by Andrea Sparks
Everyone loves a pair of high heels, and wedges take the look to new levels with their easy, chic style. Wedges are great year-round, but no time is better to wear a cute pair of wedges than summer. These fun, fresh shoes will give your summertime outfits an instant update from the ground up. The following tips will help you pair wedges with all of your summertime outfits.
Espadrilles: As the iconic summer wedge, espadrilles are the perfect shoes for when the weather heats up. Espadrilles are defined by their jute-wrapped wedge heel and often have an open sandal design made of canvas or other fabrics. Some espadrilles have a wraparound design that looks great with short dresses and skirts for summertime soirees.
Strappy sandals: Fresh, cool and beachy-chic, a pair of strappy sandals will go fantastic with all your summertime ensembles. Pair cute leather wedge sandals with shorts and capris or pretty metallic sandals with a lightweight sundress. The wedge heel provides more support than a standard high heel, making them comfortable for shopping trips, the office and poolside barbecues alike.
Gladiator: One of the hottest women's shoe trends, the gladiator sandal, gets a more feminine touch with a wedge heel. Strappy and chic, gladiator sandals are the perfect shoes for summertime. Pair your gladiator wedges with skinny jeans and a long tank top for an edgy summer look that easily transforms from day to night.
Peep toe: This retro look is as sweet and feminine as it is comfortable in the warm summer months. A pair of peep-toe wedges looks great with everything in your closet, from jeans and a tank top to a fun party dress for summer weddings and dressy outdoor parties. Look for peep-toe wedges with an ankle-wrap design or sling-back wedges to keep your summer look light and fresh.
Casual classics: From seaside boat shoes to urban canvas sneakers, your old favorites get a fresh new update for summertime with a wedge heel. Perfect for casual afternoons, these styles of wedges pair perfectly with rolled-up boyfriend jeans and your favorite T-shirt. Keep a pair of casual wedges in your closet to make summertime cool and comfortable.