This summer is all about vibrant hues, versatile looks and unexpected details. Luckily, there is sure to be a trend to fit your personal style. Maryam Malakpour shows us her favorite sandals styles for summer.
Undeniably the trademark summer shoe, this season's espadrilles come in a wide variety of prints, colors and styles. A classic pair of black espadrilles can be paired with skinny jeans or with a colorful, flowing skirt or mini-dress for a flirty look. Because these straw shoes never go out of style, you'll want to invest in a pair with a sturdy, woven platform, like Michael Kors' Juniper espadrille, which comes in vanilla, gold, black or peanut, and Jimmy Choo's soft pink pair. By choosing a nude pair of espadrilles, you will add the perfect laid-back vibe to any outfit.
Platform shoes are simply a winning combination in fashion -- comfort and elegance. This summer, embrace the beauty of bright colors and opt for a platform in a pretty shade, like Zara's Wooden Wedge Shoe with buckles, which are available in candy pink. However, keep in mind that though wearing bright, zesty footwear is both fashion-forward and fun, it's important not to go overboard; bright platforms will add a punch of summer into an otherwise neutral outfit, from basic jeans to a white summer dress.
When shopping for flat summer sandals, you want to look out for interesting textures, like python prints or eye-catching sparkles. You might want to select a sandal with a metallic hue, like Target's Merona Emeline braided flat sandals in pewter or gold, which are both budget-friendly and fashion-conscious, as they carry hints of Antik Batik and Roberto Cavalli's noted penchant for subtle sparkle and detailed straps. These sandals perfectly accent shorts or skinny jeans cropped at the ankle to create a cool and casual look. Because of the metallic shade and fine details, they can also be paired with a little black dress for a formal look.