As the temperatures grow warmer, it’s time to think about donning a new lineup of trendy sandals for the summertime. The great news – this season there’s a huge range of trends to choose from. Whether you’re a girl who is all about the comfort or you like to glam up, you’ll find a pair that’s perfect for your sense of style. Here’s a look at seven of the must-have sandal trends for summer, and you just might want to add all of them to your wardrobe.
1 – Barely-There Strappy Sandals
Barely-there strappy sandals take you back to the late 1990s, and according to Harper’s Bazaar, they’re the perfect marriage of minimal and strappy. A pair of white strappy sandals look good with a pair of linen trousers. Wear a black pair with a pair of jeans to elevate the look for date night. Or combine your favorite LBD with red strappy sandals for an eye-catching, elegant look that’s ready to party.
2 – Comfy Flat Sandals
If you’re all about comfort, you’ll love the comfy flat sandals that Elle says are in big time this spring and summer. And many celebrities love going with flat styles that don’t kill their feet, including Beyoncé, Cameron Diaz, Ali Larter, and Cate Blanchett. Flats are incredibly versatile, depending on the style you choose. Choose a pair of simple leather slides for a laid-back daytime look, or you can select an embellished pair of flat sandals to elevate an outfit for date night or evening wear.
3 – Chunky Platform Sandals
Chunky platform sandals are back on-trend again, and they’ll take you back to the 70s, although they have a refreshed look this year. Some come with the espadrille wedge finish, others feature color block details, and some go a little punk with big buckles. Pair them up with wide-leg pants, your favorite jeans, or a flowing maxi skirt.
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4 – Animal Print Sandals
You’re likely already aware that animal print has been huge the past few seasons, and according to PopSugar, it’s a hot trend in sandals, too. Animal print sandals come in eye-popping colors and fun textures. The trick to wearing them is to make sure that you keep your outfit fairly neutral so all the attention goes to your standout sandals.
5 – 90s-style Square Toe Sandals
Once again, a throw-back to the 90s (everything 90s seems to be on-trend lately), square toe sandals are hot for summer. In fact, MSN Fashion notes that they’re sure to be the most Instagrammed sandal trend this year (better get that pedi). Cool-girl brands like The Row and Staud, as well as veteran fashion designer Versace, all have great options in square toe sandals. From barely-there heels to slip-on mules, there are made square toe options to let you rock a retro look as the days and nights heat up.
6 – Fringe Sandals
Fringe sandals bring together a variety of style moods: flapper precious from the 1920s and bohemian gypsy from the 1970s, to name a few. You can find fringe in many materials this summer, including beaded, leather, and suede. Fringe flats dress up a simple pair of shorts. Or go with leather fringe gladiator sandals to take your jean mini skirt to a new high.
7 – Gold Sandals (and Other Metallics)
According to Who What Wear, gold sandals and options in other metallics are another trend you’ll definitely want to have on-hand for summertime. They are perfect for those summer evening events, adding some glamour to nearly any outfit you choose. From simple gold flats to metallic strappy sandals, there’s something glitzy for everyone.