Summer footwear can be tricky, finding sandals that are both practical and comfortable whilst still looking stylish is no mean feat. From tie up to slip on to chunkier styles and everything in between we take you through the summer sandals worth those inevitable breaking in blisters…
A tan leather tie up sandal may not be as easy to slip on as a flip flop but are undoubtedly chicer. Just as good for British spring days paired with blue denim and a white blouse as with a floral maxi on a hot European summers evening. Don’t let the initial faff of having to tie them up yourself put you off, as they are worth the effort.
Chunky ‘gladiator’ style
The perfect style for toughening up your floral summer dresses by adding a cool edge. Just be careful not to pick a pair that has gone OTT with the buckles and studs. This pair by Marks & Spencer has just the right amount of wearability and cool.
Looking for the perfect summer sandal? This is it. Versatile and flattering on the foot, there’s a plethora on the market to choose from. Look to Dune’s cult ‘Loupe’ style in an array of colours and textures for a style that will suit everyone.
No summer shoe wardrobe is complete without a pair of wedges, if only for the reason that they are actually comfortable enough for walking from villa to restaurant. Castaner’s espadrille style with ribbon ties are both pretty and practical, available in an array of colours and finishes at a reasonable price point, for a designer shoe.
‘Barely there’ strappy midi heels
High heels will be overlooked this summer in favour of the strappy midi heel, inspired by The Row. This style was given the name ‘barely there’ due to the delicate strap detail which allows the feet to still be seen. Concerned this style will end up looking the dreaded F word (frumpy)? Think again, pair with trousers and jeans as opposed to dresses to give yourself a little extra height and elevate the look.
And one last thing, don’t forget to book in for your pedicure…