Shoe Styles You Need for Warm Weather

How is it May already? I feel like I just said the same thing about April. With warm weather biting at our heels, it’s time to think about new shoe styles for spring and summer! If you know anything about me, you know I have a small obsession with shoes.Β I am always looking for an excuse to update my shoe closet so a new season presents the perfect opportunity. I have looked at various fashion sites and made a list of shoe styles you need for warm weather! The styles I selected are my favorite trends that make sense in everyday life.Β The point is to be fashionable and fabulous outside of fashion week right?

Not Your Ordinary Slides

shoe styles you need for warm weather

Sam Edelman Slides

Slides are nothing new, but the way they are styled this year is anything but ordinary. I have seen slides with bows, jewels, fringe and patterns! I really think there is no wrong way to do a slide right now. Slides can be worn with absolutely anything! They pair perfectly with boyfriend jeans, skinny jeans, skirts, shorts and even dresses. The slide may be my favorite of the shoe styles you need for warm weather. I have picked out some gorgeous options and linked below!

Mules to Live By

shoe styles you need for warm weather

Sam Edelman Mules

As with slides, mules are nothing new, but they have been seen in every shape, form and color lately! I interchange my slides and mules as I find that they go with similar outfits. I save the mules for when I am behind on my pedicure appointments. Anyone else with me? Here are some of my favorite mules this season.

A Ring for My Toe

I remember when toe-ring sandals were all the rage. In fact, I just donated my last pair of bejeweled toe-ring sandals late last year. Of course, this trend is back! It never fails. I need to just store all my old clothes in a separate closet and check back every few months to see if any styles have been resurrected. Toe sandals are more sleek and modern this season than they were in previous years.

Stand-out Colors

This is pretty self-explanatory. I love that bright colored shoes are in style! It’s so fun to pair a random colored shoe with an outfit and be considered fashionable. I found with this trend that it really encompasses any style you want! Who doesn’t love bright colors? Here are some of my favorites!

Clear Strap Shoes

I can’t lie, I really disliked this trend at first. I originally said I wouldn’t be caught anywhere with plastic on my shoes. Then I saw them on one of my favorite bloggers – Damsel in DiorΒ and I changed my mind. They are adorable and so fun for the warm months! You have to sort through some clear heels (aka stripper heels) online to find these pieces, but it’s worth it. I remember wearing a pair of sandals with thick mesh plastic straps to homecoming in high school. Maybe going forward I will just start saving all my old shoes. I rounded up my favorites for you here!

As I said before, I selected shoe styles you need for warm weather that can be worn in everyday life. These styles are definitely more street casual, but would work for a more formal situation if needed. Of course wedges and traditional sandals are always in style so I didn’t list these as separate sections. There are a few styles I just can’t quite get on board with – the dad sneaker, unusual heels and feathers. Not that there is anything wrong with these styles, but they just aren’t for me. I live in a beach town so there is no way I can make feathers work in any situation.

shoe styles you need for warm weather

What are some of your favorite shoe trends? Is anyone as obsessed with shoes as I am?




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  • Briana

    Dying over the mules! I so want to buy a pair now!


    • Teresa

      Oh gosh there are so many gorgeous mules!! I am afraid to have too many, but I don’t know that that’s possible. πŸ˜‰

  • Caitlin

    The clear strap shoes can be so flattering!!!

    • Teresa

      I never thought I would like them but they are #1 on my wish list!! Thanks Caitlin! xo

  • Michelle

    Love all of these! My favorite are definitely bright colored shoes and because of a bad back I need comfortable shoes.

    • Teresa

      Aww I feel for you with the back issues! My back flairs up on occasion. Thankfully so many companies are starting to make supportive shoes that are also chic! I will have to do a round-up of supportive and stylish shoes soon! xo

  • Courtney

    Okay I’m in love with those bow mules!! Need those! Anything I can wear to work AND happy hour is a must have!


    • Teresa

      OMG those are the ones I want too!! They are so fun! I am all about dual functionality in shoes! xo πŸ˜‰

  • Samary

    Super cute! All of these get me excited for the warmer weather.

    • Teresa

      I am so glad!! I could spend all my money on shoes if my husband wouldn’t get mad. Haha. Thanks ! xo

  • Ilse

    I’ve been meaning to get into the clear strap trend but I don’t know how I feel about it.. maybe I’ll give it a try!

    xo, Ilse

    • Teresa

      I was so hesitant with this trend but now I need them. I haven’t decided which one to buy though! πŸ˜‰

  • Beatriz Adrianna

    Mules are definitely my favorite! They are simple yet so chic!

    xx Beatriz |

    • Teresa

      I just love mules! I feel like they are so versatile! Thanks so much! xo πŸ˜‰

  • Riva Treasure

    I want ALL OF THESE SHOES! But in all seriousness, mules are my favorite, love your choices!

  • Arielle Ralha

    Girl I love all your picks! Especially those blue sam Edelman slides!!!

    • Teresa

      I love all my Sam shoes! Those mules are definitely one of my favorites though! Thanks Arielle! xo πŸ˜‰

  • Lindsey Puls

    These are all so cute! I want to get a fun pair of mules for summer…or maybe some slides..or maybe both! Haha. There are so many great options!

    • Teresa

      Haha always both! That’s always my answer. Lol. So glad you like them! πŸ˜‰

  • Shannon

    All of these are SO cute! I am loving the clear strap trend lately – soooo chic! x Shannon ||

    • Teresa

      I absolutely love it too! I was so hesitant at first but now I want them all! Thank you Shannon! xo

  • Trace

    Lovee the bow-mules, I’ve been in search for a pair for weeks! So glad you linked some!

    Xx Trace

    • Teresa

      OMG I do too!! They are so fun!! I am so glad I could help. Thanks Trace! xo

  • Gabbi

    Mules are my go-to these days! I found a gorgeous pair at Target for $7.

    • Teresa

      I need to go check out Target’s shoes! I have heard so many good things! I just love mules so much anymore! Thanks Gabbi! xo