The 3 Sandal Trends Everyone Will Be Wearing This Summer

Here in NYC, above-70º temperatures are starting to become the norm, which to me signals a lot. Iced coffee and walks in the park are just a couple of the many positive implications worth naming. For today’s purposes, however, the seasonal shift signals that it's officially sandal season. In fact, just the other day I put my last pairs of boots away to make room for my already-growing collection of the summer-ready footwear style which, I realized, is predominately made up of just three trends.

And after some research (aka Instagram investigating), it occurred to me that I’m not the only one who’s backing them. It seems that fashion girls everywhere are into the same styles as I am, which tells me that, much like I learned with sneakers, these will be the sandals worth wearing this summer. To see, read about, and shop the three most important trends for yourself, just keep scrolling.

1. Chunky & Sporty

From classic Birkenstocks to the many fashion iterations on the “sporty sandal” out there, this summer, many fashion girls (including myself) are giving their feet some relief by investing in and wearing chunky and comfy sandal styles on repeat.

2. Fancy Flip-Flops

Whether it's through a heel, luxe leather, chic color, upgraded strap style, or all of the above, there are countless ways that brands have upgraded the classic flip-flop this year, and the style set has taken notice.

3. Ankle Wrap

Last, but certainly not least, the ankle-wrap detail on both flat and heeled sandals is the third way simple sandals are getting an upgrade this season, and we're all for it.

Next: Trust me, buy this—at-home edition.

This post was previously published and has since been updated. 

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