As much as I love my shoes, I’m looking to invest in staple pieces for my capsule summer wardrobe.
I always end up wearing the same shoes everyday and most of my shoes stay untouched in the back of my closet.
I’m trying to implement more sustainable fashion into my life, so I try to only buy shoes I know I’ll wear forever (or at least for a few years), and shoes that are great quality.
I don’t know of many affordable and sustainable brands that sell good quality footwear, so in the meantime, I’m making small efforts when it comes to my shopping.
These are my absolute fave summer shoes that are essential to my capsule wardrobe!
How to find the best summer shoes for your capsule wardrobe
Here’s a simple guideline on finding summer shoes for your capsule wardrobe.
Go for simple styles and neutral colours
Sure, you could go for a crazy platform heel or a funky print.
However, you’re likely not going to wear them that often and you’re probably going to toss them into the back of your closet eventually.
Instead, search for capsule summer shoes in a timeless style and neutral colour like nude or white!
If you do decide to go for a bright colour or print, make sure it’s a colour or print you love and know you’ll wear for years to come.
Opt for good quality pairs of shoes
It might sound tempting to buy a $10 pair of sandals instead of a $50 pair.
However, the lower-priced one is probably going to break on you or even be super uncomfortable.
A quality pair of shoes can last you ages, so that $50 will go a long way.
Brainstorm outfit ideas with the capsule summer shoes
It’s okay to go for trendy pieces, but do think about whether it’s something you would wear at least 100 times.
If brainstorming outfits with the sandals comes easy to you, it’s probably going to be timeless.
Capsule summer shoes to invest in your wardrobe
1. White sneakers
Ain’t nothing more classic than the white sneaker for summer.
White sneakers are an absolute essential shoe for your capsule summer wardrobe, and they literally go with any outfit, whether it’s a girly or sporty one.
2. Simple slides
Slides are pretty much an everyday essential during the summer.
A good, comfy pair can last you all day long without getting any dreadful blisters.
Go for something bright to add a pop of colour to your wardrobe, or grab a neutral pair to go with everything.
Sporty Adidas Slides might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but they’re so easy to throw on with any simple outfit.
3. Flat mules
Dressy enough for work and casual enough for everyday.
Flat mules are one of my go-to capsule summer shoes in my wardrobe, and I pretty much wear them everyday once the weather gets warm.
They’re super easy to throw on over most outfits, and they look super chic!
4. Heeled mules
Heeled mules were a big hit a few years ago, and they’re still as stylish as ever.
They’re much comfier than your traditional heel, especially if they’re platforms!
Plus, they’re simple enough to be worn with most of your summer outfits.
You don’t have to shy away from colour when it comes to finding timeless pieces – colours never go out of style, especially if it’s a colour you love!
5. Strappy sandals
I feel like every girl already owns a pair of strappy sandals, but if you don’t, you definitely need to invest in a good pair.
They pretty much go with anything and everything in your closet, and they really dress up an outfit!
They’re even perfect for any special events like weddings or graduation ceremonies.
I’d go with a neutral colour because these aren’t an everyday shoe (and if it is, you’re a warrior).
Try to find a good quality one that’s comfortable to walk in, or you’ll probably never wear them!
Summer shoes for your capsule wardrobe:
- White sneakers
- Simple slides
- Flat mules
- Heeled mules
- Strappy sandals
You can find more of my fave products and items on my wishlist in my Amazon Shop.
If you’re looking to build the ultimate capsule wardrobe, check out my other posts:
- Winter capsule wardrobe
- Spring capsule wardrobe
- Fall capsule wardrobe
- Sweaters for your capsule wardrobe
- Holiday dresses for your capsule wardrobe
If you’re looking for more sustainable fashion, you might like these posts:
- Sustainable fashion tips
- Wardrobe decluttering tips
- The best Toronto vintage clothing stores
- The best Toronto sustainable fashion brands
- Canadian sustainable fashion brands
- The best Canadian clothing rental companies
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