10 sandals you need for summer

Whether you’re thinking about your next holiday or just the looming summer months, we’ve rounded up the 10 best sandals to buy this season. Some of our old favourite trends are back again (hi, dad sandals, tan leather slides and woven details), but we've also got some new additions to our hot list. Prepare to well and truly step into summer.



1. Tan sliders

Dune Loupe Smart Slider Shoes


If you invest in only one sandal trend this year, make it minimalism. Simple leather slides in classic brown leather look great with a tan and will be the perfect finishing touch to your capsule summer wardrobe.

Dune, Loupe Smart Slider Shoes, £85


2. Woven details

Dune, Oceana Sm Flat Raffia Sliders


As the name suggests, the Dune Oceana sandals were made for being by the beach in your favourite swimwear but will look just as chic in the city with a pair of wide-leg trousers or a maxi dress.

Dune, Oceana Sm Flat Raffia Sliders, £55


3. Red accessories

Moda in Pelle Laroh Medium Smart Sandals


We don't think we'll ever tire of a statement red shoe. Brighten up your summer ensembles with these strappy, suede heels and finish things off with a matching red lip and a fresh pedicure.

Moda in Pelle, Laroh Medium Smart Sandals, £45.95


4. Strappy sandals

Kurt Geiger Park Lane Sandals


Floss? Barely there? Strappy? Whatever you call them, they’re a trend you won’t be able to escape this season. This stiletto pair will be your go-to for evening drinks and summer events.

Kurt Geiger, Park Lane Sandals, £99


5. Flip-flops

Dune, Lagoons Metal Trim Sandals


No longer confined to the beach, the classic thong style has been upgraded for summer with bold colours and soft leather, proving the simple sandal can be chic too. 

Dune, Lagoons Metal Trim Sandals, £50


6. Flatforms

Whistles Rae Flatform Sandal


Add a few extra inches to the soles of your flat sandals, and voila! You have the flatform sandal. Equal parts fashionable and comfortable, these elevated kicks are perfect for cocktail hour. 

Whistles, Rae Flatform Sandal, £169


7. Dad sandals

Sketchers Dlite Sandals


Think of these as summer's answer to the ugly-trainer trend of winter. These go-to tourist shoes are just the thing to dress down your floaty summer dresses and are great for sight-seeing holidays.

Sketchers, Dlite Sandals, £43.99


8. Block-heel sandals

Jack Wills, Midgrove String Bikini Bottom


Beachy-ready and easy to walk miles in, these minimal sandals are the investment your shoe rack needs. With strappy fastenings, square-toes and block-heels - we don't think you could fit any more trends into one sandal.

Jack Wills, Midgrove String Bikini Bottoms, £19.95


9. Wedges

Moda in Pelle Parcia Medium Smart Sandals


High enough to give some leg but low enough to stroll in for hours without an ounce of pain, these wedge heels are your new best friend. 

Moda in Pelle, Parcia Medium Smart Sandals;79.95


10. Sculptural mules

Dune Meli Sculptural Heel Mules


Leaders of the quirky-cool heel aesthetic, architectural heels are a great way to add interest to your everyday sandal selection. They're also far too pretty not to show off, so we suggest keeping hemlines above the ankle for ideal shoe showcasing. 

Dune, Meli Sculptural Heel Mules, £48