12 Essential Summer Shoes

Our favorite styles for the season

If you're searching for the perfect footwear for the season ahead, here are 12 shoe styles to consider adding to your collection.

Mixed materials, gladiator styles, straps and fringe all play a big role in the best options for summer 2015.

12 Essential Summer Shoes

Club Monaco Harper Wedges

Elastic straps give these Club Monaco sandals a casual look with a customized fit. The combo of braided jute covering the wedge heel and the ivory-toned straps make it perfect for summer. $198

12 Essential Summer Shoes

Belle by Sigerson Morrison

Fringe brings bohemian style to these suede Belle by Sigerson Morrison sandals. $240

12 Essential Summer Shoes

Opening Ceremony Wedges

Mixed patterns bring bold contrast to these Opening Ceremony mules, made from snake-embossed leather and trimmed in topstitched overlays. $485

12 Essential Summer Shoes

Rebecca Minkoff Espadrilles

These striped leather Rebecca Minkoff flats have a studded heel for a punk-rock edge. $125

12 Essential Summer Shoes

BucketFeet Sneakers

NYC-based artist Carrie Van Hise designed the print for these statement-making BucketFeet sneakers, accented with playful polka dots. $68

12 Essential Summer Shoes

Salvatore Ferragamo Ballet Flats

Join the pastel trend with these lovely and feminine ballet flats from Salvatore Ferragamo. $495

12 Essential Summer Shoes

Saint Laurent Leather Sandals

Channel your inner rock star with these Saint Laurent platform sandals in hot pink. $895

12 Essential Summer Shoes

Charline De Luca Swaihili Sandals

Two-tone leather and fringed straps give these Charline De Luca sandals a bold, playful look. $562

12 Essential Summer Shoes

Jimmy Choo Studded Espadrilles

We love these Jimmy Choo suede espadrille with golden micro studs with metallic leather trim and a wraparound ankle strap. $525

12 Essential Summer Shoes

Emma Cook Pool Slides

Take these floral leather Emma Cook sandals on your next beach vacation. $392

12 Essential Summer Shoes

Derek Lam Wooden Wedge Sandals

Flat studs secure the sturdy leather upper on these Derek Lam 10 Crosby sandals. $325

Gianvito Rossi Knee-High Cutout Gladiator Sandal

Gianvito Rossi gladiator knee-high sandal in intricately cutout suede. $1,750

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