It’s finally time to free your toes—summer is here, and we’re doing away with boots and socks. Once your feet are pedi-ready, it’s time to slip into sandals that work with all your summer excursions. From office wear to beach trips to drinks with the girls, your footwear needs to match your summertime outfits.
We’re on a mission to find comfy-yet-chic sandals that won’t hurt our soles or our bank accounts. Summer is made for sundresses and sandals, but it’s easy to fall into a flip-flop rut, so allow us to be your personal shoe shoppers. Here’s a guide to picking the right trend and sandals for you.
Clean lines and neutral colors are the name of the game. These sandals will match almost everything in your closet and will work for both day and night.
1. Henry Sandals, available at Topshop for $40
2. Splendid Cantina Sandals, available at Lord & Taylor for $44
3. Report Women’s Ellenton Sandals, available at Amazon for $29
If you’re used to wearing chunky heels or combat boots during the rest of the season, choose a sandal with thick straps and a platform.
4. Chunky Sole Sandals, available at H&M for $35
5. C Label Mollini-17 Sandals, available at 6pm for $45
6. Strappy Sandals, available at H&M for $24.95
For those who like their sandals with a little bling (but not too much), these shoes are great for both day and night.
7. Madden Girl Mellowed T Strap Sandals, available at Aeropostale for $29
8. Ivanka Trump Pauline, available at 6pm for $45
9. Aldo Dolea Gold Plate Detail Sandals, available at House of Fraser for $44
For those who can admire the Birkenstock trend but aren’t ready to fully commit to a pair, we’ve found a few that won’t break the bank but will allow you to experiment with hippie-chic style.
10. Zigi Girl Pepper Sandals, available at Lord & Taylor for $45
11. Truffle 2 Strap Mule Flat Sandals, available at ASOS for $26.68
12. Office Icon Footbed Flat Slip On Sandals, available at House of Fraser for $27
Need a lift? You’ll still be able to wear these sandals on day trips and summer evenings out without wishing you brought your flip-flops instead.
13. Dolce Vita Jaslyn Sandal, available at Nordstrom for $49
14. Enzo Agiolini Nomas, available at 6pm for $40.15
15. Candies Stretch Wedge Espadrille Sandal, available at Kohls for $33