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
Yuul Yie Embellished Satin Slingbacks
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.
Marc Jacobs Sage Embellished Sandals
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.
Lance Jelly Glitter Sandals
The grown-up jellies you didn’t know you needed, until now.
Marissa Sage Green Suede + Tan Leather Croc Three Strap Sandal
With a trendy square toe and two-tone straps, this slip-on sandal is uniquely understated.
Samba Ornamental-Heel Leather Sandals
Pack these sculptural mismatched heels for vacation with breezy dresses.
Maryam Nassir Zadeh Maribel Sandal
Need Supply Co.
Maryam Nassir Zadeh’s PVC wedges have been a sensation—this cage-style slingback is next to hit big.
Neous Opus Clear Sandal
Need Supply Co.
An elegant take on the transparent trend.
Balenciaga Knife Satin Mules
Fashion girls are obsessed with this exaggerated mule.
Gucci Princeton Raffia Backless Loafers
Your favorite Gucci mules, transformed for warm weather.
Sies Marjan Ellie Croc-Effect Leather Platform Slingback Sandals
This fanciful platform is quirky cool.
Crystal-Fringe Lamé Sandals
What pairs best with chandelier-inspired crystal fringe? Denim, of course.
Christian Louboutin x Roland Mouret Cage And Curry Mesh And Woven Leather Pumps
The perfect summer pump, wear these with everything from workwear to wedding guest attire.