I'm lodging a complaint with whoever is in charge of the summer weather because the rain is now officially Out of Hand™. After the past couple of weeks of pretty much nonstop pouring, I'm now frustrated that I'm unable to wear the sandals I had planned for the foreseeable months. While there's little I can do, I've decided that I'm going to dress for the weather we deserve and not the weather we have, which means eyeing up all the affordable sandals that are around right now.
Although I'm going to talk you through my favourite inexpensive pairs, make no mistake—these don't look cheap. All the high-street and luxe-looking sandals I've found could be mistaken for designer pairs. Know that most lean toward the flatform-sandal trend, but I've also spotted a few heeled versions that I can't wait to wear out to dinner. I've also mostly picked neutral tones, as most of us only buy one pair a season, and we want to make them last. And to make them really last, you need them to go with everything in your wardrobe. Keep scrolling, then, for the best affordable summer sandals out there.
Style Notes: Abi Omole wears Mango sandals.
Style Notes: A pair of Marks and Spencer's popular sandals on the beach.
Style Notes: More sandals from Mango, as seen on Eni.
Style Notes: Arket's super-popular padded sandals on Jess Skye.
Shop Affordable Sandals:
Arket Flatform Thong Sandals (£125)
These continue to sell well on Arket, so get them before they're all gone.
& Other Stories Padded Strap Leather Flip Flops (£85)
Chic padded sandals are everywhere, but there's something about this pair's beige hue that's caught my eye.
Mango Platform Sandals With Knot (£50)
More padded sandals to work with everything in your wardrobe.
Mango Flowered Heel Leather Sandals (£50)
& Other Stories Strappy Leather Heeled Sandal (£85)
Sandals from & Other Stories are long-lasting. Trust me on this.
H&M Quilted Pool Shoes (£9)
These are a little marmite, but I love them.
H&M Mules (£18)
Elegant and guaranteed to get you through the summer.
H&M Slides (£18)
A great pair of beach-ready sandals.
Zara Flat Leather Sandals (£46)
Zara does it again.
COS Leather Open-Toe Sandals (£89)
Super chic from COS.
Marks and Spencer Leather Flatform Flip Flops (£35)
We've seen these everywhere. Another pair that will sell out quick.
Birkenstock Arizona Eva Sandals in Black (£35)
You can't go wrong with these classics.
Teva Original Universal Sandals (£45)
Tevas continue to prove popular.
Mango Quilted Strap Sandals (£50)
The chicest quilted versions we've seen in a while.
ASOS Design France Jelly Flat Sandals in Black (£14)
You'll wear these with everything.
Fitflop Gracie Leather Slides (£80)
Comfy and chic. Win-win.
Who What Wear Allie Mules (£100)
From the Who What Wear collection, these are very cool.
Dune Lockstock Leather Double Strap Sandals (£110)
The sell-out sandals from Dune are back again.
Next up, the biggest autumn/winter 2021 fashion trends to know.
This article originally appeared on Who What Wear
Read More from Who What Wear