Summer sandals are looking better than ever, so there is no better time to get pedi-ready and snap up some new season styles.
Summer shoe trends
As ever, the summer shoe trends cater for everyone, from the maximalist to the minimalist. The latter will rejoice at the news that the naked sandal is still very much en vogue, with sleek white and black leather and patent styles seen everywhere from The Row and STAUD to & Other Stories and Mango. A new arrival for this season: the square toe, as seen at Bottega and A.W.A.K.E.
The maximalist amongst you will also love the natural textures of the chain details seen at Proenza, Gucci and JW Anderson, and if you’re feeling nostalgic about the early 00s, then you’ll be happy to hear the platform thong sandal is one of the hottest tickets this season.
Flat summer sandals
Flat shoes have never been so in. From raffia slides and logo mules for off-duty to minimal white leather affairs and tropical fruit and animal prints, we’re spoiled for choice, whether we are looking to the high street or the designer offering.
The minimalist at heart will love Titi Adesa’s black laser-cut slides, the perfect style to go with everything from floaty summer dresses to linen suits.
There’s no need to be boring this season, with embellishments, pops of colour and tassels elevating the most basics of shoes, if you fancy.
Either way, a flat summer shoe goes beautifully with a linen ensemble, whether a button-down dress or a sharp suit.
Summer sandals with heels
This summer’s summer sandal offering is simply heaven for the stiletto-averse. There are wedge mules (I can’t stop wearing last year’s STAUD pair and will be investing in a new colourway this season), elegant kitten heels (look to By Far or Neous for this), and if you’re feeling extra fanciful, there are plenty of sculptural heels too.
Scroll down to shop our edit of the best summer sandals to buy now.
It's well worth investing in a pair of good quality silver leather sandals, as they are great for occasion dressing, no matter the season.
If you’re looking for summer party shoes, these are it. Wear them with a minimal silk slip dress for maximum impact.
These are proof you can find a feminine version of the hiking sandal.
The structural heel on these beauties set them apart from more classic scrappy styles.
Quite possibly the hottest shoe trend of the summer, the platform flip flop is a must. The Row's sandals are our top choice if you have the budget.
Chic and comfortable, the Feeling Lucky slide features a laser-cut, ‘Dice-Effect’ toe strap design, hand-finished with sparkling Swarovski crystals.
Pastels are big this season, and we can't think of a better way to embrace them than with these strappy beauties.
Strappy sandals are a trend that's going nowhere fast. Pick a colourful pair for summer.
Designed with adjustable Velcro fastenings, these are simple and stylish with a minimalist aesthetic.
This is one of the cult Parisian label's most popular styles and we can see why. The leather twist stops them from looking too casual.
Another great take on the chunky sandal trend, wear these with an oversized shirt dress for a clean minimal look.
Team these mules with a tailored shirt dress or jeans and a boxy t-shirt.
You can't go wrong with slides, which are the easiest way to finish off any outfit.
These rope sandals give off serious holiday vibes but are still dressy enough to wear in the city or in the office, paired with a short linen suit.
Your childhood flat sandals got a chic makeover. Wear with a billowing midi dress for instant scandi vibes.
You'll be surprised how much wear you get out of these wedges. Made to look like faux-croc, they'll go with anything from throw-on dresses to denim.