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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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