There's no need to stress over balancing your need for fashion and function this season, thanks to sturdy block-heeled sandals. With designers like Marni, Isabel Marant, and Rag and Bone showcasing varying renditions on their Spring runways, there's no doubt that chunky-heeled shoes are in — and we're loving them. Pair them with pencil skirts or crisp shorts suits for a fresh take on office dressing, or come cocktail time, style your chunky heels with a silky printed dress and bold jewels. The best part? These block-heeled shoes come in a range of heights and finishes, so there are plenty to choose from. To make your life a little easier, we handpicked 12 of the best pairs on the market right now — shop them below!
Each Summer, we are always on the hunt for the perfect pair of sandals. There are a few important elements — they have to be cute, comfortable, and versatile enough to wear from day to night. So today, we've rounded up four must have flat sandals that will perk up your style all season long. On Allison McNamara: Motel dress, Honey Rose & K necklace, JewelMint rings.
The only thing better than getting the perfect pedicure is having a killer set of sandals to show it off. And if we had an unlimited budget, we'd give our toes the luxury treatment by pairing our polish with some glamorous heels. Click through for 15 chic sandals your feet will long for (and the pedicure hues we'd match them with). A girl can dream, right?
The fact of the matter is, it's too hot outside to even think about wearing heels to work. Cue our palpable gratitude for this Summer's cutest flats, which have provided us with 15 shoe-in solutions for our most polished and most laid-back work outfits. If your office environment expects a professional approach to dressing, try a slick take on the tasseled loafer. If your job happens to value daring styling moves, opt for a metallic gladiator sandal or a digital-print smoking slipper. Or if you're looking to put a sophisticated spin on your casual Friday wares, seek out a strappy neutral-toned sandal. Don't sweat it, we've got you covered on the nine-to-five front — just click through to shop your favorites now.
From Roman Holiday-inspired lace-up sandals to Jackie O.'s all-American T-strap thongs, some Summer soles have proven timeless and indispensable. So, what exactly makes the classic Summer sandal just so classic? Each iteration has maintained a no-fleeting trend and no-flashy design policy. In fact, the key to each sandal's longevity and relevance can be pinpointed back to its silhouette's sleek, simple, and beach-friendly blueprint. Whether you prefer an ankle-strap detail or the quintessential jute-sole bottom, it's safe to say these Summer sandal options aren't going anywhere. Read up on why these shoes have stood the test of time, then find out which celebs are loving these go-to styles.
We've got two words for you: beach bound. Whether you're about to embark on a globetrotting adventure to the shores of Thailand's Koh Samui, you've scouted out where you'll be "parked" on the sands of Kauai's Hanalei Bay, or you're currently revving up for a week-long stretch of Greek island-hopping, we've got you covered — from head to toe — on the Summer style front. Just like any tropical vacation, your key styling concerns should include breezy maxi dresses, bright bikini sets, versatile shirtdresses (that can easily double as a cover-up and a sexy evening sheath), and slick sandals. To make good on your suitcase capacity and to get the most bang for your buck, opt for neutral staples (like slouchy white tees and classic denim shorts), and then go bold with printed accents for a fun day-to-night punch up. Ready for our beach style blowout? Click through to shop our top 30 vacation-perfect picks now.
Whitney Port was so excited over her new Summer footwear — Rebecca Minkoff's Baha Sandals ($165) — that she shared a photo of them on Instagram. With the Southwestern print being so relevant right now, these ankle-tie sandals would fit right into your wardrobe of denim cutoffs, ethnic-print tanks, and even maxi dresses. They also come in a tan and neon yellow style, so grab those for an instant pop of color in any warm-weather look. And though we have yet to spot Whitney sporting her new sandals around town, we'll keep an eye out for how she incorporates then into her everyday looks and be sure to share with you.
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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.