Add a little flair to your summer wardrobe by incorporating these four cute summer sandals styles for 2021 into your closet for the warmer months.
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I have a new obsession for summer: SANDALS.
Sandals aren’t exactly groundbreaking for the sunny months, but many of the popular styles that we’re seeing today are a little more casual and approachable for everyday wear. Heel heights are low, with an emphasis on platforms, kitten heels, and chunkier constructions.
Whether you’re like me and lean into more feminine styles, or love the unexpected beauty of chunky shoes or more casual slide sandals, there’s something for everyone. Plus, if ever there’s a time to step out with you’re fashion choices it’s now when we get to enjoy the anonymity that masks provide.
Favorite cute summer sandals for 2021 from this post:
- Steve Madden Lolla Heeled Sandal
- Teva Women’s Ankle-Strap Platform Sandal
- Birkenstock Unisex Arizona EVA Sandal
This post is divided between my favorite sandals styles which include heeled thong sandals, lace-up, chunky, and slide sandals. All of these are styles I’ve incorporated into my own closet and have gotten great value from. Since sandals can typically be less expensive than other types of shoes (depending on where you shop, obviously), you may be able to incorporate more styles in your closet inexpensively.
Heeled Thong Sandals
I have to admit, I wasn’t thrilled when I started heeled thong sandals again. However, I often find that the styles and trends that feel the most polarizing are the ones I end up loving and wearing the most. I picked a few iterations of this trend that are a little more comfortable and wearable to church, weddings, or wherever these heels might take you this summer.
These beautiful snakeskin print sandals run true to size and are very comfortable. They go just as well with a pair of jeans or your favorite flowy summer dress.
These rose gold shoes will make you feel fancy without the height or the pain of typical heels. Pair with your favorite wedding guest outfit and dance all night comfortably.
These kitten heeled thong sandals are the perfect basic to get you through summer. Available in 10 colors and styles, you have your pick of comfortable sandals to confidently rock all summer long.
Lace Up Sandals
Of all the styles on this list, these lace up sandals might be my favorite! Beautiful and flattering with a modest height, they are so easy to add to jeans or a dress for a more elevated look. Grab a pair or two, and prepare for the compliments to come flooding in!
These sandals have a bit of a suede feel and modest heel height. This makes them secure on your feet all day without the pain of a higher, narrower heel. Pair them with your favorite Levi’s (like I did here) for a bit of feminine flair with a casual outfit.
These light blue heels are the perfect color for summer and sport a slightly higher chunky heel. These sandals can easily take you to church as well as a dinner out with friends. Available in six summer-ready colors, you’ll have difficulty choosing just one pair.
Kitten heels are popping back up in my favorite designer’s collections, and I’m pretty excited! These sandals are perfect if you’re not into heels but want a nice sandal for fancier occasions this summer. The lace up strap keeps them comfortably on your feet, while the kitten heel gives you a bit of flattering height.
The Chunky Sandal
Chunky sandals are the perfect way to continue wearing the chunky shoe trend all the way into summer. Fun and different, they’re the perfect way to switch up your regular dainty sandals for summer.
Enjoy a little height with maximum comfort with these rainbow Teva sandals. The platform gives you a few extra inches, but the secure straps will ensure your feet stay comfortably in the shoe.
Perfect for perusing amusement parks, grocery aisles, or long walks through scenic neighborhoods, these platform sandals can take you everywhere this summer. Well-made and a more masculine twist on summer sandals, these will pair unexpectedly well with summer dresses, skirts, and denim shorts.
This chunky shoe can take you straight to the pool, beach, or even to your favorite water sports. The EVA material makes them extremely lightweight and perfect if you have issues with heavier and uncomfortable shoes. The toe strap on these sandals aren’t adjustable, which may cause issue for some if you have very small, narrow feet.
Slide sandals are so easy to throw on and wear all summer. Wear them with socks or by themselves on the way to the beach, they’re the perfect go-to for casual, comfortable days.
These adidas slides are light and easy. Wear them with socks and sweatpants for a casual comfy look, or with your favorite pair of denim shorts out running errands. Available in 14 vibrant colors, you may want to pick up a few to easily go with everything this summer.
Perfect for the beach, pool, or wherever you might be headed this summer. These sandals are some of my favorites and are super cute and light on your feet. The EVA material has a slight give, so they’re easy to walk in and very affordable for a pair of Birkenstocks.
Make a statement and turn heads with these unique Yeezy dupes. Exceedingly comfortable, you will find yourself making excuses to wear these just about everywhere this summer.
Favorite cute summer sandals for 2021 from this post: