The 5 Sandal Trends You'll See Everywhere This Summer

Esther Newman

Easy, breezy and breathable, the humble sandal is the only shoe you need this summer. Simple sliders for Saturday errands, something sexy for evening, your comfiest leather pair for a Sunday brunch situation. But who has the time to search through the thousands of new styles this season has to offer? Not you – you've got brunching to do.

To make your shopping easier, we've trawled the SS19 runways to pick out this year's top five sandal trends, bound to be seen on the feet of all your favourite Insta girls. While some – like minimalism and woven texture – are more subtle (read: great to invest in because they'll be back next year), others are fun with a capital F: think lace-up and scarf details.

Read on for our comprehensive summer sandal guide. It's time to book that pedicure...

This curved T-bar design will hug your feet and stop any slippage – perfect for hopping on and off the Tube.

& Other Stories Curved T-Bar Strap Sandals, $69, available at & Other Stories

With a bold one-strap design, these leather sliders make an impact. The moulded soles are also guaranteed to make these your comfiest shoes. Grenson advises going up one size for the best fit.

Grenson Kendra Sliders, $140, available at Grenson

Keep topped up with suncream with these Monki sandals – they would give you some very strange tan lines.

Monki Faux Suede Slip-On Sandals, $25, available at Monki

The perfect example of how to do SS19's toe-loop trend as a grown-up: with soft, tan leather and a modern strap design.

Topshop Honey Tan Flat Sandals, $22, available at Topshop

If you haven't heard about Charles & Keith, get ready to be majorly impressed – they offer designer quality shoes and exciting designs at high street prices. Ideal if you don't want to end up wearing the same sandals as three other women at the beach bar.

Charles & Keith Gold Stud Detail Sandals, $55, available at Charles & Keith

The ultimate comfort shoe: thick, padded soles, an easy-to-walk-on flatform heel, and two straps to keep your ankles secure.

Autograph Leather Flatform Two Band Sandals, $49.5, available at Marks & Spencer

We love that these Zara sandals have an extra layer of foam to cushion your feet and quirky, contrast-colour clips.

Zara Flat Multi-Coloured Sports Sandals, $39.99, available at Zara

If you're scared of the hiking sandal trend, opt for a plain black pair and wear as you would your favourite trainers: with jeans and a T-shirt or to dress down a satin midi skirt.

Urban Outfitters Alpha Chunky Sandals, $42, available at Urban Outfitters

Teva makes the OG sport sandals. Born out of pure necessity, the company's founder simply wanted to make flip-flops stay on while hiking or during water sports. They're the best for tough, long-lasting designs.

Teva Midform Universal Leather Sandals, $69.99, available at Office

Prada's logo-embossed chunky sandals too much of a stretch for your bank account? Try this Tommy Hilfiger pair instead for a '90s sporty vibe.

Tommy Hilfiger Black & White TJ Mesh Webbing Sporty Sandals, $54.99, available at Schuh

Need something closed-toe for the office but breathable for the commute? Look no further than & Other Stories' woven leather slip-on flats.

& Other Stories Woven Leather Slip On Flats, $69, available at & Other Stories

Huaraches (Mexican-style sandals) are great for holding and supporting your feet at the back. Perfect if you're worried about losing a shoe in the morning rush to work.

Urban Outfitters Woven Huarache Open Toe Sandals, $29, available at Urban Outfitters

Mango is offering plenty of great woven sandal designs this season. We love this unique criss-cross raffia pair.

Mango Raffia Sandal, $49.99, available at Mango

This warm, rusty orange will look gorgeous with a tan and some of SS19's best trends: linen dresses and earthy colours.

Warehouse Woven Slingback Sandals, $21, available at Warehouse

Babouches – traditional Turkish and Moroccan heelless slippers – make fantastic holiday sandals. They look great during the day, exploring cobbled streets in your easiest sundress. At night, team with wide-leg linen trousers and a colourful satin camisole.

Massimo Dutti Hand-Braided Raffia Babouches, $69.95, available at Massimo Dutti

The skinnier the laces, the chicer you'll look.

& Other Stories Leather Lace Up Sandals, $65, available at & Other Stories

These minimal lace-up flats from Zara are ideal for an office to bar transition.

Zara Flat Leather Sandals With Criss-Cross Straps, $25.99, available at Zara

Choose the brightest shade you can find and wear with contrasting colours for a high-impact summer look.

Topshop Forest Yellow Wrap Sandals, $39, available at Topshop

Looking for comfy shoes for your mate's summer wedding? You'll be dancing all night in these mint-green lace-up flats.

Mango Criss-Cross Straps Sandals, $35.99, available at Mango

Nothing looks better with sun-kissed, glowing skin than crisp white.

ASOS DESIGN Fallow Tie Leg Sandals, $14, available at ASOS

Tick off two trends – chunky sandals and scarf prints – with these Schutz flats.

Schutz Carlotta Flat Sandal, $140, available at Schutz

Opt for OYSHO's classic scarf-tie design if chunky sandals aren't your cup of tea.

Oysho Scarf Tie Sandals, $31.72, available at oysho

Arizona Love kickstarted 2019's scarf-sandal trend. We're loving the bandana print, bold colour combinations and sporty designs.

Arizona Love Trekky Mix Black Bandana Sandals, $110, available at Joan The Store

Neutral tones are great for those not sure of the scarf trend and for building a capsule holiday wardrobe.

Monsoon Starla Scarf Tie Up Sandals, $40, available at Monsoon

These Saint Laurent sandals are way out of our budget but we can't help including them. If we were millionaires, we would wear these with our comfiest denim cutoff shorts, a plain T-shirt and a black leather cross-body bag.

Saint Laurent Dallas Bandana Open Sandals, $685, available at Farfetch

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