While flip flops are the ultimate summer staple, sometimes they just don’t cut it when you’re looking for the perfect summer footwear for your perfect summer wardrobe. You want to stay comfortable of course, whether you’re jet setting to exotic getaways, enjoying sunny summer weekends, or hoofing the city avenues of your daily grind. Sky-high wedges are just the ticket for party-filled nights, but keep them stowed away until after hours and enjoy these sweet flat sandals for day!
These lace up, spotted sandals have a glossy patent leather trim around the printed pony-skin upper and the sling-back design paired with a cushy sole will keep you high-stepping all summer long. Their graphic black and white polka dot print is just the right amount of excitement to spice up any simple, monochromatic or colorblocked look.
$410; available at openingceremony.us
The ankle strap sandal made a big splash on spring runways as seen by designers like Port 1961, Organic by John Patrick, and Jason Wu. This gladiator-like pair offer an edgy kick with a double-wrapped, buckled ankle strap while remaining open and airy with a simple v-strap upper. Contrasting prints of spotted leopard and multi-colored python are the ultimate details that make these sandals super chic and unique.
$60; available at aldoshoes.com
Neon is the ultimate color palette for summer. Fun and funky, electrified hues are as bright as the sunny summer days we wear them. This pair from Mystique in highlighter yellow boasts not only an energy-charged burst of color but sweet design too. In high gloss patent leather the thick single strap over the foot and thinner straps that criss cross over the toe offer just the right amount of support to keep them comfortably in place.
$125; available at intermixonline.com
If you’re looking for simple and chic, look no further than the Archer sandal. A very narrow t-strap sandal is flattering and this pair’s gold details over the foot and at the toe of the sole give them the ultimate touch of glamour. The dainty python straps are light and feminine and the half-inch rubber sole is super comfortable for marathon shopping. Available in fun summer colors like hot pink, juicy orange, and mint green—you can scoop up a pair for every day of the week!
$69; available at dolcevita.com
Maybe you’re cool summer look calls for some serious sparkle. This white-hot pair from Topshop certainly delivers. Their thick t-strap is covered in multi-metal hued glittery shimmer until it meets an adjustable white strap around the ankle. A gold mirror heel takes the glam one step further. The neutral tones make this pair ideal for dressing up any look from short shorts to maxi skirts.
$60; available at topshop.com
It really shouldn’t take to much convincing for you to understand why these little babies are in our top picks for summer footwear. (To be honest, we’re in love with all of K Jacques summer offerings.) Neon multi-colored straps and zebra print—perfection. Patent leather neon straps in citrusy orange, lemon, and lime meet contrasting zebra print calf hair t-strap for a combination that will undoubtedly take you one wild ride. Plus, they’re manufactured in St. Tropez. How chic is that?!
$315; available at net-a-porter.com
Ancient Greek Sandals are inspired by the ancient myth that a sandal maker on the island of Crete created magic sandals for Greek gods and goddesses. His signature embellishment graced each pair—a golden wing buckle. Each pair of Ancient Greek Sandals are infused with that history and their classic and original styles are made from natural leather that—magically—conforms with wear to your personal perfect fit. The simple-chic style of this Pythia pair ties around the ankle for a classic look that truly pairs with everything.
$172; available at ancient-greek-sandals.com
In leather and canvas this strappy metallic sandal has a history as rich as its style. One of the original Bernardo sandals, it was coined as the “new-style sun sandal” by Vogue in 1948. Thin gold straps weave over the top of the foot, through the metallic canvas back to tie around the ankle. Pair them with a white lace dress or a breezy printed caftan. They’re the glammest version of a gladiator sandal we’ve seen this season.
$295; available at farfetch.com