As the temperatures hit peak this month, we’re seeing ourselves right in the midst of sandal season. A must-have in every summer wardrobe—along with flowy maxi dresses and denim shorts to beat the heat—the versatile sandal is known to be a celebrity favourite. Proving that style and comfort can most definitely come hand-in-hand, the seasonal footwear has never been more relevant as we see the return of the once-condemned ‘ugly’ clogs, Birkenstocks, that made its comeback into the mainstream. Gone are the days of rubber slippers, as the renaissance of sandals in recent years has brought upon us a selection of elevated slip-ons and casually chic thong sandals, as popularised by Kendall Jenner.
Regardless of the occasion, there’s bound to be a sandal out there that’ll have you dressed for the part. Out and about in the streets of Europe? Perhaps take cues from style savant Alexa Chung and her trusty Birkenstocks to save your feet from the rocky pavements. Or if you’re anything like Jessica Jung, lounging by the pool and soaking up the sun has never been more fitting in sleek slip-ons. Summer activities aside, it’s never too late to pick up a pair of trusty sandals that’ll last you for the seasons to come, especially in sunny Singapore.
Below, see the celebrities that’ve hopped onto the trend and where to purchase the sandals of this season.
Strappy sandals: Irene Kim
Known to elongate the legs, strappy sandals are a great pick if you’re looking to seamlessly transition from a casual daytime outfit like Irene Kim to a more refined look at night as seen on Lori Harvey.
Strappy sandals: Katie Holmes
Strappy sandals: Lori Harvey
Strappy sandals: Gabrielle Union
Gianvito Rossi metallic leather sandals, $1,238
Available at Net-a-porter.
Le Silla sandals, $633
Available at Farfetch.
Ancient Greek Sandals leather sandals, $283
Available at Matchesfashion.
Rene Caovilla sandals
Available at Rene Caovilla.
Chunky platforms: Lucy Hale
We all love a good chunky heel, but what do you get when you merge that with an ever comfy sandal? The platform sandal. Whether you choose to dress it down with a simple pair of jeans like Emma Watson and (G)-IDLE’s Minnie or dress it up with a vibrant co-ord like Simone, you’re bound to strut in style. Not to mention its potential as the most fabulous of poolside footwear, as Normani opts for a funky pair of wood platforms with a metallic bathing suit.
Chunky platforms: (G)-IDLE’s Minnie
Chunky platforms: Simone Ashley
Chunky platforms: Emma Roberts