Independence Day is just around the corner and there’s probably tons of party planning happening right now! Family and friends will be coming in from out of town, barbecue grills are getting ready, and parades are being perfected. With all the preparation in the works, don’t forget about preparing your outfit! More specifically, make sure your footwear can handle the day. Here are some tips in choosing the right shoes for the right kind of 4th of July party!
In SoCal, you can guarantee that the beaches are going to be packed for the 4th of July weekend. For the beach, choices are usually narrowed down to flip flops, sandals, or going barefoot. However, if you’re a non-beach regular, don’t feel like you have to be barefoot. Even though the weather may be gloriously hot and the water may be refreshingly cold, non-beach goers often forget about the sand. First of all, the sand can hold a lot of heat. Second, depending on how close you are to the water, the sand is usually very soft. Basically, that means you’re going to get one heck of a leg work out. Simple flip flops or flat sandals will help you beat the heat and move around a little easier. Wear sneakers if you must, just be willing to deal with them getting a little sand filled.
People set up in large parks so that there’s plenty of room for the food and the games. This is not a time to wear delicate materials! For example, we love suede, but they are a little high maintenance and you’ll remember those stains for the rest of your life. We suggest sticking to footwear like sneakers or boots crafted in easy-wearing materials. Additionally, choose something that protects the greater surface of your feet. There may be some prickly grass or overly affectionate mosquitoes out there. For cool and casual sneakers, check out our Lacoste selection for men, women, and kids! Ladies, if you must wear heels, at least opt for wedges. They handle soft ground much better and won’t get stuck in it. They only shoe that should stab the earth are cleats, not pumps!
Some people just like parties to be a little fancy regardless of the occasion! Even if you’re wearing a formal dress or suit, this is a time to be festive! It’s the perfect time to wear bold footwear and accessories. Even if your outfit is mostly made up of a dark neutral color like black or navy, spice it up with some color. For example, you can still be festive and chic if you wear a solid white ensemble with your shoes and accessories adding the red and blue. You’ll most likely be indoors, so go on ahead and wear those sky heels and stylish oxfords! Need some styling tips? We have some great tips on how to style dresses.
Maybe you’ll be skipping the hustle and bustle of the parties and skip right to the fireworks show. While there’s no real reason to wear a specific type of shoe, we highly recommend something that has sturdy traction. Whether you’re in a crowded place or a secret location with the best view, you’ll need to be able to move around comfortably. Also, it’ll be night time. Regardless of where you are in the world, the temperature can drastically drop at night. So prepare your feet accordingly! You can’t go wrong with rubber outsoles. Sneakers are the obvious pick, but if you still want to tweak your style, try out some boat shoes. They are always a summer favorite! We have a great Sperry Top-Sider collection that are stylish, comfortable, and have very durable outsoles.