If you haven’t already, it’s time to put your boots into hibernation until next fall and dust off your sandals for warmer temps! We love transitioning into a new season because it feels like you have a whole new wardrobe to choose from: throw out the sweater for a sleeveless chambray top, a pair of wool pants for cutoff shorts, a skirt and top for a long maxi dress and, of course, boots for open-toed sandals. There are some great trends carrying over from last year, and a few new ones you definitely want to hop on the bandwagon for.
Living in the South (where the majority of the year is sunny and beautiful), sandals get a lot of wear, so if you splurge on a pair or two, you’re sure to get your money’s worth. On top of that, find a versatile pair of sandals that can be dressed up or down, and you’ll get even more bang for your buck. Here are this year’s hottest sandal trends and where you can find them locally:
When a flat sole meets a platform? Voila! A flatform! This look provides the perfect marriage of comfort and style.
Channel the ’70s with the block heel, which is a big look this year. Ranging in height from just two inches to nearly half a foot, the block heel can give your outfit both height and a boho-chic vibe.
Who doesn’t love a good wedge? Some of the most versatile shoes around, every girl needs at least one pair in her closet. Wedges add inches and an elongated appearance … always a good thing when you’d like to look leaner. They’re also great if you want to show off your legs … flattering shoes indeed!
Sometimes a girl wants nothing more than to walk barefoot. Well, since walking barefoot in public is not the greatest idea, a flat sandal is the next best thing and can style up just about any outfit.
Fringe has carried over from last season and is EVERYWHERE this spring—on jackets, handbags and yes, even shoes. Don’t be caught without it … make a statement with one of these fringe-tastic options! (note this one color with fringe is HUGE)
COLORS & PATTERNS
One thing’s for sure, there is no shortage of neutral sandals to choose from. But there’s good reason for that: neutral sandals go with everything. So if you’ve been saving some extra cash and want to splurge on something you’ll get a lot of wear out of, a neutral (black, brown, nude, camel, etc.) is a great option. However, that doesn’t mean you should rule out colors and prints completely. You want to make a shoe statement, right?!
At SB, we like to think of shoes as an accessory, one which you can use to really jazz up a plain look. Look at these great options below and envision them with something as simple as jeans and a white tee … you’ll take your casual look to the next level with snakeskin or bright hues!
We hope you held on to your Birkenstocks from a decade ago, because Birks are back, baby! They are offered in an array of colors (including metallics), and you might just find yourself wanting more than just one pair.
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