The shoe trend to shop for Spring/Summer 2023 – Slingback heels, flats & shoes
Slingback heels are back in style and a major shoe trend for 2023. You can’t have failed to see these ladylike heels on celebrities from Lily Rose in Chanel slingback heels to Kendall Jenner in countless iterations to Rhianna in black Jimmy Choo slingback pumps. It’s one of those classic styles that often gets forgotten but when it comes back you wonder why it ever went away. Whether it’s a kitten heel slingback pump or a higher heel, these are the trending styles to slip on this season for an instantly elegant and chic look.
This post contains affiliate links.
Are slingback heel sandals and flats in style 2023
Yes slingback heels and sandals are back in style for 2023 and embody the 90’s fashion trend going on right now too. They started popping up all over the F/W 2022-2023 runway shows, then at Salvatore Ferragamo and Versace Spring/Summer 2023 fashion shows. They’re the style pretty much every fashion editor, blogger and celebrity are embracing right now.
It’s an instantly recognizable style by the strap that goes around the back of the ankle and pointed toe silhouette. Although open toe iterations, heels and flats are all in fashion for 2023. It’s one of those classic styles that looks great with any outfit and gives a polished, ladylike look that doesn’t look like you’re trying too hard.
How to wear slingback sandals
Style them with everything from jeans and a blazer to mini skirts and boucle dresses. I was on the fence about whether to jump on this shoe trend or not. Kitten heels do nothing for my short, muscular legs but thankfully flats and higher heel versions are in style too like the pink J’Adior slingback pumps I’m wearing. So find a heel height and style that works for you. Whether that’s a dainty Gucci pair or Prada’s chunkier wedge heel style.
For a sophisticated look that puts all of the focus on the shoes copy Katie Holmes look with a white blazer and pants suit styled with bright pink slingback kitten heels. Lily Rose also looked ever so chic at Cannes Film Festival in black chunky heel Chanel slingback heels styled with a black bouclé pleated skirt dress.
Rihanna put an edgy but feminine twist on her black Off-White c/o Jimmy Choo slingback heels outfits with an off the shoulder pink stripe shirt dress. For a super feminine look style them with this seasons trending pink outfits and 3D flower appliqués.
Slingback heels are a timeless staple. So if you want a style that will last you can’t go wrong with two tone Chanel slingback heels that you can wear year after year. For a more on trend style look for sculptural heels or wedge slingbacks. I’ve also found lots of looks for less. Starting at $25 for the prettiest pink and crystal butterfly adorned pair!
So make like Kendall Jenner, Rihanna, Katie Holmes and Dua Lipa and add any of these flats or heeled slingback pumps to your 2023 shoe collection.
Silver Slingback Pump Heels
These silver slingback heels are giving us Prada vibes but for under $200. They also come in white if you’re looking for a more versatile style for everyday. The 3.75″ heel is much more my vibe and metallics are in style right now for both the day and night.
Two Tone Slingback Heels
A classic style that are on sale for under $150! Get these while you can. Since they work for all seasons you can keep this pair on repeat. They also come in pink or blue but the two tone houndstooth are the most classic and where it’s at for me.
Manolo Maysli 70 Suede Slingback
The iconic Manolo slingback heels are a classic that are always in style. So don’t worry about these beauties being out of fashion before you’ve even stepped foot in them. They also come in brown suede if navy’s not your thing.
Crystal Slingback Heels
If the 2023 Versace La Vacanza collection is anything to go by you can rest assured that butterflies are set to be a big trend for 2023. This super cute pair with it’s practical spool heel make a great wedding guest shoe or walking anywhere on unstable ground.
If you’re looking for a designer version, Amina Muaddi’s Rosie Glass Heel are hard to beat.
Best Flat Two Tone Slingback Pumps Under $100
Two tone flat slingback pumps are such a classic and these are much more affordable than Chanel slingback heels or flats. Style these with everything from denim to cute summer dresses to shorts and blazer coord sets for a chic but comfortable outfit.
More shoe trends we’re loving this year
- The best women’s Amazon white cowboy boots hands down
- Women’s Birkenstock Gizeh sandals review | Comfortable hit or clunky fail?
- Gucci high heels sandals with crystals review | The most swoonworthy Gucci shoes for women I’m loving right now!
- 25 best pink high heels & shoes you need to slay your Barbiecore looks
- Pump heels are back! 25 best women’s pumps trending now you’re actually going to want to wear!