Sleek-and-Chic Summer Sandals


Classic black pumps in a sexy sandal silhouette are a must for hot summer nights.

They're sleek, chic, and go with everything in your closet; but it can be a bit overwhelming to find a cute, affordable pair that won't leave you limping after an hour.

As a self-proclaimed shoe-hoarder, I’m here to lend some expertise: Typically, I turn to Zara, Guess, ASOS, or—if you prefer trying on options in-store—Nordstrom and Macy's to shop three specific styles: The platform, the t-strap and the cork wedge.

  1. The Platform Pump: The towering platform on these Steve Madden soles feels modern, while a skinny high-heel adds some seriously sultry appeal. Available at Mango for $130
  2. The T-strap Sandal: T-straps sandals create a leg-lengthening silhouette for 24-hour style. Peep-toe bonus points go to these super-chic heels. Available at ASOS for $70
  3. The Cork Wedge: A chunky heel makes this street-chic style from Zara perfect for work or weekends. Available at Zara for $99

In addition, I've done the legwork for you, browsing these sites (and more) for a few perfect pairs sure to spice up your warm-weather wardrobe—from chunky to laser-cut, soft suede and patent leather.

Ready to get your shop on? Click on over to corals + cognacs to check out 20 super-chic pairs of my favorite summer sandals.

Hallie Wilson is the blogger behind corals + cognacs, an almost-daily dose of life and style. Here, she shares outfit inspirations, wardrobe creations and general musings on her evolving list of latest obsessions. Offline, Hallie takes time to enjoying life's little luxuries – like shoe shopping, manicures and Zara.