The Best Sandals for Every Summer Occasion

It’s a tale as old as time – you’re about to walk out the door to attend one of many summer events, and all you want in the world are shoes that are cute AND comfy. You’ll be dancing the evening away at a wedding or spending date night walking on the beach (hey, a girl can dream!), and now, all you need is the perfect sandal.

Cork slip-ons are as sensible as they are trendy, so we’re sharing four ways to style them – no matter where your summer takes you!

Date Night

Since summer date night is the perfect excuse to rock flirty prints and florals, complete your look with simple sandals in a crisp, solid color. This way, your shoes will complement your outfit, rather than taking command of it! For example, our favorite part of this ensemble is how the footwear accents the romper’s pattern – the white totally brightens up the outfit as a whole. P.S. If you’re not a romper kind of gal, these slip-ons also look adorable with a trendy, printed mini dress.

Casual Wedding

If you’ve been invited to a summer wedding with a casual dress code, it’s the perfect opportunity to wear comfy shoes (and dance in them all night long!). We love this sleeveless, chambray dress paired with strappy floral sandals – the simplicity of the outfit really lets the shoes shine! To draw more attention to your dainty, colorful footwear, choose accessories that match a hue featured in the summery print. A burgundy statement necklace or earrings would complete this look in the best way (tips for styling statement jewelry are on MeijerStyle.com here!).

Baby Shower

For days spent showering moms-to-be and playing games like “pink or blue,” choose a dressier pair of slip-ons like this rose gold style. Metallic shoes in any shade look great with dainty, pastel hues (I mean, we seriously can’t get enough of this chiffon kimono + sandal ensemble). This look is also a must-try for summer bridal showers, but take care to stay away from white – you don’t want to overshadow the guest of honor!

Weekend Brunch

For casual mornings with your girls when all you need is bacon and eggs, pair tan cork sandals with denim capris and an embroidered tank. An earthy tone like tan perfectly complements this olive top, and embroidered details bring a laidback, bohemian vibe to your look. Casual (and sensible) slip-ons are a perfect match for this outfit! If the day is extra sunny and you’ll be brunching on a patio, these shoes also look amazing with a flowy, neutral sundress.

If you don’t have a pair of cork sandals (or four) at home, get over to your local Meijer A-S-A-P! There’s nothing better than a versatile, cute and comfy shoe.

5 Must-Have Jackets Under $50

As spring begins to peek around the corner, we’re partnering with our favorite style bloggers to show us how they wear the season’s hottest trends. From fashion tips to makeup trends to home décor, we’re excited to see how these fashionistas gear up for a new year of style.

This week we’re welcoming Candace of Live Love & Read to share her favorite spring jackets to combat the season’s unpredictable weather – and all are under $50!

There’s no doubt about it, Mother Nature is serving it to us. One day it’s a glorious 65 degrees, and the next it’s 45. Being a born-and-bred Southern gal, it doesn’t really make sense to me. However, word on the street is that this is pretty typical of the Midwest. Sigh.

If you are anything like me, it is highly likely that you are ready to put away all of those chunky sweaters and opt for something a little lighter and more transitional for the day-to-day unpredictability of this spring weather. If that’s the case, jackets are about to become your new best friend.

Without question, completing your outfit with a jacket is the perfect way to give your look a bit more edge. Additionally, layering with a jacket gives YOU the power to prepare for the weather however you need to. You can go heavier or lighter, sleeves or no sleeves, hood or no hood – the sky is the limit! With a jacket as your primary statement piece for the spring season, you get to control how the weather affects you.

Now that you’ve wrapped your head around this ingenious style concept, you need some inspo! Not to worry, I’ve got you covered with five spring jackets under $50. Yes, UNDER $50.

Denim Jacket with a Twist

I’ve always appreciated a classic denim jacket, but there is something extra special about a denim jacket with a twist. This hooded beauty by Massini is absolutely perfect for the spring season. You get the structure of a denim jacket, with a much more relaxed vibe. There are two great features about this particular jacket: the textured sleeves and detachable hood. Both make this jacket more enjoyable to wear, as the fabric is a bit more breathable than a traditional denim jacket. This is the epitome of a “transitional spring piece.”

Details:
Massini Hooded Denim Jacket
Massini Sharon Crossbody
Massini Modal Luxe Tee
Celebrity Pink Mid-Rise Skinny

The Trendy Bomber

The bomber jacket trend gained major momentum in 2016 – and from the looks of it, the trend is also making major strides in 2017! The beauty of a bomber jacket is that it can be worn with nearly anything. You can dress it up or dress it down and either way, you are guaranteed to make a statement. While bombers vary in fabrics, it is most frequently designed with one that’s lightweight and breathable, which makes it perfect for spring. If you don’t have a bomber jacket in your closet, you definitely need one! According to the Fashion Powers-At-Be, the bomber is the lead player in the outerwear department.

Details:
Ultra Flirt Bomber Jacket
Massini Lyon Crossbody
Massini Sunglasses
Blush Bracelet
Massini Modal Luxe Tee
Celebrity Pink Mid-Rise Skinny

Classic Denim Jacket

Without question, every woman needs a go-to denim jacket. Why? Because it’s classic and will most definitely stand the test of time. Furthermore, it’s a great piece to have in your arsenal when battling unpredictable weather. You can layer denim as heavy or lightly as you need to. Say you start the day by wearing it on, due to cool temperatures, and by day end you are wearing it draped across your shoulders. Much like the bomber jacket, denim also offers optimal versatility. You can dress it up or down!

Details:
Falls Creek Denim Jacket
Massini P02 Max Handbag
Massini Modal Luxe Tee
Celebrity Pink Mid-Rise Skinny

The Sleeveless Trench Vest

For those particularly warm days that have a slight breeze, the sleeveless trench vest is an ideal option. It keeps you just warm enough and allows optimal mobility. Overall, it’s a much more casual piece and a great choice for those days that you just need a little something extra to layer.

Details:
Olivia Sky Sleeveless Front Vest
Massini P02 Max Handbag
Massini Sunglasses
Cool Necklace
Fine Jewelry Bangles
Falls Creek Lindsey Block Heel
Massini Modal Luxe Tee
Celebrity Pink Mid-Rise Skinny

Effortlessly Chic Open Front Jacket

Looking for a dressy, yet effortlessly chic jacket? This trendy blazer was made for YOU. The open front feature allows this jacket to be pretty transitional, as you can slip it on and off super easily. Furthermore, the ruched quarter sleeves give this piece a more playful tone, which allows it to be styled a bit more easily as well (since it’s more relaxed than your traditional blazer).

Details:
Olivia Sky ¾ Sleeve Front Jacket
Rose Necklace
Massini Jodie Sandal
Massini Sharon Crossbody
Massini Modal Luxe Tee
Celebrity Pink Mid-Rise Skinny

As you can see, there are a number of ways you can win the fight against Mother Nature and her unpredictable ways. All it requires is the correct jacket arsenal and you can conquer the world. Since all of the jackets above are under $50, you need to run (not walk) and pick up a few of these beauties at your local Meijer. Not only are these styles going to help keep you warm, but keep you perfectly stylish while doing so.

Candace is the fashionista behind Live Love & Read, a blog full of lovely tips for fashion, beauty and lifestyle. Follow her on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

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