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Hottest Summer Sandals

Chic, comfortable, easy-to-wear sandals are absolute musts for summer and can be worn from day to night and take you from the beach to the bar.

Studded, fringed, beaded, braided, laced- there are so many amazing trends this season sure to match your favorite shorts, dress up your shortest miniskirt, and compliment your best maxi dress.

While embellished styles can be hard to turn away from, it’s important to be selective with whichever sandal you purchase and to make sure the style is as functional as it is fashionable. If you’re craving something on the statement-making side but don’t want to go too extreme, try styles accented with subtle fringe, small studs, downsized buckles, or a laced-up style (my personal favorite).

Read on for the 10 hotted summer sandal trends!

1. Laces: Dolce Vita Deliah Multi Banded Ankle Booties. $100. These are my absolute faves- the buckle and lace combo just has something so sexy about it!
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2. Beaded: Antik Batik Porter Tong Brass Beaded Sandal, $200. A beaded style like this pair can be worn anywhere and with anything and can dress up a simple shorts-and-tee outfit or add the perfect finishing touch to an already dressed up outfit.
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3. Studded: Matt Bernson Barracuda Metallic Studded Sandal, $190. The perfect way to add a touch of rocker-glam to your summer look.
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4. Stones: Bo’em Agate T-Strap Sandals, $225. The agate stones make for a nice statement and the beading adds a little something ethnic to the embellished sandal.
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5. Toe Hugger: Frye Jessica Ankle Sandal, $108. Some people are very anti toe-huggers but this style actually looks really good on and has a fabulous boho quality to it. And if you own a pair of Frye boots you already know that once you wear these in they become your new best friend!
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6. Braided: Modern Vintage Fabrizia Braided Sandal, $225; NOW:$ 157.50 (also comes in tan and black). Braided leather has that fantastic hippie-chic quality to it. I love the color of this style and the double ankle buckle isn’t as noticeable as some of the other stacked straps that some gladiators have grown to this summer.
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7. Buckles: Chloe T-Strap Thong Sandal, $695; NOW: $419. These sandals would look great with a pair of rolled up ripped jeans. I love how the buckles on this style are in the center- it’s definitely adds a unique edge to a classic style.
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8. Gladiator: Enzo Angiolini ‘Quillen’ Studded Gladiator Sandals, $89 NOW: $48.99 (also comes in brown, yellow, and white). Gladiators have been the trend du jour for several seasons now and they won’t be leaving us any time soon. The floating ankle strap is what initially drew me to the Angiolini’s. Then I noticed the small cork wedge and instantly fell in love.
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9. T-Strap: Banana Republic ‘Larissa’ Thong Sandal, $89 (also comes in gold). A simple t-strap style is an absolute must and will work with anything in your closet.
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10. Fringe: Chinese Laundry Scarlett Sandals, $88; NOW: $48.99: Fringe is all the rage this season and a muted pair of fringed sandals is such an easy way to incorporate this style into your look.
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Written by Sabrina Alexis

I’m Sabrina Alexis, the co-founder, and co-editor of A New Mode. I love writing relatable, insightful articles that help people understand relationship dynamics and how to get the love they want. I have a degree in psychology and have spent the last 10 years interviewing countless men and reading and studying as much as I can to better understand human psychology and how men operate. If you want to get in touch with me, hit me up on Facebook or Instagram.

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i love it!!!!!

Reply July 6, 2010, 1:27 pm


Love EVERYTHING… omg so hot!

Reply June 5, 2009, 11:26 am


Way, way, way too many straps, and the fringe looks like something a 6 year old would wear in a grade school play while dressed up like a stereotypical, 1700s Native American. Personally, I enjoy the simple and sleek styles (like #9), but besides that, I think this summer’s sandal trends (and shoes in general) are hideous. You’re right on when it comes to what’s “in” and fashionable, but I guess these days, I’m just “out”.

Reply June 4, 2009, 1:29 pm

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