Memorial Day is past, and summer is here in every way except the official one. (Gotta wait for that summer solstice to roll around.) And if you don't plan to live in Birkenstocks through late August like I do, you might be in need of a little summer footwear inspiration. Well, look no further than NYC socialite and professional fashionista Olivia Palermo. We've been deeply envious of Olivia's extensive handbag and shoe collection for years, and for perfectly valid reasons. Here's a small, recent sampling of some of her best, most summer appropriate flats, pumps, and sandals.
Alexander McQueen Embroidered Loafers
$521 via Saks
Loafers may not scream summer, but they certainly say it with more enthusiasm when they're floral. Olivia recently wore these bold, embroidered Alexander McQueens while walking her dog in NYC.
Christian Louboutin Toerless Muse Pumps
Shop Christian Louboutin via Saks
She wore these red suede Louboutins to a launch event for her Ciate collab at Browns in Dublin last fall. We haven't seen this style en masse this season, and I'm starting to wonder why.
Dolce & Gabbana Embellished Flats
$504 via Moda Operandi
Olivia's embellished floral flat game is totally on point. She wore these Dolce & Gabbanas to an August People Stylewatch event in NYC, as one does.
Gianvito Rossi Ankle Strap Pumps
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She wore these fetching, strappy suede Gianvito Rossi pumps to the launch of a Kate Spade pop-up shop in Soho back in March. If you reexamine Olivia's last few outfits, you will start to see a distinct pattern emerging.
Moncler Gamme Rouge Muguet Sneakers
$535 via farfetch.com
And once again we have distressed skinny jeans and an off-the-shoulder top. Hey, if it works, it works. Olivia was snapped leaving her Brooklyn apartment in this simple pair of Moncler Gamme Rouge sneaks. Note the subtle floral motif.
Schutz Juliana Sandals
$190 via Saks
Now marvel at her extremely affordable Schutz Juliana Sandals. You don't have to drop half or grand or more on shoes every time, just because you're one of the world's most recognizable NYC socialites. I mean, you usually will, but it's not mandatory.
Stella McCartney Beckett Platforms
$1,065 via Net-a-Porter
Anyone who has the means and the dedication to street style already owns a pair of these Stella McCartney Beckett Platforms. Olivia wore hers to a recent event in Brooklyn, because of course she did, it's Brooklyn. Vegan footwear is de riguer.
Stuart Weitzman Nudist Sandals
$398 via Nordstrom
Finally, here she is leaving a Stuart Weitzman launch event in LA wearing (what else?) a black pair of the perennially popular Stuart Weitzman Nudist Sandals. If you're wondering whether you can FINALLY snag a pair of Nudists on sale, BTW, the answer is YES. But not as often as you might expect.
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