Chic summer sandals you can finally wear outside the house

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  • 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.

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