I love wearing white all year round, but especially in summer: it always feels so crisp, cool, and super-chic, especially when paired with bright accessories . I do not, on the other hand, adore how often I stain my white clothes, which I do with stunning regularity, so I always keep an ample supply of Shout on hand and hope for the best. I think this dress is just so flowy and sweet but still really put-together-looking.
I dig the barely-there stripes on this button-down shirt.
A simple, well-priced A-line skirt I’d throw on with a white tee.
A white blazer is always chic, and you can dress it down with a graphic tee or dress it up for the office.
I’d cuff the sleeves on Everlane’s new short-sleeved popover, and wear it with cutoffs.
These jeans are straight cut, which I like, because I am not a fan of tight white jeans.
A pretty eyelet top that manages to be feminine without veering into priss territory.
An easy beach coverup that has sleeves—rare in a beach coverup—and a nice neckline.
These wide-leg cropped pants would be so cute with a white button-down and contrasting belt.
This gorgeous lace dress isn’t exactly cheap, but it still looks a lot more expensive than it is.
I like the deep V-neck on this tee.
A really snappy pair of skinny pants that would look cute with a Mexican shirt and mules.
A clean-looking blouse with an appealingly peasant-y cut.
Yellow and red are so good together in that mustard and ketchup way, and this floral couldn’t be a whole lot cuter.
These aren’t the summeriest colors, especially, so I’d lighten things up with a white scoop-neck tee.
This striped linen is so damn fresh.
Another floral, this one with a print that strikes me as fun in a cartoonish way.
A sweet and feminine choice.
I honestly don’t know how I got through summer previous to clog sandals entering my life: they’re just so good from a comfort and walkability perspective (I’m not certain why, as wooden soles aren’t that foot-friendly, but there you have it) and plus, they’re super-cute. I feel as though I very much need this Madewell pair, as I want a pair of white sandals and I like that these aren’t a glaring optic white.
Just an easy, casual pair of slides.
I couldn’t resist including this borderline loud yellow pair.
From No. 6: The rose gold metallic here makes these standout. Also, metallic tones totally work as a neutral, so you can wear them with literally everything.
This braided pair would be perfect with a Mexican embroidered dress.
A peep-toe number in a very good red.
I like that these have studs instead of staples.
The stripey business here is fun.
This crisscross pair is pretty classic, but the color makes it interesting.
This blue specimen is very work-to-weekend.
These are the easiest shoes in my closet, the ones I reach for when I have to take the dogs for a spin, or for walking all over the city. They don’t add much in the way of height, but you can’t beat them for comfort, and they’re a nice way to show off a good pedicure. This crisscross pair is so bright and happy.
You can’t go wrong with the classic pool slide from Adidas.
Here is a color that would pretty much go with everything.
I like the muted metallic on this one, and the fact that it’s super-cheap. It comes in white too, which is worth considering as the smart money is on never spending a fortune on white shoes.
I like to think of army green, like on this double-buckle slide, as a neutral.
How adorably loud are these Vans slides?
I remain intrigued by the notion of Dr Scholl’s: they’re hell to walk in, but I’ve always thought they were great-looking.
At this point, I think we can call German orthopedic Worishofers classics, and they’re like walking on a cloud. Perfect for travel.
This striped number is so beachy and fun, and well-priced too.
A spendy choice from Isabel Marant that couldn’t be a whole lot cuter.
The stone hue of these Birkenstocks lightens them up a bit, I think.
OK, this is somewhat silly, but I feel like it would always put a smile on your face, and how much footwear can you say that about?
A slightly modish silver pair that could be dressed way up if you were in the mood.
Just a good, basic black slide (it comes in a few other colors too)
This is a pretty much perfect option for dresses.
And this woven pair will look fantastic once it’s a little broken in.
How snappy is this red, white, and blue striped pair?
Maybe as cute as this braided one.
I love the tweedy fabrication here.
And this Mexican-inspired slide is so graphic.
Espadrilles have always been around, but they never really interested me much until the past few years, as their design has gotten a lot more interesting and varied. For instance, check out this navy blue wedge, which is so sleek and sophisticated that you could wear it with just about anything. .
I like the subtle metallic sheen here.
And I like the less-than-subtle metallic sheen here.
These add a nice amount of height while still looking pretty walkable.
Flatforms are not for everyone and they can be on the clunky side, but the fact that these are white keeps them light.
The frayed denim and patterned sole make these a slightly funky—but not too funky—choice.
I like the crisscross strap and burnt orange hue here.
You know that for the most part, I abstain from posting items by status-y designers here, but Saint Laurent’s espadrille version of their classic Tribute sandal is just outstanding. If I thought there was even a fighting chance I could walk in them, I might go for it.
These are on the low side, but don’t come off the least bit frumpy.
I’d wear these with knee-length cutoffs.
A pair that would be at home at the beach as well as the office.
This classic slingback comes in a few colors, but I like this greenish khaki because it’s cool and also versatile.
These Adidas originals are so excellently candy-colored.
This pair is by the Brooklyn-based sneaker company Greats, and I find them quite graphic and appealing.
I wish I had a lipstick in this color—it’s a perfect plum.
This is such a good dark green, and they’ve got a little snakeskin detail on the tab, which I like.
OK, these aren’t all that colorful, but why not have just a tiny bit of fun with a leopard-striped pair?
Of course I love the blue and black color scheme of these Vans Old Skools.
Such a happy, poppy pink.
I like the slightly faded-out blue on these Adidas Gazelles.
And I also I dig the striped lining on this chambray pair from New Balance.
I think these are spectacular.
And these have way too much going on, but it all kind of works.