With summer officially in full swing, the savvy shopper must update her footwear to beat the killer heat. It’s time to say goodbye to your well-loved sandals of 2014, and say hello to this summer’s hottest kicks. So far, summer 2015 is donning gladiators, midi heels and embellished sandals galore, and we are more than okay with it.
Steve Madden is notorious for creating affordable and stylish fashion, and boy has he done it again. Mixing a pop of print with classic tan leather, the Dondi sandal represents everything fun and casual about summertime.
$60 from Swell.com
If you are looking for a more refined look, Steve Madden’s Nonstp Ankle Boot will spruce up any summer dress without breaking the bank.
$100 from SteveMadden.com
Sam Edelman does embellished sandals, and does it well. In keeping with true Sam Edelman style, he has once again fashioned a triple buckle gladiator fit for any queen. The Giselle Gladiator boasts a black, white and gold tribal design.
$100 from Anthropologie.com
A favorite among celebrities, including Victoria Secret beauty Alessandra Ambrosio, is none other than designer Isabel Marant. The Jaeryn Pomponius sandals are fresh off the runway, and ready to bring pizazz to an outfit near you. The midi heel makes this pair of sandals perfect for day or night, but these embellished beauties come at a price.
$1000 from fwrd.com
Perhaps the best thing about Los Angeles is its proximity to some of the finest beaches the west coast has to offer. The Cynthia Vincent Fayette sandals are made with comfort in mind, and offer ease for sticking our toes in the sand. The warm tones and Aztec print compliment the mini platform, making it the perfect summer sandal to walk along the boardwalk with your beau.
$200 from Anthropologie.com
Birkenstock is back in robust circulation, becoming the IT trend for summer slip-ons. Whether it’s the traditional taupe or a colorful shade, the contoured cork design is practical and adorable!
$160 from FreePeople.com
(In color Orange)
By Sabrina Blaustein (The Dia Diaries Fashion Contributor)
Chandia Brennen is a Certified Image Consultant and CEO of ItsGood2bME Fashion Consulting and Image Management based in Los Angeles CA, Chandia has been in the Fashion industry for over four years. She has worked for dozens of publications and holds the title of Senior Fashion Editor in both LA and NY. Chandia is a fashion scout for a Design Agency in NY and Brand Ambassador for HairEverywhere Luxury.