Best Shoes to Update Your Closet for Summer

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Going outside is now a more viable option for your free time -- thanks to updated safety protocols surrounding coronavirus updates and warmer temperatures -- odds are you're getting out and enjoying the sunshine. And when you do, you're going to need some summer shoes to complete your summer outfits.

While your sweatpants, pajamas and loungewear were the staples in your day-to-day wardrobe (especially for that WFH lifestyle), you might find yourself in need of some new pieces to bring life into your summer wardrobe for 2021. Sure, you already have a fair share of sneakers and slipper-style shoes to wear when you're making a quick errand or taking a walk around the block. But just in case you want some footwear that speaks to the summer season, there are plenty of styles available (and thankfully, they don't skimp on comfort). 

Footwear that focuses on both style and comfort is nothing new to the fashion scene. That said, this season, brands are putting new spins on classic styles. You know what that means: sleek and sophisticated heels for weddings and other occasions, comfortable (but undeniably cool) flats and open-toe sandals, timeless loafers and more.

Whether you're hunting for a new pair of shoes to sport with your TikTok-approved mom jeans (and skinny jeans, if that's still your thing) or you just want a style that'll go with your go-to summer look, a new set of shoes is the perfect way to finish off a look and step into summer in style.

To give you a leg up on the summer footwear trends that'll be everywhere, ET Style pulled together the best shoes embodying the coolest styles for the season. Scroll down to shop our favorite summer shoes below.

Strappy Sandals

With wide-leg pants or a long skirt, these are the sandals for everyday wear to show off your summer style. 


This simple strappy sandal from Everlane is elegant enough to wear with a dress but casual enough to wear with shorts. 


These leather sandals from Olukai are like a softer version of a gladiator sandal. They're the perfect companion for that flowy linen dress you've been eyeing. 


Elevated Heels

Dress up any spring ensemble with these strappy sandals from By Far.


A pair of mules with the faux-leather scrunch detail is bound to elevate your spring wardrobe.

$24 AT H&M (REGULARLY $35)

Slide Sandals

For an everyday shoe that carries a touch of character, we suggest this slip-on sandal with its dainty wave straps.


Pastels are always a good option for spring, especially when they come in a cool, stylish sandal to replace your casual athletic shoes.


Style these knotted flat sandals with a classic midi skirt or cropped jeans. Without a doubt, these will be a staple in your spring wardrobe.


Modern Clogs

For the moments when you're in the mood to wear something that feels both casual and dressy, opt for The Clog with cropped pants and a sweater or a floral dress for your new spring shoe.


Add a pop of color to your spring wardrobe with these clogs -- which reviewers rave about for their comfort -- from Hunter. These are also available in colors including pink, red, black, white and light blue.


How good is the red accent color against the warm wood block heel of these clog sandals?


Sky-High Platforms

Ready for a complete throwback? Steve Madden's chunky slide platform sandal will put you right back into the '90s style shoe trend.


Comfortable and cute are two things we prioritize when it comes to our footwear and these sandals are just as comfortable as running shoes.


Love the espadrille look? Swap out your standard wedge sandals and opt for this platform style from Mango.


Preppy Loafers

With chilly fall weather, a pop of color from Sperry's Seaport Penny Loafer wakes up your wardrobe. 


If you want to sport a loafer with a modern take, opt for a style that features faux patent leather like these.

$70 AT DSW


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