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You might have your summer travel plans sorted, but what about your summer wardrobe? You couldn’t possibly transition your closet into summer mode without considering a pair of sandals. Now that summer is in full swing, you might have a better idea of what style of sandal you’re keen on sporting this season or at least an idea of the one you might be missing. After all every wardrobe should have at least one pair, and this summer sandal trend guide is here to help.
You might already feel comfortable enough wearing a few of these, be it something with toe coverage, say the fisherman sandal, or a pair that won’t reveal your entire foot, like a wide-strap slingback sandal. Those who wish to jump right in can make a splash in stylish raffia sandals or music-festival-inspired lace-ups. And if you’re looking for something simple or classic, you can find that here too, with chic all-black leather slides, quintessential sandals for day, and even something a little more festive to break out at night. Shop them all, below.
A Short List of Summer’s Top Sandals:
- The Minimalist Sandal: Aeyde Nettie leather sandals, $275
- The Fashion-Forward Slides: Marni crochet sandals, $694
- The Leather Flip-Flop: A.Emery Kinto leather sandals, $160
- The Buckled Sandal: Birkenstock Milano leather sandals, $164
- The Espadrille Sandal: Loewe x Paula’s Ibiza wedge sandals, $990
- The Closed-Toe Sandal: Emme Parsons Ernest fisherman sandals, $515
- The Fashion Favorite: Khaite Devoe thong sandals, $750
- The Hero Black Sandal: St. Agni fine-strap sandals, $235
- The Designer Slides: Tod’s leather sandals, $725
- The Under $100: Mango croc-effect sandals, $60
Shop (or bookmark!) your favorite pairs from our summer sandal trends guide, below.
Perfectly casual and stylistically simple, these everyday sandals embody the carefree attitude of summer. In neutral leathers and easygoing silhouettes, they’re sure to go with everything in your warm-weather wardrobe.
At festivals or far-flung destinations, these sandals are meant for walking. Studs, embellishments, and gladiator-like ankle wraps and ties strike a wonderfully bohemian cord.
Thongs and Flip-Flops
The flip-flop sandal is a classic style that’s been transformed into summer’s chicest shoe—and the trend isn’t going anywhere just yet. Shop our favorites from Khaite’s Devoe sandals that have been hard to keep in stock to Mango’s croc-embossed pair at $60.
The classic strappy-sandal silhouette gets the stamp of approval from the likes of Gabriela Hearst and The Row, making the high-coverage fisherman sandal certified cool.
Not Your Basic Black Slides
For those who want to keep things simple but equally as stylish, try one of these updated iterations of the black leather slide. Prada’s version has an espadrille sole, while Isabel Marant’s pair comes complete with buckles and studs.
From Marni’s wavy slides to Loewe’s Solar wedges, these aren’t your typical summer raffia sandals. Summer’s natural texture gets turned up a notch in both natural raffia and bold colors for the season.
City dwellers or those who appreciate functional fashion will love these slingback sandals. You won’t ever have to worry about them slipping off, and their chunkier sole looks surprisingly cool with a sundress.
You never know where summer days can take you, so here’s a handful of embellished and metallic flat sandals that are walkable for afternoons and dazzling enough for after dark.