If it seems like all we do is talk about dresses, well, you'd be right. But can you even blame us for going on and on about them when each new dress trend is even chicer than the last? Whether it's the '90s-style slips or all those pretty puff-sleeved numbers, suddenly all we want to do is throw on a frock and call it a day. The only other consideration to make when putting together a dress outfit is which shoes to wear which, as the headline suggests, we're about to get into here.
Ahead, we're sharing all the casual and easy-to-wear shoes that will look really, really good with all of the cool dresses you're probably already wearing. From boots to sandals to flats, there's something for everyone. With me? Good, then simply continue on to discover these casual shoes with dresses, see how the fashion set it styling them, and, of course, peruse our favorite shopping picks for each.
Throwback kicks from brands like New Balance, Nike, and Reebok are the new "dad" sneakers. They're clunky, but not too heavy-duty, and look especially cool with tall socks and any of the pretty dresses currently trending.
Pairs well with: Floral dresses, puff-sleeve dresses
The '90s are calling. Super-sleek and pared-back mules, especially in neutrals like beige and black, are the versatile closet staple fashion girls wear with everything from dresses to jeans.
Pairs well with: Reworked shirt dresses, slip dresses
Fall is coming, whether we like it or not, and with it some new and improved boots. Classic knee-high's are here to stay and whether flat or heeled, they happen to look great with any number of dresses, but we're especially fond of wearing them with little mini dresses.
Pairs well with: Simple mini dresses
Fisherman-style shoes are the latest "ugly" shoe trend to emerge this year and fashion girls have been all over the style, especially The Row's Gaia sandals. Unlikely as they may be, they're definitely comfortable and a cool way to toughen up a feminine frock.
Pairs well with: Interesting LBDs, puff-sleeve dresses
These modern-day flatforms remind me so much of the ones I used to wear back in the late '90s only a lot more wearable. Black sandals of any variety from slides to flip-flops are made all the chicer with a lifted sole.
Pairs well with: Wide-cut and billowy dresses
Another unlikely shoe style? Clogs. Thanks to new designer versions from Jacquemus and Loewe, they've never been cooler than they are now.
Pairs well with: Knit dresses, slip dresses
Last but not least are, in my opinion, the prettiest shoes of the bunch: lace-up sandals. While they can definitely be casual, they really do elevate whatever you wear them with, which makes them the perfect companion to outfit basics.
Pairs well with: Tank dresses, printed dresses