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Summer 2021 shoe capsule wardrobe

summer 2021 shoe capsule wardrobe

Summer 2021 shoes capsule from top left: yellow puffy block heel slides / black square toe, sculpted heel mules / black puffy slides / black woven slides / square toe loafers /

Summer is almost here! The first thing in my closet ready for summer, was my summer shoe capsule! I only purchased one pair of shoes for the summer 2021 season; these square toe loafers. Square toe loafers are a huge emerging shoe trend, and I want to be ready for the trend to be on fire this fall. This pair of loafers is perfect since they are a neutral hue which plays well with both summer, and fall color palettes. Plus, they are soft, and comfortable to walk around in. Love that!

The yellow slides, black slides, and sculpted heel slides are pulled from my spring capsule. They worked well in the spring season, and will continue to work well in the summer season. The puffy shoe trend, and comfort slide trend, are both still relevant in the summer season, so they are easy shoes to continue to wear. Plus, sculpted heels are gaining momentum on the streets, and will likely continue well into the fall season. This is pair of sculpted heel mules is a great investment to wear now and throughout the rest of the year.

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Summer 2021 sneakers

summer 2021 sneakers capsule shoe capsule

Summer 2021 sneakers capsule from left: Gucci platform sneakers / grey boat shoes (under $100!)

I can never get enough sneakers! These Gucci platform sneakers are super comfortable, and have been in my shoe collection for a couple of years now. They are perfect for days which require walking, travel, and general everyday comfort. They will continue to get a lot of wear from me! In addition, these canvas boat shoes serve the same purpose, but are much more comfortable on warm summer days. They can be worn without socks, and offer coolness plus comfort while walking. They have already been getting a lot of wear during the spring season, I anticipate they will get a ton of wear this summer as temperatures continue to warm up. They are a must-have this summer for travel and walking days!

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Summer 2021 espadrilles

summer 2021 espadrilles capsule shoe capsule

Summer 2021 espadrilles capsule from left: black espadrilles / brown espadrilles / grey espadrilles / ivory wedge espadrilles /

Espadrilles are a must-have every summer. Not only are they soft and comfortable for walking, they are cool on hot days, and allow for easy walking on the beach. I cannot live without espadrilles in the summer! This pair of wedge espadrilles is a summer go-to for me. I have owned them for several years, and have purchased them in black and a darker tan color throughout the years. The ivory hue is my favorite. It seems to go with everything. Plus, they are priced under $100 which is always fabulous!

Another classic pair of must-have espadrilles are these classic flats. I have them in both black and grey. They are comfortable, easy to walk in, and ideal for hot summer, casual days. They go with shorts, casual skirts, sundresses, and pants. Love!

This summer, since things are opening up, and I plan to go places, I decided to invest in a pair of leather espadrilles. This tan pair is a great neutral hue which is easy to wear with almost anything. They are very comfortable and look more structured for lunches and daytime events than the canvas pairs. They are a great alternative for being casual, yet put-together. They are also from my spring capsule, and I have loved wearing them. I may pick up an ivory pair as the summer progresses. The ivory is a really pretty color, and the style is classic, so they can be worn every summer. Love!

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What shoes are you wearing this summer? This is my summer 2021 capsule wardrobe, which may seem larger than my usual shoe capsule wardrobes, but they are mostly repeat shoes from spring and previous seasons; so this summer shoe capsule is a culmination of several investment pairs of shoes. I love a good investment shoe which can be worn season after season, year after year! It’s a great way to save money; so you know, we can buy handbags. haha

Stay tuned for my summer handbag capsule coming later this week! Check out my summer capsule wardrobe, which I posted last week.

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy


Pool slides for summer 2021

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Pictured: blue and white stripe pool slides /

Move over flip-flops, summer 2021 is all about pool slides! Don’t worry about that peice of plastic rubbing between your first two toes, flip flops are so last year. This year, the beach and the pool call for a hearty pair of plastic slides; and I am here for it!

As street style trends towards more comfortable footwear, beach styles and pool styles are no different. Summer 2021 is all about comfortable footwear, and the pool slide fits the bill as the perfect shoe to wear to the beach or the pool. Love!

Pool slides are super comfortable. They have a thicker sole than your average pair of flip flops, and that sole is generally cushy and comfy. The sole is so comfy, you may find yourself using your pool slides as a summer slipper at home! I know I have already been wearing mine around the house on warm spring days!

You can find varying styles of pool slides to fit your personal style. Personally, I love all of the styles by adidas, but there are luxury versions too. You can rock pool slides any way you wish! Look for metallics, floral prints, designer logos, and more! You can also look for seasonal colors, or classic hues such as black or navy. There are pool slides for every taste this summer season.

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What are your favorite pool slides for summer 2021? Mine are blue and white striped!

Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the pool!

XOXO
Cathy


Summer sandals 2021

summer sandals 2021

Summer sandals 2021 from left: black puffy casual slides / yellow puffy block heel slides / woven leather black slides /

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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Which summer sandal styles are you loving this year?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy