When the temperature rises, we’re all itching to wear fewer clothes and find cool solace in crop tops, Daisy Dukes, and sundresses. And the same goes for footwear, as your OOTDs turn brighter, feel lighter, and cropped shorter, you shouldn’t also forget about your feet. After all, shoes can make or break an outfit. So when it comes to your summer looks, don't fall behind and make sure your choice of footwear is on its A-game. This season's goal is to stock up on sandals that will not only upgrade your vacay OOTDs but will also keep your feet sweat- and pain-free. Below, we explore seven summer sandal trends we encourage you to try out while the sun’s still out.
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For when open-toed sandals aren't an option, easy slide-in mules are the answer! You can wear mules with almost anything but they look best with cropped trousers or a pleated mini skirt. Explore different materials like braided details, jutes, tassels, hand-woven abaca, patent finish, and appliqués to let your pairs stand out above the rest. Here are fun and unique pairs we guarantee you wouldn't be able to stop wearing.
Shique mules, P1490, HUE, hue.ph
Maria mules, P2290, INNE STUDIOS, innestudios.com
Patent mule in Nude, P3700, MIKA AND MOKO, mikaandmoko.com
Tassel detail slip-ons, P2599, CHARLES & KEITH, TriNoma
Braided split mules in Suede, P2795, ZARA, Power Plant Mall
Nothing says summer more than espadrilles! This French Riviera-inspired pair usually comes with a coiled rope sole worn by vacationers residing in seaside resorts and was popularized by Chanel in the ‘50s. With its resurgence in the modern fashion scene, you have the chance to turn your jute pairs into city shoes by opting for designs with polished details like bows, PVC straps, and low heels. In these iterations, you can turn a simple blazer-tee-jean outfit combo into a versatile look you can wear to the office and on a casual day out.
For gals into minimalism, we’re glad to let you know that strappy sandals are on trend and you’ll love all versions of them dominating the 'gram. Our favorite thing about them is the thin straps that hug your feet’s curves and wrap around your ankle, making your feet extra slimmer. This ‘90s footwear reboot is back with a sartorial vengeance —giving your feet a breather in the heat while giving all your outfits a refreshing look. Wear them with your fave boyfriend jeans or slide into your barely there pairs with bike shorts for an equally stylish and laidback aesthetic.
Tamar in Tangerine, P2500, ANNIE & LORI, Glorietta 3
If there’s a shoe hero every summer, it has to be the flat slides. Stylish slip-ons that are ultra comfortable and can instantly become beach-ready? What’s not to love! If we had the choice, we'd be forever in slides this summer. Apart from looking chic, slides are easy to pack and don’t weigh much so they’re your best choice of stylish footwear when heading out to the beach or any summer adventure!
Memories in White, P2140, RENEGADE FOLK, UP Town Center
Sunset in Taupe, P1920, RENEGADE FOLK, Robinsons Manila
Heeled sandals aren't anything new in our shoe closets, but it helps to shop for fresh, summer-ready pairs. Get one (or two) in fun colors and opt for those with interesting heel cuts or materials. If stiletto heels aren’t a practical choice for you, architectural heels will give you the height boost you need, for sure!
Camilla slides, P2399, ANNIE & LORI, Glorietta 3
We're still obsessing over square-toed heels this summer! These '90s-inspired shoes are a must to complete your effortlessly curated wardrobe. Its wide, angular shape will have your feet and toes thanking you for the space to breathe this hot season. And while it’s tempting to go for pairs in neutral tones to maximize the shoe’s cost-per-wear value, be brave this summer and take a leap of faith with bright-hued pairs or highly textured sandals. These pieces will add a pop of color and inject an interesting detail to an otherwise mundane outfit.
Tania heels, P2090, INNE STUDIOS, innestudios.com
Alat slides, P17,068, STUDIO JOSANNA, josanna.studio
And for gals who are athleisure-loyalists, it's about time you try sandals that are still right up your alley. Introducing: chunky sporty sandals! These will fit to your aesthetic for its comical chunkiness, ultimate comfort, and breathability. So chic, right?