Now that warm weather is officially here (hello, summer!), it’s time to add some wear-everywhere, seriously good styles to your shoe rotation. Women’s shoe trends are ever-changing, so keeping your show-stopping summer wardrobe up-to-date on the season’s biggest trends is essential. But guess what? Adding chic, on-trend shoes to your closet doesn’t need to break the bank; especially when you’re in the mood to go out of your comfort zone and try new styles that always made you think, “well, I can’t pull that off.” That’s why these affordable women’s shoe trends for summer 2022 are sure to check the box for any savvy shopper who wants to stay on-trend while staying within a budget.
They’re baaaaack! We saw the woven trend beginning to pop up last summer, and it’s here to stay in a big way this season. The woven trend has evolved to feature wider straps and fun colors that give off a playful vibe. We especially love this pair of light blue woven slides by Fioni—we recommend pairing them with a casual white t-shirt and jeans for a laid-back vibe… or if you feel like spicing things up, pair them with a dressier jumpsuit for a night on the town.
Price: $22.99, available at Payless.com.
There’s something about a simple slide sandal adorned with a bow that takes things up a notch. And these black bow flat sandals by Brash do just that. These beauties are the perfect companion to wear with a cocktail dress for a casual wedding (ya know, with summer being wedding season and all!) or if you’re heading to a backyard BBQ with your crew, pair with denim cut-offs and a flowy tank.
Price: $19.99, available on Payless.com.
Cute Simple Sneakers
From boppin’ around town running errands to summer-school drop-offs, everyone, and we mean everyone, needs a cute pair of sneaks that are lightweight and effortless for all your on-the-go activities this summer. These oxford sneakers by American Eagle for Payless, are one of our faves because they’re simple, comfortable, and available in four different colors and patterns that will complement any look you’re going for.
Price: $18.99, available on Payless.com.
Fact: A comfortable wedge should be an essential shoe for any women’s closet. Even better, this style is on the list of popular women’s shoe trends for summer; so embrace it with one of our favorite (and most comfortable) wedges: the footbed wedge sandal by Dexflex Comfort. The neutral color makes them the perfect warm-weather staple. And trust us, your feet will thank you when you’re strolling through the Farmers Market this summer or taking a trip to the beach with your fam in these trendy, yet oh-so-comfy shoes.
Price: $24.99, available on Payless.com.
Metallic slip-ons are a total statement shoe that will get you noticed this summer. These super-comfy slip-ons by Nicole Miller will elevate your look thanks to the rhinestone detailing. Available in silver, black, and rose gold, these luxe kicks would look fab with some shorts and a graphic tee for when you’re heading to the beach or hanging out with friends.
Price: $29.99, available on Payless.com.
Pops of Color
Get your daily steps in while crushing the whole athleisure vibe with sneaks that have a fun pop of color. These cushioned and lightweight sneaks by Airwalk certainly make a statement with their bold teal and pink accents. Not only are they on-trend, but you’ll get non-stop compliments wherever you rock ‘em. We like to pair them with a high-waisted boyfriend jean and crop top for a nostalgic vibe (hello, late ‘90s). Or, wear them when you hit the gym or trails as these colorful sneakers make for the perfect workout buddy.
Price: $29.99, available on Payless.com.
We’re so stoked that the quilted look on shoes has made a comeback. While the overall silhouette of the classic mule remains the same, the quilted detailing adds just a little somethin’ somethin’ to an ordinary and timeless flat. These quilted mules by Fioni come in two neutral colors—black and neutral—that are a must for any warm-weather wardrobe.
Price: $22.99, available on Payless.com.
We gotta know: which shoe trend will you be trying this summer? With these budget-friendly prices, you can feel good about trying out some new women’s shoe trends without breaking the bank.
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