To many, the appeal of wearing a dress is that it requires very little thought when it comes to styling. It's an all-in-one outfit that gives the illusion of effort, but in reality, it is often the easiest thing you can throw on in the morning. This is why it has become the unofficial summer uniform for British women over the past few years. If, like me, you like to throw on an outfit in under five minutes, then you won't want to waste any time thinking about the shoes either. Whether you're opting for a mini, midi or maxi, something fitted or a piece with a tent-like silhouette, I have listed five shoes which will go with almost any dress this spring.
The next few months will largely be comprised of walks, picnics and outdoor dining when restaurants reopen, so all the footwear below are everyday options that err on the practical side. From sandals to trainers to boots, these five pairs of shoes will be the perfect partner to any dress you own. Keep scrolling for the proof…
1. Fisherman Sandals
I have a hunch that fisherman sandals will be the sandals of 2021, and the biggest indicator is that these caged leather sandals are the latest It shoe from The Row. Their appeal is that they are practical walking shoes and will go with almost any summer outfit.
Church's Fisherman Nevada Leather Sandal Ebony (£480)
Gabriela Hearst Lynn Caged Leather Slingback Sandals (£630)
The Row Caged Grained-Leather Sandals (£925)
Church's Fisherman Nevada Leather Sandal White (£480)
2. Chunky Boots
Chunky boots have been popular for the last few years, and they are the perfect thing to wear in between seasons with a spring dress. They also help toughen up anything you think might be too formal or a bit much for another lap of the park.
Proenza Schouler Textured-Leather Ankle Boots (£795)
Arket Chunky Leather Boots (£175)
Whistles Amber Boots (£185)
Ganni Shell-Trimmed Glossed-Leather Ankle Boots (£385)
3. White Pumps
This won't be a surprise to anyone, as white trainers and a sundress have been a double act forever. We think that Vejas look particularly good with dresses.
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star 70 Canvas Sneakers (£65)
Axel Arigato Clean 90 White Leather Sneakers (£165)
Loewe Ballet Runner White Leather Sneakers (£495)
4. Classic Black Sandals
And next up we have another no-brainer—black leather sandals. The appeal of these is that they are so simple and barely noticeable, so they seamlessly match with any dress.
Khaite Crete Ruched Leather Slides (£590)
& Other Stories Braided Strap Leather Sandals (£65)
Álvaro Angela Leather Sandals (£195)
Birkenstock 1774 Arizona Two-Strap Leather Slides (£310)
5. Flip Flops
Rag & Bone Parker Leather Flip Flops (£180)
Flip flops were once considered a 'beach' shoe, and definitely not something to stroll around a city in. However the Copenhagen fashion crowd changed that a few summers ago when they started wearing Havaianas with their midi dresses to fashion week. This year there are lots of beautiful elevated leather versions which would go with almost any dress.
Hereu Nuvola Ruched-Strap Leather Flip Flops (£300)
Dune London Longisland Padded Toe Post Flatform Sandals (£90)
Tkees Riley Matte-Leather Flip Flops (£40)
Next up, see our guide to the key shoe trends for 2021.
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