Summer 2020 has turned the world upside down. Sweatpants in public are a socially acceptable norm, makeup is a relic of the past, and now, slippers as shoes! Slippers may seem like a far reach for many of you, but it's not the kind covered in fuzzy fleece. Instead, we have seen an amazing uptrend in fashion “slippers” or more acceptably speaking, slides. There are many different iterations of this beloved shoe style, and this season all of our favorite brands are giving us their versions, just in time to accommodate our new quarantine lifestyles. Keep reading for a detailed walkthrough of our favorite summer slides now at Pavilion.
The key word for summer 2020 is "natural.” Whether it be the word that describes your new beauty regime or the fabrics you decide to drape on your body, natural is something we all strive for in some way, shape, or form. St. Agni is an Australian based brand that we have supported at the shop for a while now, representing their premium materials and ethical, natural dyeing processes. Their brand philosophy of "less is more" and well known woven footwear has earned them an irresistible cult-like following. St. Agni shows us their elite craftsmanship and love of art and creation with their top-selling Paris Woven Mule in Vintage Tan. This handmade woven backless slide features a slightly pointed toe and raised heel, making this all-leather shoe unapologetically chic and versatile for everyday wear. The usage of natural materials gives this slide longevity to be worn for years to come. With an emphasis on "handmade," St. Agni's creation process takes 10 hours to make a single pair making each set special and unique.
Another Pavilion cult classic is Anine Bing. The eponymously named line, known for fashionable vintage-inspired graphics and edgy ready-to-wear blouses and dresses. This summer she brings the "it" slide of 2020. We've seen all of our favorite luxury designers from Gucci to Givenchy drop a chunky, logo clad slide sandal, but we love Anine Bing's substantial iteration: the Carson Slide in Black. Equal parts laid back and luxe, this all-black super supple leather slide is the easy choice for all of your quarantine activities and everything in between. These effortless sandals come in ultra-soft black sheep leather with a tonal embossed signature "A`1B" monogram centered on each wide strap. These simple slides can be outfitted with just about anything, from your go-to joggers to your favorite summer dress, to a classic pair of blue jeans. We love the shiny finish and the comfort of the all leather, making these a natural choice to wear all day without the worry of discomfort. If you're an Anine Bing lover like we are, then these are a must-have!
To add in more of the “natural” textures we just discussed, we love the idea of incorporating different fabrics and materials to introduce a seasonal element to our wardrobes. A key texture that continues to run the trend-mill is raffia. Timeless and summer forward, raffia fulfills all of our summer-bohemian dreams. Dolce Vita knows precisely what we're missing with their Grant Flat in Ivory Raffia. This world-traveler inspired mule features a natural-colored woven texture in a relaxed slip-on silhouette, perfect for the modern nomad. We love the "almond" style rounded toe and lightly padded footbed for all-day wear and comfort. Exuberate summer vibes, and add a little tonal texture with the Grant Flat - the perfect finishing touch for all of your vacation-ready ensembles.