discover the hottest summer sandal trends

ashling wears:  & Other Stories white midi dress (similar here); woven clutch bag (similar here); & Other Stories  sandals (similar here).

As predicted, in one British week I’ve discussed both raincoats and now sandals. But believe me, your wardrobe will thank me for it (let’s hope there’s no snow storms next week). So with the sun making hopefully more than a brief appearance, let me run you through the top summer sandal trends.

Gladiators (footwear of the gods, no less) are still your go-to. Why? They are powerful. Fact. And made of leather, they are the perfect example of a true classic; they will go wth everything from floaty dresses to denim shorts. I bought my & Other Stories lace-up ones (see above) last year and they are still going strong; I clearly wasn’t alone in my love for these lovelies because the store has brought them back this season in black and gold. Yep – I have ordered.

You probably already own a pair of espadrilles, but what about the latest creations? Intrigued? You should be. The same rope sole you love, just less shoe-like; more toe on show, but hey, you want to show off that new pedi, right? So make way for the espadrille sandal.

However, if you want to go hot-right-now fashion, then add sliders to your virtual shopping basket. Once reserved for poolside lifeguards, these slip-ons have had something of a makeover. And you know when Prada, Alexander Wang and Dolce & Gabbana have all had a hand in said reinvention, they are going to be big. There are sleek, sophisticated options at Mango, but I’m kinda loving the OTT embellished versions in EVERY store worth mentioning (and some that aren’t)

Over to you folks, pick your favourites and bring on the sunshine…

my top 3 summer sandal trends

1. espadrilles

Dune Lucindie flatform espadrille sandal, £70 – BUY!


V by Very Blossom espadrille slide, £25 – BUY!

Office Soho cross strap espadrille sandals, £30 – BUY!

2. glads


Office Speckle studded sandals, £42 – BUY!

& Other Stories lacing sandals, £65 – BUY!

Dune Lagoma pin stud flat sandal, £65 – BUY!

3. sliders

Office Hoxton pink suede sandals, £26 – BUY!

Topshop Hero embellished slider shoes, £29 – BUY!

Mango fringe satin sandals, £29.99 – BUY!

Ashling McCloy


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