Subscribe
Brit + Co Logo

Looking for sweet cookie recipes,

the latest fashion trends and inspo,

or a way to up your calligraphy game?

We'll help you find something amazing ✨

25 “Ugly” Sandals That Are Actually Anything but

Like it or not, the “ugly sandal” has been gaining some serious traction in the fashion world over the last couple seasons. With so many of our favorite brands churning out their own stylish interpretations, there’s now an “ugly sandal” to suit almost any style. From flatforms to ’70s-inspired chunky heels, we’ve rounded up some of the most on-trend sandals out there.


1. ASOS Here and Now Heeled Sandals ($81): Check out these patent tortoiseshell numbers — yeah, we’re kind of obsessed. And can you blame us? They’re the ultimate pick-me-up for every piece in our closets, from high-waisted flares to off-the-shoulder frocks.

dolcetta-noelle-sandal

2. Dolcetta Noelle Sandal ($59): Whether the sun is out in full force or there’s rain in the forecast, these cheerful yellow numbers are the perfect piece to perk up your getup.

aldo-zarella-sandal

3. ALDO Zarella Sandal ($80): These sleek, futuristic steppers look like they could have come straight off the runway. Luckily for us, they boast a price tag that is more high street than luxe.

dr-martens-red-sandals

4. Dr. Martens Shore Gryphon Sandals ($170): If parting with your classic Docs during the warm weather months is too heartbreaking to bear, we’ve got some good news. The iconic label has a slew of equally stylish summer kicks that bring the high quality and cool aesthetic you’ve come to know and love.

vagabond-lindi-sandal

5. Vagabond Lindi Sandal ($100): With a platform base and tie-dye upper, these sandals are giving off some serious ’90s vibes. We’re totally on board.

loeffler-randall-cat-pool-slide

6. Loeffler Randall Cat Pool Slide ($158): Ditch the flip-flops and up your poolside swagger with a pair of of-the-moment pool slides with undeniable flair.

charles-keith-slingback-cross-strap-wedges

7. Charles Keith Slingback Cross-Strap Wedges ($59): Sleek stripes, a crisscross style and monochromatic base give this would-be-classic wedge a major style boost.

cooperative-arum-cross-slide-sandal

8. Cooperative Arum Cross Slide Sandal ($39): Who said sensible shoes have to be totally sans style? These vegan leather steppers might not be super subtle, but they definitely deliver in the fashion-forward department.

asos-homebound-leather-mules

9. ASOS Homebound Leather Mules ($63): Give those tootsies the throwback treatment with classic ’70s-inspired mules. The thick base means supreme support for your feet, while the leather upper adds a luxe touch.

teva-metallic-rose-gold-sandals

10. Teva Original Metallic Leather Sandal ($75): Despite being super comfortable and fuss-free, until a few seasons ago, Teva sandals were considered a fashion faux pas. Now that “ugly chic” is totally a thing, you’ll definitely be finding us reveling in our ’90s glory days.

Shellys-London-shoes-Furlow-(Light-Yellow)-010806

11. Shellys London Furlow Sandal ($120): These eye-caching velcro kicks (yes, velcro!) are great for a boost. They aren’t a bad bet for your commute either. The flat base and secure strap mean you can run after the bus with ease.

zara-leather-platform-sandals

12. Zara Leather Platform Sandals ($100): Whether you’ve got a hot date or dinner and drinks with the girls, these sky-high heels will instantly elevate any night-out ensemble.

Sol-Sana-Cady-Leather-Slide-Sandal

13. Sol Sana Cady Leather Slide Sandal ($120): Durable leather lining and blush-colored straps mean these understated beauties will be sticking around for more than just one summer season. Toss ’em on with a structured shift or a downplayed tee-and-boyfriend-jean combo.

asos-fabu-flat-sandals

14. ASOS Fabu Embellished Sliders ($81): With bold noir gems and sleek buckles, these slingback sliders are the perfect fusion of modern, minimalist and glam.

sixt-seven-green-sliders

15. Sixty Seven Tidal Pool Slides ($48): Whether you’re hitting the streets or the beach, psychedelic slides add unexpected appeal to any summer look.

jaggar-bound-flatform

16. Jaggar Bound Flatform ($62): Unleash your wild side in a pair of strappy cheetah flatforms with an edgy, don’t-mess attitude.

re-sole-pink-palm-sandals

17. Re-Sole Camila Sandals ($99): Birkenstock-inspired sandals are having a major moment, and we can’t get enough of the über comfy stepper. Throw a playful palm tree print into the mix, and we’re sold.

charles-keith-embellished-sliders

18. Charles Keith Embellished Sliders ($56): Slides might not seem like an evening-appropriate shoe, but if some serious dancing is on the horizon and a late-night cab is out of the question, a blinged-out pair are the perfect alternative to traditional heels.

loeffler-randall-petra-cross-strap

19. Loeffler Randall Petra Cross-Strap Sandal ($195): Gilded crisscross straps on these feet-friendly flats put the luxe in sports-luxe chic.

aldo-criss-cross-platform-sandals

20. ALDO Glori Flatform ($50): For effortless summer style with a contemporary twist, these blue steel numbers are it. Pair them up with on-trend culottes, a structured top and kimono or sleeveless blazer for a fashion-forward work week getup.

miista-Whitney_Mint2

21. Miista Whitney Black Soft Mint Sandals ($174): Ok, so these are a little more tame than some of the other sandals, but this chunky-strap style is no joke. From the boardroom to the boardwalk, they’re sure to step up your style game all summer long.

zara-shiny-flat-sandal

22. Zara Shiny Flat Slides ($36): These quicksilver sandals might not be dripping in bling, but by no means are they basic.

Shellys-London-shoes-Nydilla-(Beige)-010804

23. Shelleys London Nydilla Platform Sandals ($130): Classic fisherman sandals get a 21st-century facelift with a platform heel and bold color block accents.

river-island-light-pink-jelly-shoes

24. River Island Light Pink Jelly Shoes ($30): Miss your jellies from days of old? This pair is made just for grownups.

loeffler-randall-paz-two-strap-sandals

25. Loeffler Randall Paz Two-Strap Sandal ($122): Iridescent saffiano leather earns these seemingly simple slip-ons major style points in our book.

What are your favorite summer kicks? Are “ugly sandals” on your style must-have list this season?

Alright, folks. We've officially made it to fall. And if you haven't already started switching out your decor (as long as it's ready by Friendsgiving, right?) you still have time to do so. Draw inspiration from this round-up of new home products that includes harvest-inspired candles, cozy linens and textiles, and a v. practical piece of furniture. One scroll through these, and you'll have all the motivation you need to transition the seasons. Scroll on to start shopping.

Prism x LOREM Collection ($96+): Calling all Cali babes. The popular Long Beach boutique, Prism, announced a boho-fabulous collab with home decor line, LOREM, that we can't get enough of. Shop everything from plant hangers (eight options, to be exact) to artwork, all inspired by the very colorful vibes of the brands. If you were looking for a cheery way to tide you through winter, this. is. it!

Floyd Mattress (Price TBD): Fans of the cult-favorite Detroit-based brand will love their latest launch debuting on October 29. The highly-coveted Floyd Mattress will have the same made-to-last design and superior comfort as their other furnishings, tailored perfectly to fit the line's in-demand bed frame. Additional details for the mattress include a breathable foam material, highly-mobile packaging, and a low-profile design to secure your best night's sleep yet. Check back on the last week of the month to get one for yourself.

Dims 'Composed Vanity' ($595): Small space? No problem! Direct-to-consumer brand, Dims, is giving you a quick and stylish solution to your storage needs with their newest item that doubles as both a desk and vanity. The functional piece is made with non-toxic, chemical-free materials and can be assembled in seven minutes or less. Throw in four sleek shades to choose from, and this may just be your best purchase of 2019 yet!

Saatchi Art x The Citizenry Holiday Collection ($225+): Get ready to deck your walls this holiday season. Saatchi Art partnered with The Citizenry in a one-of-a-kind collection that features a curation of art across styles. Explore everything from modern to abstract creations in a selection so stunning, it's bound to spark a conversation at your next gathering.

NEST Spiced Orange & Clove Collection ($16+): If you haven't experienced the addicting aromas of the beloved NEST fragrance brand, this is the perfect time to get on board! The label recently released their latest scent — spiced orange & clove — just in time for all your gatherings. Inhale festive notes of orange pomander, spiced brandy, cinnamon, and gingered honey across their suite of candles and diffusers to bring all the good vibes to your home.

Bloomingdales x RiLEY Home ($19+): RiLEY Home gets millennials. So they teamed up with Bloomingdales to make shopping their selection more attainable than ever. Now, you can get in on long-lasting, luxurious staples like flannel sheets, bedding, printed throws, premium pet beds, and more, by shopping online and in-stores at the department store. (Trust us: These dream goods are ones you're going to be *glad* you stocked-up on.)

Italic Serene Towels ($12+): The luxury brand that prides itself on using the *same* factories namesake brands (like Calvin Klein and Lacoste) use, but without the price tag behind them, brings you a new product for fall. Treat yourself to Italic's ultra-soft towel set spun from fluffy, 100% Australian cotton, in a convenient set of six. Consider it the perfect indulgence after a long soak in the tub on a cozy FNI (Friday night in)!

Hyascent x Neiman Marcus ($169): 'Tis the season for a delightfully scented home. Warm your abode with scents like bourbon joy, cheeky rose and more in a unique diffuser that doubles more as decor than a fragrance-inducer. Fresh off the (online) shelves of Neiman Marcus, explore nine scents that last up to six months in a specialized hourglass holder. (Shhh! Your friends will never know the secret of why your place smells so darn good!)