the pairs to buy.

Finding a great pair of shoes for summer can be tough. And usually, once you’ve found the perfect pair of heels or sandals, that pair doesn’t really work for every summer occasion. You want versatility, but you can’t just wear the same pair of sneakers everywhere. Ugh.

To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of the best shoes for summer. Here are the shoe styles you need for the summer season, for a few different summer occasions. After all, the shoe most definitely makes the outfit! 

Best Shoes for Brunch: Espadrille Wedges

Products: Shoes – Charlotte Russe, Dress – Topshop, Earrings – Macy’s

Brunch dates can mean a lot of different things. But whether you’re just meeting up with your girls or spending the morning with someone special, platform wedges are the best shoes to wear to brunch in summer

Espadrille wedges like these are amazing because they’re a less intimidating – and more comfortable – way to wear heels and still look fab! Pair your wedges with an off-the-shoulder dress and a unique pair of earrings, and you’re set.

Best Shoes for a Summer Dinner Date: Nude Flats

Products: Shoes – Gap Factory, Dress – Hollister, Purse – Charlotte Russe

Dinner dates can be tricky to dress for, so whenever you’re in doubt, a pair of nude flats is always a great go-to. 

Depending on how long you’re on a date, high heels can be painful and – let’s face it – sneakers just don’t look as nice. Pair your nude flats with a flowy dress and a clutch to match. There you have it: The perfect summer dinner date outfit!

Best Summer Shoes for a Casual Outing: Printed Slip-Ons

Products: Shoes – Nordstrom, Dress – J.Crew, Sunglasses – AEO

Sneakers are so easy to wear (which is why we love them so much!), so you definitely need to buy a pair of sneakers for summer. Slip-on sneakers in particular are one of the best summer shoe styles. 

Printed sneakers can make any outfit stand out. I love these striped ones with patches – so cute! Pair your sneakers with a t-shirt dress and your favorite sunglasses for a super laid-back look.

Best Shoes for a Day at the Beach: Simple Sandals

Products: Shoes – Nordstrom Rack, Swimsuit – H&M, Bag – Nordstrom

Flip flops are a staple shoe for most beach days. However, there are more ways to look stylish at the beach. 

Instead of a regular pair of flip flops, opt for some slip-on sandals. They’re just as simple, yet way more chic. Pair your sandals with a fashionable one-piece and a printed beach bag for an easy-breezy day by the water.

Best Shoes for a Night Out in Summer: Strappy Heels

Products: Shoes – Boohoo, Dress – Forever 21, Purse – Nine West

A night out can be very exciting, and your look should reflect this. Go big or go home! 

As for your footwear, keep it classic, a simple black pair of strappy stilettos will work with any night out outfit. Pair these shoes with a body-con dress and a cross body bag to match!

What are your must-have shoes for summer? 

Would you wear these shoes? What’s your favorite pair of shoes or wear? Let me know in the comments!


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