Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean you have to only wear sandals or open toed shoes. It’s actually more fun to wear non-sandals during the hot months! Yes, it might get a little sweaty or warm when your foot is in a sock, but hey, it does look good. Boots, tennis shoes and thigh highs–aka wearing closed toed shoes–is the hottest trend this summer. So put away your sandals, and check out 5 ways to wear your closed-toed shoes year round!
1) Combat Boots
Kylie Jenner blew me away with her Coachella outfits and teal hair, but I think my favorite part was the boots–she rocked cream colored Timberland boots. In the below picture, Kylie was out and about in LA after Coachella and decided to rock a skintight dress, baggy coat, baseball cap, and her Timbs. The Timbs provide that perfect touch of edge to her look.
In the second photo, Kylie wore her Timbs to Coachella, pairing it with white hot shorts, acrop top, long vest and a baseball cap. Like the first look, the outfit is super simple, and the boots give a rough vibe to it. If she wore it with sandals or heels, it would be too feminine and soft–the boots toughen up the whole look.
2) Thigh Highs
Chrissy Teigen wore thigh high boots with a gray tank, denim shorts and a black handbag. The shorts and tank are really simple, but when you add the thigh high boots, it makes the wholesome look more sexy and more nighttime fancy. The thigh highs will literally take any shorts and tank combo and make it sexier and so chic.
Selena Gomez’ outfit is similar to Chrissy’s–except the top is 3/4 sleeves and she chose a bib necklace and black thigh highs. Tucking in her shirt is not only figure flattering, but it shows off the shorts. She left the back part of the shirt untucked, which gives some coverage, but it adds that effortlessly cool touch to it.
Rihanna styled the perfect outfit for a night out if you don’t want to wear heels. She wore her Nike sneakers with a white bodysuit, denim shorts, red lips and a baseball cap. She also added a printed backpack, a bodychain, bracelets, a choker and really large hoops. The key to this look is adding a lot of accessories, like RiRi, and the bold red lip–that’s what will take the sneakers to nighttime chic.
Candice Swanepoel’s outfit is so on point–from her white tank, to her western belt and white wash denim shorts. The black handbag and snakeskin patterned booties make it such an edgy, fun look. The booties provide a nice pattern, while the black bag and belt balance out the light top and jeans. Perfect for a day out of shopping, a date, or school.
In the next photo, Vanessa Hudgens was photographed wearing overalls, a black crop top and baseball cap and studded booties. Overalls can be toughened up by incorporating a lot of black. The crop top shows some skin, which makes it sexier than your average overall get up, while the edge is introduced through the boots and hat.
So next time you’re heading out the door in shorts and tank, instead of reaching for sandals or flip flops, pull out your boots or sneakers to change up your look. These shoes will always make your look sexy yet still so chic! Let me know which look you like best!