5 OF THE BEST SUMMER SANDALS
By Grace Cook, 11 August 2018
Summer is the season when your footwear options multiply by the tenfold. In winter, it's fine to have just one pair of trusted boots (just about...), but the warmer months give your tootsies a chance to really shine and show off that pedicure. Plus, every outfit requires a slightly different sandal silhouette, meaning you've got a good excuse to splurge on multiple pairs. Whether you're wearing them to a wedding, to work or to wander towards the beach, we've got your summer footwear options covered.
A slider with a bit of spangle is what every wardrobe needs. Updating the minimalist classic, these cage-strap sandals are blinged up with diamanté to take you from poolside brunch to beach bar sunsets. Style these with a slick black jumpsuit with a loose silhouette or swishy midi-length shirt dresses. Oversized sunglasses, essential.
adidas' Adilette slider has become ubiquitous with millennial culture, transcending from the Scandi-cool crowd to poolside on Love Island. Now, the Adilette gets a sporty makeover that makes a convincing case for ugly-cool sandals. In a rosy hue, these velcro-strap sliders are a perfect match for cutesy ankle socks and can be thrown on with anything – from legging shorts to sweater dresses. Bonus points that they're as comfy as a sneaker.
Sometimes summer requires you to put on a heel – and with the cobblestone streets of your European jaunt ahead of you, this isn't the time to contend with a stiletto. These canary yellow sandals by Public Desire are just the ticket – strappy enough to look like a gladiator flat, with a block heel for comfort and in a fresh colour to add interest to dressier outfits. Wear yours with black as a statement pop, or style with bohemian florals to dance the night away.
The simple slip-on mule is given an artisanal update this season. In rich jewel tones, this textured jacquard style will add an exotic air to any vacation outfit – while the bow detailing turns the usually streamlined silhouette into an outfit focal point. Style with linen dresses or trousers to nail those seriously chic Marrakech vibes in an instant. A basket bag is the only accessory you need.
We're calling it: these kingfisher blue sliders are the ultimate evening flat. Perfect for a beachy wedding or a swish alfresco dinner, the embellished bow takes them into an altogether dressier realm. Style with jumpsuits in rich colours like burgundy or navy, or with simple bandeau maxi dresses. Plus, they do all the accessorising for you – like, who cares about your bag when your shoes look this good? Perfectly paired with a coral pedicure for the ultimate colour clash.