Forget about the muggy temperature for a minute and think of all the fashionable perks summer brings. For starters, summer is the season of wedges, the foot friendly height-enhancing shoe of choice. Not only are these sandals super comfortable and flattering, wedges come in all sorts of standout prints while featuring intricate detailing and luxe fabrics. To get yourself acquainted, check out summer's top 10 most playful and hottest wedges.
Forget about prints for a second and focus on shapes. Particularly, a quirky shape like the zigzags on these Twelfth St. By Cynthia Vincent wedges. These colorful printed zigzags also feature a neon braided trim, the ideal summer accent. Zip closure at the heel makes for a comfortable and practical fit. Pair these with cutoff denim and a simple T for a casual vibe or with a LWD (little white dress) for a more special occasion.
Lighten up your bows with blue denim, a sweet combination that feels fresh and young. These RED Valentino denim wedges feature a bow at the vamp and wraparound buckled straps at the ankles. The corked bottoms further the casual vibe that works perfectly when paired with a summer frock.
Get your sassy on with these snake-embossed leather Alice + Olivia wedge sandals. Done in a colorful mix of coral, pink, off-white, and mint green, these textured wedges feel playful and simultaneously sexy. A covered platform and wedge heel adds extra height, while the elastic inset at the sling-back strap makes for a comfortable fit. Pair these exotic wedges with a pastel hued maxi dress for an on-trend summer combination.
Set sail for your summer travels in these seaside-inspired wedges from YSL. These sensational shoes will have you feeling like your on vacation even if your wearing them while on the job. Black suede straps make for a fashion-forward contrast against the red patent starfish print platform, while gold-toned hardware adds an extra touch of luxe. Pair these with a striped dress for a nautical-inspired combination or with wide leg pants for extra stature.
Give your summer wardrobe a boost with these bold printed floral wedges from DKNY. The colorful combination of blue, red, white, and black make for a standout print that will liven up any outfit you put on. A red suede ankle strap adds a tough element to an otherwise playful shoe. Pair the fun wedges with a striped maxi dress for an irresistible clashing print duo or with a lightweight frock in a sumptuous summer shade.
Make a fashionable statement in these fabulous multicolored canvas wedges from Pierre Hardy. Not only will these super fun wedges give you a great boost of height, they will also embolden any outfit you put on. To show these stunners off, pair them with cropped pants or a mini skirt. A fun investment you will not regret.
Add a touch of pastel to your summer ensembles with these lilac wedges from Topshop. The lavender leather t-strap matches the color of the the canvas heel, a combination that feels both sweet and contemporary. Pair these summery wedges with fit and flared frocks of the same tone for a monochrome styled outfit.
Try on these affordable colorful wedges from Zara, and you will be surprised at how many compliments your feet will receive. These super stunning sandals are made from plaited leather in happy colors such as bubblegum pink, red, and navy blue. These playful wedges are super versatile as their color palate matches with all types of prints and solid patterns. Wear with a polka dot frock for a retro-inspired vibe.
Go for a sexy vibe in these velvety leopard print wedges from Charlotte Russe. The animal-print pattern make these shoes hot enough to wear during the evening while the light raffia wedge make them daytime appropriate as well. Not only are these super-affordable shoes striking and unique, they are also comfortable to boot. Lightly cushioned insoles and adjustable ankle straps make for a very comfortable fit. Did I mention these will only run you about $40? You are so welcome.
Embrace the 80s in these purple tie-dye wedges from Boutique 9. These comfortable espadrilles feature elastic crisscross straps and a raffia sling-back. Braided detailing on the stacked platform and heel make for a contemporary look that feels young and fresh. Wear these colorful espadrilles to a pool party or to liven up your casual Friday work look.