My two shoe requirements of every summer season are: 1) Flip flops, and 2) a fun pair of slip-on plimsolls (those are shoes with canvas uppers and rubber soles). To help you out with requirement numero dos, here are five delightfully patterned plimsolls, ranging from stripes to flowers to gingham! ♥ Printed Dottie Pink Spring Garden Slip-On Sneaker, Urban Outfitters ($18). Wear a pretty, pretty floral print on your feet -- they'll at least look like they smell good.
♥ Champion Deco, Keds ($40). Keds are kind of the Godfather of the canvas sneaker. This limited-edition art deco pair is hot to trot in a yellow, turquoise and orange pattern. ♥ Basic Editions Women's Sailor Stripe Aline, Red, KMart ($5). I can personally attest to the awesomeness of these sneakers. They're totally comfortable and lightweight. Sure, they might fall apart if they get wet, but for $5? Who cares!
♥ Roxy Lido Slip On, Zappos ($39). In a pink/white/navy gingham, these are the ultimate shoes for skipping to a picnic in the park.
♥ TOMS Pink Leopard Women's Vegan Classics, TOMS ($54). Both Melissa and I are proud wearers of TOMS shoes, but these make our solid navy and black ones look pretty blah. Time for an upgrade!