Ask a Stylist: Stylish Heel Alternatives for Summer

By  August 11, 2014
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During the hot summer months, this summer in particular, I feel that it’s too hot for heels. I know I’m not alone here because a lot of my clients have been asking for stylish alternatives to heels. I totally get it and with all of the flat footwear options out there, who needs heels!
Lucky for you, I’ve gathered a few alternatives that will keep you looking sexy and chic for the rest of the summer.
Booties for the Win
Booties are perfect for a summer night. Most booties have a low heel that can give you that added height without the discomfort. The best thing about these is that you can wear them throughout the fall. Score!
Pointy Toe Flats
Flats, especially pointy toe flats, can be worn from day to night (perfect for a summer date night). Added bonus, they elongate your legs.
Good Old Oxfords
Take me back to the school days with a pair of oxfords. These babies can also be dressed up or down. Pair them with cropped boyfriend jeans for a more casual look or a flirty skirt for something more evening appropriate.
Sneaker Pimp
Sneakers these days are super chic. You can get all designer with it or do like me and rock your Converse with just about anything.
Sandals = Summer Staple
Sandals are the ultimate summer staple. It’s hot outside and you want to show off that fresh pedicure look no further than your pair of sandals. Strappy sandals and even gladiators are a perfect alternative to summer heels. Or go granola-chic with a pair of Birkenstocks.
Are you ditching the heels this summer or are you a heel devotee?

Lauren Messiah, is a Los Angeles based stylist and the creator of, a blog about designer deals, the hottest trends, and Lauren’s life as a fashion stylist.Lauren styles some of Hollywood’s most successful women in entertainment, celebrities, fashion editorials, and national ad campaigns. Lauren has been featured in Marie Claire, Vogue Italia, Grazia, WWD, OK! Magazine and Health Magazine.