Let’s be real—we’re all easing into the shift from wearing loungewear 24/7 to um … “real” clothing. Which now feels like formal wear, right? Like putting on full makeup, a head-to-toe look, and heels? What. The thought going through our head: *must carve out an extra 20 minutes to get back in the swing of this process.* It’s almost like we have to retrain our mind when it comes to getting ready for brunch/lunch/dinner plans with our friends.
Luckily, thanks to Dolce Vita’s Paily heels, we can take one stressor off your plate. These sandals—no joke—are the only heels you need this summer. The brand sent a pair to our editor, Michelle Scanga, and her review says it all. She chose the color Caramel, but they also come in nine other options.
“Like most people, I’ve been living in slides or sneakers the past year. I didn’t really have the need to wear a good pair of heels (which—let me add—I’m a heels girl to my core). So transiting from my staple footwear to slippers and sneaks all day, every day, during quarantine was new for me. Fast forward to present day, and I’m now resetting my style mindset again, but this time back to where it was pre-pandemic. Wearing the block heels the past two weeks was just the motivation I needed to feel 100% ON with my shoe game again.
Not only are they super versatile, but they’re also crazy comfortable. I walked to and from my friend’s place (during LA’s recent heatwave!) and came home blister-free and without any discomfort. This is my fair warning to all my friends—get used to seeing my feet in these strappy neutrals because I’ll be wearing them all summer,” she shares.
In case you need more convincing, we’re sharing how Michelle styled the heels for three different occasions. Scroll on to see and shop the affordable sandals that come with high praise from our team.
We’re giving you two brunch options because we know you know, the outfit selection all depends on how you feel when you wake up in the morning. You can go with an on-trend slinky mini dress paired with the neutral heels or lean on the chiller side with a stylish matching set.
Tailored trousers styled with a crop top (or bodysuit depending on your preference) never fails. It’s all about balance here—pairing a sexier top with polished pants makes for such a chic combo. Add your new Dolce Vita heels and you’re all set.
Style the strappy sandals with a very Y2K-inspired look, like the one Michelle is wearing. Low-rise bottoms and a body-con top—it screams club night in the early ’00s.
There’s our proof. The Paily heels work with any outfit, no matter the occasion. Shop the covetable style here.
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