Styling Your Slides for Summer

by Smalltownme

Summer is right around the corner, and with that comes sandals! I recently picked up a new pair of slides and I'm so excited about all the different ways I've been wearing them. At first glance, these Golden Goose slides can be a bit intimidating... oversized, glittery, and the wooly shearling. Here's the deal - I'm here to tell you these summer shoes are easier to style then you think. Today on the blog I'm sharing four different ways to style these trendy summer kicks.

First, keep it easy and throw on your favorite summer dress. My dress is simple - an all black maxi dress. Even though the fabric is delicate and 'girly', my slides work in a fun unexpected way. Play around with summer dresses you already have in your closet. Long, flowy dresses will bring on a casual vibe. Short t-shirt dresses will look chic. You'll find that slides will instantly make your outfit feel laid back, effortless, and a little edgy. You can shop this look here.

Next, I put on jeans and a sweater. By cuffing up my jeans, my look instantly got a springy feel. My rule of thumb... show a little ankle with a long sleeve top. For tank tops and short sleeve shirts, balance out your look by keeping the denim long. You can shop my exact jeans an slides here.

Even though my slides have shearling doesn't mean they are too heavy for those warm summer months. Next I styled my Golden Goose slides with a fun bikini. Styled with a cute pair of cutoff shorts, this look is perfect for pool side. I recently wore this exact look poolside in Mexico. Not only did I feel trendy/cool, I was comfortable... which I love! Try this look with your favorite one-piece swimsuit and cutoff shorts. Or throw on an easy coverup for a chic vibe. Keep your style casual. The slides make my outfit laid back and easy. Finish off your poolside style with a cute baseball cap... I love the effortless look. You can shop my look here.

Finally, I styled my slides with an easy lounge set. Super comfortable and makes my sweats a little cooler for spring and summer. I love the way my pants fall over the slides. Because my shoes are a bit chunkier, my feet don't get lost in the flared hemline. Joggers would also be so cute to style - the chunkiness of the slides will really balance out your wider leg pants.

Or try styling with a pair of leggings. With the tighter bottoms, balance out your look with a slouchy sweatshirt or t-shirt and denim jacket. Whether you're wearing joggers or leggings- think of your slides as your favorite pair of summer sneakers. Effortlessly cool and chic. You can shop similar looks here and my exact top and bottoms.

I hope these styling ideas have helped make these trendy slides a little less intimidating. They are such a fun addition to your closet and bring the perfect comfortable chic vibe to your spring and summer looks. Happy styling!

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Love Emily.

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  • Mary Mary on Mar 29, 2021

    Yes here in Scotland, we call them mules or flip flops.


  • Marcia Boehms Marcia Boehms on Apr 01, 2021

    I call them all, “Go Aheads,” because if you walk backwards, you can walk right out of them! Duh!

    • Smalltownme Smalltownme on Apr 01, 2021

      well That works! Who knew there were so many names for these slides / mules / go aheads 🤣