Goodwill Gems: Walk-Anywhere Wedges

The weather is gorgeous (sparing the random summer rainstorm, of course) and when the sun’s out, there’s nothing like a long summer walk to appreciate the season. In honor of this beautiful June, our Lauren strolled down to local Goodwill for the perfect compliment to summer sunshine, this week’s Goodwill Gem: Walk-Anywhere Wedges.

A funky mix of materials and neutral colors makes these wedge sandals a seriously sexy, stylish and bold item to add to any lady’s summer wardrobe.
A funky mix of materials and neutral colors makes these wedge sandals a seriously sexy, stylish and bold item to add to any lady’s summer wardrobe.

There’s nothing better than going barefoot (at least, I think so). But when you’re in the city during the hot, humid summer months, barefoot is really never an option. But the next best thing? That absolutely perfect, comfy, cute, wear-with-everything pair of shoes that’s just right for stomping around on the concrete during those sultry summer months.

These wonderful wedges have absolutely everything a girl could want in a sexy, yet still practical, summer shoe. The mix of neutral hues – beige, brown, and black – means you really can wear them with every single item in your closet. But the combination of three different neutrals instead of just one keeps this easy-to-match wedges intensely interesting looking at the same time. The various materials – the wood wedge, the rope-like beige border, and black leather – add an even more interesting mix of textures that makes these shoes look seriously eclectic in the best kind of way.

I mean it when I say you can wear these with absolutely everything. Casual summer shorts, tailored cropped pants at the office, and all of your favorite summer dresses and skirts would look just gorgeous with this spectacular shoe find. But the funky mix of different textures and subtle color palette makes them ideal for pairing with any of your super bright summer pieces, or with anything in a soft hue with a beautiful pattern, like the dress pictured here.

Bring a funky new edge to your most-loved summer pieces, by combining these edgy new wedges with all of your coolest, prettiest summer pieces.
Bring a funky new edge to your most-loved summer pieces, by combining these edgy new wedges with all of your coolest, prettiest summer pieces.

The gray and white fabric of this dress seems simple, but upon closer inspection, it’s clear that it’s a lovely pattern composed of tiny triangles, formed in interlocking swirls. Even in a neutral gray, this pattern might seem a bit busy with any really loud shoe or other accessory, but these fabulous wedges bring a subtle level of visual excitement to this ensemble through their subtle multi-neutral style. With one small but bright pop of red right at the throat, this undeniably unique look is polished, but still eclectic and unique.

Come share your favorite looks and fantastic thrift finds! Tell us over on our Facebook page or send @GoodwillNyNj a tweet. GoodwillNyNj & I love seeing your style. Keep us posted and keep rocking your style, fellow Goodwill hunters!

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