espadrilles


Spring 2020 shoe capsule wardrobe

spring 2020 shoe trends

spring 2020 shoe capsule from top left: white adidas sneakers / white platform sneakers / tan and black espadrille wedges / black square toe sling back pumps / multi-color espadrilles / ivory wedges espadrilles with ankle ties /

Are you loving this spring weather as much as I am? It’s so much fun to bring out my spring 2020 shoes! Since temperatures are in the 60’s and 70’s, it is time to ditch the booties, but not quite time to switch to sandals. For the spring season, I am keeping my feet covered, and keeping socks to a minimum.

Let’s talk about spring 2020 shoe trends! Sneakers are hot! I know, it sounds like you’ve heard it before, but spring’s sneaker game for spring 2020 is a little bit different than the street sneakers we saw in recent seasons. For spring 2020, sneakers are clean and white. Look for small metallic touches such as a stripe or small logo. Loud sneakers are over, clean white sneakers are in.

I am a huge espadrille fan. They are inherently soft, and easy to walk in. The two-tone wedges offer a dressy look for days when I want to up my game. One more casual days, my trusted and true ivory wedges are ideal. These multi-color espadrilles offer a small wedge so they can double as flats. They are all comfortable and soft. Love that!

Sometimes we need to dress up! Spring 2020 is all about the square toe, so instead of reaching for a classic pair of pumps from my closet, I splurged on a new and trendy pair for 2020. Since these slingbacks are black, they should carry me from spring to summer to fall. If you are looking for new pumps this season, make sure the toes are square! You’ll love them, there is more room at the top for your toes!

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What are your favorite shoe trends this spring 2020 season? Are you excited for clean and white sneakers? Is the square toe a trend you can get behind?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


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