Let’s talk about one of my favorite things… S H O E S!
I think that shoes are such a crucial part of completing an outfit and can really set the mood of what you are wearing. What I mean by this is that they can dress an outfit down (such as sneakers paired with a dress) or transform it into something fancy (such as a pair of sleek ankle-strap heels paired with a dress).
There are a few shoes that I have been wearing this summer that I wanted to share with you guys and just give my overall review of. But before I get into the review, I wanted to tell you what is important to me when shopping for shoes. I have rather sensitive feet and I cannot wearing anything too flat or too high for a long period of time. I really search for both comfort and style when shoe shopping, and if I buy stylish shoes that are missing one of those factors they rarely make it out of my closet. This is why I try to avoid buying shoes if they are lacking one of those characteristics because I know I won’t grab for them.
The first pair of shoes are cognac slides that literally go with E V E R Y T H I N G and have certainly been a closet staple for me this summer! I love pairing them with denim jeans or shorts and a t-shirt for a very easy everyday look. I do not usually wear completely flat shoes on a daily basis because my feet (specifically my heels) would get so sore. These slides have the perfect amount of cushion that I can surprisingly wear them all day long without being uncomfortable at the end of the day. I usually wear a 8.5 in shoes, but when buying flat sandals I always size up a half-size so I got these in a size 9.
The second pair of shoes also happen to be Steve Madden [definitely not planned, but I am a major fan of Steve’s work :)]! They are a pair of espadrilles that I absolutely A D O R E! They are the most beautiful color and have been my go-to for many outfits this summer.
I have wanted a pair of espadrilles for so long, but all the ones I see other bloggers raving about seem like too much of a splurge for me. When I found these beauties with their appealing price, I jumped on them and am so happy I did! They are surprisingly comfortable and even I could wear them for long periods of time. I do not think I could wear them if I was going to work or doing something that would involve me being quick on my feet for long periods of time because they are just a tiny bit clunky. But I only really notice this when I am moving really fast. I also really love how the espadrille detail does not cover the entire wedge of the shoe. I find that wedges can look really funny on my feet and the way that these shoes were designed are much more flattering on me. I got these shoes in my normal size 8.5.
If you are looking for two pairs of staple summer shoes that are affordable, then here they are babe! Both of them have been great additions to my closet and I have been wearing them nonstop. Since they are both neutral in color, I know I will be wearing them into the early weeks of fall when it is still hot out.
Let me know if you have any questions about these shoes or about anything in general! Both of these shoes come in multiple colors and are linked below for you to shop! I hope you all are having the best day so far!
Thanks for stopping by, Lovely!
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