Come on, spring! You can do it!
This hot-cold back and forth is playing with our emotions, but we’re staying positive by focusing on a beloved summer staple. Hint: our spring nail colors may come in handy for a pedi. It’s the sandal, of course! We’re stocking up now in styles from flats and mules to wedges and heels so that when the sun is here to stay, we’re ready to rock in the appropriate footwear.
While the picks from our “Pick Six” posts often come from our other stylists, I’m excited to say that I’m curating this time with six of my favorite types of sandals. I may or may not be wearing some of these already. Is it possible to will the weather to be warm by wearing only spring styles? Asking for a friend–ha.
1. BASIC FLAT
Every gal needs basic flats that go with everything, and there’s no reason they can’t be chic and everyday. Small details, such as braided calf hair (left) or a rounded V-front (right), can make a basic flat special.
2. SPORTY FLAT
A departure from the classic leather Birkenstock in material but not look, these on the left have a cushy, allover rubber texture and a contoured footbed for great support. I have them in black and love them! And these Dolce Vita slides (right) are so easy to slip on at the beach or a backyard barbecue.
3. INTERESTING FLAT
It’s all about the lines on these deceptively simple slip-ons. It’s fun having a pair of flats that are ridiculously comfortable and versatile and attract a ton of compliments because they stand out as different. I have the closed-toe version of the Free People Mont Blanc (right) and wear them all the time with jeans.
4. OLD FAITHFUL WEDGE
I can’t imagine not having at least one pair of wedges always in my wardrobe. They can upgrade an outfit instantly with the practicality of a flat and the pizzazz of a heel. I’m cautious to recommend a shoe with an ankle strap because it fits differently on everyone, but I can easily see this espadrille (left) with a maxi dress or boyfriend jeans.
5. MODERN BLOCK HEEL
The chunky heel of the ’90s is back, guys, and I don’t hate it. These backless and heel strap versions feature a peep-toe for that pedi we talked about and a sleek, modern silhouette that is so in right now.
6. DRESSY HIGH HEEL
Love them or hate them, sometimes you need a high heel sandal. For one, they make our legs look long and toned. For another, there’s no greater accessory for a formal wedding or romantic date night. The wide transparent strap on this Zara sandal (left) is too cool, and we can thank the ’90s again for the square toe.