Top 5 Sandal Trends for Spring/Summer 2021

Top 5 Sandal Trends for Spring/Summer 2021

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One can never own too many sandals. With summer being just around the corner, it’s time to shop for a new pair ( or two!). And when it comes to sandals this season, I am happy to announce that we don’t have to sacrifice comfort for style. Designers were very well aware that we have spent a year indoors. So, the Spring/Summer 2021 sandal trends are all about comfort and style. Intrigued? From easy-to-wear slides to comfy platforms, here the top 5 sandal trends to wear in Spring/Summer 2021.

1. Easy Slides

Valentino Rose Edition Atelier leather sandals
Valentino Rose Edition Atelier Leather Sandals. Media Credit: Net-a-Porter

Don’t even think of ditching your work-from-home slides just yet, because they are some of the trendiest shoes you could wear this summer! Birkenstock-inspired sandals were spotted all over the Spring/Summer 2021 runways, proving that the comfortable shoe has a place in fashion.

This summer, many designers are putting a high-fashion spin on the classic silhouette. For an option that is sure to turn heads, check out Valentino’s Rose Edition Atelier Sandals. Appliquéd with dozens of overlapping leather petals that create an illusion of blooming flowers, these look like a piece of art.

2. Square-Toe Sandals

Bottega Veneta square-toe sandals
Bottega Veneta Square-Toe Sandals. Media Credit: Instagram @stylemaven_la

Square toes have been in for the past couple of seasons and the trend is still going strong in 2021. Square-toe sandals have been spotted all over the Spring/Summer 2021 runways, so it’s clear that we aren’t ready to give up the silhouette just yet. 

This season, square-toe sandals come in many different forms, from minimalistic flats to statement high-heels. No shopping list for square toes would be complete without a pair from Bottega! However, you don’t necessarily need a designer budget to get in on this trend. Square-toe sandals are so popular that you can find them everywhere, even at H&M!

3. Dad Sandals

Chanel Dad Sandals
Chanel Dad Sandals. Media Credit: Instagram @lenaterlutter

Dad (velcro) sandals have been in for a couple of seasons now and it looks like they are here to stay. Love them, or hate them, dad sandals are, without a doubt, this season’s trendiest summer shoe.

Chanel’s Dad Sandals have been a favorite among fashion girls of Instagram for several seasons now. However, this season it gets even better. Spring/Summer 2021 runways were flooded with dad sandals in a variety of fun colors and embellishments. If you haven’t already hopped on the dad sandal trend, this summer you might wanna reconsider.

4. Platform Sandals

Castañer Lace-Up Platform Espadrilles
Castañer Lace-Up Platform Espadrilles. Media Credit: Instagram @mariagraziaceraso

Get ready to look several inches taller, as platforms are back for Spring/Summer 2021! Shoes that were loved so dearly in the 90s and early 00’s, are now back in full force. From lace-up espadrilles to elevated flip-flops, when it comes to platform sandals, this season there is no shortage of options.

Looking to invest into the trend? You can never go wrong with a pair of classic Castañer Lace-up Platform Espadrilles. This are, truly, a summer staple: so comfortable and stylish. Or, be like one of the Instagram girls and get yourself a pair of elevated flip-flops. The Jacquemus Les Tatanes Lin Flip-flops will pair well with everything from shorts to mini dresses.

5. Clog Sandals

Dr. Scholl's Original Collection Clog Sandals
Dr. Scholl's Original Collection Clog Sandals. Media Credit: Instagram @scholl_iconic

Remember clogs? Yes, the cute wooden platforms from the 70s are back! Especially, when luxury brands like Hermès, Isabel Marant and Celine include multiple in their collections, you know the shoe is destined for success.

Really, clogs are one of the biggest shoe trends to watch this summer. Just look at the demand for the Hermès Calya Clog. The shoe is already sold out online. Sandal versions of clogs are also growing in popularity. Roger Vivier’s Viv Embellished Leather Slide Clogs will go well with anything from summer pants to feminine dresses. By the way, did I tell you that clogs are also super comfortable?!

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