The weather is FINALLY sandal friendly! For the last 2 summers I had a pair of incredibly comfy, incredibly cheap Target sandals that I lived in nonstop. Those sandals have quite literally fallen apart. When the sole cracks in half, shoes are no longer really wearable. Some favorites for this season are:
I’ve already added these Mia Limited Edition cuties to my closet. They are crazy CRAZY comfortable. You can walk in them for days. The platform isn’t very high and neither is the wedge, so they give you the comfort of flats with the look of something a little more sophisticated. I’ve never thought of suede or velvet as summer fabrics, but a number of designers seem to be coming out with suede and velvet sandals right now. Some look strange, but I think the suede in these Mia LE Baja sandals is a perfect contrast to the straw espadrille heel.
These Modcloth Drizzle Castle sandals are more on the casual end of the spectrum, but the design is whimsical enough to stand out. They are perfect for a an afternoon on a boardwalk, or better yet, a music festival.
In my imaginary world where I am enviably fashionable all the time, I would wear stilettos with ease. In reality, I have large feet and bad balance, and (with the exception of wedges), I kick heels over 1.5″ high off within an hour. Flats don’t usually have the pizzazz of a shoe with a heel, but the fancy sparkle of these Anthropologie Diamond Bow T-Straps could get me through a charity cocktail party while looking stylish, not frumpy.
I love the look of embellishments on sandals, but they are often metal or plastic and bound to irritate the foot. The delightful flowers on these Tory Burch Cori Thong Sandals are leather and unobtrusive, so your footwear is cute without getting annoying.
Miss Mooz Primrose sandals. Love the color, love the leather punch design, love the little wedge, love the velcro (but not dorky looking) ankle strap that fits feet like mine without cutting into the ankle. Love it love it love it.