Top 6 Women’s Shoe Trends to Wear for Summer 2018 — Starting at $50

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start to summer — and the official start to summer shoe season. These six trends (which include more than just sandals) are sure to be everywhere from May to Labor Day.

Block heels

Mid-to-low block heels are a welcome trend for anyone looking for something to wear literally morning to night, and Mansur Gavriel’s sunny ankle-strap version is the perfect pop of color.

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Mansur Gavriel ankle strap sandal
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Gingham print

The quintessential summer print was everywhere for spring 2018 and made its way to shoes, too, with scarf ties and slide styles as the most popular iterations.

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Guess gingham wrap Allison sandal
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The scarf wrap

Tying a scarf around your neck is one of the easiest ways to style an outfit, and the same philosophy applies to one’s feet. Zara’s version is an easy slide-in option, no elaborate tying necessary.

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Zara printed fabric slides
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Mule updates

There is no stopping the mule trend, which has continued on for spring 2018 in a variety of styles, from simple tone-on-tone leather options from brands like Mansur Gavriel to more woven versions from Cult Gaia (which just launched its footwear exclusively on Net-a-Porter).

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Cult Gaia Sage leather mule
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Sculptural heels

A more complicated and sculpted heel looks best with a simplified upper, like these black leather mule sandals by Mango.

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Mango metal heel leather mules
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Spring 2018 has plenty of natural, woven accessories, and these Sam Edelman black-and-white raffia sandals are like a chic straw bag for your feet.

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Sam Edelman Olisa raffia sandal
CREDIT: Nordstrom

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