Spring has sprung, and summer is close behind it. While La Niña is threatening to ruin yet another season of sunshine, we simply refuse to let the wet weather spoil the return of sandals for us.
Spring and summer are synonymous with sandals, letting your feet breathe and showing off your pedicure has never felt better. But which style to choose for 2022?
The chunky sandal’s strangehold over the style and celebrity set remains, now in Y2K-esque iterations of flatforms, thongs and slides, while strappy numbers offer a more minimalistic approach to summer dressing.
We’ve rounded up the key sandals trends for spring / summer 2022 and the best styles to shop, right here.
Platform and flatform sandals are the style of the moment for 2022, offering a chunky, yet feminine edge to any outfit.
Strappy Platform Sandals, $190 at COS
Miles Flat Espadrille Sandals Dark Tan Leather, $199.95 at Jo Mercer
Naomi, $79.95 at Therapy
Astrid Chain Sandal, $275 at Aje
Slide sandals are the one style we know will be around forever. They go with practically everything and have the ability to tie an outfit together for a chic, summery look.
Sierra Slide, $550 at Camilla & Marc
Tye Slide, $595 at Dear Frances
Saltbae Slides, $69.95 at Novo Shoes
ALDO Irmanos Sandals, $129.95 at THE ICONIC
While they may be a little trickier to get on and off, there’s no denying that a strappy sandal has the power to elevate any outfit. Perfect if you don’t feel like wearing heels, but still want to feel dressy.
A.Emery Spargi Sandals, $220 at the UNDONE
LMS The Frankie, $210 at THE ICONIC
AEYDE Ella Metallic Leather Slingback Sandals, $465 at Net-A-Porter
Tahira Sandal, $59.95 at Novo Shoes
Proenza Schouler Square Strappy Sandals, $1,030 at FARFETCH
Platform thongs are in increasingly popular choice for a fashionable spring / summer, elevating the classic flip flop style for a more refined look.
Caverley Remi Slide, $199.95 at THE ICONIC
The Row Ginza Two-Tone Leather And Suede Platform, $1,333 at Net-A-Porter
Gio Thong Sandal, $249 at St Agni
Jane Debster Rally Tan Glove Sandal, $139.95 at MYER