Summer is fast approaching! As the weather warms up during the spring season, we are all thinking about investing in at least one pair of sandals to get us through late spring, the summer season, and early fall. This summer, sandals have taken a new turn; so ditch last years sandals, there are new styles and trends to love this year!
The summer 2021 season is all about retro, 1990s vibes and comfort. As we ditch our slippers and go back out into the wild, we need actual street shoes. The dilemma is that we all got used to wearing super comfy, cushy slippers all day long. Not this year! We are all getting back to our almost-normal lives, and we need shoes we can wear out on the streets! In order to solve this comfort-vs-utility problem, sandals and shoes for 2021 are throwing back to the late 1990s when comfort was king, and jokes were made. Oh yes, I am talking about the mall shoe.
Mall shoes are not as bad as they were twenty plus years ago. This time around, designers have made the style more sleek and chic; keeping the comfort, but ditching the bubble bottoms. Love that! So when you shop for summer sandals this year, look for slides with thick soles which offer both comfort and style.
In addition to thicker, flat soles, mules and block heel slides are all the rage. Look for easy-to-walk-in sculpted heels and block heels. Want to keep your slides funky? I knew you would! Puffy shoes are back. Remember them from roughly 2003? Puffy slides and sandals are very in this year; and they are very comfortable! Instead of going for the skinny strap trend, which I am skipping because they cut up your feet, look for puffy styles which are like pillows on your feet. Love!
Unless you have been quarantining in a cave without wifi, you know by now that everything Bottega Veneta is hotter than hot. Of course, their prices are on the high side. If BV is above your budget, never fear, the woven leather trend is here! All brands and price ranges offer woven leather sandals and slides this year. Woven leather is soft too; so if puffy shoes aren’t your thing, you can opt for the sleeker, more classic look of woven leather.
Slides are hotter than strappy sandals this year. Prove me wrong.
So as you shop for summer sandals in 2021, don’t be afraid to opt for comfort. Comfort is king this year. Also, have some fun with your sandals! Look for puffy styles, woven leathers, sculpted heels, and fun colors. Think of this summer as the roaring twenties, have fun with your footwear!
I opted for three pairs of slides this summer as my summer sandal wardrobe. One yellow, puffy pair of block heel slides as my fun shoes, one pair of casual and puffy black slides for everyday wear, and one pair of dressier, woven leather slides. I feel like three pairs fit my lifestyle this year. All three pairs are comfortable, and easy to walk in; that’s what we all need this year!
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