When looking for shoes to wear for a summer occasion, my selection may range from dressy heels to simple espadrilles. The overall effect may be subtle, with a sandal disappearing beneath a beautiful dress, or bold, with my shoes making a statement on their own. Crisp fringed, colorful patterns, pearl embellishments, or knot details give that extra bit of interest. A neutral heel is interchangeable and can be worn year-round. For a variety of options and styles, see my round-up of special occasion shoes below.
Colorful raffia add a festive touch to these heeled slides. I have them in more than one shade and love the block heel for outdoor wear.
These lace-up espadrilles have a slightly different twist to the traditional espadrille, with a refined wedge and slim straps.
A heeled slide, like this faux leather pair, is timeless in a neutral nude to go with practically any summer occasion wear.