The key to dressing cute in the midst of a heatwave? Whittle down your outfit to the basics and let your accessories do the heavy style lifting. Chunky wedges, woven leather bags and floppy hats kick the simplest summer look into overdrive.
Check out our favorite outfits, featuring standout handbag and footwear styles that will see you through stickiest August days.
Loved over-the-knee boots in fall? Then you’ll probably dig summer’s version: glamorously tall gladiator sandals. Our favorite style right now is the Vince Camuto Victoria Diamond Panel Gladiator Sandal. Play up the festival-friendly vibe with a sweeping-brim sunhat and a mini drawstring bag, like the Vince Camuto Elsie.
Printed Woven Bags
Want to pump up your summer wardrobe in a cinch? Opt for a tote in a punchy print rather than the usual serious-solid hue. We’re loving this chevron pattern on the Vince Camuto Dalya Tote. Slip into a breathable tank, breezy linen pants and, to keep your outfit from reading too beachy, nix flat sandals in favor of a bold, leg-lengthening wedge like the Vince Camuto Airlia Platform Espadrille.
Retro Wooden Wedges
Add personality to a low-and-lazy weekend ensemble with a fun, 70s-vibing sandal. The Vince Camuto Onia Wood Wrapped Demi Wedge Sandal’s sturdy but lightweight wooden platform can handle hours of city striding. To balance the va-va-voom of shorts and leg-lengthening heels, pair platforms with a boxy top and a playful bag like the Vince Camuto Harlo Tote.