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Summer 2020 shoe capsule wardrobe

summer 2020 shoe capsule wardrobe

Summer 2020 shoe capsule wardrobe from left: black espadrille slides / ivory espadrille wedges (under $100!) / black square toe pumps / white sneakers / black platform flip flops / Gucci platform sneakers /

It might not officially be summer 2020 yet, but the weather outside is telling me it it! We have had straight 90’s for several days, and my feet are screaming for summer footwear. So without further ado, here is my summer 2020 shoe capsule wardrobe!

I always love having a pair of espadrille slides I can throw on for almost any occasion. They are great for running errands, walking around, shopping, and heading out to an outdoor lunch. They are also great for a picnic since you can easily kick them on and off while sitting on the grass or a sandy beach. This pair is really comfortable and are quickly becoming my go-to shoe of the summer season.

My capsule wardrobe is also touching on several shoe trends for the summer season. This summer we are looking at the return of the square toe, chunky heels, platforms, all-white sneakers, and wedges. I have a pair which reflects each trend, and functions for every part of life.

Summer 2020 casual everyday shoes

casual shoes summer 2020

As I mentioned above, these espadrille slides are my go-to shoes of the season. They are easy to kick on and off, and are really comfortable. If you buy one pair of shoes this summer, grab these! Of course, would it be summer without flip flops? These black flip flops have a small platform and are perfect to wear poolside, at the beach, or on hot days as sandals. Love them!

Summer 2020 sneaker trends

sneaker trends summer 2020

Sleek, white sneakers are all the rage this summer 2020 season. I love this pair from adidas. They are really comfortable and right on-trend. Of course this pair of Gucci platform sneakers have been in my arsenal for a few seasons already and are perfect when I feel like like being a little glitzy. Sneakers are a hot shoe this summer and are being shown with shorts, skirts, dresses, and pants. This is the summer of comfort shoes!

Summer 2020 shoe trends: the square toe

high heels summer 2020

Square toes were huge in the early 2000’s, and they are back! I love this pair because the leather is soft, and the sling-back keeps them cool on hot days. They are perfect for heading out to dinner on a patio at a restaurant. I am waiting for outdoor dining to open in our area so I can wear them! I am watching everyone else get to eat outside; I am patiently waiting our turn here in Santa Clara County.

These shoes look fabulous with a skirt or dress. Love them!

Summer 2020 espadrilles

espadrilles summer 2020

Espadrilles are my favorite hot weather footwear. For summer 2020, I have two pairs; wedges and slides. These wedges are a classic and they return every summer in neutral colors, as well as seasonal hues. I feel like they are such a good investment-and they are priced under $100! I think I have already talked about these fabulous slides a lot in this post, so I won’t keep going. haha

My summer 2020 shoe capsule wardrobe is perfect for the summer 2020 season, and it encapsulates several of the hottest shoe trends. In addition, the point of a capsule wardrobe is to not purchase a lot of new items each season.

A capsule wardrobe can evolve each season, combining classic items and seasonal items which can mixed and matched. It’s always a good thing to reduce what we consume, and only invest in items we can get a lot of wear out of. These espadrille wedges are going on their third season, and are a classic hot weather shoe worth investing in. My sneakers are from previous seasons, yet they are still hot and on trend for summer 2020. The flip flops are a classic style Tory Burch carries every year. I bought this pair last year, so they too are a great investment shoe. I highly recommend purchasing items which are wearable for more than one season; preferably more than two years!

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I hope you love my summer 2020 shoe capsule wardrobe! I hope you find classics to add to your wardrobe this season, and for many seasons to come!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


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


How to clean white sneakers

How to clean white leather sneakers

how to clean white leather sneakers how to clean sneakers

How to clean white leather sneakers and what you need: sneakers / Mr. Clean Magic Eraser / Old towel or cleaning rag /

Have you ever spent a ton of money on white leather sneakers, only to watch them get disgustingly dirty? Oh yeah-been there! While it is impossible to make a pair of white sneakers look brand new, forever after, it is possible to keep them clean and looking presentable. Or shall we say, less disgusting and gross?

I purchased these beautiful Gucci sneakers last summer so that I would have something fabulous to wear on my feet at New York Fashion Week in September. They turned into my workhorse sneakers at fashion week, and since then, I wear them multiple times per week. They are really comfortable! Normally I keep my white leather sneakers clean on a regular basis, but this fall season has been hectic, and I have fallen behind on my shoe care. Hence, here are my beautiful sneakers in a very, very dirty state. Time to clean them!

It is really easy to clean white leather sneakers, and keep them clean throughout their life in your wardrobe. So, without further ado, here are my easy steps on how to clean white sneakers.

How to clean white sneakers step 1: The Wipe Down

how to clean white sneakers

The first step in cleaning your white leather sneakers is to wipe them down. Take an old towel, rag or cleaning rag and wet it. Squeeze out any excess water, and use it to wipe down your sneakers. Keep a second towel handy so you can quickly wipe off the water from your sneakers. Since they are leather, you don’t want them to soak in water. Wipe or pat them dry. This should work better on the leather, or faux leather, than the soles. The soles are harder to clean. It also takes off the top layer of dirt, allowing you to get to the deep dirt in step two. Which brings us to. . .

How to clean white sneakers step 2: A super secret magic tool!

easy way to clean white sneakers

OK, if you are a Mom, you own tons of Magic Erasers. If not, here is a tip, keep multiple Magic Erasers around your home. You will find they are the handiest cleaning product on the market. I started using Mr. Clean Magic Erasers when my kids were toddlers. It wiped crayons off the walls-yes, we had that-and I also found it cleaned any type of mark off the wall without hurting the paint. Loved it!

So, since then, I have been using my Magic Erasers on pretty much anything white for the past fifteen years. It is easy to use to clean your white leather sneakers too. Also, if your sneakers are not leather, it works too!

Take a Magic Eraser, wet it, and squeeze out any excess water. Use one side to rub on the leather, the other side to rub on the sole. The soles will be very dirty. I only clean the sides, not underneath the shoe. I know some people will clean the underneath, I am not those people. The Magic Eraser will work on the sides, and bottom; so if you choose to clean the underneath of your shoes, this will work for you too.

Gently rub the Magic Eraser on the leather. Keep your dry towel handy to rub off excess water from the leather. The leather, or faux leather, will clean quickly, and easily. When it comes to the soles, it will take some scrubbing; and some time. It took me twenty minutes to clean the sides of my sneakers’ soles. Keep in mind, the pair of sneakers pictured in this post are platform. Your sneakers might not take as long if they are normal height. There will be dirty water dripping from your shoes, make sure you have something underneath you, or clean them outside like I do.  Also, keep your dry towel handy to wipe off the extra, dripping water.

There you have it! Those are the easy steps you take for cleaning white leather sneakers. Here are a few tools you might need to help you get started:

I recommend cleaning your shoes often, instead of waiting until they are very dirty, like I did. If you wear them all the time, try to clean them every week. It will only take a few minutes. If you wait, it will be a big job, like it was for me. I plan to clean them once a week now that they are clean!

I learned shoe repair when I worked in a shoe store shortly after graduating college. If you have any shoe care, or repair questions, feel free to ask!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

easy way to clean white leather sneakers