I do have to admit that after a long winter of wearing nothing but boots, I am ready to move on and wear some pretty shoes this summer. Sure, boots are fine and cute, but after wearing them every day for almost 5 months, you start to get a little sick of them. So, I was recently looking into the summer shoe trends of 2017 and I learned that there are a LOT of trends that are popping up this summer, and, uh, no offense, but you need to try all of them. I don’t want to tell you what to do, of course, but I also want to help you, the amazing Gurl readers, be on trend this summer.
I know you’re probably thinking that “summer=sandals” and that’s that. But you’re wrong (sorry). There are soooo many other types of shoes besides sandals and Old Navy flip flops, and it’s time that you try these trends out. The best part about summer is being able to experiment with cool and trendy clothes, so you might as well try out some new shoes, right? If you agree, which, I hope you do, take a look at these shoe trends that will be huge this summer, and grab a few pairs so you can be the trendsetter of your friend group.
MulesYes, they look like mom shoes, but hear me out. Mules are backless shoes that are kind of like higher end clogs. They were popular in the 1990s (of course) and have been making a steady comeback over the past year. They are sort of perfect for summer: they are relaxed and cool, but can still be dressed up with a dress. You can get these at Nastygal for $50.
Slide SandalsIf you've seen any of Rihanna's FENTY line, I'm sure you're familiar with this shoe trend, which has been EVERYWHERE lately. The fuzzy slippers look like they belong in Clueless, but they also look comfy AF and I think I need a pair (or two). They are also millennial pink so, you know, it's trendy AF. You can get these from ASOS for $35.
Quirky HeelsRemember the patches you wore last fall? They're on shoes now, and it is a LOOK. Summer is the time to get unique and ~weird~ with your shoes, so you might as well try something different. Statement heels have been huge over the past few months, and you will continue to see them being worn throughout the summer months. You can get these unique sandals from Betsey Johnson for $89.
PlatformsThey are so '70s, but they are also back in style this summer, specifically sandal platforms that will look awesome with a dress or a pair of shorts. Just be careful when walking in these, since they DO give you a lot of height. You can get these platform sandals from Urban Outfitters for $69.
Strappy ShoesApparealty, colorful strappy sandals will be everywhere this summer. You'll have weird tan lines, but you'll look super fashionable, so it's okay. They can make your denim shorts look fancy AF. You can grab these from Urban Outfitters for $69
SneakersI know that those blinding white sneakers have been in lately, and they will stick around in the summer. These Vans hightops were big decades ago, and they are making a major comeback this summer. They will help you look edgy and cute, while still being comfy. You can get these from ASOS for $99.
EspadrillesThese shoes are easy AF to put on, which is why they always get popular around this time of year. They also go with basically every item of clothing you might have, which makes them a perfect summer shoe. You can get these from Urban Outfitters for $69.
Are you going to try any of these shoe trends? Tell us in the comments!