Summer Shoes

Here are the top 5 summer shoe style you need to have in your closet!



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1. The Neutral Wedge


Can be dressed up or down and goes with everything from shorts and t-shirt to a sundress. Wear everywhere from a backyard barbecue, to a wedding on the beach.

My pick:


Isola Orenda

The Nassau Wedge , available at  Ashley Austin Boutique. I have these in the sand color. I went back and got them in black. I LOVE them AND they are comfortable!


 2. The Flip Flop

I know these are not very supportive for your feet but everyone needs a go to summer flip-flop that you can throw on for the pool, beach or just anytime you wish you really could be barefoot. Consider this like the sweatpants of shoes. They don’t always make your feet or your legs look good but they are so comfortable you know you are going to wear them.

My Pick:

Yoga Joy Metallic

The Sanuk line of sandals. They are made from yoga mats and feel very zen on your feet.

3. The Casual Shoe

Baseball games, amusement parks and fairs are all summertime staples. A casual classic sneaker (think Keds, Converse or even the Sperry Top Sider for the beach) is your go to when you want to be able to hop on bicycle and go.

My pick: 

J.Crew - Sperry Top-Sider® for J.Crew Authentic Original 2-eye metallic boat shoes

The Sperry Top-Sider boat shoe. It’s a classic and it is super comfortable. I recently picked up a pair of a client who wasn’t sure if she would keep them. One month later and she said she is living in them because they go with everything.

 4. The Summer Flat

Let’s face it. Our pedi isn’t always pretty. Sometimes there is just no time and you still need to feel pulled together at work or for an event. A dressy pointy toe flat is the perfect answer to hide a bad toe day.

My pick:

Fish Kid Flat

This two-toned two-textured pointy toe flat, available at Ashley Austin Boutique. The front is a gray scale skin and the back is white patent. I have these and I want to wear them even when my toes are suitable for show.



5. The Statement Shoe

This is the fun shoe. The one you break out for nights out with the girls or to spruce up a date night jeans and t. This is the one you know you aren’t walking around for miles in but you want everyone to see it when you do. It could be a sexy stiletto or a sparkled sandal, as long as it screams “Fabulous!”

My pick (s):

Steve Madden Maiden | Piperlime

It’s bright. It’s blue. It’s bold. It’s perfect. From Steve Madden.




Diamant Sandals -

So delicate. So pretty. Your girlfriends will swoon. By Jeffrey Campbell.


*Insider Tip – Bins for the Basics

Don’t waste space on trying to organize flimsy or thin thong sandals and flip-flops. Corral them into a bin to stay organized. I actually keep one of these upstairs and one of these downstairs for the whole family to throw flip-flops and our “throw own” type shoes. Perfect for running out the door when the whole family decides to go grab ice cream.

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*Insider Tip – Love the shoes but hate the hassle of shopping?

Contact me and I will do the shopping for you. Simply tell me what styles you like and what size you are and I will bring selections to you at your home at your convenience!

Thanks for reading! 





Published by suziegaffney

owner at Suzie Gaffney Styling

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