As soon as the cold snap fades and the light evenings take over, we are almost too quick to reach for our favorite sandal. I mean, can you blame us? It's been forever and a day since our toes had a good airing, and since our first pedicure of the season is firmly painted, it's high time we showed it off! But, let's not forget that this newfound footwear freedom allows for a lot more than just flip flops and pool sliders. From your strappy old faithful's to textures, flatformed and bedazzled, the new season is a perfect time to step up your shoe game, and the following 12 styles are the perfect place to start!
Wear with distressed hem kick-flare jeans and a white shirt for a good-to-go weekend look, Espadrilles have been a firm favourite on the effortless footwear spectrum, so why not step it up with a new twist on an old classic.
Basically seen on every cool girl from the '90s to the early naughts, these iconic 90's "it" shoes are back!
Party or poolside, from day to evening ready, these jewelled numbers give you all the options for your holiday wardrobe.
River Island, £42
You bet your sweet twinkle toes that there will be some many a metallic sandal in your future, or even maybe from your past?! Just give them a shine before you strut your stuff, or better yet, try these on for size.
Take chain mail to a new level with these chunky buckled sliders.
Not just for hair, braided wicker flats will be all the rage this summer. Just ask Zara (and add off the shoulder top where appropriate).
The Simple Life
Keep things simple, modern and chic with a classic set of simplistic sandals.
Perhaps the most popular of all sandal trends of 2017, the Mule comes in all shapes, colours and sizes. From the simple wrap around to the laser cut, Mules are THE footwear of choice for the fashion pack whether pink, yellow, printed or braided, just slip right in and strut!
The Forget me Knot
Over exaggerated bows is the only way to dress your toes this spring summer. The bigger the better!
From last years pom poms, fringing to this years flurry, textured footwear is MASSIVE this year. Whether added to sliders, sandals or your favourite trainer, just make sure you wanna touch it!
Take this seasons hottest trends to the next level by wearing it H2T! You can even get two for the price of one, choosing either gingham or red stripes with these interchangable laceup. Trust the Zara Gods to come up with these beauties!
Some sandals need no caption, but these do some with breakfast included.
Anya Hindmarch, £595
So whether you are headed on holiday or staying at home this Spring / Summer, just be sure you treat those feet to something fancy.
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