This Sandal Trend Is A Stylish Alternative To Flip-Flops

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.


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A little white sandal to wear with everything.

Style this neutral pair on repeat through summer's end.

A comfortable black slide for minimal tastes.

Pastel pink is fun in place of tan or nude.

This wear-anywhere kitten heel can take you from the office to cocktails.

Sorry, these are insanely chic.

Go bold in a cheerful shade of yellow.

The ultimate '90s look.

This red pair is from one of our favorite emerging shoe brands.

Wear these with floaty maxi dresses, cropped denim and beyond.

A melange of neutral shades comes with a modern feel.

You'll wear these on repeat.

Picture yourself in these on vacation.

This silhouette stays put while on the go.

Yes, wee wedges are back.

Pale blue is pretty with crisp whites, tonal prints and navy.

Who could resist this darling lavender lace up?

An alternative to heels in the evening.