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Slip Into Summer’s Hottest Sandals
5/3/2018 8:46:42 PM
Sandals

No one wants to smother their toes with socks when temperatures outside start to sizzle. Sandals are basically climate control for feet. But just because they bare a bit more skin doesn’t mean sandals should get a pass to look sloppy. This summer, save the flip-flops for the beach and slip on more sophisticated summer sandals for work, nights out, and even weekend wear. 

On point
If your office dress code bans baring toes, you’re in luck this summer. One of the hottest styles around are pointed toe mules, which leave the toes covered but allow heels to breathe. Mules are comfy enough to wear on the weekend with a pair of jeans but definitely dressy enough to qualify as business casual with more tailored work looks. 

Seeing clearly
PVC shoes, made of translucent plastic, have been one of fashion’s most polarizing trends in recent years. But this season’s clear sandals offer a fun, versatile look that works for so many summer situations. PVC sandals can go straight from a beach barbeque to a fun night out at a trendy restaurant. The season’s trendiest PVC sandals feature a clear strap embellished with rhinestones, making them both sophisticated and whimsical at the same time. It’s like playing dress up without getting too dressed up! 

Strap happy
If you’re looking for a dressier, high-heeled sandal, keep an eye out for strappy styles. This year, heels have become pencil thin, but dressier sandals still stand out with ankle straps, toe rings, and other embellishments in bright summer colors that make a big statement even on a tiny heel. 

And if flats are more your thing, designers like Tory Burch are creating open-toed flat sandals with colorful straps in rainbow hues.

Cute as kittens
After years of sky-high heels and aching feet, it’s nice to take a break. This year’s hottest heels are reaching new lows as most fashionistas embrace kitten-heeled mules in bright colors, which are a much more comfortable way to celebrate summer. 

Sunny days
In 2018, the hottest color for summer footwear is bright, sunny yellow. If the idea of canary-colored footwear makes you nervous, yellow actually works with a lot of colors. It can brighten up a navy outfit for summer or make a green dress look like a tropical dream. Yellow can even make an all-black ensemble look beach-ready. 

Finding an awesome pair of sandals is about more than keeping your feet cool; they can also make year-round wardrobe staples look fresh for summer. Pairing a white tee shirt and a comfy pair of jeans with a stylish new pair of sandals is like hitting reset on your whole look, giving you a relaxed, yet polished vibe that feels like you just got back from vacation even if you’re just running errands.  
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