Because we don't have as many wedding events to look forward to this summer (thanks, COVID), we want to make sure we look our best at the handful that we're lucky enough to be attending. And the secret? Good shoes. You’ve heard it before: the shoes maketh the outfit (maybe not quite so eloquently stated). Finding a shoe you love is hard enough, but throw in having to find the perfect shoe to match your outfit and you’ve got yourself a recipe for stress. That's why we’ve rounded up our favourite wedding-guest-approved shoes below to make your next wedding prep a breeze.
The wedge heel
A wedge heel is a classic wedding guest shoe choice. You can never go wrong with this beautiful summer style. Whether you choose a demure, timeless pair in neutral tones or get a bit adventurous, there’s a wedge heel for everybody - we love the Edure Latte, the Lazy Black and the Rorie Camel.
Make a bold statement
Dopamine dressing (aka happy dressing) is on everyone’s mind this summer. Go bold with bright colours like the Kage or Kruz or opt for a statement silhouette with the Phenix Black. The beauty of a shoe like this is it allows you to keep the rest of your outfit simple. And besides, people are going to talk no matter what you do, so you might as well give them something to talk about. *wink*
Comfort but make it bling-y
We don’t know about you, but we don’t go to weddings to sit down. If you’re anything like us and like to hit the dance floor, a more sensible shoe in the comfort department is ideal. But please note, we are not insinuating that you should dial down the bling. Our motto: if the heel gets smaller, the bling gets louder. Please see exhibit A, B and C below- the Arvid, the Tamarin Champagne and the Jennar Black Suede.
The fashion-forward mule
Don’t discard heeled mules for weddings. This will, of course, depend on the event’s dress code, but for anything other than black tie, these stylish girls by Billini will do the trick. Perfect for minimalists and maximalists alike, they’re ridiculously easy to style. Our go-to outfit is pairing them with a slip dress and statement earrings. Billini are our go-to brand for this with their Sevilla, Sade and Olina styles.
The classic heeled sandal
If your preferred wedding guest style is classic and elegant, you’ll appreciate these simple, timeless heeled sandals that have the power to elevate any outfit. Probably the most versatile pairs on this list, it’s a good idea to have at least one of them in your rotation, especially if you’re somebody who doesn’t want to be spending time worrying about what to wear before each event. Call them problem solvers, if you will- the Parker Sand, the Pickle Tan Weave and the Crista Tan.
The polished heel
For those looking for extra height or a more polished shoe to complement a dressier outfit, it doesn’t get much better than these three heel options below. Keep things sleek and elegant with the Toledo by Billini, the Peace by Django & Juliette and the Pera also by Django & Juliette.