Say NO to Flip Flops! Here Are 3 Shoe Styles that Work for Summer

Going on a picnic? Whether you’re trekking up a mountain or just out the backyard, resist the urge to go fully-functional when it comes to your footwear. Repeat after me: No workout shoes outside of the gym! No rubber flipflops beyond the dorm shower stall! Here are three comfortable, casual summer shoe options that won’t have you sacrificing on style.

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  • An espadrille wedge. Like a little height? This heel offers the surface area of a flat—so you’re not sinking into the grass—with ankle support to keep you from topping over.
  • A strappy flat. Anything too skimpy will slide right off—choose a pair that gets over the top of your foot and around your heel. Bonus points for a rubber tread if you’re really going over the river and through the woods.
  • A breathable slip-on. Made of canvas or woven leather, these will protect your tootsies from any natural elements without making your feet sweat.
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Coyote urine. It’s the reason my hydrangeas actually bloomed this year. (Deer repellent.) And after her thorough sweep of the gardens for chipmunks, it’s what Mary smells like right now. #bathtime Happy Saturday!

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