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With the summer quickly approaching, it’s time to add some summery shoes to your closet! I’m such a sucker for a good pair of shoes and can’t stop adding more to my closet even though my shelves in my tiny closet are overflowing. There are so many fantastic shoe trends this summer and DSW is one of the best places to look for shoes. They have a huge selection of designer shoes at amazing prices, and their free rewards program allows you to earn points toward a DSW gift certificate. They have so many on-trend pairs for summer, so I’ve teamed up with DSW and a group of fabulous bloggers to share five of my favorite and the hottest shoe trends for summer and how I’d style each trend!

Plus, each of us are giving away $250 to DSW, so make sure you enter at the end of this post and then hop over to their blogs and enter to win again!

First up, the Wedge. I’ve read articles about men hating wedge shoes, and my husband agrees that he way prefers a heel over a wedge, but I just love wedges. This gorgeous neutral pair is perfect with a floral dress, a neon bag, and some bright lipstick. I’m pretty sure this is my dream date night outfit. 

DSW Spring Trend: The Wedge
DSW Spring Trend: The Wedge by merricksart
Next up, the Boho Flat. Boho is such a perfect trend for spring a summer with all the maxi dresses and floral crowns, but I paired these simple nude Steve Madden flats with an outfit that felt a little more me — a pattern swing dress, some neutral pink gloss, and a statement bracelet. These flats could also go perfectly with a pair of boyfriend jeans and a blouse! 
DSW Spring Trend
DSW Spring Trend by merricksart featuring a short sleeve jersey dress
The Chunky Heel, or Block Heel, is a trend that is new and huge this spring, and I’m totally in love with it. This chunky heel is a little taller than some of the block heels, which makes it even more feminine and flattering on your leg. Since this Levity block heel sandal is so neutral, I paired it with a statement dress in one of my favorite colors — bright orangey-red. Add a matching lip and a statement necklace and you’re ready for a night out with the girls. 
DSW Spring Trends: The Chunky Heel
The Fashion Sneaker is so popular this summer and is one of my very favorite trends. I mean, as a mom of two speedy little boys, a pair of cute sneakers is a must. I’ve already picked up a couple of pairs and wear them constantly. These leopard print Steve Madden kicks are so fun, and are perfect for pattern mixing with a striped top for a sunny summer day. Throw on a little gold necklace and some bright lipstick to keep the outfit feminine!
DSW Spring Trend: The fashion sneaker
DSW Spring Trend: The fashion sneaker by merricksart featuring an elephant pendant
The last spring trend that I’m loving is the jeweled sandal. Put away all your boring sandals cause this summer is all about the sparkle. These crystal embellished Andrew Geller sandals are such a simple and flattering shape, and the crystals really make them pop. Wear them for a stylish beach vacation with a simple summery dress, a mint bag, and a straw fedora — they’ll take you from the beach to dinner, keeping you chic the whole way!

DSW Spring Trend: The Jeweled Sandal

Which of these trends is your favorite??

And now for the good part! Enter via the link below to win $250 to DSW so you can buy yourself some fabulous new shoes for summer!

All you have to do is follow DSW and me on Pinterest, create a new board on your Pinterest called DSW Summer Lovin’ Wish List, and then pin 5 things to it from or from this Pinterest board. All the specific details are in the link below! The contest will run for one week, closing next Sunday, May 18th. There will be only one winner on my blog, but you can enter on all 18 blogs below.  Good luck!

Merrick’s Art Entry Form


  1. Shira says:

    Love the dress in the first collage! It's amazing…

  2. Esmée says:

    I love jeweled sandals. especially with big clear rhinestones in different shapes.

  3. emandtrev says:

    I really want those animal print sneakers! And I need a good chunky heel too. 🙂

  4. Lindi says:

    loving your style! cool and comfy

  5. Loving all your style! Love the leopard sneakers !! I also love the way you size up on the dresses for added length.

  6. Brynn says:

    I am all about the cute sneaker – those leopard print slip ons are darling! I just got a few pairs of sneakers for this spring and summer, and I can't wait to wear them all 🙂

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