Okay, so maybe it's not quite time for shorts yet, but we're really, really ready to start wearing all of the springy sandals we've been seeing in lookbooks, catalogs, and store windows. And actually, it's not a bad time to start buying early — the right sandal is like your most beloved jean jacket: awesomely transitional. So, we've found 14 swoon-worthy pairs that we're willing to snap up right now, even if that means layering up on top (fashionably overcompensating, if you will) or snagging some adorable ankle socks to go with. Sure, the socks-and-sandals look might not be for everyone, but when it's done well, it's pretty much always a win. We say go for it — with strappy numbers as cool as these, your layered toesies are bound to look way more Marni than Mr. Mom.
Click through for 14 pairs of sandals you should start wearing NOW.
Photo: Via Kirna Zabete.
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Surface to Air Cork Sandal, $350, available at Surface to Air, 27 Mercer Street (between Grand and Howard streets); 212-256-0340.
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Acne Ambrosia Sandals, $440, available at Acne, 10 Greene Street (between Grand and Canal streets); 212-625-2828.
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Manolo Blahnik Niereba heels, $359, available at Barneys, 660 Madison Avenue (at 61st Street); 212-833-2200.
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Kimchi Blue Platform Wedge, $59, available at Urban Outfitters, 526 Avenue of the Americas (at West 14th street); 646-638-1646.
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Steven Alan Mary Jane Sandal, $248, available at Steven Alan, 69 8th Avenue (at West 13th street); 212-242-2677.
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Zara Platform Sandals, $99, available at Zara, 580 Broadway (between Houston and Prince streets); 212-343-1725.
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Nine West Hotlist sandal, $89, available at Nine West, 675 5th Avenue (at 53rd Street); 212-319-6893.
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A.P.C. Eyelet Sandals, $370, available at A.P.C., 110 Greene Street #204 (between Prince and Spring streets); 212-966-5851.
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Dolce Vita Kanna Buckle Sandals, $169, available at Dolce Vita, 149 Ludlow Street (at Stanton street); 212-529-2111.
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Chrissie Morris Ida Color Block Sandal, $1451, available at Kirna Zabete, 96 Greene Street (between Spring and Charlton streets); 212-941-9656.
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Loeffler Randall Metallic Dot Platform Wedges, $350, available at Bird, 203 Grand Street (between Bedford and Driggs avenues); Brooklyn; 718-388-1655.