Hey friends! So… after my Ultimate Wedding Season Dress Guide a few weeks ago, I got a lot of requests for posts about everything else we need for wedding season. Jewelry and handbags and makeup, oh my! Us ladies require a lot of stuff to look great at weddings, huh?! But in my opinion, once you have the right dress, the right shoes are the next most important thing!
I particularly like this topic because it’s all about making a good investment. Trends are fun, but you need reliable shoes you feel good in to get you through wedding season! And no, I don’t mean that you need to invest hundreds and hundreds of dollars into the best shoes on the planet. But I do think it’s important to look at what types of weddings you’re going to and what types of dresses you’re wearing, so that you can purchase the shoes that will actually get you through all those ceremonies and dance floors!
*The outfit above was featured in this post last summer.
Best Wedding Guest Shoes:
Casual Wedding Guest Shoes (aka heels that won’t sink in grass)
One of the questions I get asked a lot surrounding wedding season is “Can you help me find heels that don’t sink in the grass?” And I always tell people that I’m DONE with those little plastic stoppers that you attach to stilettos. BUH BYE! Obviously, if you’re a bridesmaid and you need to wear specific heels, that’s a different story. But if you’re just a guest at an outdoor wedding… girl, buy yourself some chunky heels!
I honestly think I wore my favorite Rebecca Minkoff sandals to 6 out the 7 weddings we went to last summer. I could have been more of a #fashionblogger and worn something new to each one – but they were comfortable, neutral, and cute! Plus, most of the weddings we went to were outside, so the thick block heel made it easy to walk on grass without any sinking issues at ALL. Plus I could dance all night in them, and I always call that a win.
Even though that exact pair isn’t available this year, she made a cute braided sandal this year that would be a great option for summer weddings. If you want something a little bit more sleek, I’m also digging this scalloped gold pair – and there are a TON of other cute options in the slideshow below.
PS. You’ll see that I’m not totally dissing a cute statement shoe either. I mean, how cute would these gingham heels (or $19 in the slideshow!) be for a chic barn wedding?! Swoon!
Fancy Wedding Guest Shoes
Of course, not everyone has a casual outdoor wedding – so we need shoes for the fancy affairs, too! If you have $800 to spare, go for these Jimmy Choo’s or a pair of Louboutins for SURE! If not, I feel ya. But don’t worry! This chic strappy option is only $180, and this metallic slide is somewhere in between – AND can be dressed up or down depending on the wedding!
Wedding Guest Shoes Under $100
And last but not least, here are all my faves under $100… because who doesn’t like a good deal?!
Do you have any more shoe related questions?
What kinds of weddings are you shopping for this summer? Also, don’t forget to check out my Ultimate Wedding Season Dress Guide for all of your dress needs, too!