Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We’re Eyeing Right Now

Lindsey Lanquist
Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We’re Eyeing Right Now
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I’m not much of a heels person, but there’s something about summer that makes me want to kick off my go-to sneaks and Chelseas and slip my feet into something brighter, something bolder, something more beautiful. Summer heels are the stuff sartorial dreams are made of—the kind of thing we wear in our wildest fashion fantasies (and our most idyllic Instagrams-to-be). What better way is there to dress up a low-key tee-and-jeans combo than to slide into a pair of animal print (heeled!) mules, or to don some vibrant snakeskin pumps, or to try out some strappy iridescent beauties?

Even I, a comfort-seeker who’s almost athletically practical about what I add to my wardrobe, can’t withstand the inherent appeal of summer heels. I may be ruthlessly thoughtful about how and where I can wear something before buying it, but I’m no match at all for the myriad fantasies summer heels embed in my imagination. Not to mention, since sensible shoes have made something of a comeback in recent years, the summer heels landscape is looking comfier and more reasonable than it has in a long, long time.

The summer heels landscape is our collective, proverbial oyster. All that’s left for us to do is shop it.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

Sleek enough for the office. Edgy enough for your next night out.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

The snake print trend continues to endure.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

May the endlessly delightful cow spot trend continue forever.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

Aughts-inspired, but totally tasteful.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

An extra AF shoe for an extra AF shopper.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

Make your middle school self proud—wear the vibrant snake print slip-ons.

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Flip-flops, made cute.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

Because nothing says 2019 like iridescent soles and clear straps.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

Chunky heels are abundantly on offer, and I’m just delighted that sensible shoes have made a comeback.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

Museum-worthy.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

For the shopper who wants to add serious height—without sacrificing much comfort.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

More cow spots, please.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

Pumps that allude to 2019’s snakeskin trend in texture, rather than print.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

A classic black heel with just enough detail to feel fresh.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

Perfect for work, parties and everything in between.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

A classic sophisticated pump with one seriously statement-making strap.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

Square toes may seem odd, but these heels prove they’re absolutely sensible.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

A different approach to statement straps.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

Business in the front, party in the back.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

Pearls and snakeskin and leather? Oh. My.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

Delightfully retro—and sure to play well with anything in your closet.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

Two polka dot textiles are better than one.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

Cinderella’s glass slipper, rendered for the modern age.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

Because your work rotation could always use a little extra flair.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

Dainty and delightful.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

Hot pink is basically always a good idea.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

BRB, shopping these heels in every available iteration.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

2018’s Western motif trend continues to endure.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

Heels that come with a built-in anklet.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

Leave it to Zara to craft the perfect party-worthy shoe.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

Slingbacks with just enough of a heel to qualify as, well, heels.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

An animal print, done less literally.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

Anything bedazzled gets an emphatic “yes” from me.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

These iconic Moschino beauties are finally on sale.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

These tangerine mules are worthy of elevating any ensemble you throw together this summer.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

Zara has tons of strappy summer heels on offer, and I’m shopping all of them.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

A bootie, crafted with summer in mind.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

Simultaneously sleek and sporty (who new such an aesthetic existed??).

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

The cutest take on the cowboy boot I’ve seen yet.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

OK, this one might be even more Cinderella-y than the other.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

A no-fail addition to any shoe arsenal.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

Just the pop of color your 9-to-5 rotation needs.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

The footwear equivalent of the flamingo.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

Aughts-inspired without feeling too on-the-nose.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

Not your average white pumps.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

A pump so cool you’ll want to put it on display when you’re not wearing it.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

So aughtsy. So delightful.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

Minimalist color meets a pretty maximalist silhouette.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

Pops of color, done the neon way.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

A statement shoe worth wearing to the office.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

The literal embodiment of the phrase “statement heel.”

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

Your middle school go-tos are officially cool again.

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More? Cute? Flip-flops?!

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

Heels you won’t regret wearing after four hours on the dance floor.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

More metallic footwear, please.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

A surprising color combo just waiting to meet the rest of your wardrobe.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

Mules fit for any event on your summer calendar.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

Introducing: your new favorite party shoe.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

Triple the slingback. Triple the fun.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

Lace-up shoes are having a moment, and my retro-loving heart definitely isn’t upset about it.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

Also available in white, if you prefer a brighter iteration.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

Sparkly and structurally fascinating—really, what more could you ask for?

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

Cute shoes, rendered in a seriously underrated shade.

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An edgier approach to pinstripes.

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A classic red block heel, rendered texturally on-trend.

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Platforms are here to elevate your look—in more ways than one.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

Not your average slingback—not your average slingback at all.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

Three words: Sparkly. Animal. Print.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

These slip-ons want to take you everywhere this summer. (And they’re so versatile they probably could.)

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

Because belts aren’t the only place for statement-making buckles.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

I was a mule skeptic last summer, but now I’m a full-on mule convert.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

Strappy iridescent heels are so early aughts—and so 2019, too.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

Neon is summer’s favorite palette, and these shoes make the most of it.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

I love jelly sandals, and I love these strappy jelly heels even more.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

Couldn’t your office wardrobe use a little vibrant footwear?

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

A statement heel if I’ve ever seen one.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

A more classic clog, for the person who’s fully on board with the heavy footwear movement.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

A polka dot that acts like an animal print.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

The perfect addition to your night-out wardrobe.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

Who among us can resist iridescent snakeskin in 2019?

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

A clog fit for wedding season.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

A going-out shoe that’s as comfy as it is cute.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

Not your average statement shoe.

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Slip-ons so strappy they’ll surely never slip off.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

I don’t care who you are or where you’re going—hot pink rhinestones are always a good idea.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

A neutral heel with just enough texture to stand out.

STYLECASTER | Every Single Pair of Cute Summer Heels We're Eyeing Right Now

When in doubt, put a bandana on it.

 

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Originally published May 2019. Updated July 2019.

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