Woven Sandals Are The Picnic-Appropriate Shoe Taking Over Summer Fashion

Summer is the season for sandals and there is a style for every occasion, meeting various fashion and comfort standards. Certain sandals have a time and place. For example, you aren't going to want to wear the same pair of sandals to brunch that you would wear on a hike.

With cottagecore trending once again, picnics are happening more frequently. And picnic fashion goes hand in hand with this traditional trend — think feminine dresses, breezy fabrics, and puff sleeves. When choosing shoes for a summer picnic, sandals are the obvious choice. Of all your sandal choices, woven ones are sure to be a picnic date favorite. The details on the sandals are reminiscent of handmade traditional straw picnic baskets. 

Woven sandals are not one-size-fits-all, though. Depending on your style and the outfit you choose, there are many variations of the woven sandal to choose from. We have curated six woven sandal styles you need for picnics and beyond this summer.

Heeled woven sandals

If you are a heel lover when it comes to your shoes, heeled woven sandals are the way to go. These are a great option for fancier summer activities that you still want to keep the picnic vibes going for, such as a baby shower or a date night. Instagram influencer @spanglishfashion showcased how she styles her woven heels with a crisp white button-up, jeans, and a matching woven bag.

Woven leather fisherman sandals

When most people think of woven summer sandals, they immediately think of natural fiber, but woven leather can be just as much of a picnic-appropriate shoe. Fisherman sandals are one of the top summer shoe trends of 2023. With many of them featuring woven leather, this is the perfect shoe for all of your summer day dates.

Platform woven sandals

Platform shoes have continued to trend, due to both their functionality and versatility. "With platforms, you can get that lift and feel put together but, at the same time, be able to work and be on the go," Chelsea Hansford, CEO of Simon Miller, told The Zoe Report. Combine the cottagecore trend with fashion-forward platforms and you get woven platform sandals.

Woven slides

Slides are undoubtedly one of the most comfortable types of shoes. They are also versatile, making them perfect for a variety of occasions. These can be dressed up with a feminine dress or dressed down with a classic button-up and denim shorts. Not to mention, they are super comfortable, making them appropriate for the beach, the city, and anywhere in between.

Flat woven sandals with an ankle strap

One of the most classic sandal types is a flat with a basic strap around the toes and the ankle. If you are a lover of the basics, this could be the woven sandal option for you. These woven sandals are comfy and fit well on the feet because of the straps, making them perfect for long days outdoors and being active while still looking cute.

Lace-up woven gladiators

Gladiator sandals are a boho essential. Inspired by the footwear worn by Greek gladiators, these sandals lace up around the legs. A picnic-inspired touch is added to the classic gladiator sandals when woven raffia is added to the straps, as seen on Instagram influencer @krystedesantos paired with a navy blue sundress.