The 5 Most Popular and Trending Sandals of Summer 2021

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After a year of shopping for activewear, loungewear, and sneakers, you could be forgiven for having no idea which sandals to buy this summer.

For our ultimate summer sandal guide, we’re rounding up a few of our top choices for the season. We’ve chosen a variety of price points and brands so that there’s something that works for everyone.

These sandals won’t be in stock for long, so it’s worth picking your favorites and making an impulse purchase. Trust us. You won’t regret it!

1. Jacquemus ‘Les Tatanes Lin’ Leather Platform Flip-Flops, $505 at Net-A-Porter

For your platform flip-flops, the Jacquemus are the perfect splurge purchase for this summer.

The '90s-inspired Les Tatanes Lin platform flip-flops debuted on Jacquemus Spring 2021 runwayThe ’90s-inspired Les Tatanes Lin platform flip-flops debuted on Jacquemus Spring 2021 runway

These shoes were released as part of the brand’s Spring 2021 runway collection, but they’re wearable shoes that you can live in all summer long.

These ‘90s-inspired sandals are easy to wear and a classic option that every fashion follower will love. The chunky platform is an ideal alternative to a high heel or mule shoe.

2. Zara Low Heel Square Toe Topstitched Sandals, $29.90

When it comes to budget-friendly options, Zara is always our go-to. These sandals are an easy-to-wear style that you can throw into your beach tote or carry-on bag.

Square toes add a modern appeal to these affordable classic leather sandalsSquare toes add a modern appeal to these affordable classic leather sandals

They have a classic vintage feel and will work with anything in your closet. You’ll want to pick up these sandals before they become an instant sell-out.

3. Jeffrey Campbell Landen Sandal, $149.95 at Nordstrom

Remember those fisherman’s sandals? These are the top of our wish list for summer. They add a touch of retro-chic to any look and are amongst the most versatile shoes that you can wear.

The Landen fisherman-style sandals from Jeffrey Campbell bring a retro-chic feel to any lookThe Landen fisherman-style sandals from Jeffrey Campbell bring a retro-chic feel to any look

The strappy style makes them perfect for wearing for brunch with your girlfriends or for a walk in the park. You have three color options to choose from, meaning you’re guaranteed to find a colorway you love.

4. Stuart Weitzman Moxie Sport Sandal, $295 at Saks Fifth Avenue

For platform ‘dad sandals’, we love this mid-tier option from Stuart Weitzman. If you’re not ready to say goodbye to athleisure or the sporty aesthetic, then these are the summer sandals for you.

Add a touch of sporty chic vibe to your look with these strappy chunky platform sandalsAdd a touch of sporty-chic vibe to your look with these strappy chunky platform sandals

The rubber sole makes these sandals easy to wear and ideal for going through any climate or terrain.

The leather gives these shoes a luxurious and elevated feel, making them the perfect investment for anyone who has fallen in love with ‘dad sandals’ but doesn’t want to break the bank with Chanel shoes.

5. Gucci Rubber Logo Platform Slide Sandal, $360 at Mytheresa and Nordstrom

What we love about these shoes is that they bring together almost every summer sandal trend. You get a pop of color, the iconic Gucci logo, and the mule and slide style all in one.

Whether by the pool, beachside or on a casual stroll, these Gucci rubber platform slide sandals will make a chic addition to any outfitWhether by the pool, beachside or on a casual stroll, these Gucci rubber platform slide sandals will make a chic addition to any outfit

These chic square-toe slide sandals have a chunky heel and a platform. If you want to update your flat slides, these are the shoes for you. The Gucci slide sandals are available in multiple colors, including porcelain light blue and ballerina pink.

We hope this ultimate guide for summer sandals has given you the inspiration you need to refresh your closet. These shoes are the must-have style of the season and will be the shoes you wear all summer long.

What we love about sandals is their versatility. Unlike heels or boots, you can wear sandals almost anywhere. Our guide has a mixture of comfortable everyday sandals and special occasion options.

Once you’ve found your favorite style of summer sandals, they’re an instant ‘add to cart’. Don’t forget to book in for your pedicure before embracing the sandal trends!

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