The summer apartments edition: your inspiration for dressy and comfortable shoes is here
We can finally go back there, enjoy alfresco dining, meet some friends, and get dressed for a night out. It’s the social life we’ve dreamed of all year round and we’re finally wearing all the outfits we’ve been planning on Pinterest for ages! Only one problem: high heels.
We don’t train in our skyscraper heels anymore after almost a year in our runners and the idea of coming back to them just isn’t as appealing as it once was. We turned to our flats for inspiration and found a plethora of choices, from platform sneakers and preppy pumps to sexy sandals – and they all look stunning with our summer dresses!
We’ve compiled some of our favorites to inspire you next time you need some inspiration to pair your denim jacket and a sundress jumpsuit – you can thank us later!
A classic look gets new comfort in the BOBS® sandal from Skechers Island Crush. This comfortable strappy sandal features a smooth synthetic leather upper with studded details and a cushioned memory foam footbed. The espadrille-style sole means you’re well supported and stylish – the perfect sturdy summer sandal for walking and dressing! Versatile!
These Guess sneakers are absolutely adorable! The faded peony print is super trendy thanks to the cottage core aesthetic taking over and is the ultimate pair to match a long floral skirt that is a summer staple this year. With a 2 inch sole height, you get that bit of extra height, without the pressure of a heel, so it’s a win-win situation.
Office never disappoints in terms of style, function and quality, which is why these mules will last you. Slip into these glamorous mules, the Sabrina sandals feature a white animal embossed upper, an easy slip-on design, a slight block heel and gold-tone metal detailing. With all the formality of a heel but with the comfort of an apartment, this is an ideal choice for a date.
Long lasting summer style is always guaranteed when a Birkenstock is involved, so keep your new season look on point with the classic Arizona. Arriving in all white, the sandal is not only versatile but comfortable with a lightweight EVA construction. Durable, super snug and goes well with jeans or a dress, this sandal is not your typical Birkenstock.
No stylish wardrobe is complete without a pair of eye-catching sneakers, and this colorful pair has a unique and lasting appeal. With a color block design, these modern lace up shoes feature a luxe runner silhouette with lace up front, round toe and graduated rubber sole for comfortable wear. Wear yours all year round with jeans or pair it with flowy dresses and chunky knits.
The gladiator is back and we are all grateful to him! The style went out of style way too early in the early 2010s, so we’re excited to see them again! These models embellished by River Island with a luxurious faux leather fabric give us a serious exotic vibe with their strappy style and funky details. These are definitely at the top of our current wishlist.
Stay sleek and stylish this summer with the Loupe Slide Sandals from Dune London. Featuring a cutout design with contrast stitching and a low block heel, which means you get all the style without the pain. A slider is a great option if you like the open-toed look without the awkward thongs knuckle between your toes. The open sandal toe and resin sole complete the striking shoe.
We are very slightly obsessed with these. Another take on the incoming gladiator trend, these bow tie sandals are chic and stylish, perfect for those of you who aren’t a fan of the chunky look and prefer to keep your shoes dainty. The square toe makes for a trendy look and adds a bit of formality which means they will work just as well with a skirt as they do with shorts.
For a super classy, almost 50s / 60s look, these Tommy pumps are perfect. With a growing demand for vintage and retro items, these ballerinas are the perfect vintage dupe with all the class of a bygone era. Bring understated elegance to your outfits with these strappy leather ballerinas, adorned with a Tommy Hilfiger monogram on the front. The leather and organic cotton lining keep you comfortable all night long and the fact that they are flat is a plus!
Zara takes him out of the park every time in his summer clothes and this year is no different. Their summer shoes are bold, different and totally glamorous. The straps of these leather flat sandals have a chic buckle on the front sole with topstitching and a trendy square toe. The ankle buckle closure and flexible technical latex foam insole are specially designed to provide greater comfort, meaning you can wear them all night long.
Absolutely adorable! Take summer to the next step with KEYLIE, the cupsole leather trainers. In a bright pattern, these lace-up sneakers will bring softness to your summer outfit. Pair with a mini dress or jeans and a blouse for a casual look.
Take your footwear collection to the next level this season with the Chase espadrilles from Carvela Comfort. Crafted from supple nubuck leather, they have white laces and a jute outsole. They look great with cropped jeans for an effortless chic finish or super soft when paired with your classic denim jacket and sundress combination.