Beyond our everyday flip-flops and slip-ons, there's a whole other world of statement-making sandals that work just as well for your everyday. Embellished with woven textures, tribal prints, studs, and sparkle, this batch of footwear is just as well suited for a night out with the girls as it is for your Sunday errands. With that in mind we're stepping up our game and turning our attention to 15 pairs of standout sandals all with a little something extra to set them apart from the rest. Whether you crave a cool-girl version done up in metal rivets or a totally luxurious take on raffia, it's all inside. Click through to see and shop our favorite embellished sandals of the season.
Sexy sandals have been serving celebrity feet for ages, but Hollywood is now feeling a new kind of sandal. Unlike classic sandals that have straight lines, this fresh new trend is all about wave-like straps. Michelle Williams wore her wavy gold metallic Prada sandals with a Miu Miu dress at the 2012 Palm Spring Film Festival, Marcia Cross sported Jimmy Choo's Lance sandal in metallic silver with her pink minidress, Jennifer Connelly wore an Alexander McQueen dress with Giuseppe Zanotti Swarovski sandals, and Miranda Kerr also chose Choo's Lance sandal — which Hollywood is totally into right now — in nude in Sydney. So consider hopping on this celebrity trend by shopping similar and exact sandals below!
Come summertime, there's nothing worse than forcing your hot, aching feet into a pair of sky-high stilettos. Whether you're bound for work or play we're all about giving our feet a break with the kind of slick, styled footwear that doesn't come with a four-inch heel. We couldn't be happier that runways from the likes of Valentino and Chloé showcased decidedly comfier styles with kitten heels and chunkier wood-heeled soles that don't short on the style factor. They may have lower heels, but they're all high-impact — click on for 15 pairs that'll make you and your feet happy.
No Spring-to-Summer season is complete without its flat sandal complement, and we're here to assure you: just because you've forgone the heel doesn't mean you sacrifice your cool-girl sole style. For every floral dress, slouchy boyfriend jean, sheer neon blouse, chic LWD, and cropped trouser, there's a slick sandal to go with it. Lucky for you, we've scouted 20 pairs that will fit a plethora of stylish molds. From edgy Jil Sander scalloped detailing, a bold Balenciaga hue, to a braided Proenza Schouler silhouette, these flats are not just warm weather worthy, they are utterly covetable. So, click through now and shop your favorite styles.
Gabrielle Union stopped by The Grove for her appearance on Extra and made quite the loud statement in her coral cropped Ann Taylor jacket, Karma El Khalil necklace, and Burak Uyan aqua platform sandals. At first we were taken by her fabulous topper, but then we looked down and saw her killer footwear and we couldn't stop staring. Statement sandals are a must in every girl's closet, especially during Spring and Summer when you can actually wear them. If you have money to spare, score Gabrielle's exact pair for $1,161, or if not, we've picked out a handful of other amazing bright sandals you can add to your mix. Step inside to see and shop them all.
There are only a few times a year we can break out our sandals — so we make the most of it. Something about the way a fresh pair of sandals can brighten and change up your look, à la Bekah Jenkins's electric lime pair off the pages of Woman Spain, has us wanting a few new pairs to add to our collection. We sought out the best of the bunch for the rest of our Summer days — flatforms, gladiators, espadrilles — and we did it all under budget. Click through to shop our 15 favorite Summer sandals, all under $100.
Clockwise from top left: Chero Florine Water Shoe Pink ($20), Cherokee Dallas Hiker Sandal ($14), Old Navy Trek Shoes ($14), Jumping Beans Lil Sienna Sport Sandal ($18), Adidas Akwah Shoe ($20), Old Navy Hybrid Trek Sandals ($13), Buster Brown Imagine Infant Sandal ($15), Gymboree Trail Sneaker ($19).
Clockwise from top left: Sperry Top-Sider Wet Tech Quarter Strap Sandal ($40), Timberland Riverquest Closed Toe Sandal ($30), Stride Rite Rene ($39), Robeez High Tide Sandal ($30), Geox Kids Jr Sandal Strada ($60), Nike Sunray Protect Sandal ($30), Stride Rite Kyle ($44), Keen Newport H2 Waterproof Sandal ($50).
The S/S 2011 fashion season featured many trends. Among them is a trend that I have struggled with is the flatform shoe trend. Is it a flat or is it a platform. I have no doubts that these shoes may in fact be much more comfortable and provide you the height that you are probably looking for, but I've always been afraid that it could also make you look like you modified a shoe from Herman Munster's closet. I searched high and low to see if anyone would be brave enough to make this shoe style appealing to me, (I tend to think I have decent taste). I finally found two that I found extremely cute and would be perfect for Sunday brunch with the girls, paired with a mini skirt and a canvas carryall. What are your thoughts? Would you wear this trend?