June 4 2015

1. // Narciso Rodriguez, $595

2. //  J.Crew, $155

3. // Zara, $60

4. // Newbark, $350

5. // Ancient Greek Sandals, $280

6. // Zara, $36

7. // Maison Margiela, $325

8. // Adidas, $88

9. // Zara, $80

Birkenstocks, gladiator, bejeweled, pools slides. So many different choices but there are only three sandal styles you need this summer. These styles will take you from the beach to the office and continue to the weekend. Cue: slide sandals.

If last summer was the year of Birkenstocks and platform hiking sandals, I say give your birkies a break and go for something classic and sleek. Slides are the ultimate lazy girl shoes that require zero effort to put on but deliver maximum impact to what you’re wearing. The trick is to look for quality textures such as snake-skin, leather, or suede while keeping the colors neutral: tan and black are failsafe options.

Whether you want to splurge or you’re on a budget, here are my top three sandal styles:

STYLE ONE: Pointed-toe mules

This style is simple yet classic, a perfect work sandals you can pair with a shift dress or cropped pants.

Splurge: Narciso Rodriguez, $595

Crave: J.Crew, $155

Save: Zara, $60

STYLE TWO: Snake-skin wide strap slides

This style looks classier than your average slide because of the wide strap. It protects your feet from the sun as well. The snake-skin texture elevates the look and can work for work and even for an evening affair.

Splurge: Newbark, $350

Crave: Ancient Greek Sandals, $280

Save: Zara, $36

STYLE THREE: Textured pool slides

This style is a step up from the rubber pool slides seen last year. It’s a lot more classic with a textured material such as calf hair or suede. This is the perfect weekend sandal slides that you can also bring on vacation.

Splurge: Maison Margiela, $325

Crave: Adidas, $88

Save: Zara, $80

A word of warning: these three sandal styles are guaranteed to be your everyday shoes this season; you might as well put the rest of your shoes in storage.


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