Whether it’s a day at the office or a day at the beach, no spring or summer wardrobe is complete without a few pairs of trendy sandals.
The right sandals will add the perfect touch to any outfit, whether a flowy dress or shorts and a T-shirt.
And of course, if you’re planning to spend many hours exploring city streets or strolling along the shore, comfort is essential, too.
Here are the kinds of sandals you should look for to perfectly complement your spring and summer wardrobe this year.
Yes, the early 2000s are back with the retro look of platform sandals. They are the perfect way to balance out the flowy appearance of a sundress or maxi-dress. Their chunky look makes you appear grounded. You can try the look of a classic sport sandal or a new style that looks softer and more luxurious.
These sandals are a comfy way to achieve the elevated look of high heels, without the pain that comes from concentrating all your weight on the balls of your feet. That means if you’re petite, you get to add some height and elongate your legs without the discomfort of traditional high heels.
They’re not just beach shoes anymore. Flip-flops are now considered a stylish, albeit minimalist, addition to your wardrobe. Go for a pair of platform flip-flops or opt for the sleek look of a flat style.
Of course, one thing we all love about flip-flops is their comfort, especially on hot days. They allow your feet plenty of breathing room, letting in sunlight to dry them quickly if they get wet. And it’s so easy to slip them on. If you’re in a hurry, all you have to do is grab a pair of flip-flops and head out the door.
We’ve always loved slides because who wouldn’t want to show off their summer pedicure while enjoying all-day comfort, right? They are comfortable, versatile and gender neutral. And this season, there are more choices than ever, whether you want an old-school Adidas sports slide or something a bit fancier.
The right pair of slides can be paired with your favorite jeans or your favorite leather mini-skirt for a day of shopping or a night on the town. They will always look relaxed, casual, and comfortable no matter where you go. Slides bring all the comfort and convenience of a flip-flop with a little more elevation, due to the chunky wedge heels.
There is just something so dainty and feminine about a beautiful pair of lace-up sandals. With the romantic detail of thin straps wrapping your ankles, you’ll be sure to turn heads everywhere you go. To maximize the look, go for a neutral shade like beige or white in either leather or suede.
You can find sandals that tie up neatly at the ankles or a much more elaborate version that twine all the way up to your thighs. Whatever style you choose, a pair of lace-up sandals is a must-have for your wardrobe this season.
With these four staples, you can rest assured that you have a pair of sandals for every occasion and every adventure this summer.