A Celebrity Stylist Weighs In On The Top Spring & Summer Footwear Trends

Practical makes perfect when it comes to the top footwear trends of spring and summer. Take it from celebrity stylist Nicole Chavez, who we tapped to share her must-have picks of the season. From micro kitten heels to chic metallics, 2024’s footwear trends are all about combining practicality with style. 

Named one of the 'Top 10 Superstar Stylists' by Forbes, Nicole Chavez is a seasoned stylist with a practiced ability to translate runway trends to the needs of her prestigious clients. Her roster includes Kristen Bell, Rachel Bilson, and Scarlett Johansson, and her work has graced the covers of InStyle, W, and Harper’s Bazaar.

Trend: Practical Makes Perfect

Seen all over the spring runways, designers are taking practical footwear to a new level. From designer to mainstay brands, this trend is accessible at any price point.

“At JW Anderson there were crochet slippers, at Gabriella Hearst we saw Birkenstocks, and Simone Rocha had Crocs,” said Chavez. 


Nicole’s Picks


Birkenstocks Boston suede clogs 


 Ugg Tazz slipper


Balenciaga Crocs Mule


Crocs classic clog

Trend: Updated Classics

“Rolling over from the fall season, we continue to see ballet flats, mary janes, and metallics,” said Chavez. These styles are versatile and effortlessly chic, making them a perfect choice for both casual and dressy outfits. Opt for updated versions in cherry red, mesh, or with bold hardware.


Nicole’s Picks

Larroudé Blair ballet flat in black patent

Khaite Marcy crystal mesh ballerina flats

Gianvito Rossi Carla Mary Jane flats


Le Monde Beryl Luna mesh ballet flats

Zara mesh heeled mary janes

Trend: Couture Flip Flops

Flip flops aren’t usually associated with an upscale aesthetic, but this year they’re getting the quiet luxury treatment. “Couture flip flops are another trend we are seeing, seen at the Staud and Burberry shows,” said Chavez.

Nicole’s Picks

The Row Ginza platform flip flops

Zara rubberized flat sandals

Trend: Micro Kitten Heels

Seen on all the fashion insiders, micro kitten heels are the go-to for spring and summer. From boots to pumps to sandals, this heel height is both sophisticated and versatile. 

Nicole’s Picks

Khaite Arizona boot in snake-effect

Zara bow trim metallic kitten heel

Prada cherry red patent leather pumps

Want more trend guidance from one of our celebrity stylist? You can book a styling session with Nicole on Glamhive. 

-Alexis Scarlett, Glamhive contributor

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