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3 must-have summer sandals

various styles of sandals for summer

With the temperatures rising, summer requires footwear that can keep your body cool. Summer sandals are typically seen as a more casual shoe, making them the perfect choice for a day at the beach. However, that’s not the only place you’ll be this season. With the right style choices, you can use sandals to create a fashion-forward look formal enough for an afternoon at the office. Have these three summer sandals in your wardrobe so you can tweak your style to fit the occasion:

Thong sandals

Between walking through the sand at the beach, dropping the kids off at the pool and running to the grocery store to prepare for a last-minute barbecue, you need a shoe that can easily slip on and off this summer. Simple and durable, thong sandals make the summer sandal must-have list because they are a practical footwear choice for this season’s activities. The open nature of these sandals will keep your feet cool on hot summer days, making them the perfect footwear choice for spending time outdoors. Plus, their compact size allows them to fit in a beach bag or large purse, so you can pack them for a day at the beach or use them to walk to work. Just switch into more work-appropriate footwear once you get to the office. With a variety of colors and styles, you’ll easily find a pair that show off your personality.

colorful thong sandals


Not only do these sandals add a stylish element to any ensemble, they are also super comfortable. The platform wedge provides more stability than a typical heel, making these shoes perfect for walking around the mall or going out for a night on the town.

You can pair wedges with skirts, dresses or jeans depending on your personal preferences. You can also use the heel’s height and width to make you look thinner. According to The Chic Fashionista, you should wear a wedge that’s about as wide as your ankle so the shoe looks like an extension of your leg. This illusion will lengthen your body, helping you achieve a lean, tall shape.

three pairs of colorful wedge sandals

Gladiator sandals

Gladiator sandals strike the perfect balance between style and comfort. As a flat shoe, it has all the practical advantages of a thong sandal, but the extra straps and embellishments provide the same fashion-forward elements you would find in a wedge. Though they provide a bit more foot coverage than other sandals, they still give your feet enough room to breathe and keep cool on hot summer days. Plus, their chic look makes these shoes appropriate for the office and trendy enough for going out with friends.

By incorporating these three sandals in your wardrobe, you’ll be prepared for wherever the summer takes you!

taupe-colored gladiator sandals

Comments (1)

Denise Segars-McPhatter

I saw a yellow wedge in your catalog but misplaced the catalog before I could order the shoe. Where is it in this guide?

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Published on Jul 20 2015

Last Updated on Aug 02 2015

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