Summer Style: The Sneaker, The Sandal and The Heel

Photo by Maggie Kreienberg

Are you looking to be bold and fabulous this summer? Well, it all starts with the perfect shoe. Valley is declaring this summer as the season of style and these shoes will definitely allow you to make a statement.

Sneaker: Adidas Stan Smith

Inspired by the tennis legend, Stan Smith, this should be your go-to sneaker for the summer. This low cut, crisp white shoe is sporty yet chic, casual yet comfortable, and simple yet iconic. While the classic Stan Smith is white and fairway green, Adidas sells the shoe in a variety of colors. Iridescent Stan Smiths are quirky and fun and navy blue Stan Smiths are perfect for a Penn State football game. Be sure to snag a pair soon so you can rock these cool kicks all summer long.

Valley Tip: While the regular price for a pair of Stan Smiths is about $75, stores such as Kids Footlocker and J Crew sell kid sized Stan Smiths for about $60. A kids size five is a woman’s size seven! Who knew?

Sandal: Loeffler Randall Saskia Pom Pom Lace Up Sandals

It’s safe to say that summer ’16 is the summer of pom-poms. And no, we don’t mean the pom-poms you wave around at football games. We mean pom-poms for your feet! The latest trend is gladiator style sandals accented with mini pom-poms. This sandal by Loeffler Randall allows you to take a fashion risk without being too over-the-top. This is proof that neutral colors can still be bold and fun!

Valley Tip: If you really want to make a statement, shop for lace up sandals with colorful pom-poms! Take a risk and be confident. You will strut through summer with style.

Heel: STEVE MADDEN Sassey Fringe Sandals

This summer, Valley is obsessing over fringed heels and Steve Madden has designed the perfect pair. Suede and fringe might just be Valley’s favorite summer combination. This shoe comes in black, blush, red and yellow and is the one thing that is missing from your summer party style. This heel will add a pop of color and a hint of sexiness to your outfit.

Valley Tip: Looking for a more conservative heel? Check out Banana Republic’s Bryn Feather-Fringe Heeled Sandal. Suede and fringe is used in a slightly different way to create a more delicate and more sophisticated look.

Every girl needs the perfect sneaker, sandal and heel. Now you can sit back, relax and enjoy the view. The view being your beautiful new shoes of course!