There’s something so nice about sandal season. It takes me back to childhood summers spent playing outside after dinner, chasing the ice cream truck in our cul-de-sac, and occasionally foregoing shoes entirely to run through the sprinklers. Sandals are a close second to being barefoot in that they provide breathability, ease, and comfort in the warm months.
I typically wear three styles throughout summer, and I’m rounding up my top picks for each category below. My criteria? Pretty styling, comfort, and versatile colors that go with any outfit.
1. Flat Sandals
Flat sandals are the perfect summer shoe to wear with shorts, dresses, and jeans. I like something neutral and classic that will go with anything in my closet. These are great Hermes Oran lookalikes. I linked more styles below, from under $50 options to luxury slides if you’re looking to invest in something you’ll have for years to come.
2. Casual Slides
The easiest to slip on when you’re running out the door, headed to the coffee shop, or on vacation. I wear athletic slides more than any other shoe from April through September, and my Vince buckle slides have been one of my best purchases all year.
3. Dressy Sandals
If I had to choose one type of heel to wear for the rest of my life, it’d probably be a dressy sandal! For date night, fun dinners with the girls, summer events, and weddings, below are what I consider to be some of the best block heel sandals, strappy heels, and evening sandals.