I'm a Professional Shopper—Here Are the Only Summer Shoe Trends Worth Buying

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The former Nordstrom buyer and style expert our readers simply can't get enough of—Susie Wright—is back at it again. We've chatted with Wright about seemingly everything under the sun style-wise at this point, from the details on her latest closet cleanout to her best wardrobe basics of all time. And now with summer on everyone's minds, we couldn't pass up the opportunity to pick her brain about the summer shoe trends she's prioritizing for a chic wardrobe this year.

With Wright being a professional shopper with a lot of Nordstrom expertise and our own Who What Wear label being brandished on shoes and bags at the retailer, it would be silly if we passed on the opportunity to highlight how Wright would shop our shoe edit. Sure, we may have designed these styles so we happen to think they're all pretty stylish, but we thought you might be interested in learning about the styles Wright believes are tried-and-true summer wardrobe heroes.

With that, continue on to see the six summer shoe trends she's personally backing and shop the coordinating styles from our line, complete with Wright's own styling ideas.

Elevated Flip-Flops

"Elevated flip flops are so chic, and I recommend this style to all my clients and friends. It might be the most versatile summer shoe to own."

Who What Wear Sydney Slide Sandals ($60)

Who What Wear Sydney Slide Sandals ($60)

Heeled Mules

"Slide sandals are another go-with-everything shoe, and this one with a flared heel is cool-looking! I wear this style with every summer dress, but it works just as easily with faded denim."

Who What Wear Emily Slide Sandals ($99)

Who What Wear Emily Slide Sandals ($99)

Simple Slides

"Flat sandals are a summer staple, and I prefer strappy styles like this one. The square toe is the trend to try this summer."

Who What Wear Clara Slide Sandals ($59)

Who What Wear Clara Slide Sandals ($59)

Bright Hues

"Brightly colored shoes like this are showing up everywhere, and I can’t think of a better way to start summer than with a fun new shoe."

Who What Wear Brooke Sandals ($89)

Who What Wear Clara Slide Sandals ($59)

Mock Croc

"Mock croc is a luxe detail that elevates every outfit, and this slide sandal in cognac looks especially stylish with all black."

Who What Wear Charli Slide Sandals ($89)

Who What Wear Axel Slingback Sandals ($95)

Who What Wear Sydney Slide Sandals ($99)

Ankle Ties

"I'm loving ankle-tie shoes right now, especially easy-to-wear styles like these Evelyn Flats. The ankle tie is a cool detail that goes with all your favorite denim, summer dresses, and even shorts."

Who What Wear Evelyn Flats ($99)

Who What Wear Evelyn Flats ($99)

More trendy summer shoes we're eyeing at Nordstrom…

Who What Wear Aliyah Sandals ($99)

Who What Wear Rachel Slide Sandals ($109)

Who What Wear Alexa Slide Sandal ($109)

Who What Wear Allie Slide Sandals ($99)

Who What Wear Celia Slide Sandals ($99)

Who What Wear Daria Platform Sneakers ($139)

Who What Wear Joy Mules ($65)

Who What Wear Jane Mules ($60)

Who What Wear Alexa Slide Sandals ($109)

Who What Wear Slide Sandals ($89)

Who What Wear Allie Slide Sandals ($99)

Next, Wright is sharing the seven staples she's holding onto after clearing out half her closet.

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