Looking for an easy yet stylish shoe this summer? Enter the slide. From the moment they landed on the fashion map, slides have instantly become the must-have summer shoe. Celebrity fashionistas like Kendall Jenner, Rihanna, and Bella Hadid have been killing this trend, and for good reason. Slides are versatile which means you can slide into them for any occasion, even when you’re rushing out the door (literally). Here are six pairs of slides you’ll want to try this summer.
Pop of Colour
Slides with a pop of colour are essential for the summer. When on vacation or just for the daytime, showcasing pops of colour and bold tones should be your go-to look as you bask underneath the sun. The colours of the shoe help make the outfit. You can pair them with pretty cover-ups, denim cutoffs and a crop top or a flowy summer wrap dress.
Shop the Look: Mystique Sanda, $198, available at Revolve
Put a Bow on It
These Puma Fenty slides have been the talk-of-the-town since our fave bad girl Rihanna released them back in March. Now that it’s summertime, we can rock these athletic slides even harder. The satin bow on the slide definitely screams pretty but preppy. They are a cross between street and Parisian, which allows us to wear them at any occasion. Whether it’s before or after the gym, or grocery shopping, the satin bow helps glam up the athleisure trend.
Shop the Look: Puma Fenty Bow Slides, $110, available at Foot Locker
The classic slide anyone can wear is the Birkenstock. It’s one of the original slides that are good for both walking and comfort. We tend to strain our feet a lot whenever we wear those stylish heels or super uncomfortably on-trend flats, which is why a pair of Birkenstocks is a must for summer. The Birkenstock is a good after-work or beach-day getaway shoe that allows you to look good while still having excellent foot support.
Shop the Look: Birkenstock Arizona Mono Slide, $124, available at Urban Outfitters
For Feeling Fabulous
Fur slides are the fashionable twist to the classic slumber party slippers. Retailers have made them appropriate to wear out, without the “I just woke up look”. Now that high-street and designer brands are all selling these slides, the price ranges are endless. You can splurge or save on these but either way, you need to be rocking this popular trend.
Shop the Look: Softy Slide, $40, available at Steve Madden
The block heeled slides are the shoes that elevate the trend. With the extra height, they provide a minimalistic approach while staying fashion forward. These patent leather slides are perfect for work, as they are sleek, smart and sharp. They can easily be paired with a power suit or a pair of your go-to casual Friday jeans.
Shop the Look: Nazar Zadeh Patent Leather Sophie Slides, $508, available at fwrd.com
A glamourous slide is a must in your closet this season. This slide can be an easy replacement for those chic stilettos you can only wear for approximately an hour… if you’re lucky. A night out on the town doesn’t always mean killing yourself in heels, sometimes a slide will do. Whether it’s grabbing a drink with the girls, going to a concert, or hearing some funky beats, these slides will have all the attention on your flashy feet.
Shop the Look: Jeffrey Campbell Parr Embellished Slide Sandal, $203, available at Nordstrom
Image courtesy of Hayley Boyd via Vogue
1. Mystique Sanda, $198, available at Revolve
2. Puma Fenty Bow Slides, $110, available at Foot Locker
3. Birkenstock Arizona Mono Slide, $124, available at Urban Outfitters
4. Softy Slide, $40, available at Steve Madden
5. Nazar Zadeh Patent Leather Sophie Slides, $508, available at fwrd.com
6. Jeffrey Campbell Parr Embellished Slide Sandal,$203, available at Nordstrom
By Prescylla Mizinga, Toronto, @prescyllav
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