A Celebrity Guide To Wearing Flat Sandals

Ever heard the saying: “Adventure may hurt you, but monotony will kill you?” Well, when it comes to our wardrobes, we might just have to disagree. Having a seven-days-a-week, wear-with-anything closet constant can take the guesswork out of getting dressed in the morning. And thanks to a slew of celebs, flat sandals are the everyday staple on our minds right now.

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    More polished than flip-flops and less high maintenance than heels, flat sandals offer a balance between comfort and style that’s perfect for late summer. From Kate Moss’ vacation look to Diane Kruger’s weekend outfit, see how your favorite stylesetters wear these sensible-yet-chic shoes for a variety of occasions. Plus, read on to shop the nine best pairs out there.

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    Alexa Chung

    Snapped in New York earlier this month, Chung’s red Marni Buckle Strap Sandals ($320) added a punch of color to her Etoile Isabel Marant Seraphin Long Sleeve Top ($480), Isabel Marant sweater, and vintage Wrangler shorts.

    Get Her Look:
    Franco Sarto Georgia Flats ($50); Lara Sweater ($35); Dittos Montana High-Waisted Cutoffs ($79).

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    Ali Larter

    Larter’s simple, laid-back Johnson and Baker sandals were the perfect match for her slouchy Paper Denim & Cloth knit sweater, 3.1 Phillip Lim Printed Tapered Trousers ($341), and Coach Classic Madison Satchel ($358) on a movie date in Los Angeles earlier this month.

    Get Her Look:
    Marni Flat Calf Hair Sandals ($400); Soft Joie Nia Top ($138); PJK Belted Floral-Print Pants ($69).

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    Beyonce

    Photographed in New York a couple months ago, Beyonce played up the bright yellow hue of her sandals with an equally bold Proenza Schouler Short Dress ($225), clashing the canary pieces with Gucci’s Bamboo Shopper Jaguar Print Tote ($2890). She finished off the look with Topshop’s Pork Pie Hat ($50).

    Get Her Look:
    Hypnosi Sandals ($45); ASOS Skater Skirt ($27) in Neon Ditsy Print.

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    Cameron Diaz

    Diaz stuck to fuss-free, tried-and-true staples for a shopping trip in New York earlier this month, opting for basic tan leather sandals, a white t-shirt, boyfriend jeans, and Stella McCartney’s SM 4040 Sunglasses ($143).

    Get Her Look:
    Jacques Levine Stella Flat Colorblock Sandals ($140); Fluxus White Stretch Jersey Knit T-shirt ($23); Current/Elliott The Boyfriend Jeans ($206).

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    Carey Mulligan

    Spotted in Austin, Texas back in June, the actress’ strappy red sandals lent a daytime feel to her office-ready pieces, which consisted of a black top, printed trousers, and the celeb-approved Viktor & Rolf Bombette Bag ($1995, 416.861.6251).

    Get Her Look:
    Timberland Darien Flats ($100); Ann Taylor Pleat Neck Sleeveless Tee ($20); Veronica Beard The Treck Trousers ($711).

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    Cate Blanchett

    At LAX last month, Blanchett proved that sandals don’t have to equal beachwear in embellished Roger Vivier shoes paired with a Stella McCartney Resort 14 blazer, Chloe Paneled Crepe Tapered Pants ($498), and Tod’s Bauletto Sella Leather Tote ($1847, available in Beige).

    Get Her Look:
    Musa Embellished Leather Sandals ($495); ASOS Premium Blazer with Longline Lapel ($93); Theory Toro W Pants ($265).

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    Diane Kruger

    Kruger’s bow-adorned sandals, Ralph Lauren 8070 Cat-Eye Sunglasses ($100), and summery white midi dress made for an ultra-feminine combo on a June shopping trip in Los Angeles.

    Get Her Look:
    Louise Et Cie Romo Flat Sandals ($71); ASOS Crochet Village Midi Dress ($76).

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    Karlie Kloss

    Strolling in New York earlier this month, Kloss accessorized her simple gray dress with pared-down black accessories, including ankle-strap leather sandals and Gucci’s Soho Black Leather Disco Bag ($895).

    Get Her Look:
    Naya Zenobia Ankle-Strap Sandals ($60); T by Alexander Wang Jersey T-shirt Dress ($89).

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    Karolina Kurkova

    The model’s striped Splendid Caspian Loose Knit Tee ($64), Two by Vince Camuto Floral Print Jeans ($65), and metallic Rondini Sandales Tropeziennes ($194) created a masterfully mixed ensemble for a walk in New York a couple months ago.

    Get Her Look:
    K Jacques Gina Gladiator Sandals ($258); Caslon Short Sleeve Scoop Neck Tee ($22);
    Michael Michael Kors Wildflower Skinny Jeans ($125).

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    Kate Moss

    If you have a trip planned, take note of Kate Moss’ on-point vacation look in Venice, Italy last month. Her strappy flat sandals, Zadig & Voltaire blouse, and cargo shorts resulted in the perfect, easygoing outfit for exploring the city.

    Get Her Look:
    Modcloth Saunter in the Sand Sandals ($30); Current/Eliott Pajama Stripe Prep School Shirt ($127); Rag & Bone Ollie Shorts ($154).

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    Katie Holmes

    Grabbing lunch in New York two months ago, Holmes’ chain-bedecked Chanel sandals and Levi’s denim jacket grounded her breezy, printed maxi dress.

    Get Her Look:
    Bella Vita Sheila Sandals ($53); Angie Printed Maxi Dress ($40).

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    Naomi Watts

    Watts’ metallic Ancient Greek Sandals the Clio ($185, available in Two-Tone) spiced up her neutral fedora, sunglasses, and dress on a bike ride in New York earlier this month.

    Get Her Look:
    Opening Ceremony Penny Slide Sandals ($132); Paul Smith Annie Fedora Hat ($133); Manila Grace Denim Short Dress ($125).

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    Nicole Richie

    Richie’s Balenciaga Arena Stud Gladiator Sandals ($865, available in Black) added some edge to her floaty Assin dress in Portofino, Italy last month.

    Get Her Look:
    Steve Madden Buddies Stud Gladiator Sandals ($77); 9seed Tulum Cover Up ($115).

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    Rachael Taylor

    The actress made her leather skirt work for daytime by adding coral sandals and a chambray shirt in New York a couple months ago.

    Get Her Look:
    Cynthia Vincent Flora Sandals ($90); Diane von Furstenberg Rita 2 Leather Pencil Skirt ($498).

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    Reese Witherspoon

    Snapped in Los Angeles back in June, Witherspoon teamed her J.Crew Keeper Chambray Shirt ($78) and Madewell Baja Stripe Mini ($78) with red accessories, including minimalist ankle-strap sandals and a Louis Vuitton bag.

    Get Her Look:
    BootsiTootsi Isabella Flat Sandals ($27); Mango Bucket Bag ($30) in Red.

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    Zero + Maria Cornejo

    Neon Ita Sandals ($175) in Hibiscus and Taupe

     

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    Ancient Greek Sandals

    Iris Beaded Leather Sandals ($215) in Light Tan

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    Need Supply Co.

    All About Sandals ($54) in White

     

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    Nasty Gal

    Buddies Studded Sandals ($75) in Black

     

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    Marni

    Calf Hair Sandals ($400) in Yellow

     

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    Giuseppe Zanotti

    Crystal Embellished Calf Hair Sandals ($695) in Black

     

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    Charlotte Olympia

    Marina Glittered Woven Sandals ($525) in Silver

     

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    ASOS

    Fawn Flat Sandals ($38) in Pink Floral

     

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    K. Jacques

    Delta Thong Sandals ($245) in Pul Naturel

     

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Buckle Strap Sandals

Buckle Strap Sandals

Marni, $320
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Seraphin Long Sleeve Top

Seraphin Long Sleeve Top

Etoile Isabel Marant, $480
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Sweater

Sweater

Lara, $35
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Montana High-Waisted Cutoffs

Montana High-Waisted Cutoffs

Dittos, $79
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Georgia Flats

Georgia Flats

Franco Sarto, $50
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Nia Top

Nia Top

Soft Joie, $138
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3.1 Phillip Lim, $341
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Belted Floral-Print Pants

Belted Floral-Print Pants

PJK, $69
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Flat Calf Hair Sandals

Flat Calf Hair Sandals

Marni, $400
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Short Dress

Short Dress

Proenza Schouler, $225
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Skater Skirt

Skater Skirt

ASOS, $27
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Bamboo Shopper Jaugar Print Tote

Bamboo Shopper Jaugar Print Tote

Gucci, $2890
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Sandals

Sandals

Hypnosi, $45
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SM 4040 Sunglasses

SM 4040 Sunglasses

Stella McCartney, $143
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White Stretch Jersey Knit T-shirt

White Stretch Jersey Knit T-shirt

Fluxus, $23
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The Boyfriend Jeans

The Boyfriend Jeans

Current/Elliott, $206
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Stella Flat Colorblock Sandals

Stella Flat Colorblock Sandals

Jacques Levine, $140
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Darien Flats

Darien Flats

Timberland, $100
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Pleat Neck Sleeveless Tee

Pleat Neck Sleeveless Tee

Ann Taylor, $20
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The Treck Trousers

The Treck Trousers

Veronica Beard, $711
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Paneled Crepe Tapered Pants

Paneled Crepe Tapered Pants

Chloe, $498
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Embellished Leather Sandals

Embellished Leather Sandals

Musa, $495
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Premium Blazer with Longline Lapel

ASOS, $93
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Romo Flat Sandals

Romo Flat Sandals

Louise Et Cie, $71
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Crochet Village Midi Dress

Crochet Village Midi Dress

ASOS, $76
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Jersey T-shirt Dress

Jersey T-shirt Dress

T by Alexander Wang, $89
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Caspian Loose Knit Tee

Caspian Loose Knit Tee

Splendid, $64
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Wildflower Skinny Jeans

Wildflower Skinny Jeans

Michael Michael Kors, $125
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Saunter in the Sand Sandals

Saunter in the Sand Sandals

Modcloth, $30
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Ollie Shorts

Ollie Shorts

Rag & Bone, $154
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Printed Maxi Dress

Printed Maxi Dress

Angie, $40
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Sheila Sandals

Sheila Sandals

Bella Vita, $53
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Short Dress

Short Dress

Manila Grace Denim, $125
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Clio Two-Tone Leather Sandals

Clio Two-Tone Leather Sandals

Ancient Greek Sandals, $185
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Tulum Cover Up

Tulum Cover Up

9seed, $115
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Buddies Stud Gladiator Sandals

Buddies Stud Gladiator Sandals

Steve Madden, $77
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Isabella Flat Sandals

Isabella Flat Sandals

BootsiTootsi, $27
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Keeper Chambray Shirt

Keeper Chambray Shirt

J.Crew, $78
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Delta Thong Sandals

Delta Thong Sandals

K. Jacques, $245
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Fawn Flat Sandals

Fawn Flat Sandals

ASOS, $38
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Buddies Studded Sandals

Buddies Studded Sandals

Nasty Gal, $75
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Sandals

Sandals

Ancient Greek, $215
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Crystal Embellished Calf Hair Sandals

Crystal Embellished Calf Hair Sandals

Giuseppe Zanotti, $695
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Marina Glittered Woven Sandals

Marina Glittered Woven Sandals

Charlotte Olympia, $525
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Calf Hair Sandals

Calf Hair Sandals

Marni, $400
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All About Sandals

All About Sandals

Need Supply Co., $54
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