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The Must-Have Sandals This Season

Flat equals dressed down? Think again!

Styling your Sandals for Every Occasion

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When a society like the land of OZ  is ruled by the term “flip-flops”, we tend to forget there are more footwear options to slip into during the warmer months. Say hello to your forgotten little friend, the sandal (and all it's variations.) You remember them? The ones you tucked away in the back of your winter wardrobe when you believed summer would never come again. Well, it’s almost here… Yay!

Still clinging to the notion that flat equals dressed down? Think again. From Gladiators, to thongs, slides and ankle strap, there are so many styles to try. Unsure what sandals to invest in come summer? Or what to pair them with? Here are our picks for the best summer sandals and how to wear them.

The Slide 

There was a time where sliders were spotted on tourists (with socks up to their ankles). Fast forward to 2017 and these babies are THE summer shoe. Why? Is there anything more satisfying than sliding your shoe on and off on warm days? We don’t think so. Pair them with your favourite high-waisted denim or slide (pun intended) into your swimmers for a beach date. 

The Gladiator Sandal

Whether you’re twirling in the cobbled streets of Mykonos or heading out for a brunch with the girls, the Gladiator is always a winner in our eyes - and they’re a perfect excuse to show off those tanned summer legs. Oh, and if you’re worried about not tying them properly, here’s a video so they actually stay up. You’re welcome!

The Flatforms

Hallelujah! Fans of the short can finally wear flats (and seem taller). These wonder-flats are for those occasions when you just want to feel a bit, erm taller (but still have the comfort of flats). These are so comfy, you can basically wear these anywhere, with anything! Safe to say they’d be perfect for outdoor festivals too - you may be able to finally see the stage!

The Birkenstock

Ye ol’ mate Birkenstock made it’s way back to the fashion scene last summer. But, don’t fret - they’re still very much in style. Love them or hate them, we don’t feel we need to go into detail why these sandals are basically the best shoe ever… they just are. 

Birkenstocks eliminate the pain of being on your feet all day without sacrificing the style factor. So if it’s sight-seeing, shopping sprees or just a walk on the beach - pop these German-made gems on. 

The Thong

There’s Aussie “thongs”, American “thongs” and then there’s “thong” sandals (that’s a lot of thongs). These sandals are a little more feminine, so it’s best to keep these for occasions like parties, hot dates and even spring/summer cocktail shenanigans. Warning: make sure you’ve got a fab pedi to pull these off. 

The Ankle Strap

If you’ve ever needed a shoe to take you from office to cocktail-sipping in the sun, then the ankle strap is it. This sandal has, as suggested, a strap at the ankle to keep your shoe in place. So, whether you’re running to the copy machine or running to the bar for your next cosmo, it won’t let go. 

By: Nicola Christoforos

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