If you've been on Instagram any time in the past three months, odds are you've witnessed the rapid ascendancy of basket bags as the carryall of choice for summer 17. Now the trend has met its match in the footwear world with woven shoes, which look especially appealing this season thanks to It brands like Loq, Rachel Comey, and Brother Vellies.
Whether in leather, raffia, or some combination of the two, the style has the advantage of breathability (key for those July heatwaves) and the kind of craftsy, unpretentious vibe that always appeals this time of year.
Plus, the low-key sandals and block-heel mules are super easy to style—throw them on with tea-length dresses or vintage Levi's and you're ready to go.
Read on to shop 16 pairs of woven shoes (just make sure to 'gram them before all of your friends do).
Match your shoes to the clear blue sky.
Granny footwear just got a whole lot chicer.
Wear these to the beach bar with a billowy white dress.
Perfect for Sundays at the flea market.
These come in an everyday slide version, too, but we can't get over the '70s platform heels. (We'd use them as home décor when they aren't on our feet.)
The checkerboard slides are handmade in Spain—and you'll never want to take them off.
A soft, pretty neutral goes with just about every outfit.
These are definitely not your average ballet flat.
Because your collection of block-heel mules needs a new friend.
Once you own these easy sandals, you'll forget how you lived without them.
Editors can't stop wearing Miu Miu's next-level ballet flats.
Raffia has never looked so ready to party.
An easy-on, easy-off shoe for all your summer park hangs.
This sleek silhouette makes the wedge heel look modern.
We want this graphic mule in every color.
All the height of a heel, all the comfort of an Oxford.
A step beyond your basic black sandal.