Serious saturation in a rainbow palette is on the docket this season, and we love how fresh it feels. This trend is more refined than you may expect, appearing on everything from sleek stilettos to satin slides.

Rainbow Wave Shoes
TABITHA SIMMONS Toni Leather Sandals / LOEFFLER RANDALL Elle Slide Sandals
Rainbow Wave Market
CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Choca Patent Leather SandalsMIRA MIKATI Rainbow-Striped Knit Slide Sandals / GIANNICO Sofia Suede Slide Sandals


Nineties nostalgia plays a major role in the latest shoe collections, with PVC details at the forefront. Lending a playful touch to everything from mules to slingbacks, it’s clear that see-through is the way to go.

Life In Plastic
BARNEYS NEW YORK Twisted-Vamp Suede Mules / SAMUELE FAILLI Cristina Suede & PVC Caged SandalsMANOLO BLAHNIK Lavanasa Suede & PVC SandalsGIANVITO ROSSI Buckle-Detailed PVC & Patent Leather MulesBARNEYS NEW YORK Suede & PVC Mules
Life In Plastic Market
ALEXANDER WANG Kaia PVC & Suede SandalsGIANVITO ROSSI Patent Leather & PVC Slingback PumpsMANOLO BLAHNIK Scolto PVC & Suede Mules


Make a splash in tropical flower motifs—a perfect pattern or embellishment to employ in warm weather. Have fun tapping into floral-print silk scarf ties, botanical leather pool slides, or blooming appliqué.

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO Flower-Heel Silk Slide Sandals
Tropic Punch Market 2
SALVATORE FERRAGAMO Patent Leather Wedge Espadrille Sandals / BARNEYS NEW YORK Floral Leather Slide Sandals / MIU MIU Flower-Embellished Satin Mules


Hippie no more, Birkenstocks and two-strap slides have reached peak chic. Look for unexpected details that update the classic silhouette, and slip them on as the casual touch to a sleek look or an offset to ultra-feminine pieces.

Bring On The Birkenstocks Shoes
BIRKENSTOCK Arizona Patent Leather Double-Buckle Sandals
Bring On The Birstenstocks Market
BIRKENSTOCK Arizona Patent Leather Double-Buckle SandalsPRADA Floral Brocade Double-Band Slide Sandals / RAG & BONE Evin Platform Slide Sandals


Another ’90s reboot, square-toed heels are a subtle shift in shape that breathe new life into a pared-back stiletto. Wear yours with everything from denim to eveningwear.

Squaring Off
GUCCI Costanze Leather Platform Sandals
Squaring Off Market
SERGIO ROSSI Glitter Ankle-Strap SandalsDRIES VAN NOTEN Glitter-Sole Leather Sandals / GUCCI Costanze Suede Platform Sandals


Thanks to Raf Simons at Calvin Klein, cowboy boots are back and reinterpreted with sleek modernity. It’s all about contrast in styling, so reach for a pair in place of heels with your tailored pieces, ditsy-floral-print dresses, or fluid midi-skirts. Shades of white ensure a summer mood.

Cowboy Cool
MAISON MARGIELA Mexas Suede Western Boots
Cowboy Cool Market
MAISON MARGIELA Mexas Leather Western Ankle BootsHELMUT LANG Leather Cowboy Chelsea Boots / CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC Leather Side-Zip Boots


Slides, espadrilles, and platforms come with a festive spirit for SS18. Woven raffia, ornate embellishments, punchy colors, and sporty-sleek details define this look. These styles come with a bit of heft, which will offer an unexpected twist to tailored and breezy pieces alike.

MARC JACOBS Embellished Leather Double-Strap Sandals
Baja Embellishments Market
STELLA MCCARTNEY Woven Espadrille Sandals / ANTOLINA Adelita Cotton Platform SandalsCHLOÉ Chain-Embellished Stamped Leather Platform Sandals

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