The sun is out and so is our skin! It’s time to say goodbye to your closed-toe booties and say hello to chic summer sandals. Get out your favorite bottle of nail polish, free your toes, and get in the colorful mood because this summer’s sandal trend is all about being flirty and free. These sandals will be sure to complete all of your new summer outfits while showing off your toes. So bare some skin, switch up your style, and check off these summer must-haves from your shopping list!
Miss Selfridge Embroidered Heeled Sandal
Start your summer off with a bang in one of our favorite heeled sandals! Miss Selfridge is the ultimate definition of flirty and cute while adding that bit of sexy to complete any outfit. From its bold heel and flirty peep-toe to the floral, embroidered body design, this bright pump screams summer fun. It’s perfect for both day and night outings, and can be paired with anything—from jeans and miniskirts to bold patterned dresses and shorts. Miss Selfridge can either add to your outfit or completely dress it up, which makes it the perfect, essential sandal for this season.
For all of you music festival lovers out there, join me in welcoming festival season. Hot summer days filled with funky tunes and fresh squeezed lemonade—something we all look forward to in the frigid months of winter. Well, we have arrived, bought our tickets and can’t wait to get out there and feel the beat.
But before we pack our bottles of sunscreen, ponchos and protein bars, let’s make some room in our suitcases for the summer music festival apparel that is sure to keep you cool, cute and confident at your next festival. 1. Comfortable shoes are key
First off, depending on the terrain and whether your festival is set on concrete, sand or grass, you want to be sure your feet are secure and ready to stand for hours on end. Always choose a cute pair of closed-toed shoes, and try to avoid buying new ones specifically for the occasion. You want the sneakers you’ve worn in—and not the new blisters. I suggest Steve Madden Troppa women’s boots. Pair them with jeans, or your favorite sun dress. You’ll rock the suburban cowgirl look, and you’re feet will thank you later!
Steve Madden Troppa Brown Leather Women’s Boots – $99.95, www.zappos.com
2. Layer, layer, layer! Secondly, be over prepared with your options. If your festival runs from 12pm to 12am, you’re going to face sun, clouds, possibly rain, and a cool evening. Start with a fun-colored bandeaux, slap on a flowy tank, and finish layering with a flannel or light cardigan that you can strip off easily. I suggest something like this:
3. Accessorize Galore
Finally, my favorite part of the festival style is the creative license people take with their accessories. From flower head bands, to ripped stockings, to straw fedoras and oversized sunglasses – it is fashion heaven. Remember to pack extra bracelets, big earrings and, most of all, have fun with it!
Photo courtesy of travelhymns.com
Keep these items in your suitcase paired with your personal fashion flair, and you can be sure to effortlessly enjoy your next festival event! Have more ideas? All you music-festival-veterans out there, let us know what you think — tweet @clichemag! Featured image courtesy of Ashley Garmon from Lollapalooza.com