4 STATEMENT-MAKING HEEL TRENDS FOR SUMMER
Summer is here—finally!—and the days are long, the calendars are full and the heels are as hot as the temps. Trending now: architectural and futuristic details, megawatt metallics, major embellishments and fiery brights. Book your pedi and get ready to hear, "Where did you get those shoes?"
Elevating footwear into an artform? Architectural heels take the assignment literally, reimagining classic silhouettes with unexpected curves, futuristic shapes and sculptural elements that would be right at home in a gallery. These distinctive pairs prove surprisingly versatile, whether serving as the foundation for a minimalist and tonal office outfit or paired with a bold dress and geometric jewelry for that next summer wedding.
Metallics Bring the Color
Silver and gold are classic enough to be neutral; this season, we're swooning over the unexpected shine of colored metallic heels. The choice is yours: dip a toe in with pastel shades like lavender or baby blue, or opt for eye-catching hues—hot pink, candy-apple red, orange—and embrace luster that draws a little more attention.
Embellish a Little
Attention, please: this season's embellished heels demand it. Why should disco balls have all the fun? On or off the dance floor, we adore shoes adorned with crystals and sequins for 3D glitz and modern pearls that bring decadence. Perfect as a sparkly finish or paired with an equally dazzling outfit to take the look-at-me vibe from head to toe.
No shrinking violets here: the latest crop of heels goes all in on saturated shades. Maximal and pumped-up color—think hot pink, blazing orange and icy cool blue—can serve as the perfect pop when you're wearing something more subdued, or be the exclamation point that completes an already bold look. If a single fiery hue just isn't enough, go for one of the most head-turning takes we've seen: a different color on each foot. Because who could pick just one favorite?