June 22, 2017 3 min read
Hey OTBT wanderers! Summer has officially arrived, and we’ve already dug out the short-sleeves, tanks, shorts and shades in preparation for warmer weather and stylish seasonal fashion. This summer, make sure you don’t overlook a crucial part of your warm weather wardrobe – the perfect pair of fashionable and stylish summer shoes!
Here’s five on-trend styles you won’t want to miss if you’re in the market for women’s casual shoes this summer!
Inspired by the style of the ancient Romans, gladiators are chic and stylish casual shoes that are making a comeback for the 21st century. These classic women’s sandals have been given a modern update in recent years, keeping their look fresh and current for today’s fashion world. Their basic, utilitarian nature makes them great for on-the-go wear, but make no mistake - these comfortable sandals are anything but boring. Gladiators can be worn so many different ways, depending on your look and the style that you choose. Want a look perfect for rockin’ at the next indie musical festival? Go with flat and fringy gladiators for a true bohemian vibe. Looking for a look that really shines on your next big city adventure? Look for metallic styles like OTBT’s Bonitas. With their variety and versatility, it’s no wonder that gladiators have remained in vogue for so long.
Part platform, part flat – flatforms give a boost to your height while keeping your feet level. This makes these shoes ultra-comfortable, not to mention, a total blast to wear! Flatform sandals are the latest trend for summer, and they come in all different varieties – from sporty to boho chic. If you’re wanting to rock this footwear trend, make sure to look for styles with adjustable straps that give you a proper fit. Be sure to check out the Nova, super-lightweight flatform sandals that are unbelievably comfortable, and come in fun metallic tones.
If you’re looking for comfortable sandals for summer, you can’t go wrong with thongs. Thong sandals, or sandals with a strap between the toes, are the go-to summer casual shoes for women. Here’s the secret to finding a great pair of thong sandals - comfort is key. It may seem easy to reach for a pair of cheap, plastic flip flops, but shoes like that are not made to last the wear and tear of several summers. Instead, invest in a good pair of comfortable thong sandals made of durable, high-quality materials. Sandals like these will last summer after summer, and keep your feet stylish and comfortable no matter where you go. Consider a style like OTBT’s Celestial. These casual sandals feature a footbed designed for all-day wear, an adjustable ankle strap, and textured leather for a chic, on-trend look.
Whether your plans include long nature hikes near a gorgeous lake, or simply kicking back with your besties, a great pair of kicks can make your summer days (and nights) even better! Comfortable yet fashionable women’s casual sneakers are so on trend this summer – with styles ranging from sporty and athleisure-inspired to chic and street-ready. If you’re in the market for a new pair of summer sneakers, keep an eye out for styles with technical features that put comfort -first, but with a style that can’t be beat. And if you’re searching for a great pair of travel kicks, make sure you look for styles that are lightweight and easy to pack in your carry-on luggage – like any of the sneakers that can be found in our Travel Light collection.
Move over, flip-flops! Platform wedges are the new on-trend shoes for summer 2017. This ‘70s inspired style is a true godsend for women looking for both trendy fashion and all-day wearability. The best part about platform wedges is that they come in several different styles, shapes and colors, and can be worn for a variety of different occasions – from formal graduation ceremonies to casual poolside barbeques. Our most popular style, the Bushnell, is surprisingly comfortable, with stretchy slingback straps to ensure a proper fit, and a sloped footbed to cradle your feet in comfort. And if the Bushnell is your all-time fave, and you’re looking for even more, be sure to shop our collection of Bushnell-inspired wedges, like the strappy Sail or the beautiful Bee Cave.
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