I’m ready to buy sandals. In all honesty, I’ve made a purchase (okay, two) already. Sandals, like bikinis or It dresses, wait for no stylish person. The best versions do sell out fast and particularly when they’re chic and at the lower end of the price spectrum—aka the sweet spot for any smart girl buying sandals.
You may know by now that I’m a big advocate of buying quality over quantity, and well-made shoes do last longer, look better and are more likely to be comfortable. However, because sandals get so battered so quickly (not to mention, they become dirty when you’re walking around a city like London everyday) I would say this is one shoe type that you can legitimately spend less on and not feel like you’re compromising on style or your morals. Like always, make sure you are purchasing wisely: are your chosen sandals versatile, stylish, comfortable and likely to look just as on-trend next year? All of these boxes need to be ticked if you want longevity from your more affordable footwear.
I’ve noticed a few stores that are really pushing forward within the summer sandal realm (Topshop and Mango included), producing chic, grown-up and elegant styles that I feel have staying power and look like they are made to be more sturdy than some cheaper footwear. Keep scrolling to see the high street sandals on my radar…