Slipping into summer sandals marks the beginning of taking pedicured (baby) steps into the sunnier climes – or so we like to hope! And just like we’ve shed the knits, winter coats and layer upon layer of casual t-shirts, it’s high time we did the same in the shoe department.
Summer sandals took several guises on the spring/summer 2013 catwalks; from mid-heels to super-embellished, metallics to lovely lace-ups, and we couldn’t be more excited to start the somewhat ritualistic pairing of shoes and summer outfits!
It all depends on the look and comfort level you’re going for. Often, summer sandals are associated with gladiator-like, flat styles, but don’t limit yourself to heel-less options. Our top picks aren’t necessarily sandals you want to strut around in, but more of beach-to-bar style.
We’ve done the handiwork of rounding up 10 of the best summer sandals, now its your turn to start the outfit imagining!
Marc by Marc Jacobs sandal, £300, Shoescribe: This tri-block colour, mid-heel sandal is perfect for pairing with a floaty dress for a late-night summer soiree.
Isabel Marant Elvis sandal, £370, Matches: This summer is set to be summer’s biggest hit. Wear with denim cut-off shorts and a louche tee for a relaxed summer look.
Matilda woven sandal, £30, Topshop: Nothing says summer quite like a woven piece, and these pretty, feminine sandals hit the spot!
Faster studded flat sandal, £25, Asos: These flat sandals have a Christopher Kane-esque feel to them, and we’re not complaining! Comfort and style rolled into one.
Primrose leopard animal print multi strap sandal, £25, Stylistpick: If you’re stuck on colours for summer, this sandals mixes up print and pastels to perfection. Pair with a floaty maxi dress for beach-to-bar style.
Christian Louboutin Druide sandal, £595, Net-a-Porter: These mid-heel sandals scream WOW! Then again, anything from Mr. Loubuotin seems to have this effect! Keep your outfit simple to really make a statement with this embellished pair.
Claudia mini wedge sandal, £95, Reiss: Not keen on a huge wedge heel? Snap up these sandals, with a mini raffia wedge, and a definitively sport-luxe edge that’s making us go ga-ga!
Sam Edelman Gabrianna ankle cuff sandal, £89.61, Shopbop: Channel your inner boho babe in these bead-embellished ankle cuff sandals.
Rupert Sanderson Vestal sandal, £585, My Theresa: Add a pop of colour to any summer ensemble with these heeled sandals. We love the acrylic glass heel.
Studded gladiator leather sandal, £69.99, Mango: If you’re after a budget-friendlier version of the Isabel Marant Elvis sandal, this high street hit is your best bet.