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Summer 2019 shoe wardrobe

summer 2019 shoe trends

Summer 2019 must-have shoes from top: black espadrille mules / black platform flip flops / ivory wedge espadrilles / beach theme flip flops /

Summer is here! This means warm weather, beach days, outdoor fitness, and casual ensembles to match our summer fun activities. When the weather heats up, I tend to leave my leather shoes in the closet, unless I need to get dressed up for an occasion. Instead, I opt for natural fabrics, or wide open shoes which can keep my feet cool when temperatures soar.

For summer 2019, the trends in shoes are roughly the same as last year. We are still seeing wedges, mules, and smaller platforms when it comes to standard, summer staples such as flip flops and espadrilles. So hopefully some of your shoes survived last summer’s heat, beach, and water activities. If so, you won’t need to replace what survived, only fill in the holes in your wardrobe.

You know I love espadrilles! They are comfortable, easy to wear while walking on the beach, and dry off easily when splashed by pool water. The natural fibers keep feet cool, and they always offer a vacation vibe; no mater the occasion or outfit. Don’t we always want to feel like we are on vacation, even when we aren’t? haha, I do! It’s so relaxing!

This summer season, I am sticking to wedges and mules when it comes to my espadrille wardrobe. I have a few pairs I bought in the spring season, and for the summer season, I added a new pair of higher wedges, and classic black mules. This is a versatile espadrille wardrobe to carry me through the summer.

Flip flops for summer 2019

flip flops summer 2019

flip flops for summer 2019 from top left: beach scene flip flops / black platform flip flops / black palm print flip flop /

Flip flops are always a must-have when it comes to summer shoes. I like having two pairs of flat flip flops for the pool, beach, and for hot days. One pair always either breaks or ends up missing a shoe, which is why I make sure I have two pairs of flop flips on hand at all times. This beach scene pair give off a relaxing vibe, while the black palm print pair evokes visions of a tropical beach getaway. Since I am leaving for Hawaii in a few days, I thought these two pairs of flip flops were perfect for summer 2019.

Of course, sometimes we need a pair of flip flops that match our cute summer outfits. This is why I decided to add a pair of black flip flops to my summer shoe wardrobe. These one inch platform flip flops are perfect for going from the pool to the street; simply because they are classic black! There is something about black, no matter what type of clothing or accessory it is; if it’s black, it’s OK to wear anywhere. haha, love black! The cute little Tory Burch symbol by the toes doesn’t hurt either. I have always loved the design of her logo.

Hiking boots for summer

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The summer season is the driest season here in the San Francisco Bay Area. This means we can go outside more. My family loves going on hikes together; so a sturdy pair of hiking boots is a must-have for the season. This pair offers ankle support, and really good arch support. It is great for rough trails, hills, and steep terrain. I can’t wait to put them to use all summer long!

Also, a good pair of sneakers is a must-have for the summer season. I love the adidas Parley running shoes pictured below. They are really comfortable, and they are made from recycled beach plastics; so they help keep our beaches and oceans clean. Ocean plastic is a huge problem, so it’s nice to know adidas is doing something about it. I will wear these all summer long when I go to the gym, go on long walks, and anytime I need to wear sneakers! Love them!

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These are the shoes which will carry me though the summer season, and which fit into the current shoe trends. What are your favorite styles of shoes for summer fun?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

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Espadrilles for spring 2019

espadrilles spring 2019

Espadrilles spring 2019 from top: taupe suede espadrilles / floral spring suede espadrilles / butterfly espadrille mules / mustard suede small wedge espadrilles (Under $100! Color sold out-more colors here) /

OK, so espadrilles aren’t a hot trend; they are actually a modern classic, warm weather shoe. I always over-buy espadrilles for spring and summer; because they are comfortable, and made for hot weather. Love them!

Espadrilles are my favorite shoe after my fuzzy slippers. They are soft, made from natural fibers, and keep feet cool when temperatures rise. What’s not to love about espadrilles? Love love love!!

Every spring and summer season, I love to have a variety of espadrilles to get me through the two seasons. I like an easy pair I can slip on and off on causal days. Enter these super cute butterfly mules. They are easy to slip in and out of, and feature pretty butterflies. How fun is that!

In addition to a casual slip on/off pair, I always love having a small wedge. They are great for when I need to look put together, but am not in the mood for a high wedge or heel. They offer lift and structure, while still feeling comfortable and soft. This is the style I reach for the most often during the hot summer months, and on warm spring days. For my small wedges, I picked up this mustard pair, this floral pair, and these taupe ones. OK yes, I over-bought, but I know I will wear them. When it comes to espadrilles, it is good to alternate them and not wear the same pair everyday. They need to air out.

I did not invest in a new pair of high wedges, because my old stand-by’s in black and ivory are still in great shape. I will be wearing this pair in black or ivory when I need to stand tall!

Let’s get real for a moment. In the spring and summer months, when temperatures rise, feet sweat. It’s not a pretty thing, and your shoes can suffer from it. In addition to your shoes suffering, you can pick up some nastiness on your feet. To combat this, and keep your shoes fresh, I highly recommend a shoe spray such as this one. You can spray it inside your espadrilles to keep them fresh, and to protect your feet. This will enable you to enjoy your espadrilles all season long, and also save your favorite pairs for next year, and the year after that.

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Are you a huge espadrille fan like me? If so, which styles are your favorite? If not, why?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy


Espadrilles for summer 2018

from top left: gingham espadrilles / golden espadrilles / silver thong espadrilles / black toe capped espadrilles / black wedge espadrilles (I own these and love them, super comfy and classic-and under $100!) / black low wedge espadrilles (I own these and they are fabulous everyday, go-to espadrilles!)

Summer is almost here! This means we need to get our footwear game ready for soaring temperatures. I love wearing espadrilles when it’s hot outside. They let your feet breath, keeping sweating to a minimum, and offer so much comfort! Even espadrille wedges fell like soft pillows under-foot! Love!

This summer espadrilles are being shown in several fun styles this season. You will classic flat styles such as the golden pair shown above, as well as two-tone styles, and prints. Also, look for wedges with either an ankle strap that ties or buckles. Since shoes with twists and ties on top are hotter then hot in the footwear world right, you will find them on espadrilles this summer as well.

There are so many cute espadrilles for summer 2018 on the market right now, so I narrowed it down to my favorite styles and assembled them into the shopping widget below. I hope you love them!

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Which espadrille style is your favorite?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy