Notice, this article is written by Jessica. The original post link is here.
For some reason, I find myself gravitating toward black outfits during the summer. I think it’s because it’s easy to hide dirt and messes from having 2 young boys…haha. I also think black and white is a timeless combo so I never get tired of it. So when I saw these chic VIVAIA Jade Heels I knew I could incorporate them into an easy summer outfit!
Black + White Summer Outfit
I created my outfit around the VIVAIA Jade Square-Toe Slide Heels. If you are unfamiliar with VIVAIA, they create cute and comfy shoes made from recycled water bottles! So these heels are actually made of recycled plastic. You’d never be able to tell though because the knit upper and padded insole is soft and comfortable. The insoles are padded with Artemisia which is a natural material that inhibits bacterial growth. And the insole lining is 100% biodegradable so these shoes are also eco-friendly!
This is my second pair of VIVAIA shoes. My first pair is the popular Aria 5 flat which I got in the new hemp version. You can read my review of the Aria Flats. The Jade heel is a little bit different in that the knit material isn’t as flexible or machine washable like the Aria. However, these are still really comfortable and I find the 2″ heel the perfect height for walking in all day.
I’m wearing the size 9 and they are a perfect fit. I’m either an 8.5 or 9 depending on the shoe and the brand so I would suggest taking your larger size if you are in-between sizes for this shoe. The knit material isn’t as flexible as the VIVAIA flats that I have so there isn’t as much wiggle room with the sizing.
SLIP DRESS + OVERSIZED SHIRT
These comfortable heels are simple and chic and so I wanted to keep the rest of my outfit the same way. I paired the Jade heels with a simple black slip dress and an oversized button-down shirt for a relaxed vibe.
I just got this silk slip dress from Jenni Kayne and I love it. It’s technically raw silk but it feels more like textured cotton. I actually like the more casual material because I feel like I can wear this slip dress all day and it isn’t too fancy. It also has a nice weight to it so it doesn’t feel thin and delicate.
My oversized button-down shirt is from Sézane and I think it was made to be paired with slip dresses! It’s definitely a roomy shirt but I think that helps to give it such a laid back look.