Thu. Jun 8th, 2023

Switch out your flip flops for some trendier shoes this summer! Here are 5 of the hottest footwear trends of the moment and some shopping options so you can rock these styles for yourself.

1) Satin

You read that right. While I have previously thought of satin as a winter fabric, it is all over the footwear favorites of summer, especially in vibrant colors and light hues.

Versace Medusa Aevitas Platform Pumps

Perhaps the ultimate It shoe of the moment, the Versace Medusa pump is the epitome of all things trending in 2022. Not only does it feature the popular satin finish, but it also boasts a towering platform (more on that in a minute).

Amina Muaddi Rosie Crystal-Embellished Satin Slingback Pumps

Satin and crystal embellishments go together like two stylish peas in a pod. I think this kitten heel style is perfect for any fun summer occasion, and these shoes could even dress up a simple pair of raw-hem jeans. Plus, the Kelly green is quite popular at the moment as well.

2) Platforms

As I mentioned above, platforms are having a big moment this summer. Think those foam sandals you used to wear in the 90s, but more elevated, both literally and figuratively.

Simone Rocha Turbo Beaded Lace Platform Tracker Pump With Strap

These decadent Simone Rocha platforms are like a gothic doily for the feet. Featuring pearl adornments, lace print detailing and a scallop tread, these over-the-top shoes would look extremely cool with one of Simone Rocha’s romantic floral print dresses or a similar feminine design.

Prada Foam Rubber Sandals

For when you want to hit the beach in style or just need to give your feet some breathing room, these chunky sandals from Prada are a great choice.

3) Inverse Heels

Perfect the art of the balancing act with these illusion heels that are part sculpture, part shoe.

Fendi First White Leather High-Heeled Sandals

Embrace logomania in a subtle way with these Fendi mules that feature a gold inverted-F logo heel.

Cult Gaia Rene Sandal

Cult Gaia is no stranger to cool shoes, and these snakeskin heels with an illusion “missing” heel are no exception.

4) Wedges

You heard me; wedges, which reigned supreme during the early 2010s, are back in. Look for styles that feature the same color and material all over, or incorporate sculptural elements for the 2022 take on this classic style.

Simon Miller Ghost Wedge

Is it just me, or do these sandal wedges remind anyone else of a piece of amber? These shoes are both cool for the current moment and classic enough to withstand the test of time.

Stuart Weitzman Nudistlucite 85 Wedge

These dazzling silver wedges are essentially the modern-day version of Dorothy’s famous silver slippers, or Cinderella’s glass slippers if you are looking at the heel. In other words, these wedges are the stuff of icons.

5) Scrunchie Straps

Add some texture to your summer shoes with scrunchie straps.

Ancient Greek Sandals Scrunchie Melia

Featuring a thick sole and comfortable straps, you will want to wear these flats from Ancient Greek Sandals on all your summer adventures.

Sam Edelman Marlena Padded Strap Heel

These sandals are just the thing for summer events, and the padded sole will make them comfortable to wear too.

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