With spring officially in full swing and summer just around the corner, it’s time to take our toes out of hibernation and get them into some stylish sandals. Luckily, there are plenty of cool and comfortable sandal trends to try this warm-weather season, and below I’m sharing six noteworthy styles. From Insta-favorite fisherman sandals to runway-approved flatform flip-flops, this season’s styles strike the perfect balance between practical, playful, and polished. The best part is you don’t have to spend a fortune to take on this season’s biggest sandal trends. I’ve rounded up some of the chicest pairs on the market that all clock in under $100. Keep scrolling to find the perfect pair to wear all sunny season long.
Cushy Thong Sandals
The humble flip-flop gets an elevated upgrade this season. We saw chic, cushy thong sandals all over the S/S 21 runways—from Jacquemus to Stella McCartney—in a range of luxe fabrics and flatform heights. Right now, you can't scroll Instagram without seeing a cool fashion girl sporting a pair.
Photo:Courtesy of Coperni
Continuing with the subject of raised outer soles, flatforms, in general, are having a major moment this season. Spotted on everything from espadrilles to clogs, they're a comfy alternative to traditional heels.
Photo:Courtesy of Gabriela Hearst
A versatile, effortless, and universally loved trend, easy slide sandals were ever-present on the runways in all fabrics and colors, from textured house slippers to chic leather. The best part is they'll pair well with practically everything in your closet.
Photo:Courtesy of Michael Kors
From complicated straps to asymmetrical cutouts, unusual sandal silhouettes were spotted at Givenchy, Khaite, and plenty of other designers. One thing's for sure: They make a striking statement.
Photo:Courtesy of Acne Studios
While this trend has been around for a few seasons now, we simply never tire of it, nor do designers. This season's iterations come in colorful fabrics, elevated textures, and playful embellishments. Time to channel that camp-chic look.
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Thanks to designers such as The Row and Gabriella Hearst, beautiful caged leather sandals, aka fisherman sandals, have become one of the most sought-after styles of the season. Practical and versatile, this discreet take on luxury has found its way into the closets of fashion girls, who have been wearing the trend all over Instagram. Luckily, there are some affordable versions on the market right now to take it on.