Sandals are the most happenin' shoe of the summer, but basic-looking steppers are the last thing you want. Among our favorite trends? Mules
, metallic accents, brand-new textures (hello, woven footwear
), and those low, laid-back heels
that work both dressed up and dressed down. Here, we selected the best vacay-approved buys. You'll know your sole-mate when you see it.
Steve Madden Cactus Sandal ($80):
Versatile slides with laid-back block heels can be dressed up or dressed down this summer. We die for their classic design juxtaposed with an eye-popping color.
Forever 21 Star Accent Ankle Wrap Sandal ($17):
The celestial style is still going strong, so why not put star power behind each step with these adorbs metallic gladiators? They're barely there but make a statement in metallic gold faux leather.
Carol Forbes Ahmed Raffia Sandals ($295):
Handmade woven shoes in minimalist-approved neutral? So much yes. Pair them with all your summer favorites, from sundresses to shorts.
Madewell Noelle Slingback Sandal in Velvet
($98): The velvet slide-turned-slingback is an obvious must-have for any dinner dates you have planned on vacation. They're as cute as mules but are easier to walk in thanks to their nifty design.
Zara Leather Platform Sandals ($80):
Platform sandals are where it's at, and we can totally see why. Get the pedi of your dreams and make these Birkenstock-lookalikes werk —
your Instagram feed is waiting.
Rag & Bone Luis ($450):
Get the best of both worlds with a slip-on, open-backed loafer sandal that is business in the front and a party in the back.
Anthropologie Tassel Heeled Sandals ($128):
All of our favorite fashion trends combined in this epic pair of sandals. Tassels, low heels, and power-red combine perfectly to make every step a fiesta.
Raye Daphne Flats ($190):
Espadrilles are already a necessity for fans of French-girl style. And those delicate floral embellishments are tres chic
ASOS Toucan Wedge Sandals ($35):
If you want to get in on the platform sandal look but you're afraid of sliding out of your slip-ons, meet the solution. They're the easy-to-walk-in starter shoe for gals looking to add extra inches.
Schutz Cassianne ($190):
If you still can't let go of your penchant for black and white, don't trip. This hot shoe line makes the minimalist color palette picture-perfect.
ATP Atelier Rosa Leather Sandals ($230):
Calling all cool girls! These industrial-inspired, metallic silver slip-ons await. PS The big-toe strap is made for long city walks.
Kaanas Sausalito Bow Slide ($119):
Never settle for an average pool slide — grab these textured espadrille alternatives in heavenly blush instead. Tip: The sold-out elevated slide is back in new, eye-popping colors.
How will you style your summer sandals? Show us on Pinterest!
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