4725mag's daily fashion essentials: the only 3 pairs of shoes you will need all summer

1. Pool side slides, because laces are hard:

For cold kickin' it - cocktail firmly in hand - on the beach front, stoop, pool side, backyard or whatever venue you chose to do summer in, you need an all comfort footwear option that doesn't lack on the style or sass front. Cue these slides from UNIF.

2. A do-it-all sandal:

These babies will go from a casual, woodland wedding - who doesn't love a "no heels allowed" wedding, btw?! - to a day in the office, to dinner dates, to many happy hours and beyond with us this summer.

With a chic mix of neutral black and tan leathers that will pair nicely with your entire closet, clean detailing and a sturdy and totally walkable 1" heel to provide just enough elevation to lengthen your legs more than a flat ever could, these Madewell sandals will be working overtime for us over the coming months. And, don't tell anyone, but they were on sale.

If you're less of a tomboy than us and can go the distance in a heel, feel free to make this do-it-all sandal of the high-heeled variety to glam up your rotation. Madewell has plenty of similarly styled options but with higher heels too.

3. ankle boots, FTW: 

In the bay area, summer unfortunately does not usually equate to endless sun soaked days and balmy nights of running barefoot through fresh flower meadows and on soft, sandy beaches. Even in our beloved Oakland - "the sunny side of the bay" - an 80 degree day can turn into a 60 degree evening the second 5pm and that marine layer rolls around.

Having to dress for a chilly spring day with whipping winds and a cushion of fog is more aligned with what you can actually expect here June - August. So with that in mind, a pair of ankle boots that will pair seamlessly with jean shorts in the day and cuffed boyfriend jeans in the evening is necessity for our summer months. Not to mention, they'll see you through festival season with less toe trampling opportunities.

These "Charlotte" Kate Bosworth for Matisse boots are our ankle boots of choice this summer. Beautifully crafted from exquisite, buttery soft suede with the perfect heel height and levels of cushiony comfort, not to mention those studs, we will indulge in the wearing of these boots for years to come. We picked ours up from Prism Boutique in L.A. along with this dance-party-perfect t.

We hope these footwear options inspire you to take it beyond the flip flop this summer. Happy shoe shopping!


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