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Summer Shoes: Different Styles to Spice up Your Summer Wardrobe

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Happy Friday everyone and Happy July 1st! I find it hard to believe as the months keep rolling by. My birthday and Gibby’s birthday is coming up next week, so expect a blog post on that.

Let’s talk about shoes. I am happy about my shoe situation. About 8-9 years ago, it was a different story. Those of you that know about my health, know that I have a condition called Ehlers-Danlos Type III. The Hypermobility Type, where my joints move farther than the normal range of motion and I get muscular knots everywhere in my body.You can read more about it on my About Me page if you choose. Regarding shoes, at the time, I could not wear anything with a heel, and the flats had to have support, but for the most part I had to wear sneakers. Not the cool slip on types, so trendy now, but just your average gym sneaker.

So, remembering this, and where I am now, I can say, I honestly have fun with my shoes now. Shopping for shoes, ( online) and finding styles that will fit into my wardrobe is now a joy! I wanted to share for this post, some of my shoe collection for the summer months, some trendy, some not, but rather fun staples that will carry me throughout the spring/summer months. I am able to wear a small wedge ( 1-1.5 inches) block heels ( same height) flats with support, and well-cushioned supported shoes that are fashionable. There used to be a time where “comfortable shoes” meant “ugly” or just not very stylish, but brands have come around knowing there is a market out there for beautiful, stylish and comfortable/supportive shoes. Here are some of my summer staples:

You know the melody to Oliver’s song, “Food Glorious Food ” I’m anxious to try it! Now, replace with , “Shoes, glorious shoes” I’m ready to buy it! There we go!

  • Metallic gladiators: These silver metallic are from Jambu and feel like sneakers. Metallics are in this year, and even if they werent, I would have gone for them. They have a memory foam footbed and are very comfortable. I wear them with skirts, shorts, dresses. They are versatile!
  • Tan/Cognac Fringe Gladiators: I bought these at Payless a few years ago, and they have been quite fun to wear. Pairs well with boho styles, long maxi dresses, shorts, wear with neutrals to add some fun detail to your look.
  • Nude T-Strap Sandals: These are a favorite pair and staple as I wear these with more dressy looks and they have a block heel for stability and looks. Every lady needs a pair of nude sandals as her summer staple!
  • Black Sandals : These Clark Artisan brand are known for their cushion with padded insoles. I love the leather detail on the shoe, which can take a pair of flat front shorts and give it a dressier look.
  • Red Block Heels: I love red. I have red flats and red heels. I can not wear a stilleto, but these red faux croc strappy heels give a fun pop of red to that summery LBD or LWD. Having a pair of red shoes is that colorful staple in one’s closet that adds some fun to a loook.
  • Floral Flats: I loved these cute floral pointed flats from Rockport. The style is so soft and pretty, they can be worn with a pattern, or to add color and pattern to a solid color look.
  • White Strappy Wedges Again these are Clark Artisan, with a strappy sandal and wedge, its great to have a pair of white shoes or sandals for the summer months to go with everything.
  • Espadrilles: I just bought these from Zara, as the criss cross strappy look caught my eye, and I loved the rubber platform bottom adding more cushion and stability. The style is fun and can be worn with anything from shorts to dresses. I love these with a current Safari look or khaki dress.
  • White block heel or Strappy Sandal: These are often a go to shoe for me and great to dress up shorts, wear with dresses, jeans, anything!

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These are not all of my shoes for spring summer, ( lets just say I have a bit of a collection now)but wanted to give you some of the summer staples one might have to add to their shoe wardrobe. Remember, in the immortal words of Marilyn Monroe:

‘Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.’ – Marilyn Monroe

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What kind of shoes do you want to add to your summer wardrobe?

Enjoy your weekend!

Jess XO

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23 Comments

  • Reply
    Rena
    July 6, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    While I do have some crossovers, there some distinctly spring/summer shoes and some distinctly fall/winter shoes in my wardrobe. Mostly anything either open-toe or strappy I consider fit for spring/summer. Unfortunately most of my casual sandals tend to be black and I like to add some color but I haven’t found much that I like this season. I really like your fringed sandals … need to get a pair like those for myself. Thanks for adding your post to my Fine-Whatever link up.

    Rena
    http://www.finewhateverblog.com

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    Anna
    July 4, 2016 at 3:49 am

    Hi Jess, great collection, very versatile and with the rest of your collection unseen, they come very handy when you need to add a statement to your outfit. Funny, but have almost identical pair of shoes like your red blocked heel ones, only in Tiffany colour and absolutely love them.

    As my husbands always says, woman cannot have too many shoes 🙂 Love him for it

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      July 4, 2016 at 10:57 am

      Hi Anna
      Thank you.Yes, this is a small portion of the spring/summer shoes just as a guideline for types of shoes one might want to own for the summer. Very true, I enjoy looking for shoes and those Tiffany colored block heels sound beautiful~~ Wow, I like that your husband said that! 🙂 Have a wonderful day! x

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    Hanna
    July 3, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    Very, very helpful post! I don’t feel very educated on all the different kinds of summer shoes, and this definitely helped. Thank you!
    xx Hanna | http://www.fashionablyshort.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      July 4, 2016 at 10:59 am

      Hi Hanna
      Thank you. I appreciate you stopping by! Yes, I wanted to present a guideline for types of summer shoes. I am glad you found it helpful! xx

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    Jacqui
    July 3, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    Lovely blog, looked at my shoes collection the other week and realised it’s mostly neutral colours, so I’m trying to add colour into it. So far I’ve added red sling backs and blue suede espadrilles – both I love. Still need more colour though, but a great reason to shop! Jacqui
    http://www.mummabstylish.com

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      July 3, 2016 at 6:46 pm

      Hi Jacqui, thank you for stopping by! This is only a small portion of my summer/spring shoe collection. I have a fair amount of color, as I love color in clothing and shoes. The sling backs and espadrilles sound great. I have some lilac t-strap shoes coming up on the blog, a pair of peach wedges, pink flats etc. Just wanted to show a sample of shoes to add to the summer wardrobee. Thanks again! jess x

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    shelbeeontheedge1
    July 3, 2016 at 6:20 am

    I have a crazy amount of shoes, Jess, as any well-respected blogger should! Ha! You have a beautiful and diverse collection of shoes that you have shown here. I particularly love your metallic gladiators, your red strappy ones, and the adorable espadrilles. And I know that I have commented on each those pairs when you wore them in previous blog posts! You have fabulous taste and I am so glad you were able to find comfortable and supportive shoes that are still so gorgeous!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      July 3, 2016 at 12:12 pm

      Hi Shelbee, this is only a small portion of shoes, but I wanted to show a variety. I appreciate your comment. I do enjoy fun shoes and it is much nicer to shop for them now.

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    Ruth Maldonado
    July 2, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    I just don’t think you can have too many sandals! Great pics! I love those lace up espadrilles!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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      Jess Jannenga
      July 3, 2016 at 12:10 pm

      Yes! It is finally to the point where I can enjoy looking for shoes. Happy 4th Debbie! xx

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    cassidl
    July 1, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    great shoes and I love those fringe ones

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      Jess Jannenga
      July 2, 2016 at 11:36 am

      Thank you Linda, it has been fun to wear more stylish shoes this year. Those are some of my fav ones,and super comfy too!. Have a great weekend. xx

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    Elle
    July 1, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    Love all of your new shoes and am so glad you can wear different styles now. It does make such a happy difference in our outfits! Shopping for shoes should be a pleasure!
    xx, Elle
    http://www.theellediaries.com/

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    Candace
    July 1, 2016 at 11:43 am

    Definitely some more block heels for me. And creepers. Love your khaki sandals 🙂

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com/gone-tanning/

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      July 1, 2016 at 11:50 am

      I love block heels! So easy to walk in and cute! Thanks, I liked them as soon as I saw them! Happy 4th weekend. x

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    jaymieashcraft
    July 1, 2016 at 9:45 am

    Gorgoues shoes!!! So glad you able to wear them! I have RA and also have to have supportive foot wear. Not always cute!! Ha! Have a great 4th!!
    Jaymie

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    Patti
    July 1, 2016 at 8:44 am

    Gorgeous selection, Jess! The fringed sandals are my personal faves, xox

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      July 1, 2016 at 10:15 am

      Hi Patti! thank you, yes, I do wear those often too! Have a Happy 4th weekend. xx

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    Nancy
    July 1, 2016 at 7:36 am

    I am really happy for you that you can wear a more elegant shoe. I can imagine with the way you dress, very feminine, that it is very irritating that you can’t wear an elegant shoe with it. Hope to see you on Fancy Friday!
    http://www.nancysfashionstyle.com

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      July 1, 2016 at 10:15 am

      Thank you Nancy. Yes, well when I first was diagnosed I was wearing mostly yoga pants and sneakers! It is fun to be able to have shoes to choose from now. Happy 4th weekend. xx

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