Summer shoes can be tough. Other than a few pairs of flip flops, there are a few footwear essentials for the warmer weather. The nude and navy families are ideal for the hotter months. They tend to go with bright colors and pastels, as opposed to the jewel tones of fall and winter. The summer shoe basics include flip flops, sandals, flats, open toe wedge, strappy wedges and a patent pump. They transition quite nicely throughout your wardrobe and are perfect for trips to the beach, the office, a cocktail party, brunch and shopping!