Hey Dolls! We’ve rolled into August, but it’s not too late to pick a few more summer pieces. I mean we have to get through Labor Day and those remaining “indian summer” evenings. Right about now, I am obsessing over slides. Back in the day we called them shower shoes or “man flops,” basically reserved for poolside or athletes. Nike and Under Armor had a few styles. If lucky, you could pick up a pink pair; but that’s as stylish as it got. Enter Chanel’s Chain Flat Sandal and the Gucci Blooms Supreme Slide, and the slide/man flop was changed forever.
Of course, Chanel’s twist on the slide included the iconic tweed, but with chain detail for edginess.
Gucci went super feminine. Available in bouquets of pink or blue and green, these slides are just pretty.
Simultaneously, Gucci re-fashioned the leather slipper; styled true to their aesthetic with Double G’s and a horse bit.
Now, slides, mules – with or without a heels – and “slippers” are all the rage. From plain to uber ornate, there’s something for every Doll at every price point.
Peep my selections for the seasons hottest slides, mules and slippers.
Sticking with Gucci, I am dying to pick up these leather high heel mules with double G antique gold toned hardware, set on a blue and red ribbon. Gucci calls it a “Web.” The stacked heel has a row of pearls and studs that are everything.
Valentino continued the rockstud theme and introduced the PVC Slide Sandal. I am loving the chicness of the black with gunmetal pyramid studs.
Another favorite is the Tory Burch Vail Jeweled Flat Slide, available in navy and white. Embellished with bezel-set rhinestones and pearlescent studs, these will take you from poolside to a evening cookout. Clearly, I have a thing for pearls.
Celebrities also jumped on the slides trend. First up, the Queen B with the Ivy Park Neoprene Lined Logo Slide Sandal. Definitely more casual and perfect for the beach.
Not to be out-done, RiRi collaborated with Puma on the Fenty Bow Women’s Slides. Not my style, but apparently they are a hit with the younger set.
In an earlier post, I shared with you the cuteness of Zara’s Navy Slide with Floral Beads. These scream summer fun!
Zara also did an homage to Chanel, with a stylish and dressier tweed and pearl slide.
For a true investment, a must-have is the Hermes Oran Sandal, brought to us 23 different ways. Available in Nappa and patent leather, cotton canvas, calfskin and more, Hermes dropped these on us over a year ago, and they remain the most stylish slide/sandal.
Dolls, if you are like me, I am not quite ready to turn my attention to turtlenecks and over the knee boots. I going to do a little more slide shopping and continue to embrace every last moment of summer and sun.
Until then, keep sharing the pretty,