There’s still plenty of hot summer days left and nothing screams summer like a pair of espadrille’s and I always invest in a nice pair that lasts year after year. Normally I buy a pair of wedge’s this year however the flat espadrille is all the rave and I love it!! It takes the casual espadrille to a comfier level without sacrificing any style. Great practical shoe to pack for a summer getaway and it can be worn in place of sneakers with cut off shorts, dresses or even jeans.
I found these adorable striped espadrille’s at Famous Footwear for only $29.99 but I got them for $25 because I had some saved up some points with their Famous Footwear Rewards program. I love that they have a reward program because affordable stores like Famous Footwear are a favorite among families and who doesn’t want to get something back and save a few dollars? I’ve shopped there for years for my family and with prices that low I can be pretty dangerous in there. I go in for one pair and always come out with two or sometimes even three.
Striped Espadrille – $29.99
While I love my striped espardille’s and certainly did not need another pair of shoes I still took another look around and found these strappy metallic sandals and I gotta say they are pretty fabulous. I’ve been looking for a metallic pair just like these for a while and they will be perfect to wear with just about all of my summer favorites and for only $29.99 I figured why not!. I love metallic sandals because you can still dress them up and be comfy making them a must have for summer days or nights. Check them out below.
If there’s one shoe trend that I’m happy stuck around it’s the booties (click here to see some celeb outfit inspiration)! Now I love the way they look with just abut anything BUT there’s an effortless feel when they’re worn with shorts and dresses. The key to booties with shorts and dresses is not to put too much thought into them. Keep them unfussy with flowy dresses, rolled up skinny jeans or with your favorite shorts. My favorites are the lighter colored tan pairs that help elongate the legs and give a boho-ish vibe; while the black booties give outfits some edge. There’s a ton of different options out there from fringed, studded, zippered and even buckled, but it’s the slip on ones that are the easiest to wear with everything giving you more mileage (and we all know that boots get better with every wear). Check out some of my favorite pairs under $100 and what to wear them with.
Flip flops are a summer staple and if you’re like me and live in FL then it’s a 365 day a year staple. I’m ALWAYS on the lookout for a new pair for me and my boys. My entire family is more often than not seen wearing flip flops and we have a ton of different styles to keep our options open. Flip flops are meant to be easy, comfortable and, if you buy the right ones, stylish! For the most part I love a pair of brown leather flip flops but believe it or not I often have a hard time finding just the right ones. Much of the time the leather is too tough or the color is never quite what I want. I wear brown because of the earthy vibe and Reef Sandals have an amazing selection of this type and more! I love the little details they put into them (check out the adorable crotchet pair below) and the soles are thick and comfy making them durable which means I can wear them to death!
My boys, on the other hand, have two requirements when it comes to their flip flops: comfort and durability. They use their sandals hard from running around the beach, in the water and even playing basketball in them! The Reef Fanning flip flops are absolutely perfect for this kind of wear and tear. They’re not your typical flat flip flop… these babies have arch support with a molded eva footbed and a heel airbag.
Check out some of my favorite styles and what to wear them with below.
These crotchet pairs are adorable and perfect with anything from a maxi dress to rolled-up boyfriend jeans.
These are the perfect chocolate brown flip flops! I love that they’re suede and look more expensive than $36. Wear with all of your summer favorite dresses or shorts.
The Moonlight Palms sandals is stylish and comfy! Pair with cut off shorts and a neon top for a fun look.
Men are typically practical and don’t need a ton of different looking shoes, so thankfully the fanning reefs have a ton of colors to choose from. Boys can pair these with basketball shorts and a fitted white muscle tee or chinos and a striped top – you really can’t go wrong.
Jordin Sparks was definitely the red carpet standout at the 2012-Billboard Awards. Her look was sexy and classy with a whimsical, airy aura that is perfect for spring and summer. Tip: Don’t let the lace fool you into thinikng this is a strictly dressy look. Simply swap the heels for animal print flats or add a denim jacket for a cool effortless vibe. Check out Jordin’s look and my spin on it below. Get Jordin’s look with pieces from Asos, Bakers Shoes and Fantasy Jewelry Box.
This chiffon blouse hits the bullseye: The mint color is one of this spring’s hottest shades; the embroiered detail exudes a beautiful vintage feel; and the neck tie adds the perfect touch of elegance to the sleeveless blouse making it perfect for warmer weather (and at only $30 it’s the perfect piece for work or play).
Tip: This blouse can be paired with just about anything, but I personally think it’s screaming for some dark denim whether shorts, a skirt or skinny jeans. Check out what I’d wear it with below!
Espadrilles will give your outfits the look of the season in a heartbeat! Pair them with a LWD, cut off shorts or roll up your favorite jeans for a chic look. Check out the fab picks below (all under $100) and some outfit ideas as well!
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