Every summer we wear Sandals; however, what’s “in” is not quite as consistent as the seasons. Lucky for us women, though, the ever-changing trends call for some sandal shopping as summer of 2014 kicks off. So one might ask, what’s in style this summer? From minimalist leather slip-ons to knee-high gladiator sandals, there’s something in store for every women this summer.
The classic flip-flop has been replaced with much chicer flat Sandals. Such as leather criss-cross slide ons that come in white, tan, peach, black, and metallic silver. Birkenstock’s have also recently become much more fashionable than the functional company probably ever predicted. Many trendy shoe brands as well as high-fashion designers have been inspired by the classic two-strap Birkenstock sandal. Even the brand itself has stepped up it’s game with more fashionable options for their new trend-conscious clients. A flatform has even been added on to the modest sandal by some designers; another trend in Sandals right now. Flatforms allow for a comfortable lift and are very 1990’s, the trend is most effective in white flatforms with lots of buckles.
A recurring trend is the Roman-inspired gladiator sandal. This summer the trend is back and reaching new heights. Knee-high gladiator sandals are a great go-to shoe to make any outfit cooler. Add them to a pair of jean shorts and a white tank and you’ve got yourself an instantly hip outfit. If you’re looking for a shoe that’s a little more subtle but still sticking with the gladiator trend, choose a a strappy sandal that ties around the ankle.
Last but surely not least, are this season’s Sandals for the girl who just can’t go without a heel. Simple white leather sandals with a thick wooden heel are so minimal yet beautiful. If you want a little more excitement, go for a white leather heel with embellishments of stones and metals. Floral printed heels in either leather or cloth are also on trend at the moment and look super feminine with a maxi dress or skirt.