We love when a trend takes hold that has equal parts childhood nostalgia and elevated modern style. This summer, slide sandals top our list of wardrobe essentials that we can barely go a day without slipping into. And after seeing these 20 styles, you’re going to feel the same way. Whether or not you’re a fan of the silk slip dress, high-waisted mom jeans, or lightweight bomber jackets, pool slides are a ’90s trend you should definitely consider.
Though sporty in nature, designers have taken the shape of the slide sandal and run with it, not only creating styles in exotics and furs, but also elegant prints and romantic ribbons. But, of course, there’s still fun to be had with the brightest and boldest of the athleisure styles in rubber, patent, and neoprene—for added flair. Styles run the gamut from Rihanna’s head-turning materials to Gucci’s runway-ready prints, classic Adidas stripes, and woven Loeffler Randalls alike.
A decidedly more casual trend as far as seasonal essentials go, it’s still worth an investment. We promise that once you begin to integrate slide sandals into your summer wardrobe, you’ll never want to take them off. Shop the best of the best here and get ready to add a little more whimsical pep to your step.
Whether your style is sporty, flirty, or somewhere in between, you need to try this summertime staple this season. Wary as you might have been in the past, it’s definitely time to take the plunge (literally.)