Top Summer Sandals for the Season

Sexy Summer Sandals for the Beach

SARTO By Franco Sarto 'Ravenna' Espadrille Platform Sandal

Photo by Nordstroms

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The sandal is the most important footwear of the summer season. On the other hand, living in San Diego means we wear sandals for months longer than other cities do. The trends of summer will take you into the fall months, sandals paired with your skinny jeans and denim jackets. This season’s trends are all about natural textures, neutral sandy colors, and an emphasis on the ankle with different buckles and tying styles. Continue reading below to find out the top five trends of sandals for the summer! 

Platform Espadrilles

The platform sandal is a trend from the past that has been resurrected. Previously, the platform was all about a flat shoe but with extreme height. This season’s revision of the trend takes the heel height to two inches (give or take) while still remaining a platform. To add some fashion to these elevated sandals, give them a pop of color such as red like these SARTO by Franco Sarto ‘Ravenna’ Espadrille Platform Sandals. If you like this trend for its casual properties, add a wedge to take it a step further. These Marc Fisher LTD ‘Adalyn’ Wedge Sandals are great for elongating the legs due to the desert colors. These wedges can be worn for a daytime wedding paired with a sundress, or they can be taken into the fall season with a midi skirt or jeans.

‘Ravenna’ Espadrille Platform Sandal in Red Suede, $118.95, Nordstrom.

Marc Fisher Shoes

‘Adalyn’ Espadrille Wedge Sandal in Orange Suede, $159.95, Nordstrom.

Slide Sandals

Mentally prepare yourself to throw away all of your flip-flops. Saying that to a California resident is a frightening thing, but hear me out. The slide-on sandal trend is more stylish than any flip-flop but just as comfortable and easy to wear. To get rid of the flip-flop habit, choose a slide in a neutral color and dressier than your average flip-flop. These Matt Bernson Palma Slides are perfect for your put-together outfits. The white leather top will pair nicely with a jumpsuit or dress. If you want a slide that is identically causal to a flip-flop, then look into the Arizona Birkenstock. These 70s inspired sandals have been around for many years but have recently come back into style. They are known for comfort since they mold to the shape of your foot. These Birkenstocks are ideal for casual outfits such as jeans and tees, but they still add flair with the rose gold hardware on the buckles. 

Matt Bernson Palma Slides

Matt Bernson Palma Slides, $119, Anthropoligie.

Arizona Birkenstocks

Arizona Birkenstocks, $99, American Eagle.