Summertime is upon us and it is sweltering outside! The bad thing about summer is the extreme heat, but the good thing is summer shoes! I LOVE summer sandals, platforms, and wedges. They look good with jeans, skirts, or dresses. And can add life to any basic outfit. Here are three sumer designers to be on the lookout for!
The first designer I’ll name is one of my all time favorites, Tory Burch. Her flats have got to be the most comfortable (and versatile) shoes I have EVER put on my feet. Her sandals are no different. She even has a line of jelly sandals (yes, I know to an adult this sounds like something you would have wanted in the third grade, but let me assure you that she has put a super modern, grown-up spin on them!) The jelly sandals and flats are PERFECT for summer dresses and shorts. They come in basic colors and some really fun, bright, summer colors. Personally I love the pink ones. Throw them on with a floral dress and you are ready to go. And they are ridiculously comfortable as well. What more can a girl ask for? While they are originally a little pricey, I got mine half off at Sak’s, so keep an eye out for deals!
This is going to sound crazy, but next up is Kristin Cavallari (yes, that girl from Laguna Beach on MTV). She is not a bonafide designer, but has designed a beautiful wedge for summer 2011. If you don’t believe me, click here to check out her design http://thedailystew.com/article/1188. I was cynical too, at first, but they are beautiful shoes, perfect for pairing with a sundress or shorts and a blouse. Another perk is that 100% of the proceeds go to the OneKid, OneWorld foundation, which helps children in war-stricken, impoverished countries.
The last designer I’ll mention is Balenciaga. One of my all time favorites as well! Although the summer line has gotten a lot of flack for being a little too “hard.” I really like the uniqueness of it. They are summer sandals, with a rough edge. Black leather and silver studs. These may be more suitable for the rocker chicks. Although I like to pair rough with girlie, so try pairing the biker looking, leather sandals with a floral sundress for a modern, funky look.