Summer Shoes For a Capsule Wardrobe

Summer is just around the corner. The welcoming of warmer temperatures and longer evening means that a variety of summer events are beginning to fill up our calendars.

The change of the seasons also brings us to swap out the winter boots for more summer appropriate footwear. Dressing for summer is all about minimal fuss and effort all the while still looking great. 

When planning your capsule shoe collection consider, easy to slip on styles, cool and comfortable for the hot weather. A pair of shoes that have the ability to complete as many outfits as possible in your wardrobe is a necessity. 

Whether it is a barbeque party with family in the garden, a weekend by the sea, or a special occasion such as a wedding we’ve got you covered. Here are the footwear options you will need to include in your capsule wardrobe to ensure you are ready to walk out the door for every event this season.  

White sneakers

A classic white sneaker is an essential all year round but especially in a summer capsule wardrobe. They are so versatile and comfortable. White sneakers can be worn with everything in your wardrobe from dresses to midi skirt, tailored trousers to the reliable pair of jeans. Choose a bright white leather pair with little fuss that can be easily wiped clean and they will add an effortlessly cool vibe to summer dressing. 

Strappy sandals

For any special occasions, weddings, date nights throughout the summer months, a pair of barely there strappy sandals hit the mark every time. Choose a leg elongating nude shade you can wear with everything season after season. Alternatively, go for a bright pop of colour to add a touch of fun to your summer occasion wear. 

Flat mules

Chic, sophisticated and smart enough to the office with while still having a laid-back, slip them on without much though, the flat mule is a summer wardrobe must have, especially for city dwellers. It is best to stick with a neutral colour such as a camel and beige tones, even navy is a great option too. If you favour darker colours even in the summer months then black will look cool and not too heavy due to the open back. They are sure to pair with everything in your wardrobe and see you though the season.


A relatively new summer shoe staple are slides. They have been around for a few seasons now and show no signs of disappearing to the back on the wardrobe just yet. While it can be difficult to pull off a casual flip flop past the beach, slides have a little more coolness about them. Not to mention some styles are even better for your feet. They come in a myriad of styles from the athleisure, sports luxe to simple and stylish leather options. Slides are no longer solely for the poolside but have become an everyday essential for the summer wardrobe. 


Espadrilles have become somewhat of a ubiquitous summer shoe and luckily, they remain in style this year too. Flat styles are ideal for casual summer dressing. While wedges are the ideal shoe holiday or weekend breaks when you are likely to be walking along a promenade or cobbled streets but you still want to look glam.