The sun’s out, the temperatures are starting to soar (well as much as they do in the UK), so it’s time to book yourself a pedicure and invest in some summer sandals.
What sandals are in style for Summer 2022?
There is a style to suit everyone this season, from the maximalist to the minimalist. The latter will rejoice at the news that the naked sandal is still very much en vogue (look to Gianvito Rossi and Manolo Blahnik for these).
Carrying on from last season, platforms are still a must, and you just have to look at The Row’s re-stock of the Ginza sandals, now in multiple colourways, to prove it (I love ATP and STAUD for more affordable versions).
The maximalist amongst you will also love ‘ugly’ sandals (hello Chanel dad sandals), though they’ve been embellished for SS22 with rhinestones and tie dye prints – Arizona Love, I’m looking at you.
Easy slip-on sandals are a trend we can all get on board with. An extension of last summer’s throw-on dress, it’s what it says on the tin: a go-with-everything sandal that – while simple – works hard to pull your outfit together. Think paired-back slides or chunky tread-sole sandals.
Feminine heels were everywhere on the catwalk as we finally embrace getting dressed again, and this season it’s all about pastel shades, pops of colour and fun prints. More is absolutely more.
If you aren’t keen on heels, fret not. The last few seasons have cemented the flat shoe as the shoe to live in. From logo slides (hi Chloé and Gucci) and monochrome mules (Proenza Schouler and Bottega Veneta) to barely-there straps (Porte & Paire and Aquazzura), this trend is anything but boring, though the comfort factor is undeniable.
The best summer sandals to buy now:
Scroll down to start shopping my edit of the best summer sandals to buy now or regret it later. I’ve handpicked each of these styles from brands that I love, and taken everything into account such as the style, colour, quality and comfort factor. I’ve also included a range of high street and designer options, whatever your budget. For more information, make sure to check out our guide to how we test products.