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5 Pairs of Summer Shoes Every Woman Needs in Her Wardrobe

5 Pairs of Summer Shoes Every Woman Needs in Her Wardrobe

Cinderella had it right – she is proof that a pair of shoes can change a girl. And whether you’re a skyscraper stiletto kinda gal or you live in your Birkenstocks, you know that with the right pair of shoes, you become unstoppable, confident you.

However, what’s a girl to do when there’s so many shoes and so little wardrobe space (or budget?) And is it really necessary – or sensible – to own 100 pairs of heels? We know that variety is the spice of life, and having a variety of different shoes for different social events is essential.

You never know when an invitation to a black-tie wedding will find itself in your mailbox – and wearing your fave trainers just won’t look polished with a luxe Billy J maxi dress. Despite this, they say the average Australian woman owns 30 pairs of shoes, but only wears five of them regularly.

If one of your New Year’s Resolutions was to practice a minimalist lifestyle in 2020, Billy J is here to help. We’ve gone back to basics to give you 5 classic summer shoe styles that will make getting dressed in the warmer months that much easier.

Put your best foot forward in these 5 pairs of shoes

Black heels

The staple choice of footwear, a statement black heel is as timeless as the LBD – you just can’t have one without the other. A streamlined pair of heels will take you from desk to drinks and everything in between with ease. Take centre stage in whatever you’re wearing: from jeans and an off-the-shoulder top to a formal maxi gown, a black heel certainly has some black magic about it.

Whether it’s a 3cm heel or all the way up to 7cm, black heels are anything but boring. From block heels to stylish front strap detailing, our black heels are the statement footwear of the century.  

Shop the style:

June Heels
Silas Heels
Yakima Heels
Paxton Heel
Haze Block Heel


When you want to add a little edge to your look, let these be your go-to. Your summer saviour, don’t underestimate the power of a pair of wedges. You want them to work with everything – from dresses to skirts, rompers and shorts – so stick to a timeless palette of neutral colours. We know what you’re thinking: those sky-high 11.5cm heels can’t be forgiving – but oh, they are. Surprisingly comfortable, the thick, platform heel that wedges are known for allows you to walk effortlessly around town. The ankle strap secures your foot in place for even the most unseasoned heel-wearer.

Shop the style:

Solange Wedge Heel – Camel
Solange Wedge Heel - Black
Solange Wedge Heel - Nude

Flat slides

Year after year, you’ll get plenty of mileage – literally – in these man-made upper, lining and outsole sandals. Take a walk on the wide side and unleash your inner animal when you choose a giraffe or leopard print pattern. Or, if you prefer a more subtle look, you can’t go wrong with white, black or nude. Featuring open toe designs with large buckles or bow tie detailing, just add an express pedicure and you’re good to go.

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Cayo Flats
Ithaka Slides
Aruba Slides
Unique Flats
Antigua Slides

Strappy flat sandals

Going to a day event, like a girls’ brunch or a festival? When you want something a bit dressier than your flat slides, graduate with some strappy flat sandals. It’s ladylike meets casual with straps that will secure your feet all day so you can dance, walk, and party without worrying about blisters. They’re the no-fuss solution to feeling polished and put together while on the go. Wear with pretty floral dresses, cut off shorts or even a cute playsuit. Perfect for a beachside wedding or on holidays in Bali.

Shop the style:

Cindi Sandals
Carolla Sandals
Daytona Sandal
Castelo Sandal
Davina Flat Sandal

Mule Heels

Mules are the epitome of luxe and sexy – is it any wonder that they were originally created to be worn in the boudoir alone? Whether you’re lusting over an open toe design on a slightly squared footbed or prefer a closed toe for the cooler months, we’ve got a style to suit your personality. From black croc pattern to fire engine red in suede or distressed linen, and embellished with a gold bar detail, mules offer the perfect combination of next level comfort and style. Choose from a daring 10cm heel or opt for something more demure like a loafer – it’s the must-have shoe style you need! 

Shop the style:

Bianca Mule Heel
Sadie Mule Heel
Balira Heel
Chi Chi Mule Heel
Orphelia Mule Loafer

That’s shoe biz, baby

At Billy J, we love a good pair of shoes. As Christian Louboutin so perfectly put it, “A woman can carry a bag, but it is the shoe that carries the woman.” We also know the importance of shoes, which is why we offer a large collection of Billini flats, slides, heels and wedges to elevate you – literally and figuratively. It’s because of this variety that we have cemented ourselves as one of the largest online clothing stores in Australia. Whatever you need, you’ll find it here at Billy J.

Summer shoes 2020

Our SIlas Heels in Almond


So, put your best foot forward and shop our range of Billini shoes that will ensure you step out in style this season. Don’t forget we also provide FREE express shipping to anywhere in Australia and NZ for purchases over $100. Shop our collection of stylish footwear online today.