(Courtesy: Painted Bird. "The Pearl" style) As warm, sweet weather arrives, we're all on the lookout for that perfect pair of cute, comfy flats. Be it for lounging around on the beach, strolling through the park, or even checking out a music festival, art show, or farmer's market, the right footwear is key. We love shoes that look as good as they feel, and make a style statement that's as authentic as we hope our summers are destined to be. With that in mind, we were all aflutter upon discovering Painted Bird crocheted sandals ($68). Not only are these delicate-looking, boho-inspired flats crocheted by hand, they're actually quite sturdy in the sole and suitable for urban sidewalks.
(Courtesy: Painted Bird. "Fairywood.") Since they're handmade, they mold to your feet so sizing can vary––when in doubt, size up, though they will stretch around the toe after a couple of wears. Made from rayon-silk, flexible rubber, and soft leather, Painted Birds are available in a plethora of fun colors, some equipped with ballerina-style ankle straps. We especially love the black-and-sand "Broadway," the cherry-red-and-sand "Fairywood," and the sand-and-black "Pearl." Go on, take these birds out for a spin.
(Courtesy: Painted Bird)