Sizzling Summer Statement Shoes



Looking to replace those size six shorts?  For some brands, you may have to purchase the exact pair in a size twelve.  This has caused outrage among many women (and men).  The solution?  Stick to those shoes!

Shoes generally do not not change size (minor exceptions aside), and with the right pair, you can transform the most simplest of looks into something daring.

Miranda Lambert recently attended the Academy of Country Music Awards wearing a pair of pink pistol shoes by Texas designer Joyce Echols.  The striking stilettos made global news, as Miranda managed to embody both her sudden roots and send a message to her ex Blake Shelton.  I absolutely LOVE these shoes, but WARNING, I do not love the price.  If you have $849 to spend on craziness, click here!  The also come in black if your are looking for a more “understated look”.



Popular fashion stylist Brad Goreski once said, “I believe every woman should have a flat, a really good wedge, and then the showstopper shoe.”  I could not agree more.  I would make two tweaks.  First, I would make each pair plural. 🙂 Second, flats and wedges can definitely be your go to showstopper shoe…especially with the selections this summer.

As I am 5’7, I tend to embrace the flats and low wedges for my work looks and laid back weekend outfits.  Both have more stability and can get you through the day.  This summer, there are loads of fun styles to choose.

Jessica Simpson Zeena Flat

Jessica Simpson Zeena Flat

ED Ellen DeGeneres Langston Ballet Flat

ED by Ellen Degeneres Langston Flat

Zara Leather Lace-Up Espadrilles

Zara Leather Lace-Up Espadrilles

HM Wedge Heeled Espadrilles

H&M Wedge-heeled Espadrilles

Sophia Webster Lilico Underwater Flat Sandals

Sophia Webster Lilico Underwater Flat Sandals

Anya Hindmarch All Over Sticker Skater

Anya Hindmarch All Over Sticker Skater

Valentino Wonderland Rockstude Leather Slingbacks

Valentino Wonderland Rockstud Leather Slingbacks

Here are some of my personal favorites.

Have a go-to statement shoe that happens to be comfortable as well?!?  I’d love to know!






19 thoughts on “Sizzling Summer Statement Shoes

  1. Turquoise Compass says:

    Thank you for your “Like” on today’s post! Sorry I’ve been out of touch; I am back in action again (I bet you know how that is). Stay tuned for more regular postings! I’d love it if you could tell me what you’d like to see more of: travel, bucket list, pilot-wife-life, lifestyle, yoga, or turquoise inspiration (or all of the above, lol)!
    Jessica, Turquoise Compass

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  2. camellia's cottage says:

    great advice! I was a wardrober for many years- what I learned from the clothing vendors and reps was this- size in clothing depends on the ‘fit model’ that particular brand uses- thus the variations- you are exactly right- one brand might have a size 6 that in another brand might be a 12- don’t go just by size- go by fit. No one knows but you!

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    • admirablylegal says:

      That is so interesting. Thank you so much for sharing! People often obsess over the number, but there seem to be so many factors accounting for the difference. Now I can share your insight with others, so they don’t fret. 🙂

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      • camellia's cottage says:

        and some manufacturers may use – say a size 6 fit model and just make the adjustments up or down- with the rule being 1/4 inch per seam per size, so if there are two side seams and a front and back seam- that means there is just one inch difference total!! so from size to size- there is very little difference!! your blog is great!

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      • admirablylegal says:

        WOW! Now that is super interesting. I never knew the sizes could be so close. I wish I knew this earlier…it will definitely make women happy;). Thank you so so much for your kind words.

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