There’s a perfect sandal for each type of summer dress

FashionOutfit ideasJuly 04, 2024

Dresses are the quintessential summer wardrobe pieces, effortlessly embodying the season’s spirit. Fashion presents a delightful array of dress styles that cater to every trend. Take, for instance, the chic and comfortable midi-length peasant dress, which stands alongside the playful 90s-inspired frilly mini dress. Each dress style finds its perfect match in a pair of sandals. Ever heard the saying that shoes can make or break an outfit? Drawing inspiration from the latest Fashion Week runway shows and Instagram trends, we’ve curated the ultimate sandal guide. These stylish picks will flawlessly complement any airy dress, ensuring you make a statement whether you’re strolling through the city or lounging at the beach this summer.

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Combine mini dresses with minimalist flats

Style summer’s minidress with flat sandals. But be careful with the famous Hermès Oran sandals. With the abundance of knockoff brands mimicking this particular model, I reckon it’s wiser to explore alternative designs and brands instead. So these flat strappy sandals are perfect to finish a simple chic style as we saw on Sara Ramén’s Instagram. We’ve found a great model by Aeyde and this super cool by A.P.C.

Flatform sandals for long dresses

Wide strap slide sandals are a ’90s trend taking over the footwear scene, and they come with bulky platforms for more comfort. The flatform soles give you extra height, which is perfect when wearing maxi dresses. And don’t forget this year, tong flatforms are a must-have, like this one from Isabel Marant. For a chic approach, Lanvin’s flatform is a winner. And we also love this funky Yume Yume super comfy version.

Fisherman sandals to balance romantic florals

The fashion crowd has elected the fisherman sandals as one of the chicest summer accessories. These sandals balance romantic floral and embroidered dresses, toning down their girliness. The most beautiful fisherman sandals you will find on Hereu Studio. Hereu is a Spanish footwear and bag brand, whose name in Catalan means “heir.” Heritage and quiet luxury are exactly what they stand for. But you can also wear retro jelly sandals like Ancient Greek Sandal’s playful take on the fisherman model.

Wedge mules go hand-in-hand with ruffled dresses

To rock frilled dresses with the charm of Latin women, wear this season’s wedge mules. These feminine mules are a trend that’s come back after several seasons. Paris Georgia’s mules are for VIF, very important feet. Maybe you are looking for a wedge mule 8,5 cm high, like this one from Khaite.

The strappy sandals elevate any dresses

Style boho-chic dresses with ankle-tied strappy sandals is a savvy style decision. The feminine sandals that tie around your ankle add sexiness and glamour to any dress’ model. But try them with knitted or crochet dresses. No matter, with heels or flat.

Pair flat clogs with wide dresses

Balance the oversized silhouette of embroidered Kaftans inspired by Ukrainian Vyshyvanka and voluminous mini dresses by wearing flat clogs. And break the rules, wearing them with satin sleep dresses. Certainly, flat suede mules like the iconic Birkenstock clogs have been one of the most popular shoes for many seasons. As a result, they’re a staple in the summer capsule wardrobe of fashion-savvy women. We like this one from See by Chloé. Dries van Noten’s interpretation of clogs is fresh and daring. And Isabel Marant’s western version is a must.

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