When your closet is feeling lackluster, is there anything better than a killer pair of shoes to bring it back to life? Whether you’re amping up denim or punctuating a feminine dress, new shoes are transformative, no matter the state of your wardrobe. If you’re urged to spend a little extra on a designer pair, look to fresh summer styles like punchy pastels, sculptural block heels and embellished sandals—we even scouted a to-die-for jelly that feels luxuriously adult—all available from well-known labels and emerging talents alike. Here, 13 styles we’re lusting after.
Designer Shoes For Summer
We’re calling it—this Korean footwear label is the next It brand to be beloved by the fashion set, thanks to its intriguingly sculptural aesthetic.
These bedecked slides are straight off the Marc Jacobs runway.
In of-the-moment lavender, patent leather puts an edgy spin on the prim kitten heel.
The grown-up jellies you didn’t know you needed, until now.
With a trendy square toe and two-tone straps, this slip-on sandal is uniquely understated.
Pack these sculptural mismatched heels for vacation with breezy dresses.
Maryam Nassir Zadeh’s PVC wedges have been a sensation—this cage-style slingback is next to hit big.
An elegant take on the transparent trend.
Fashion girls are obsessed with this exaggerated mule.
Your favorite Gucci mules, transformed for warm weather.
This fanciful platform is quirky cool.
What pairs best with chandelier-inspired crystal fringe? Denim, of course.
The perfect summer pump, wear these with everything from workwear to wedding guest attire.