As we continue to emerge from a pretty long period of neglecting much of our wardrobes, it feels good to start embracing our forgotten items once more. The moment lockdown began to ease, I automatically turned my attention to shoes. I’ve always been a shoe person, so it should come as no surprise that my first summer purchase was a new pair of sandals. That said, even I had almost forgotten how they have an innate ability to completely change the tone of an outfit. Like many others, I’m still relying heavily on comfy clothes right now, but even they feel energised and exciting when I wear them with my new shoes. The takeaway? Shoes are powerful.
Let’s get down to it and start talking about summer’s top shoe trends, shall we? I’ve spent a few days researching both what fashion types have been wearing as of late and what’s currently highly saturated in the market, and I landed on the eight summer shoe trends that kept cropping back up. A mix of some very 2021 microtrends with a few shoe styles that are repeating from last summer (which, let’s face it, feels like it never even happened), there’s something for everyone in this eclectic shoe mix—I promise.
With an exciting few months ahead, there’s no better way to celebrate and prep for what’s to come than via a bit of shopping, especially when it involves shoes. So scroll on to find out which summer 2021 shoe trends you should buy into, and shop my favourites of each as you go.