The SN Shoe Edit: Shop Our Favorite Shoes for Summer

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As the summer season kicks off, we’re sure there are plenty of rosé pool parties and beachside afternoons in your future.

Equally essential to your summer plans is deciding what to wear–and we have your footwear selection covered. We pulled together an SN-approved list of the season’s hottest shoe trends. From trendy sneakers to super-chic slides and all of the strappy mules you’ll wear in between, these are the seasonal must-haves you’ll need to put your best foot forward all summer long.

Step Into Summer Heels

Our favorite part of dressing in the summer is being able to wear barely-there heels without bracing for cold weather. This season, in particular, we’re just happy to have a reason to dress up again, dazzling heels and all!

When it comes to summer shoes, you can play around with color and texture for virtually any occasion. A strappy stiletto will compliment that satin slip dress you want to wear on date night, while a minimalist block heel from Schutz is perfect with a pair of wide-leg pants.

Keep Casual Flats On Hand

No matter your sartorial preference, every summer wardrobe requires a pair of casual and comfortable everyday flats. We have few trusted styles to suggest as you stock up for the season.

Our go-to favorites include elevated slides and strappy sandals–wear them with a playful sundress or denim shorts for a polished look. For the street style maven who is ready to embrace a trend we've seen *everywhere,* we recommend picking up a pair of Birkenstocks and Mary Jane ballet flats. They've both had major resurgences recently and are on the top of our must-try footwear trend list.

Pick Up New Statement Sandals

Whether you’re at a pool party in the Hamptons or hitting the pavement in the city, summer is the time to have a pair of easy, breezy sandals on your feet. But no one said they have to be boring!

From brightly colored slides to show-stopping strappy heels by Cult Gaia, make your footwear stand out in a pair of these statement sandals. The possibilities to embrace this trend are truly endless–they pair just as easily with a whimsical cotton dress as they do with a simple white tank top and jeans.

Make Easy Sneakers Your New Go-To

Although sandals are often considered the universal summer shoe, we’d like to take a moment to appreciate the holy grail of footwear: sneakers. There is nothing quite like throwing on a pair of easy sneakers with a sundress or a romper for a day in the summer heat.

You can't go wrong with a classic pair of white sneakers. Whether you buy a pair with easy velcro or a style with a sequined star for added flair, white sneakers will quickly become an everyday essential. For a unique and detail-heavy look, opt for these sneakers from Ganni that have retro color blocking or a cool canvas pair by Schutz.