The easier the better is our mantra for summer footwear, though we’re not exactly jumping at the chance to wear flip-flops on every occasion (they were spotted at New York fashion week en masse, however). Toe-strap sandals are our pick for an effortless look in the heat—from slides to lace-up styles and low-to-the-ground heels.
A bit ’90s in feel, you can choose from versatile neutrals, pretty pastel shades and squared silhouettes (another nostalgic trend we’re loving) and team with just about everything in your wardrobe for a result that’s at once elevated and nonchalant. Paired with a breezy summer dress on vacation? Yep. Worn with loose-fitting denim and a puff sleeve top? You betcha. With a kaftan and swimwear at the beach? Obviously. You catch our drift.
If you’re looking to add a new sandal to your arsenal, ahead, shop our edit of 18 toe-strap styles for every budget.
Toe The Line
A little white sandal to wear with everything.
Flat Strappy Sandals
Style this neutral pair on repeat through summer's end.
Val Braided Slide
A comfortable black slide for minimal tastes.
Nero Black Sheep Nappa Sandals
Pastel pink is fun in place of tan or nude.
Lace Up Sandals
This wear-anywhere kitten heel can take you from the office to cocktails.
Toe Strap Kitten Heels
Sorry, these are insanely chic.
Cross Strap Thong Sandals
Charles & Keith
Go bold in a cheerful shade of yellow.
The ultimate '90s look.
Jeffrey Campbell Teclado Slide Sandal
This red pair is from one of our favorite emerging shoe brands.
Reike Nen Embellished Flat Sandals
Wear these with floaty maxi dresses, cropped denim and beyond.
Asymmetrical Gladiator Sandals
A melange of neutral shades comes with a modern feel.
ATP Atelier Arona Colourblock Leather Sandals
You'll wear these on repeat.
Trademark Taos Vachetta Sandal
Need Supply Co.
Picture yourself in these on vacation.
This silhouette stays put while on the go.
Ancient Greek Sandals Eleftheria Braided Leather Sandals
Yes, wee wedges are back.
Cadiz Wedge Sandal
Pale blue is pretty with crisp whites, tonal prints and navy.
K. Jacques Ganges Toe Ring Sandals
Who could resist this darling lavender lace up?
Susan in Dusty Lilac
An alternative to heels in the evening.
Pedro Garcia Sula Swarovski Crystal-Embellished Satin And Leather Sandals
This Sandal Trend Is A Stylish Alternative To Flip-Flops