Summer Style with Steve Madden


UGirl teamed up with Steve Madden to give you the 3 hottest shoes of the summer.

by TAYLER BRADFORD    ★    JULY 10, 2017

Now that you have updated your summer wardrobe, it’s time to splurge on new shoes. 

Even though living off of an unpaid summer internship and part-time job is tough, there is a solution. Steve Madden is on-trend and college-budget friendly!

Here are three of the hottest summer shoes you must add to your collection. Not to mention, they are totally affordable and beyond cute.

Furrrreal must-have: The SOFTEY

Available in an array of colors and patterns, furry slides are the next big thing. Not only are they comfortable, but they are also super fun to wear.

Let’s be honest: When we’re back at school, we live in our ugg slippers. They don’t last very long, and they get gross really fast. The SOFTEY is a great alternative that will last much longer than your worn out, ugly uggs.


When you aren’t wearing these playful slides around your dorm, pair them with anything denim: shorts, skirts, jeans and overalls. You can wear a plain T-shirt or bralette underneath a pair of overalls, but you already knew that. 

Change up your typical overall look with an off-the-shoulder crop top. Instead of styling the overalls over one shoulder, wear both straps and show off your shoulders through a custom peak-a-boo shape.

Where comfort meets style: The GILLS

When Steve Madden himself says sneakers are one of the hottest shoe trends, it is your obligation to get yourself a killer pair. Trade in your basic Adidas and Stan Smith sneakers for a striking suede slip-on. 

This suede lace-free silhouette reinvents how comfort looks. As an upscale version of a slip on sneaker, the GILLS will seamlessly transition your outfit from day to night. And the one inch white platform gives the shoe a refined look. 

From leggings to shorts to white jeans, these easy-on, easy-off kicks can be paired with nearly anything in your closet. 

Pro tip: It’s so easy to pull off denim on denim with white jeans. Throw an oversized denim jacket over a crop top and you’re good to go! 

For a polished look: The KANDI

Perfect for work, a day in the city and a date night, this twist on the classic loafer upgrades any outfit. Whether you decide to wear boyfriend jeans, skinny jeans, a skirt or a dress, the KANDI makes any outfit look polished because of its versatility. 


Matching the summer sky, light wash denim skirts look best with white tube tops. If you think your outfit is missing something, don’t be afraid to pull out your favorite leather jacket before the fall! It’s never too early to radiate rock-and-roll vibes.

While white mules are eye-catching for the summer, a pair of black loafer-slides will be on-trend every season. You may even want to invest in a pair of faux fur-lined loafer-mules when fall rolls around.


The best thing about all three styles is that you can wear them in the summer, fall and spring. 

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Shoes featured: Steve Madden

Photographer: Hannah Bradford

Tayler Bradford