Five Shoes You Need for Spring and Summer

Although I live by the “less is more” philosophy for curating my closet, there’s one area that can always get me in trouble… SHOES! Give mama all the cute shoes!

I used to be a total shoe hoarder and at one point had over 60 pairs! Those days are long gone and I’ve reined in my shoe habit to the point that I only add a couple of new pairs per season. Honestly all the shoes I need for spring and summer are what I already have and they fit into these five categories – Pop of Color, Sneakers, Neutral Sandals, Leopard and Metallic.

If you’ve ever done a GYPO Style Challenge you know this is true! Every spring and summer shopping list tends to have shoes on it in these categories. They’re the pairs you’ll be loving and slipping into year after year!

The cool thing is that every year we see some fun variations on the trends within each of these categories, for instance espadrilles and white sneakers. Today I’m partnering with Nordstrom to bring you my spring and summer 2019 fresh list of shoe trends.

1. Pop of Color

A bright shoe is all you need to perk up any outfit. Add any color of the rainbow to coordinating or complementary colors.

Sole Society Erianna Bow Slide Sandals – 3 Colors

Coconuts Cabana Slide Sandal – 6 Colors (Only $29!)

Caslon Mateo Slide Sandals – 6 Colors

Franco Sarto Clemens Espadrille Wedge – 6 Colors

2. Sneakers

All white sneakers and slip ons are definitely having a moment! There’s no comfier way to look totally on trend.

Dr. Scholl’s Madi Sneaker – 3 Colors

Tretorn Nylite Plus Sneaker – 4 Colors

Vans Authentic Knotted Lace Sneakers

3. Neutral Sandals

The most wearable of them all – neutral sandals are an absolute must have!

Tory Burch Miller Flip Flop – 12 Colors

Hush Puppies Lyricale Wedge Sandal – 3 Colors

Sbicca Venka Sandal – 3 Colors

4. Leopard Print

There’s perhaps no print nearer and dearer to my heart year-round than leopard. There’s no reason to pack away your favorite leopard shoes for spring and summer!

Cole Haan Piper Loafer Mule – 7 Colors

Sam Edelman Gladis Strappy Sandal – 4 Colors

Vince Camuto Sebatini Calf Hair Sandal

5. Metallic

Metallic shoes are a neutral. They add a bit of interest to any outfit – try gold shoes paired with navy and white or coral!

Caslon Shiloh Espadrille Sandal – 9 Colors

Sam Edelman Bay Cut Out Slide Sandal – 9 Colors

Steve Madden Aida Platform Sandal – 6 Colors



Big thanks to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post and making it easy for us to update our spring and summer shoes!

It’s Your Turn: What are your favorite trends in footwear for spring/summer 2019? Tell me in the comments!