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8 Must-Haves in Fashion Footwear for Spring-Summer

If variety really is the spice of life, then this season’s hottest shoe trends are destined to keep your spring and summer months extra spicy! As the weather heats up, our need for cute sandals and shoes definitely moves up on the style priority list. From metallic stacked heel sandals to easy-to-wear strappy flat sandals, the fashion footwear landscape is full of fabulous styles to complement all your warm-weather outfits.

Below are a few of our top shoe trends to wear now and well into late summer!

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SLIDE SANDALS

Easy style and all-day comfort is the name of the game when it comes to one of the season’s most sought-after sandal styles. This simple design looks great paired with mini dresses, distressed shorts and topped off with a carefree vibe. 

Featured style: Sbicca Admiral


CUFFED ANKLE STRAPS

We love pairing our cuffed skinny jeans with sandals featuring a noteworthy ankle strap. This style also looks fantastic with your A-line dresses for all those spring and summer weddings and other special events!

Featured style: GX by Gwen Stefani Adams Sandal

 

MINIMAL FLAT SANDALS

Whether it’s paired with a bikini and cover-up or boyfriend jeans and a t-shirt, the minimal thong sandal is one of those styles that lends itself to easy grab-and-go wear every day!

Featured style: Chinese Laundry Glitterati

 

METALLICS

Give your casual looks a hint of glam with shiny metallic finishes that read like neutrals, making them super versatile for plenty of outfit pairing options. 

Featured style: Dune London Jordann

 

ESPADRILLES

Done high on a wedge or low on a slip-on sneaker, the espadrille never fails to make a major splash every summer. This classic detail is quintessential warm-weather style at its finest.

Featured style: Jessica Simpson Bristol

 

GLADIATORS

Go bold this season with the addition of an edgy gladiator sandal to your style repertoire. There are many different versions of this look, from low and classic to ones that go all the way up to the knee! Pair them with your favorite maxi dresses or cut-off shorts for a festival-inspired look.

Featured style: MIA Game

 

WHITE-HOT

It’s no secret that white is one of the season’s must-have hues. A white sandal is an easy way to infuse this trend into your everyday spring looks. Try a wooden wedge with a dash of retro style done in vibrant white leather!

Featured style: Lucky Brand Lyndell

 

FRINGE

A touch of fringe gives a fun, bohemian-inspired vibe whether you’re at Coachella . Let’s not forget the always-popular ankle boot!  We love pairing ours with mini summer dresses.

Featured style: Steve Madden Ponncho

 

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Inspired By: Boho Moto

Today’s street style inspiration perfectly balances elements of boho and moto-chic style while attaining that effortlessly wearable look. With winter still lingering on in most of the country, it’s a great way to pull in your favorite boho tops for spring a little early, just by adding on a few pieces.

A great way to toughen up a bohemian-inspired look is by simply adding a nice dose of leather. First, top off an airy peasant top or sheer tunic with a sleek leather moto jacket. Pair with skinny black jeans and slip on a pair of black ankle boots to take the look from hippie to full-on hottie! Finish it off with essential accessories like a wide-brim hat (to pull from that boho vibe), a cozy scarf for warmth and leather gloves for braving the last few days of winter.

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1. Sam Edelman Maddox Boots

2. Michael Stars Oh My Darling Wide Brim Hat

3. Levi's Women's Hi Rise Skinny Jeans

4. G-Star Chopper Jacket

5. Echo Design Touch Ruched Leather Mix Gloves

6. Lucy Love Casa Blanca Top

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On Our Favorites: Quilted Cues

Our 'My Favorites' list is always brimming with so much awesomeness; we just have to share some of it with you!

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Townsen “Bixby” Pant  – The contrast of chic quilt-stitch leather and warm wool makes this skinny pant a shoe-in for night-out favorite!

Sam Edelman “Lancaster” Ankle Boots – The addition of quilted stitching takes this simple ankle boot to another level of subtle cool.

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Fresh Picks: Moto Max

This fall, we’re all about infusing a dose of “bad girl” style into our existing wardrobes! From the versatile moto jacket to the season’s fresh crop of booties with edgy details, this trend just lends itself to toughening up your feminine wardrobe pieces. And we’re more than OK with that!

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1. Free People “Dillon” Studded Tee

2. Steve Madden “Glazee” Stud Trim Backpack

3. Free People Hooded Vegan Moto Jacket

4. Steve Madden “Raleighh” Ankle Boots

5. French Connection Jet Leather Tank

6. Sam Edelman “Eavan” Sandals

7. Sam Edelman “Chester” Booties

8. French Connection “Gypsy” Bucket Bag

9. French Connection Faux Killa Croc Leggings

10. Steve Madden “Ringoo” Booties

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Fresh Picks: Summer-to-Fall Booties

There very few things in our wardrobe arsenal that are as hardworking as the ankle bootie. These closet workhorses are THE perfect way to transition your warm-weather looks gradually and seamlessly into the fall months.

Wear them now with your airy summer dresses and cut-off shorts, and when the weather finally starts to cool down, pair them with skinny jeans, tights and your usual fall layers. With so many stylish possibilities, it’s no wonder the ankle boot is always high up there on our must-have list!

Check out a few of our recent favorites:

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1. Sam Edelman “Justin”

2. Jessica Simpson “Erlene”

3. Matisse “Dodge”

4. BCBGeneration “Anders”

5. DV by Dolce Vita “Mercy”

6. DV by Dolce Vita “Promise”

7. Sam Edelman “Mackay”

8. DV by Dolce Vita “Clark”

9. Shellys London “Mieri”

 

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The Art of Style, How To: Spring Styling

Ladies, transition seamlessly into spring with a few key pieces to take your look into a fresh new direction! Here's how:

 

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The ECCO Sculptured 75 Collection

For those of us who refuse to compromise style for comfort (or vice versa), ECCO has some great news: you don’t have to! The ingenious Structured 75 shoe collection by the world-famous Scandinavian footwear brand is the perfect style solution for busy women who want to look stylish AND comfy in their heels way beyond the nine-to-five. No compromise needed!

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2. ECCO Sculptured 75 Ankle Boot

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On Our Favorites: Militant Muse

Our Favorites list is always brimming with so much awesomeness, we just have to share some of it with you!

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Free People Wool Miltary Peacoat- Our go-to peacoat just got a very commanding update with military-inspired trim! It gets all the right kinds of attention.

Sam Edelman "Nolan" Ankle Boot- The healthy dose of buckles on this wear-with-everything ankle boot just catapulted it the top of our must-have list!