As our social lives kick up again, our calendars are rapidly filling up with weddings, parties, and evening soirees. While we appreciate the restored interest in networking and gatherings, the notion of slipping back into sky-high stiletto heels on a hot summer day is less appealing. The wedge sandal has arrived. The wedge sandal blends the height and elegance of a high heel with the comfort and strength of a flat shoe to create a stunning yet supportive hybrid. This is a win-win situation for everyone! With the wardrobe multi-tasker providing numerous styling possibilities for the warmer months, we look at how to style wedge sandals, some styling advice, and what we’ll be wearing them with this summer.
WHAT TO WEAR WEDGE SANDALS WITH
When it comes to what you should wear with your wedge sandals, the options are practically unlimited. During the summer, wedge sandals are the ideal mix of formal and informal, and they go with a wide range of styles and occasions. Cropped capris, like the ones shown here with our ever-popular Lorena wedge sandals, are a fantastic summer outfit. The cropped shape is ideal for flaunting your summer tan while also highlighting your stunning shoes.
The wide straps on Wedge create a charming yet supportive silhouette that’s ideal for summer gatherings and barbeques. A wedge mule sandal is a terrific alternative if straps aren’t your thing. Mules have exploded in popularity in recent years, and they don’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. The Adelyn wedge mule shoes, for example, are a slip-on style with a sleek silhouette that’s perfect for swimming or dressing up with classic linen trousers or flared jeans.
ARE WEDGE SANDALS IN STYLE?
Absolutely! Wedge sandals are a timeless style that will never go out of style. They’ve reigned supreme for decades, thanks to their breezy elegance and effortless silhouette, and they’re back every spring and summer. Wedge sandals have been seen on a plethora of fashionistas in recent seasons. Actresses like Jennifer Anniston and Reese Witherspoon, as well as Kate Middleton, the royal fashion leader, are frequently photographed sporting their favourite summer wedges. Kate frequently wears an espadrille-style wedge with a platform while attending an outdoor event on grass, since the broad platform reduces the sinking and struggle that might occur when wearing a stiletto heel or court shoe.
WHAT TO WEAR WITH PLATFORM WEDGE SANDALS
Platform wedge sandals can give you a significant height lift, which is really attractive. Because the platform and wedge make the sandals bulkier, it’s a good idea to experiment with proportions to see what works best to offset the extra height. With our Neave wedges and a pair of platform sandals, a pair of wide flowy palazzo trousers might look wonderful. The metallic texture and lime colour contrast and complement the bright yellow suede of the sandals. Try a floating 70s midi or maxi dress for a complete 70s look.
HOW TO WEAR LACE UP WEDGE SANDALS
For the summer, lace-up wedge sandals are a lovely and feminine option. The laces around the ankle and foot not only add support, but they also give the shoe a brilliantly dynamic design that is fascinating from any viewpoint. When it comes to lace-up sandals like Alyssa, the best way to obtain the perfect fit is to first put your foot in the shoe and make sure it’s level on the ground, allowing your calf to relax and the lacing to be adjusted appropriately.
Then zigzag the two straps around the foot in opposite directions until they meet, then tie them in a bow when you’re satisfied with the fit. If your laces are slipping down your legs, which can happen when they’re wet, use a small quantity of hairspray to give them more hold.
WHAT TO WEAR WITH ESPADRILLE WEDGE SANDALS
Wedge espadrille shoes are a must-have for summer and go with everything! Espadrille shoes may be worn with everything from blue denim and a white blouse to a fancy event gown. Arabella is a closed-toe espadrille with a polished look (and no need for a pedicure!). Wear a brightly coloured wedge espadrille with a patterned dress to draw attention to one of the outfit’s primary colours. Or do you want to go with a neutral colour like brown, black, or navy that goes with everything? There are no fashion constraints when it comes to the espadrille wedge because it is such a versatile and wearable shoe.
ARE WEDGE SANDALS COMFORTABLE?
Yes! For many people, wedges are the most comfortable heel because of its wedge design. The weight of a wedge-shaped shoe is distributed equally across the foot, whereas the weight of a stiletto with a narrow heel is concentrated on a tiny surface area. A platform is common in wedges, and it helps to balance the heel height for a more comfortable fit and easy walking. Choose a type with a wide strap that is more comfortable on the foot and an adjustable ankle strap or one that lace up around the ankle for further stability.
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