Finding the perfect summer footwear is a true herculean task, especially those that are tailored to perfection and don’t blister your freshly pedicured feet. From sandals and flats to heels- it is not easy to find one that not only fits well but also flatters the feet and is comfortable too.
Needless to say, summer is the worst when it comes to choosing the right pair of shoes. Flip flops end up looking too casual and enclosed shoes make one feel very hot. The white sneaker has been a go-to choice for many women over the last few summers, but in all honesty, the tennis shoe trend is getting a little boring now.
But luckily this summer is all about rocking a pair of summer shoes in a variety of styles, such as PVC, glitter, raffia and velvet. It is all about being bold and experimenting with modern silhouettes and geometric shapes. Don’t be surprised if you come across a uniquely shaped heel and square soles.
If you prefer to stick with the traditional styles, don’t worry we’ve got something for you too. A fusion of feminine and floral shoe designs was also seen on the spring/summer runway. Choose a classic pair with lace and embroidery, to please the girl inside you.
Today, we are here to help you shave precious hours off your summer footwear shopping spree. Here are the top 10 women’s summer shoes that are perfect for summer days and nights. Keep reading to find out which design snags the number one spot this season:
10- Bold prints all the ways
Nothing beats a funky printed pair of fabric slides this season. Luckily, 2018 is all about comfortable slides. We love this design from Zara, as it reminds us of using a scarf to uplift a boring old top. This particular design uses the same philosophy and can be used to spruce a neutral outfit in a jiffy.
The key is to choose bright colored and interestingly printed slides to make your feet stand out from the crowd. You’ll find yourself feeling a bit more cheerful after donning them on.
9- Grab some attention with neon block heels
Let us tell you one thing- you can’t possibly survive this summer without owning at least one pair of neon block heels. Go for a vibrant yellow or a sharp blue toned pink- there is an endless list of colors to choose from. Wear them under a pair of distressed denim jeans and a white crop top. Voila, you’re all set to go.
Once you wear a neon block heel, you won’t have to accessorize your outfit in any other way. Plus, they’re comfortable so you can wear them on a long date night or a day out with your BFF’s. We’re in love with these neon yellow pair of block heels from Bershka.
8- Dare to hop on the non-matchy matchy trend
This one is not for the faint hearted. With a unique design in each sole, this pair of heels will surely get you a lot of attention and compliments. Let your inner style goddess loose by donning them on. What’s more, they can also help you recycle an old outfit as these heels will be the center of attention all day long.
If you want to play it a little safe, you can choose from a variety of other styles that have a subtle variation in each shoe.
7- Lace-up flats are a must have this season
It’s time to put those slip-on sneakers back in the closet. This season is all about lace-up ballet flats that can make any outfit look chic in a matter of seconds. Fashionistas all over Instagram and Pinterest are donning them with different outfits. Wear it with your ankle length boyfriend jeans or a mid-length summer dress or go all-black. You can’t go wrong with this one.
6- Shine on with sparkly sandals
Every woman should have at least one pair of sparkly sandals in her shoe collection. Gone are the days when glitter and sparkle was reserved only for special occasions. Luxe looking sparkly shoes are the rage this summer. Wear them when you’re out and about the town or on the dance floor. There’s no stopping you as they can uplift your outfit and mood on any given day.
The trick is to choose a subtle shape with a neutral base so that sparkle is toned down. Wear it with a simple outfit and the result will be a super-chic and versatile look.
5- Espadrilles are your best friends this summer
Summer isn’t summer until you rock the classic espadrille. Choose a pair of flats when you’re anticipating a long walk in the city or choose a pair of wedges to extrude a strong and sexy summer vibe. We love these dull gold wedges from Michael Kors that can be used to create so many versatile day and night time looks. Whether it is a denim mini skirt or a long flowy dress- espadrilles will make you look like a fashionista any day.
4- Exude power through snakeskin prints
Are you a sexy woman who loves to exude power and fierceness through her style statement? If yes, then there is nothing more dominating than a pair of shoes in snakeskin print. After all, there is nothing wrong in sporting a faux version to keep animal cruelty at bay. Choose from a variety of colors and textures in the snakeskin print to keep in line with the latest summer trends.
We’re crushing on these snakeskin print leather slides by Zara. They’re subtle yet stylish enough to make your feet look pretty.
3- Good old leather mules
Not many shoes are as easy to wear as slipping on a pair of well-fitting mules. Summer 2018 is all about different types of mules. However, we simply can’t get enough of the classic leather mule. Choose an open toed and backless design this summer and experiment with heel sizes to suit your preference. Stick to neutral colors like black or tan, so that they go well with majority of your outfits. Check out ten magnificient mule designs to rock this summer.
We are head over heels in love with this chic leather mule from Zara. With two sexy colors to choose from, we can’t wait to get our hands on each one of them.
2- Meow it with a pair of kitten heels
One of the raging trends in summer shoes 2018 was the kitten heel. Who doesn’t love the kitten heels? After all, it’s the perfect way to get just a tiny hint of elevation. Plus, they’re comfortable and feel sexier as compared to flat pumps. They’re a great choice of summer footwear for anyone who is already tall or finds it difficult to balance on a full-fledged heel.
Needless to say, we’re loving this nude look. Getting them in a neutral shade will give you the advantage of wearing them with a huge variety of outfits.
1- Pearl-encrusted sandals for the princess inside you
And coming to our favorite design this summer- the pearl encrusted sandal! We’d rather go barefoot than skip shoes adorned with pearls. One of the most demanded look this spring/summer 2018, don’t be surprised if you find more women wearing pearls on their feet rather than around their necks.
The reason why so many women (including us) fell in love with this style is that it makes one look classically feminine without the fear of going overboard. Experiment with a variety of colors and heel sizes in this trend to suit different outfits. Wear a flat black sandal adorned with pearls during the daytime or go all-out by donning one in a neutral color encrusted with small clusters of pearls all over. You’ll end up looking elegant no matter what you choose.
This summer is all about choosing a pair of shoes that suits your preference. With a wide variety of practical flats or heels to choose from, it’s your call whether you want to look elegant and classy or bold and dramatic.
We hope you liked reading our list of summer 2018 footwear trends as much as we loved compiling it. If yes, let us know more about your favorite summer shoe style in the comments below: