These are like a party for your feet
Experiencing flip-flop fatigue? Yeah, me, too. Thankfully, the style gods have a solution. This summer’s sandals are chic, affordable and worthy of a shellac pedicure. Never thought of wearing crazy colors, patterns and textures on your feet? It’s time to think again. And at under $75 a pop, feel free to experiment—trust me, you’ll want to.
Steve Madden Karra ($39.95) at DSW
Let’s be real here. The gladiator silhouette isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. To update the popular style, try a pastel on for size, such as Steve Madden’s Karra in light blue.
Angilia Sandals ($45) at ALDO
The banana-leaf print is having a moment. You’ll see it on wallpaper, dresses, bags, pretty much everywhere. Try ALDO’s low-heel take with a little white dress for a vacation-worthy look.
Appaloosa Espadrilles ($59.99) at Nine West
Nine West’s espadrilles boast a sporty vibe. Maybe it’s the chunky lace-up detail? Regardless, these straw sandals are the perfect complement to anything with a frayed hemline.
Sam & Libby Nevada Slides ($24.99) at Target
Blame the high-end shoe brand No. 21 for the bows-on-shoes mania. Thankfully, the trend has trickled down to Target and is at a budget-friendly price point. Tie one of these slides on for a whole lot less.
Candie’s Pom-Pom Sandals ($29.99) at Kohl’s
Unless you’ve been living under a rock—or don’t have an Instagram account—it’s impossible to ignore the bloggers and fashionistas smitten with pom-poms. These Candie’s sandals are just as cheerful but easy on the wallet, too.
Bamboo Heels ($24.99) at T.J.Maxx
Do these Bamboo heels have a tattoo on them? Why yes, they do. Put a little extra pep in your step with majorly sassy platforms.
Matisse Coconuts “Fly” ($74.95) at Zappos
Calling all denim addicts! These expertly “undone” wedges will probably go with every single cotton frock in your wardrobe.
Patches Slides ($49.95) at Steve Madden
These aren’t the swim team’s pool slides. Steve Madden has reinvented the plastic wheel in the form of one stylish lounge shoe.
Jeffrey Campbell Jelly Slide Sandal ($44.95) at Nordstrom
Attention ’90s babes: The jelly sandal is back with a vengeance. Jeffrey Campbell’s version is a cool pair for hot summer nights.
Mules (on sale for $34) at Old Navy
The mule is debatably the year’s hottest shoe that no one saw coming. Old Navy’s classic camel slip-ons add polish to this throwback gem.
Bead-Detail Sandals ($29.99) at H&M
Pearls for less than $30? I’ll take two.
Sadie Braided Thong Sandals ($49.50) at Talbots
Cute and comfortable, these sandals are easy to slide on and wear just about anywhere.
Croft & Barrow Ortholite Cork Wedge Sandals ($34.99) at Kohl’s
Not only are these stylish, but the Ortholite technology means good airflow and moisture wicking.