One Shoe, Five Ways: How To Wear This Season’s Best Wedges

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CASTANER fringe espadrille wedge, $200. J.W. Anderson bag, Bottega Veneta sunglasses, Sacai skirt, Sonia Rykiel shirt.
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Ah, the wedge: It’s one of the trickiest shoes to pull off — not quite as dressy as a stiletto, but not quite as casual as an espadrille. Luckily, this season labels designed it in a variety of finishes that can take you from the office to the beach.

Below are five ways to wear this summer’s best wedges:

To The Office
An office shoe has to be appropriate, yes, but it doesn’t have to be boring. Charlotte Olympia’s black wedge with gold heel offers just the right amount of pop.

charlotte olympia wedge CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA wedge, $755. Michael Kors Collection bag, Marc Jacobs top, Ray Ban sunglasses, Proenza Schouler skirt. Courtesy Images.

To Go Boating
Nautical fashion is perfect for summer days spent on a boat (or if you’re lucky, a yacht). Castaner’s espadrille wedge with fringing adds bohemian flair.

castaner wedge CASTANER fringe espadrille wedge, $200. J.W. Anderson bag, Bottega Veneta sunglasses, Sacai skirt, Sonia Rykiel shirt. Courtesy Images.

To An Evening Soirée 
Contrary to popular belief, a wedge can be perfectly suitable for evening. Paul Andrew’s brocade floral style is elegant, and it will also give you height if you’re wearing a longer hemline.

paul andrew wedge PAUL ANDREW wedge, $845. Fendi bag, TK bracelets, Oscar de la Renta dress, Gucci earrings. Courtesy Images.

To A Weekend Barbecue
Wearing slides may be your initial thought, but a weekend wedge offers more polish. Gianvito Rossi’s leopard print cork wedge will make you the best-dressed person at the picnic.

gianvito rossi wedge GIANVITO ROSSI wedge, $835. Sensi Studio tote, Weekend Max Mara jeans, Anna October shirt, Chloe ring, Anna October earrings. Courtesy Images.

To Wear On The Town
Wedges are a great alternative to the stiletto (and also, comfier). Newbark’s floral printed wedge adds great punch to an outfit, especially when worn with a clashing plaid print.

newbark wedge NEWBARK wedge, $425. Deborah Lipman nail polish, Jennifer Fisher necklace, Marc Jacobs dress, Paco Rabanne bag. Courtesy Images.

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