Here is my advice on summer shoes: don't show your toes! I know that probably seems absolutely impossible in today's world, I used to think so too. I do have a couple pairs of sandals that are open-toed. BUT I do not feel elegant and feminine when wearing them. They make me feel like I'm ready for the beach. So I have been experimenting lately with easy summer shoes and here are the ideas I came up with:
This was definitely my go to style for many years until I jumped outside of the box and tried more daring shoe options. Flats are very lovely with long aline skirts and add that elegant flair of simplicity. I emphasize nice here because I have learned from experience that many flats are not worth the price. I believe in investing in some good quality shoes, more than two cents worth anyway. Buy flats with a somewhat supportive base otherwise your shoes will be worn out long before the summer!
Peep toe, cutout or d'orsay style:
The benefit of this type of shoe is that it can be worn to formal occasions or to run errands on hot days and still look put together. I have some nice black suede d'orsay flats and wear this type of shoe mostly to Church or when I want to look nicer than an ordinary day but still cool and summery.
My idea of a "real shoe" for the Catholic lady is a mid or low-heeled pump. I believe these shoes impart femininity and elegance and are really quite flattering and versatile for the lady with a traditional wardrobe. This is of course the most formal summer shoe and I like to wear it to nice occasions or when I make extra effort to put together a beautiful outfit.
I would love to hear your ideas on summer shoes for the Catholic lady! Please share in the comments below.