5 Shoe trends you never thought you could pull off

Jun 12, 2015 at 2:27 p.m. ET

I'm so pumped and ready to get into the season's hottest shoe trends. From fancy flats and statement heels to lace-ups and slip-ons, there's a huge range of shoes to punctuate and ground your style for the summer season ahead. Get those pedicures scheduled ladies; it's time to step out and strut your stuff in the trendiest heels (and flats) of the season.

Shiny shoes

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Be bold and let your sole glow in shiny metallic shoes footwear this summer. No matter your choice of metal; gold, silver or rose gold; shiny footwear is all the rage for anyone who wants to stand out in style. I love my gold kicks. They add just the right amount of flair to any look. Whether you pick sneakers, flats or pumps, there's no denying you will shine in this trend.

A.L.C Aimee Linen Tank (Otteny, $106); Miss Selfridge Ribbed Pencil Skirt (Houseoffraser, $12); Nocturne Pora Necklace (Luisaviaroma, $471); Mary Katrantzou Powder blue leather cross-body bag (Harveynichols, $1,500); Maddie Tassel Loafers (ASOS, $57); Patent blucher shoes (Zara, $70); Michael Kors Lace Up Sneakers (Bloomingdales, $135)

Anything fringe

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There are real fringe benefits to be had with this shoe trend this season. Foot fringes are the perfect way to step into the 70s trend that is so huge this season. Take a look around and you'll see any off-duty model or cool girl rocking this style from head to toe. Not to to mention the fact that they're the unofficial requirement of every festival happening this summer. Plus they're fun to shimmy around in.

Aztec Jacquard Shift Dress (Topshop, $135); Just Cavalli Fringe Shoes (Zappos, $562); Fringed High Heel Sandals (Zara, $100); Fringed Ankle Wrap Sandal (Forever 21, $23)

Gladiator Sandals

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Get ready to strap up and step out in what's sure to be one of the hottest shoe trends this summer, gladiator sandals, another festival essential. They work with anything and are a simple and sexy way to show of those legs. Bonus: They also elongate your frame for a longer, leaner look. Whether you choose to battle the trend in a high-strung pair or low and simple ones, you'll be a style titan this summer.

Roll-Tab Sleeve Chambray Short Jumpsuit (Saksfithavenue, $76); Tallie Black Shoes (Heels, $55); Fergie Savannah Gladiator Sandal (Nordstromrack, $66); Figtree Gladiator Sandals (Topshop, $85)

Fun and fancy flats

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Just say no to flip flops and boring ballet slippers and opt instead for fun and fancy flats. This season offers an array of flat footwear that are just as fierce as any pump. So leave the heels at home and frolic around town in fashionable flats that wont clash with your style and will keep you cute and comfy on the go.

Zip Back Bardot Top (Missselfridge, $35); One Teaspoon Freebirds Jean (Abercrombie, $150); Keen of Hearts Clutch (Modcloth, $50); Sam Eldeman Leni Evil Eye Espadrilles Flats (Lordandtaylor, $55); Mara D'Orsay Flat (Solesociety, $55); Patent Toe Blutchers (Zara, $70)

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