So let me start off by saying, I am so not a "sandal girl". I hate being barefoot, wearing flip flops, anything of the sort (booties all year round please). But now that it is starting to hit 90 degrees in NY, there really is just no way to avoid them. So, I had to find some cute ones that worked into my anti-sandal wardrobe, and wound up with some style I actually love to wear! I will be living these three all Summer, and that feel are essential styles everyone should own.
1. Let's start with The Controversial Birkenstock!
With this shoe, I went from a girl telling my high school boyfriend I would not leave the house with him until he took off his Birkenstocks ...To ok these are on the runways and I guess certain people can pull them off ... To "omg they have pony hair ones in leopard print", I kind want them. I can't really believe myself for breaking down and buying a pair. But, I am now kind of obsessed. I have never been more comfortable in my life, and I can not take them off! (Steve Madden Boundree Sandal, $44)
2. The Low, Simple and Strappy Sandal These Dolce Vita shoes are amazing. I literally can walk miles in these without feeling a thing. I also love the low heel paired back to shorts for a polished daytime look. I really hate wearing flats with shorts, so I love this alternative. But, really they are easy to throw on with everything. (Dolce Vita Zinc Sandal, $39)
3. The Chunky Heel I love these as an update to a Summer wedge. They have a more modern and edgy look to them, but still offer that comfort because of the chunky heel. Perfect for Summer nights out in the city! ( Zara, $99)
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