How To Make Sandals Work With Every Outfit

There's something about an open-toe shoe that's simply irresistible between now and September. (Heck, we'll don 'em with socks for the colder months, too.) And, fun fact: There's nothing they don't match. That powder-blue suit you got dry cleaned for your Monday-morning meeting? Pair it with a white strappy sandal to complement the pastel hue. For date-night shoes that won't destroy your arches, mid-heels will keep you prepared for impromptu, romantic strolls. And, we wouldn't even consider running errands in anything but our trusty Birkenstocks.
While shoe shopping to your heart's content is okay by us, it's only one piece of the sartorial puzzle. That's why we crafted five perfect sandal outfits to take you from work to gallery openings to everything in between. After a fresh pedicure, your feet will sincerely appreciate the air time.
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When on-the-go, comfort is key. Flat, double-strap sandals are a no-brainer if you're hoping to thwart blisters and painful arches. A make-your-own, striped, matching set to pair with them (yes, you can do that) and a bright, leather backpack are all you'll need to perfect your cool-girl image.
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For more-daring dressers, this sporty, Alexander Wang-inspired outfit should be right up your alley. Team your solid top and bottom with a quirkily patterned, tie-front heel — like this J.Crew Collection style — for just the right amount of print.
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If classic Birks are a bit too hippie for your refined taste (hey, we know the feeling!), opt for a more stylized sandal. Slip on this pair with a crisscrossed braid and toe loop from Sam & Libby, and put on your most lived-in jeans (be sure to cuff 'em at the bottom). When you're done, counter all that casualness with a swinging tank and trendy accessories for a look your inner love child will be itching to repeat.
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This season's mid-heel is the new pump. Not only are they eons comfier than stilettos, they look just as stylish paired with summer sundresses — while still offering a little height, too.
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The platform, much like the mid-heel, is yet another solution to your too-high pumps. Here, we opted for an all-white outfit to really get you in the warm-weather spirit.
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Spruce up your neutral pieces with a gladiator sandal. We've had our eye on these rainbow-colored Loeffler Randall beauts since they made their debut on Instagram a few months back, and we haven't tired of them yet.
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