The return of summer means the return of summer fashion. While it seems like trends almost always seem to be on their way out before the season is even half way over, one summer trend is making a continuous comeback: wedges. Wedges are the classic summer shoe, and should be an essential staple in every fashionista’s summer wardrobe. They are a timeless and effortless way to stay on top of summer trends, as well as give you some height, while giving your feet a pleasant sigh of relief from your 6-inch Louboutin stilts. This is not to say that there aren’t a number of 6-inch wedges, but these shoes are designed to provide you a more stable and comfortable wearing (and walking) experience. That being said, wedges are perfect for those who are hesitant or reluctant to wear high heels because of their discomfort and instability.

The great thing about wedges is that they are an extremely transitional and versatile wardrobe piece. While they are best known for being paired with a chic sundress, this summer they are being paired with an infinite number of looks, making them a transitional day to night piece. For a daytime professional look, pair quality leather wedges with a pencil skirt and a clean white blouse. For a nighttime look, dress up an LBD with a pair of bold-printed wedges. And finally, for a relaxed weekend look, espadrille wedges should be a no-brainer, paired with a comfortable maxi dress.
Below I have put together a compilation of some of this summer’s hottest wedge styles, and the best part is that none of them will tug at your purse strings too harshly. These 10 styles, including lace-ups, floral prints, espadrilles, geometric pattern, floral print, mini wedge, tribal print, and neutral tones, are just breaching the surface of the selections of wedges for this summer.

Summer Wedges Under $100

Kelsi Dagger wedge sandals
$80 –

Jessica Simpson wedge sandals
$99 –

ALDO wedge sandals
$53 –

C Label platform pumps
$46 –

ASOS platform sandals
$80 –

Wedge shoes
$52 –

Mrkt wedge sandals
$60 –

Wedge heels
$24 –

Chinese Laundry wedge shoes
$90 –