When Fashion People Want to Look Effortless In Summer, They Wear This Simple Dress-and-Sandals Pairing

Okay, I'm saying the obvious here, but a good pair of sandals is undoubtedly the key to a well-balanced summer wardrobe. Find the right pair and they can be worn with so many different outfits, especially if they are comfortable. Right now, every fashion person I follow on Instagram is wearing with flat sandals—either flip-flops, strappy sandals, slides or fishermans—with a flowy black maxi or midi dress.


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This simple outfit with a throw-on-and-go nature is effortless and always chic. I love how you can toss on the black dress that works best for you, slip into a pair of sandals, and you're ready to go. Below you'll uncover how style setters wear flowy black dresses and sandals. If you want to add items to your closet, there are also inspired shopping picks.

1. Puff-Sleeved Dress + Fisherman Sandals


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A dress with puff sleeves or an off-the-shoulder silhouette is absolutely gorgeous with any sandal style.

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2. Tank Dress + White Sandals


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A tank dress with white sandals is fresh and elegant.

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3. V-Neck Dress + Contrasting Sandals


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I'm so into this easy black v-neck dress with contrasting sandals.

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3. Button-Up Dress + Sliders


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Consider a dress with buttons for something polished with your favourite slider sandals.

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6. Maxi Dress + Flip-Flops


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This maxi style is fashion-forward and so effortless. The flip-flops add a cool spin to the look.

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This story was originally published on Who What Wear US and has since been updated.

Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.