Summer Footwear Essentials
Whether you love ’em or loathe ’em, slides are set to be a major summer footwear trend.
Check out some of our top style picks and be inspired to slide into the most laidback footwear trend of the season.
Not all street stylers warmed quickly to the slide resurgence a few years ago, but the iconic Birkenstock soon made its way onto runways and the fashion week’s front row. The double buckle style is still the most recognisable and classic of the footwear trend.
Nostalgic 90s obsessed fashion lovers, you’re in luck. As with most trends from the internet’s most-obsessed-over decade, the platform slide is making its return into sartorial consciousness. Think chunky foam soles and super comfy bands to keep your feet snug. This particular slide trend is perfect for adding height and staying casual without heading into wedge territory.
For those of us who love to rock a chunky platform boot all year ’round, transitioning to summer footwear can be a challenge. Slides aren’t just a good fit for those with boho or feminine style. Dr Martens’ range of slides has all the perks of this super comfy shoe trend while retaining the brand’s signature toughness.
Change It Up
Not sure if the humble slide is versatile enough to be your summer footwear of choice? Fear not, new Aussie slides label NYOF have you covered. One pair of slides turns into multiple looks with NYOF’s changeable slide patches. Go from fluffy and laidback for errand running to embellished elegance for evening drinks – all without taking your shoes off.
A major trend in handbags and hats this summer is a woven finish. It was only a matter of time before footwear followed suit. Woven slides can add an elevated elegance to a casual summertime look.
Possibly the most popular slide trend in recent years, laidback sporty luxe is a perfect summertime look. Whether you want to flex the logo of your favourite sporting brand or keep it safe with a simple silhouette, sporty slides are chic and athletic at the same time.
If shimmery clothing just isn’t your thing, you can still rock the metallic trend this summer. Slides with a pearly finish in chrome colours and adventurous brights are a great way to add interest to an outfit.
The biggest print trend in winter coats doesn’t need to take a backseat for summer. Printed slides are the perfect way to rock your favourite jungle-inspired trend. Mock-croc, zebra, leopard and snakeskin slides are sure to be a major street style trend this season.
Want to see more? Check out our video of what happened we we asked some of our followers to Road Test a new Aussie slide label.