24 of the chicest sandals to add to your basket this summer

'Tis the season!

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Warmer days are here, meaning now is the perfect time to invest in a pair of summer sandals. Luckily, we've scoured the web to bring you the pairs worth investing in for the season ahead, straight from the experts on the Marie Claire fashion team. Interested? Just keep scrolling. 

What sandals are in style for Summer 2023?

There is a style to suit everyone this season, from the maximalist to the minimalist. The latter will rejoice at the news that the naked sandal is still very much en vogue (look to Gianvito Rossi and Manolo Blahnik for these).

Carrying on from last season, platforms are still a must, and you just have to look at The Row's re-stock of the Ginza sandals, now in multiple colourways, to prove it (I love M&S or STAUD for more affordable versions).

The maximalist amongst you will also love 'ugly' sandals (hello Chanel dad sandals), though they were embellished for this summer with rhinestones and tie-dye prints - Arizona Love, I'm looking at you.

Best Summer Sandals

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Easy slip-on sandals are a trend we can all get on board with. An extension of last summer's throw-on dress, it's what it says on the tin: a go-with-everything sandal that - while simple - works hard to pull your outfit together. Think paired-back slides or chunky tread-sole sandals.

Feminine heels were everywhere on the catwalk, and this season it's all about pastel shades, pops of colour and fun prints. More is absolutely more.

If you aren't keen on heels, fret not. The last few seasons have cemented the flat shoe as the shoe to live in. From logo slides (hi Chloé and Gucci) and monochrome mules (Proenza Schouler and Bottega Veneta) to barely-there straps (Porte & Paire and Aquazzura), this trend is anything but boring, though the comfort factor is undeniable.

The best summer sandals to buy now

Scroll down to start shopping our edit of the best summer sandals to buy now. We've handpicked each of these styles from brands that we love, and taken everything into account such as the style, colour, quality and comfort factor. We've also included a range of high street and designer options, to give you some guidance whatever your budget. 

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