All of the Best Designer Sandals Have This One Thing in Common


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As a fashion editor, around this time every year I get asked by friends, family and colleagues what my tips are for curating the best summer wardrobe. I usually start by directing them to our summer capsule wardrobe articles, but I always add that if there's one thing you can do to make all your warm weather outfits better, it's invest in an incredible pair of sandals

Now, incredible can cover a lot of bases. It doesn't have to mean a luxury designer pair—you can absolutely find some amazing pairs on the high street. But if you are thinking of investing in your summer footwear this year, and want a pair of sandals that will elevate even your most basic summer looks in an instant, then you've come to the right place. 


(Image credit: @threadsstyling)


(Image credit: @threadsstyling)

I'm somewhat of a connoisseur when it comes to designer sandals (even if I do say so myself), and I pride myself on keeping up to date every year with the latest and greatest releases. Mostly, I'm concerned with pinpointing the styles that are truly worth investing in; the styles that really will bring you joy to put on summer after summer. And there always seems to be one factor that all my favourite luxury sandal styles have in common: They all feature a chic designer logo.

I know quiet luxury is having a moment, but when you're spending a significant amount of money on a statement accessory, it's likely that you want it to be seen. Trust me, I've done my research (my entire day job is scrolling through chic outfits on Instagram and writing about them) and a designer logo sandal always, without fail, takes an outfit to the next level. Whether it's with your favourite H&M linen trousers and tank top, or a stunning Zimmermann event dress. 


(Image credit: @threadsstyling)


(Image credit: @threadsstyling)

Keep scrolling and you'll find my list of the 21 best designer logo sandals you can buy in 2023. There's something for maximalists, minimalists and everyone in between...

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Emily Dawes
Affiliate Editor

Emily Dawes is the very definition of a fashion multi hyphenate. An editor, stylist and writer with over eleven years’ worth of experience in the industry, Emily is known for her impeccable taste, elegant outfit choices and being able to spot the next big thing in fashion from a mile off. Our readers loyally trust her advice and shopping suggestions; so much so she began her own column documenting the most expensive-looking pieces on the high street, which has become a top-performing piece of content for the Who What Wear brand.

Emily has worked for Who What Wear UK since 2020 in a myriad as roles, spanning from contributing editor and branded content editor. Now, she holds the position of affiliate editor and is responsible for the brand’s overall affiliate strategy, ideation and content execution. Working closely with Who What Wear UK’s affiliate manager, Emily has been instrumental in securing and nourishing brand partnerships, surpassing her goals as standard. Leading the team in tentpole shopping moments including Black Friday and Peak Trading, with Emily’s guidance and leadership, team Who What Wear is in a stronger affiliate position than ever before.

Prior to joining the Who What Wear team, Emily served as YOU Magazine’s acting fashion editor where she managed the fashion team and oversaw all fashion content output for the fast-paced weekly title. Emily is a stylist in her own right, having worked with a slew of VIP clients including writer and television personality, Elizabeth Day, as well as styling and art directing several celebrity cover shoots for glossy print publication, Grazia. Her adept fashion knowledge means brands regularly sought out to work with her as a consultant: previously she has developed marketing and content plans for brands for Cocoon and Edge of Ember. Before entering the industry, Emily obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English and American Studies with International Study from Nottingham University. Fun fact: Emily spent a year studying in America which saw her join a sorority during her time there.

When she’s not working or tracking down the chicest, new-in items to share with our audience, you’ll find Emily bestowing her East London home with her stylish flair, reading everything from the classics to cowboy romance novels and escaping to the country with husband, baby boy and dog, Roo, whenever she can.

Emily is currently on maternity leave.