The Only Sandal Trends Worth Buying This Summer

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spring 2019 sandal trends
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Sandal season is upon us and we're ready to show off our toes in new shoes. 

As one of the most worn pieces in the warm months, choosing the perfect pair to add to your collection should be one that you're excited to wear in rotation, and luckily this season's lineup is as fun, unexpected and varied as ever (with a sprinkling of '90s throwbacks!) that you're sure to find something suitable for your personal style. 

Looking for fresh heels to wear to work? Or how about an easy, effortless slide-on style for vacation? 

Shop the fashion girl-approved pairs to finish off your looks this season ahead, along with inspiration on how to wear them straight from Instagram. 


Coined the "floss sandal," thin strappy styles are a refreshing, trendy alternative to ankle-strap heels and pumps for summer. They're available in an array of colors from neons to neutrals, and many even sit atop structural, statement heels, presented in various materials from wood to acrylic. 


Bershka neon pink strappy sandals

Bershka Neon Multi-Strap Heeled Sandals $40

Zara white strappy sandal

Zara Strappy Mid-Heel Leather Sandals $80

Dolce Vita strappy yellow wooden heel sandal

Dolce Vita Zayla Sandal $120

Mango black strappy sandal with lucite heel

Mango See-Through Heel Sandals $120

Toe Loop

Iterated in many silhouettes from flats to mules to wrap-a-round designs, toe ring sandals convey a minimalist vibe that appear more polished and elevated than the usual horizontal toe strap. 


A New Day rose gold toe ring sandal

A New Day Kallima Faux Leather Toe Ring Style Slide Sandals $20

Topshop black croc toe loop sandals

Topshop Noah Vegan Black Crocodile Low Toe Loop Sandals $85

Naturalizer tally ankle strap sandal

Naturalizer Tally Ankle Strap Sandal $89

Vagabond Shoemakers polly slide sandal

Vagabond Shoemakers Polly Slide Sandal $120

Flip Flops

These aren't your regular rubber beach flip flops, people. The new breed of thong slip-ons, which popped up on many runways including Tibi and Dion Lee, are offering fancier leather designs featuring thicker straps (even puffy ones!) and mini block heels you can dress up. 


TKEES the boyfriend flip flops

TKEES The Boyfriend $65

Rebecca Minkoff senet flip flops

Rebecca Minkoff Senet Flip Flops $78

Free People thong sandal
Free People

Miz Mooz Oasis Thong Sandal $98

Dear Frances wrap sandal in olive
Dear Frances

Dear Frances Wrap Sandal $295

Chunky & Sporty 

Whatever your opinion is, the "ugly" hiking sandal is going strong and are popping up on our Instagram feeds more than ever. Strappy, chunky varieties (flatforms!) of this athletic-style sandal can surprisingly be worn with many pieces from jeans to satin skirts. 


Glamorous sporty chunky sandals

Glamorous Chunky Sporty Sandals $51 

Teva flatform universal

Teva Flatform Universal $60

Fila disruptor sandal

Fila Disruptor Platform Sandals $60

Camper match sandal
Urban Outfitters

Camper Match Sandal $95

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