This Sandal Trend Is Everywhere This Year

There are certain sandal trends that remain constant—among them leather slides, two-strap black leather, and sturdy Birkenstocks at the beach. However, one of 2020's top sandal trends is a bit more left-field. This season, practically all of the key sandals feature an angular square toe. By Far and Jacquemus kick-started the look, but Bottega Veneta has officially put them on the style agenda with its sellout, angular-toe mules. 

That said, you don't necessarily need a designer budget to get in on the trend. There are plenty of pairs on the high street that also adhere to the square-toe trend, with some of our favourite pairs hailing from Topshop and Zara. 

If you still need convincing, take a look at the inspiring outfits featuring square-toe sandals below. Then, proceed to see our edit of the best square-toe sandals. 


(Image credit: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley)

Rosie keeps her look pared back to allow her square-toe mules to take centre stage. 


(Image credit: Monikh Dale)

Monikh elevates her jeans-and-jumper combination with the addition of square-toe sandals. 


(Image credit: Erika Boldrin)

The style will breathe new life into your trusty black trousers. 


(Image credit: Monikh Dale)

These thin-strap heels are minimalist perfection. 


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Opening Image: Vanessa Hong

Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.