The idea for this post came to me after I witnessed several young women wearing sandals outside. It’s not warm enough for sandals in PHL. I shouldn’t see anyone’s toes, no matter how pedicured they are. Ladies, I know you’re eager to get into a summer vacation state of mind—I can relate—but if it’s too cold for sandals, it’s too cold for sandals.
If you’re really in dire straights, consider the espadrille—the kind that covers the parts of your foot that sandals tend to reveal. The boat shoe is also an appropriate option—boat encouraged but not necessary. In the realm of sneakers, there are canvas and non-canvas options to consider. Don’t forget the loafer; it’s polished and extremely versatile. Beach days, cookouts, and hours poolside are coming.