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5 Stylish Shoes To Take Your Summer Wardrobe Up A Notch

Have fun stepping out in these babies! 

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The Girlfriend Staff
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 The joy and optimism that come with sunny days and the feel of life getting back to normal was abundant in the radiant array of shoes shown on the spring/summer runways. The chunky heels, cool sneakers, strappy sandals and groovy platforms are playful, stylish and available in an array of colors from neutral to eye-popping-candy. However, comfort — something we all leaned into during the pandemic — is still a priority. Have fun stepping out in these babies! 

New Balance 237

This is a contemporary spin on a ’70s classic running shoe. Whether speed walking or simply strutting about town, the 237’s extended EVA midsole provides extra comfort, while the modern oversized N branding and streamlined upper create a fresh, simple and versatile silhouette that works with both pants and dresses. The 237 comes in brilliant color blocks or striking solids. It will be difficult to choose just one. ($80;

Keefa Sandal by Schutz

Get ready to boogie with the Keefa, a metallic ’70s inspired high-heeled sexy platform number. The slim ankle strap and crisscross band across the open toe ooze disco glamour, while the chunky 4-inch heel and gentle slope offer comfort and stability. Retro never looked so good. ($138;

Capri Flat Lace-Up Sandal by Tory Burch

Embrace your inner goddess with this chic, elegant, ankle-wrapping, jewel-adorned leather Capri flat sandal. The carved Tory Burch Double T and fluted beads add drama galore. The lightweight and luxurious stylish gladiator will take you as far as you can dream. ($298,

Cameron Flatform Slingback Wedge Sandal by Sorel

The clean, modern and sporty Cameron slingback flatform is everything you would wish for in a summer sandal. The soft leather or suede gore straps, cushioned EVA foam footbed and iconic Sorel scalloped rubber sole will carry you from day to night without sacrificing style or comfort. Heel height is 2¼ inches, and the sandal’s versatile silhouette will complement your summer wardrobe. ($125;  

Lusso Slide by APL

A dreamy, soft slip-on sandal that feels like you’re walking on a cloud with the aesthetic of a high-end fashion slide, you’ll want one in every delicious color (and there are lots to choose from!). The Lusso’s molded footbed, quilted Nappa leather and cross-stitched strap provide so much comfort you’ll want to slip them on the moment you get home, or the slide is also stylish enough to wear out. ($195;