Summer Shoes :: Jolie-Laide

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This post is written by Trip Styler's Assistant Wayfarer/Editor Heather.

Brush off your bongos and point your feet towards the nearest drum circle because this summer's shoe trends verge on hippie-dippie. See also: comfortable, 70s, man repelling and my favorite term from the Frenchjolie-laide. Yes, it's the summer of pretty-ugly shoes. Which bodes well for savvy travelers, who are always searching for packable, comfortable, stylish footwear. So, ladies AND gentlemen, grab a kombucha tea, settle in and check out this summer's trends. {I promise I don't mention the return of Tevas or shower sandals, but they're ba-aaack...}

Women {clockwise from top left}: Birkenstock floral-print arizona, Birkenstock stripe-print arizona, Zara color bio sandal, Birkenstock gold arizona, Steve Madden boomer sandal / Men {bottom left}: Birkenstock black arizona

Trip Styler Tips: Try narrow-width Birkenstocks for a slimmer silhouette. Remember that there will be breaking-in time, so wear them around the house before you take them on vacation. Finally, socks and sandals are no longer a fashion faux-paswhen done well. Try the style with rolled boyfriend jeans or a boxy dress and contrasting or printed socks.

Women {from top left}: Jeffrey Campbell atha espadrille, Loeffler Randall alfie espadrille sneaker, Loeffler Randall mara espadrille / Men {from top right}: Castaner alfonso boot, Soludos for J.Crew striped espadrilles

Women {clockwise from top left}: Swedish Hasbeens suzanne sandals, Isabel Marant towson clog, Sven peep-toe clog, Bosabo ketty clog, Old Navy heeled clogs

[top images, left to right, via racked ny, man repeller, pinterest, creators of desire]