Among the many reasons sundresses are our go-to as summer approaches, the ease and comfort with which they can be worn and styled is high up there. However, while throwing on a sundress is an undeniably effortless process, figuring out which shoes to wear with it might not come as easy. When your flip-flops feel a little too casual, heels may ruin the ease that makes sundresses so appealing, so it can be hard to figure out what shoes will work, which is why we’ve rounded up the best options. Keep reading to learn about the six types of shoes you’ll want to wear with sundresses all summer long.
1. Classic Sneakers
For a casual, sporty feel, pair your sundress with some classic white sneakers. Already an essential, sneakers somehow work with even the most romantic of dresses. Not only do the shoes add an unexpected twist to a nicer outfit, but they’re also comfortable—always a plus.
WHO: Selena Gomez
2. White Boots
White makes everything look a little more summery. For a look that’s sleek and on-trend, pair a shorter dress with white statement boots. As Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid always prove with their chic outfits, going with a completely white ensemble keeps this monochromatic look feeling chic rather than boring.
3. Ankle Boots
Add a bohemian vibe to any summer sundress by pairing it with boots that hit right at the ankle. A more fashionable alternative to thongs, ankle boots can turn an easy summer outfit into a full-on free-spirited look.
WHO: Kate Bosworth
4. Silver Sandals
Silver sandals are the way to go when searching for shoes that let a dress be the main focus without feeling boring. Sparkly on their own terms, silver sandals are neutral enough to pair with any dress but fun enough to avoid feeling monotonous.
WHO: Miranda Kerr
5. Tan Sandals
To really showcase a dress, tan sandals are your best bet. Choose a pair with chunky heels if your outfit needs height or flat slides for something more comfortable and laid-back.
6. Bright Flats
While nude sandals are a great basic to pair with any dress, changing it up with a pair of bright flats can completely transform a look. Adding a bright pair of flats is an easy way to buy into a new-season trend without going all out.
WHO: Karlie Kloss