The former Nordstrom buyer and style expert our readers simply can’t get enough of—Susie Wright—is back at it again. We’ve chatted with Wright about seemingly everything under the sun style-wise at this point, from the details on her latest closet cleanout to her best wardrobe basics of all time. And now with summer on everyone’s minds, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to pick her brain about the summer shoe trends she’s prioritizing for a chic wardrobe this year.
With Wright being a professional shopper with a lot of Nordstrom expertise and our own Who What Wear Collection being brandished on shoes and bags at the retailer, it would be silly if we passed on the opportunity to highlight how Wright would shop our shoe edit. Sure, we may have designed these styles so we happen to think they’re all pretty stylish, but we thought you might be interested in learning about the styles Wright believes are tried-and-true summer wardrobe heroes.
With that, continue on to see the six summer shoe trends she’s personally backing and shop the coordinating styles from our line, complete with Wright’s own styling ideas.
“Elevated flip flops are so chic, and I recommend this style to all my clients and friends. It might be the most versatile summer shoe to own.”
“Slide sandals are another go-with-everything shoe, and ones with a flared heel are even cooler-looking! I wear this style with every summer dress, but it works just as easily with faded denim.”
“Flat sandals are a summer staple, and I prefer simple strappy styles. Even better if it has a square toe—it’s the trend to try this summer.”
“Brightly colored shoes are showing up everywhere, and I can’t think of a better way to start summer than with a fun new shoe.”
“Mock croc is a luxe detail that elevates every outfit, and this slide sandal in cognac looks especially stylish with all black.”
“I’m loving ankle-tie shoes right now. The ankle tie is a cool detail that goes with all your favorite denim and summer dresses.”
Next, 29 trendy Nordstrom sandals we’re losing it over.
This story was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.