StyleNest rounds up the chicest summer sandals from the high street and high end SS12 collections.
It’s that time of year again, so book in for your pedicure and get your toes on show with our roundup of the best summer sandals. From sky scraping heels for cocktail parties, chic wedding appropriate pairs and flats for summer sightseeing; here’s the very best we could find and one for every occasion.
There is one upside to summer’s slow start – many of the season’s sandals are now in the sale, meaning you can shop guilt free and find your perfect pair.
Pythia Leather Sandals
By Ancient Greek Sandals at net-a-porter.com
A wardrobe staple for over 2000 years, summer sandals don’t come much more practical than these. This nude pair from Ancient Greek Sandals will give legs and feet an almost bare look, which will really lengthen your pins. Pair with city shorts or a summer day dress.
Ida Platform Sandals
By Chrissie Morris at Matches
For evening, pair these statement sandals by Chrissie Morris with an LBD and bold clutch for a chic, colour blocking look. If you’re not a fan of walking in skyscraping sandals, the chunky heel and platform should make things a little easier.
Fluro Metallic Sandals
Neon shades have had somewhat of a revival this season. Go back to the 90s with these cool fluro sandals, denim cutoffs and a vintage tee. The perfect look for a summer festival.
Suede, Leather and Acetate Sandals
By Reed Krakoff at net-a-porter.com
Minimalism is what Reed Krakoff does best and these stunning sandals are no exception. A classic T bar meets a conceptual cutout heel in this pair of shoes, making them simultaneously vintage and modern feeling. Pair with a Great Gatsby inspired 20s dress, or play them down in boyfriend jeans and a white shirt.
Emmy Patent T Bar Sandals
By Tory Burch at Matches
We’re big fans of Tory Burch’s simple yet chic accessories here at StyleNest. Pair these sandals with electric blue skinny jeans and a white vest to add a pop of colour to your summer wardrobe.
Printed Jacquard Platform Sandals
By Carven at net-a-porter.com
SS12’s trends came from all over the world with everyone from Burberry to Balenciaga going tribal with Aztec prints, intricate embellishments and rustic accessories. Follow suit with Carven’s statement sandals and pair with bold, busy prints for an eclectic look.
Tan Leopard Print Twist Sandals
These Boden sandals are super comfy, meaning you can wear them all day be it for shopping or sightseeing. Pair with off duty denim or a little white dress and a panama hat for a chic summer look.
Glitter Strap Sandals
By Marc by Marc Jacobs at my-wardrobe.com
Nodding to this season’s dreamlike mermaid trend, these candy pink sandals are both on trend and practical. Flat and sparkly, these are the perfect shoes to wear for an evening of dancing.
Laminated Heel Sandal
Add these Zara sandals to a pencil skirt and shirt to elevate your boardroom look to fashionable heights. The shimmering gold heel is very Studio 54, whilst the tan shoe gives them a timeless quality.
Libertine Baughan T Bar Sandals
By ALDO Rise At Selfridges
ALDO Rise returns with its impressive collection of designer collaborations at high street prices. Libertine is the latest to join the likes of Preen, Mark Fast and JW Anderson, with these nautical inspired sandals. Without a doubt, the most stylish way to wear red, white and blue.
T Bar Sandals
By F&F Clothing
F&F’s T bar sandals are perfect if you’re looking for some holiday must-haves on a budget. Wear this colour pop pair with denim shorts, a Breton and a statement scarf for a chic, casual look.