Step Into Your Next Vacation With These Hot New Sandal Trends

There's nothing like shopping for a new pair of sandals in March, when there is still snow on the ground and a chill in the air, to leave you dreaming about the warmer days ahead. (They are really right around the corner!) If you tend to opt for the same old slip-ons or flip-flops come summer, it may be time to expand your sandal horizons and turn up the notch on creativity and innovation.

Practicality really doesn't have to be the first priority when you're just going to be sitting poolside, so it's more than okay to get a little experimental when it comes to your warm-weather footwear. From toe loops and fun embellishments to shearling — yes, shearling! — there's nothing boring or ordinary about these hot new sandals trends to step into for your next vacation. They are hard not to love and are the perfect ways to complement a bright, fresh pedicure.

Toe loops

Toe loop sandals are the fun, creative sister to the T-strap sandal and are hopefully here to stay. These original loops are secure enough for all your vacation adventures and just as easily make for the perfect seaside shoe. Dress them up with a sundress or down with a swimsuit and your fave pair of jean shorts.

Shearling sandals

Shearling is no longer exclusive to the sub-zero temps of a long winter. Fuzzy sandals and slides have been in the mix for a while now and they don't seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. So if you want to carry the cozy vibe throughout the changing seasons, take this as your cue to do so.

Simple thin lines

Minimalist and chic, we can't get enough of the clean lines popping up in footwear this season. Laidback and effortlessly cute, the simple composure of this modern sandal trend is something we're truly here for. Keep the vibe flowing with a simple, clean dress or swimsuit cover-up on your next beach outing.

Chunky slip-ons

If you love the comfort shoe trend and have fully stepped on to the Birkenstock train, get ready to celebrate because your days of supportive sandal wear are here to stay. Chunky, easy slides that also happen to be great for your feet have taken the world by storm in recent years and the hype doesn't seem to be dying down. So, while this trend may not be new, it certainly is still hot.

Caged sandals

Caged sandals are definitely worth getting pumped for this season. Millennials will melt with nostalgia over the re-emergence of everyone's favorite childhood shoe: jellies. Get in touch with your inner child and relive your most memorable adventures in this whimsical style. Perfect for sandy beaches, playing tourists in new towns, picnics, and pool days.

Busy embellishments

On the opposite end of the spectrum from the clean-line sandal, we have maximalist embellishments. Fun, statement sandals no longer need to be reserved for special events. Let big embellishments do all the talking during your summer vacation as you relax poolside. Elevate simple outfits with bright and busy footwear.


Nothing says whimsy quite like a sandal inspired by the graceful movements of the ballet. From "Swan Lake" to "The Nutcracker," these strappy, pale pink flats are the perfect complement to your favorite little black dress and you're sure to stand out in any summer crowd with this unique, ethereal trend.