When it comes to summer shoes, sandals and strappy heels rule supreme — and rightly so. When it’s as hot outside as Ryan Gosling (AKA scorching), the last thing you want is to keep those toesies under wraps — so sayonara to your go-to ballet flats. If you’re a bonafide lover of loafers or live for colorful sneakers, this could feel like a blow to your fine-tuned #OOTD game, but you don’t have to go cold turkey in the flats department from now until Labor Day. Enter the huarache sandal. The perfect fusion of trend-right flat and carefree sandal, it’s the stepper you’ll reach for again and again when your favorite sandals start to lose their luster. At the office or out on the town, their anytime-appropriate appeal will never let you down.
How to Wear Huarache Sandals for Work
Pumps? Puh-lease. Days jam-packed with meetings and meet-and-greets require some serious pavement pounding, and your classic black heels just can’t keep up. These black leather huaraches have a girl-about-town feel, making them a shoo-in for any on-the-clock ensemble. They can totally hold it down with ultra polished suiting separates, and they’re a no-brainer for casual Friday, when you can wear ’em alongside floral joggers, a neat rib knit tank and a statement collar necklace with boho-on-the-go appeal. Keep early morning chills and out-of-control AC on lock with a sophisticated denim coat that gets business casual all kinds of right, then round out the rest of your getup with a studded tote bag with major attitude — you are a boss, after all.
Urban Outfitters Huarache Leather Flat ($39) + Babaton Alrik Knit Top ($75), H&M Patterned Chiffon Pants ($60), COS V-Neck Denim Coat ($175), Anthropologie Tartane Bib ($88), Rebecca Minkoff Studded Textured-Leather Tote ($149), The Horse Brushed Gold/Musk Band Watch ($119)
How to Wear Huarache Sandals for a Night Out
Bar-hopping and impromptu dance battles call for kicks that are just as comfy as they are stylish, and that’s where your huarache sandals come in. Pop ’em on with a bright swing dress that’ll straight-up stun as you twirl out on the dance floor, and add minimalist geometric jewelry with a futuristic feel. Skip the leather jacket and strut your stuff in an embroidered jacket that will make the disco ball jealous, and give the ol’ eyelashes the Midas touch with gold mascara before you head out the door. Prepare for all eyes to be on you all night long.
Urban Outfitters Huarache Leather Flat ($39) + & Other Stories Mini Dress ($55), COS Chunky Contrast Necklace ($45), ASOS Clutch Bag With Soft Bow ($30), Zara Embroidered Jacket ($169), Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Vinyl Couture in I’m the Fire ($29), The Heiress Atelier SOLO n.5. Cube Porcelain and Bronze Ring ($74)
How to Wear Huarache Sandals for the Weekend
Laying low never looked so good. When Saturday rolls around, embrace your inner lazy girl and opt for one-and-done pieces that make a statement. Big-time style with zero effort — what’s not to love? Kick espadrilles to the curb and team a flirty off-the-shoulder romper with huarache sandals and tortoiseshell shades for croissants and coffee, followed up by craft markets and Shakespeare in the park. Sculptural statement earrings make the look feel day-to-night-ready, while a patchwork tote turns up the sass factor in a big way. Finish the getup with a vibrant pop of color by tying a multicolor scarf around your wrist. C’est chic.
Urban Outfitters Huarache Leather Flat ($39) + Mango Printed Short Jumpsuit ($60), Local Heroes In a Mood Denim Patch Tote Bag ($55), Zara Twisted-Effect Earrings ($20), Zara Multicoloured Stripe Bandana Style Scarf ($13), Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Nail Polish in Happy Days ($20), Ray-Ban Gatsby Round Sunglasses ($175)
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