It's 2019, and now more than ever, the fashion set has gravitated toward polarizing, conversation-starting pieces. From tie-dye tees to bike shorts and slime-green everything, this season's biggest trends are all about going big or going home. But this unexpected, "ugly" design sensibility has arguably been the most prevalent in the world of footwear, where clogs and chunky dad sneakers are reigning supreme. That's not to say, however, that minimalist styles are completely out of the picture — and Chrissy Teigen's black sandals prove sleek, neutral slides are an unbeatable summertime classic.
Teigen is no stranger to a bold shoe. She's rocked everything from snakeskin boots to PVC pumps, but for a recent L.A. outing, she took a true minimalist approach when choosing her footwear — and you're definitely going to want to follow her lead this season, especially if you've been searching for the ultimate pair-with-everything summer sandals.
On May 19, the model was spotted running errands in Beverly Hills. For the outing, Teigen looked the epitome of casual-chic in a simple black LBD, which she elevated with a sheer Victoria Beckham coat. She topped off the outfit with two staple accessories: a black Celine crossbody bag and a Balmain belt that she cinched at the waist.
Though Teigen could have easily chosen to ground the ensemble with bulky white sneakers — a style move model Bella Hadid would undoubtedly have taken – she kept it simple and streamlined with a pair of black slides from minimalist-leaning label, The Row.
Teigen's sandals — which strike the ideal balance between an of-the-moment floss heel and a classic flat — are rendered in a sleek leather upper and feature an elegant wide strap and a curved toe loop for a secure fit. They're comfortable, chic, and so easy to wear, deeming them the perfect work-to-play shoe.
If you're not exactly keen on those "ugly" shoe styles cropping up on the street-style scene, you can rest assured — minimalist styles à la Teigen aren't going anywhere anytime soon.
Ahead, The Zoe Report rounded up the most splurge-worthy sandals on the market, including Teigen's exact The Row slides.