The Only 5 Shoes You Need This Summer

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A new season is a good reason for a wardrobe refresh and one of the most integral (and exhilarating) updates is of the shoe variety. With everything from pedicure-friendly open-toed sandals to vacation-inspired flats on the docket, the styling opportunities are endless. To make sure you’re on the right track, browse through our definitive shortlist of the most coveted styles at every price point.

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Step Into Summer

1. Slides

Effortless, comfortable and perfect for quickly running out the door, polished slippers will become a daily staple.

Thais Denim Slides

$235

Ancient Greek Sandals

Fringed Cross Strap Sandals

$60

Mango

2. Mules

Seen on cool-girls everywhere, slip-on heels rendered in a vibrant suede are guaranteed to elevate any ensemble.

Suede Platform Mules

$625

Mansur Gavriel

Rule Suede Mules

$90

Topshop

3. Embellished Sandals

Adorable sandals decorated with fringe or colorful pom-poms are begging to be worn on your next tropical getaway.

Raffia Pon Pon Flat Sandals

$563

Aquazzura

Fruit Loop Pom Sandals

$26

ASOS

4. Block Heel Sandals

Walkable yet still fashion-forward, these versatile shoes can be teamed with everything from a sundress to printed trousers for the office and beyond.

Leather Boot Style Sandals

$100

Zara

Suede Philly Sandals

$650

Burberry London

5. Lace-Up Espadrilles

The ankle-wrap ties give this summer classic a feminine, modern twist.

Sophia Webster Juana Leather-Trimmed Jacquard Espadrilles

$295

Net-A-Porter

Candy Stripe Sandals

$55

Soludos