Hello style peeps! It’s officially June, and so Cindy and I thought this would be a good month to touch on sandals, what is in and what new styles you might want to add to your summer closet.
Each year I get a little more picky about the sandals I buy. I want them to be comfortable and be good quality. I try and add a few new pairs to my collection every year. I find the better ones last for many years and are all I want to wear. I’d rather have fewer options of nicer choices. My grandmother always said, buy better shoes and bags and everything else will look upgraded.
Do we care about trends? Well I think a current shoe is the quickest way to update all your summer clothes. So you should try and add at least one comfortable and stylish shoe to your summer capsule if you can afford to.
This year slides remain very popular and coming in fast is the delicate strappy sandal- in both flat and heel versions. Block heels with a minimalist 90’s look are also everywhere and I personally love them for practicality and comfort. I prefer a block heel or a wedge sandal (also having a resurgence) when I want something with height. Another 90’s favorite, the kitten heel is also having a moment.. and the ever classic espadrille is showing up in pretty options.
Maybe it’s easier if we see what is available? Let’s talk about what’s out there shall we? On a recent mall venture, I meandered into the shoe sections to see what was new and happening.
There are so choices, but today I am focusing on my favorites- slides, strappy sandals, espadrilles, the flip-flop, and metallics.
As a Californian, slides are my go-to as they feel good, are quick to get on, and give everything an easy vibe! I love them with denim to dresses.
The Birkenstock has gone fashion with chic options for the Birk look with some polish…I love these Gizeh Sandals in the khaki and white cloth with a linen feel and faux tortoise look buckles.
They also comes in The Madrid which I tried in the Khaki.. I thought it was comfy and I took my usual Birkenstock size which is a 38 -and I am a true 8 in shoes.
I also like the shiny tomato red options in the Madrid slide and …Gizeh flip flop….a nice pop of color with your summer neutrals!
This oldrose color is a standout too…
I like this copper version as well. More the pretty options in Birkenstocks here, and here.
Madewell makes these awesome and well made Charley Slides I bought last summer. They come in a rose and a black -cute with everything and are good for an entire day of walking the city!
They also have a strappy version of this shoe now too…
I also like these I found at The Rack. They are affordable, stylish, vegan and actually comfy. Not for all day on the feet like those above, but for a few hours they are good. I bought black, but the tan and Hermes orange are also cool….
The Strappy Black Sandal
One of the looks I find so elegant is the black strappy sandal. I love the minimalist vibe and who doesn’t look chic with a pretty strappy sandal with a white jean or a simple black sundress?
Everyone needs at least one pair… These look especially modern with a neutral toe polish.
A few good ones below. Click on the photo for links..
No other clothing item says French holiday like the espadrille and never seems to go out of style. They can be so lovely paired with a feminine pieces… and also jeans and a Breton striped t-shirt. I have two pairs from Tory Burch many years old that I still adore..One is an ankle wrap and the other a slide.
Since neither is available anymore, these two below are similar…The Castañer Espadrilles are always consistently rated well for comfort and this wedge is a height that is manageable. I also love the slide versions like these Tory Burch, similar to the Tory ones I own.
You need a good pair for summer with support and these by Olukai that I shared on my Tahoe edit, are my faves that I bought in Hawaii. They have cushion and arch support, can get wet, go all day for walks and still look cute. They have a sporty feel.. For a dressier flip-flop, I love the Tory Burch classic which is great to take on a vacation. I feel like this is a dressy enough to wear to dinner at a resort too..
Mettalics are having a resurgence this year and I love them! A bronze sandal or really any metal, can work with so many colors and styles.. The basic Bernardo sandal that originated in Europe still looks so good and would be great in the black too… These multi color pretties caught my eye..
The gold straps by Me + Em are so good I had to include them, though more of an investment, with this height they would work with so much and be a great one to throw in the travel case too…
Are you ready to think about your summer footwear now? Let’s hope the weather improves here in California…As I was writing this we were having terrible winds and rain in our forecast.. Hopefully you have a warm vacation on the horizon!
On May’s Signature Style, Cindy and I shared our Summer Wish Lists and you can read that post here.
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