Top Shoe Trends for Summer 2016

Looking to find the best shoes to complete your summer look? Based off designer trends and street-style popularity, we’ve gathered the top 10 shoe trends you need for Summer 2016. With these shoes on your feet, you’ll find yourself saying “Hey! My eyes are up here!” for reasons you never thought of. Turn those heads to the ground with these 10 fabulous summer trends to be on the lookout for ASAP!

Note: We understand we have readers with all different budget types. For the purpose of this post we consider anything over $100 a splurge and anything $99 and under a steal but have found great shoes for much more and much less than the ones listed above. 

Top Shoe trends for Summer 2016


An elegant way to stay sharp this summer. Pointed-toe heels and flats have been spotted all over the runway and now all over the streets. You can find almost any type of shoe with a pointed toe. I know I’ll be looking for pointed-toe heels for all the weddings and dinner parties coming up this summer!

Steal: Carvela Lizzie Suedette Pointed-toe Flats   $130

Carvella Black and white pointed-toe flats

Steal: Sole Society Light Blue Lana Ankle Strap Pump  $75

Light Blue Pointed-Toe Heel



Get in with high society with Oxford style shoes. This style has been around for quite awhile but is finally making a big appearance. This style is great for weddings, dinner parties and lunch dates.

Splurge: KMB Allons Oxfords from Anthropologie   $118

KMB Allons Oxfords from Anthropologie

Steal: Lucky Brand Yates Perforated Oxfords  $55

Lucky Brand Oxfords

Strappy Shoes

Thick straps, skinny straps, lace up straps, ankle straps, across the toe straps…you name it. Strappy shoes are popping up everywhere and are going to be especially big for the summer. Strappy shoes are extremely versatile and it doesn’t hurt to have a couple pairs in your closet. They’ll be put to good use this summer!

Splurge: Free People Mesa Verde Gladiator Sandal $138

Free People Mesa Verde Gladiator Sandal

Steal: Leatherette Strappy Sandals $18

Black Leatherette Strappy Sandals

Clean white

This summer is going to be white hot! If you check out Instagram or Pinterest right now, you’ll see tons of adorable outfits with white shoes! We’re definitely on board with this!


Splurge: Jeffrey Campbell Taggart Booties $200

Jeffrey Campbell Taggart Booties in White

Steal: Galleria White Ankle Strap Heels $34

Galleria White Ankle Strap Heels


Bright colored shoes are one way to make heads turn but metallic shoes take it to another level. Dress them up or down but make sure you have at least one pair of metallic shoes in your closet this year!

Splurge: Tory Burch Marion Quilted Sneaker in Rose Gold $117

Tory Burch Marion Quilted Sneaker in Rose Gold

Steal: Double Banded Platform Sandals $19

Double Banded Berkenstock-like Sandals in Silver


I have to admit, these are probably my favorite Spring/Summer 2016 look. Part bootie, part heel, part sandal, the perfect trifecta for an elegant footwear statement.

Splurge: VIA SPIGA Fabrizie Slingback Mules in Off-white and tan $156


Steal:  Make Me Chic Ankle Strap Stiletto Mules in Red   $28

Ankle Strap Stilettp Mules in Red

Wooden platforms

Talk a walk through nature, or just on some nature-inspired platform wedges. Look for platform wedges with a wood or wooden-looking base. They look great paired with any type of bottom and are much more comfortable than stillettos! No doubt, these are going to be all the rage for Summer 2016.

Splurge: White House Black Market Chambray Wedge Sandals  $125

White House Black Market Chambray Wedge Sandals

Steal: Vince Camuto Oriana Platform T-Strap Sandals   $97

Vince Camuto Oriana Platform T-strap wooden wedges


Urban sneakers are the new boat shoe. These are sure to make a statement. Urban sneakers are comfortable enough for all your summer activities but trendy enough to make sure your outfit is on point.

Splurge: Adidas by Raf Simons Cherry Stan Smith Low Sneakers in Ashpnk   $228

Adidas by Raf Simons Cherry Stan Low Sneakers in Ashpnk

Steal: Keds for Kate Spade Embroidered White Sneaker   $85

Keds for Kate Spade Embroidered White Sneaker

Block Heels

Bring out your inner Clueless character with block heels for Summer 2016! What we love about block heels is that it can be incorporated with any other heel style. Ankle straps + block heels=so trendy for summer 2016. Lace up heels + block heels=fab for summer 2016. Booties + block heels= so summer 2016. You get the point.

Splurge: Schutz Enida Black Ankle Strap Block Heels   $170

Schutz Enida Block heel ankle strap black heels

Steal: MEGHAN Block Heel Sandals from TopShop   $48

MEGHAN Blush Pink Block Heel Sandals


Prepare to see pom sandals everywhere. These are also known as embellished sandals or Greek leather sandals, due to their coastal appeal and popularity in Greece. With a quirky yet chic ere to them, these sandals are sure to be a hit with endless styling possibilities.

Splurge: Mabu by Maria Bk on Net-A-Porter  $200

Maby by Maria Bk Lace Up Embellished Sandals

Steal: Steve Madden “Ommaha” Embellished Lace-up Sandals   $70

Steve Madden "Ommaha" Lace up Embellished Sandals


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