All The Summer Shoes To Try

best summer sandals, straw bag

I’m clearly in a summer shoe and bag hoarding stage. I feel when it comes to shopping with me I go in waves and in specific categories. I was on a bathing suit binge a couple of weeks ago as I tried on EVERY SINGLE SUIT I owned. I ditched swimsuits that were 10 years old, no more elastic, and so on. Which then resulted in me buying all new swimwear. Just the basics though. Aerie was having a hell of a deal and I replaced all my old, beat up basic bikinis. Right now though, I am clearly on a shoe and bag binge. Just got this little bag and this one. And then I’m hoarding all of the shoes!

I wanted to share a few of my favorite go-to summer shoes that will take you from now through the end of summer. From events to errands, to just lounging by the pool. These are my favorite summer shoes to grab right now.

The Best Summer Shoes To Buy

For me, a great summer shoe should do a few things. First, it should be comfortable! I am too old for uncomfortable shoes these days. Second, they should feel summery! Whether that’s canvas, rattan details or a summer print, I love a good shoe that feels like summer. And lastly, they shouldn’t be TOO expensive. Most of these shoes are at or around the $100 price point excluding the Schutz ones.

A Great Neutral Low Heel Sandal

schutz sandals with hat attack bag

A true mandatory shoe to have, a neutral comfortable sandal. Dressy enough to wear out or with a nice sundress, but also simple enough to pair with just jean shorts and a pretty top. I’ve been wearing these Schutz sandals nonstop but have to admit, they aren’t SUPER comfortable. They need a little more breaking in. These Sole Society ones are super similar if you want something under $100! Below are more neutral favorites that I am loving.

Comfortable Slide

cupcakes and cashmere leather crossover slides

I finally stepped outside my STEVEN Greece slides (I own the white, black AND tan) and grabbed these cognac leather slides from the new shoe collection by cupcakes and cashmere. They’re super comfortable and go with so much. I’ve been sliding them on to quickly run errands without having to skip a beat because they go with everything. They basically live at my front door these days. More everyday comfortable slides below!

Colorful Espadrille

castaner blue espadrilles

It’s no secret that I think espadrilles are a MUST HAVE for summer. I mean I did a whole damn post on it! These Castaner wedges are so comfy and are my second pair from the brand. You may remember these bow wedges. Another favorite, but sadly no longer available. These lace-up ones are great and go with so much. I also love these ivory lace ones too, so beautiful! They have tons of styles and colors to choose from too. Shop my favorite Castaner espadrilles below.

bill blass cork pumps

Cork Anything

These cork slingback flats are a perfect addition to your closet. Great for the office, with a sundress, or how I styled them with simple jeans and a pretty top (coming soon to the blog). They come in three colors and are currently on sale for a little under $100. Bill Blass always makes a fun shoe and these are a perfect neutral! Cork shoes are always a great idea for spring and summer. They go with so much and instantly feel summery.

Photos by Hannah Michelle

Jessica is an Atlanta life and style blogger. Aiming to bring practical tips to your every day life. Tips that you can easily tackle and make your life feel just a tad more 'put-together'.


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  1. 5.9.19

    Love me a good cork shoe!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

    • 5.9.19
      Jessica said:

      Those Bill Blass ones are very you!

  2. 5.9.19
    Laura Leigh said:

    With you 100% on the espadrilles – I live and breath them come spring/summer. I’m OBSESSED with your new pair (my copy you haha). Also just received a cute pair of slides like yours from Everlane – so soft! Pretty sure I’ll be living in those!

    xo Laura Leigh

  3. 5.10.19
    Morgan said:

    Okay, those cork slingbacks need to immediately make their way into my closet! Love em!

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  4. 5.12.19
    Lisa Autumn said:

    I might get myself a pair of castaner wedges soon! I love them!

    x Lisa |

  5. 5.14.19
    Shannon said:

    I am loving the cork shoes! Such a fun touch for summer – not to mention, we get to wine country here in California often so they’d be so fun to wear there! x Shannon •