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7 Summer Sandal Trends for 2021

It seems like in the year of sweat pants and slippers, the time has come to finally put on real shoes. No, I’m not talking about those beat up sneakers you throw on to grab milk in at 9 p.m. I’m excitedly referring to the frilly, colorful, bedazzled sandals you get to wear because it’s summer and you have somewhere to go! Whether it’s party season or just to pick up the kids from school (we all know it’s coming),  I’m in the market for a new pair that will give me an extra spring in my step. If you’re not sure where to start, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite summer sandal trends. Enjoy!

Summer sandals are as classic and iconic as watermelon on a hot summer day. A few weeks ago some of my readers were shocked to find out that I wear custom sandals with my initials… B J. Look, I didn’t choose my initials, okay? And I’m a big fan of wearing sandals in the summer.

I wanted to put together a list of all my favorite summer sandal trends for you. Even though they’re not customized with your initials, I hope wearing these sandals makes you feel very uniquely yourself!

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My Favorite Summer Sandals

Platforms

I’ve been hesitant on the platforms because I’m now old enough to remember the platforms from the 90s and it kind of gives me the heebie jeebies. But, there have been some rad ones that have been shaking me out of it. I am living for Tevas—who knew comfortable could look so cool!

Colors

They can never go wrong in my book. The only drawback? I love finding a pair that work for almost every ensemble (RIP my closet and my wallet).

Simple

I tend to be more of a simple summer sandal kind of girl and there are lots of cute options that will fit with any outfit.

Prints

Animals, florals, graphics! So many cute options.

Square

Another 90s trend making a comeback that I was far less apprehensive about are square-toed summer sandals. Coming in a myriad of heel heights, the nostalgia of the square toe is offset by the sleek, simple straps perfect for date night or any special occasion.

White

Ok, Birkenstocks are totally back. In theory I’ve never been a fan because my feet are so slight I thought they wouldn’t fit well, but when I was in NYC in 2016 and my shoes fell apart, I decided to try them on. They were so comfortable it was heaven immediately. I prefer them in bright white and love the other white options. And white summer sandals? So perfectly fresh for the season!

Espadrilles

I have always loved espadrilles and now you can find them in all the trends: colors, platforms, you name it!

More Summer Inspiration

If you’re looking for more summer fashion inspo, look no further than this collection of floral dresses in every color of the rainbow. Could there be anything more on-brand for a Lars Girl? Speaking of the Lars Girl, here are my picks for my favorite summer accessories.  I also put together some more of my favorite summer style inspired by Palm Springs vacations here, and for days when you just want to be cozy don’t forget my favorite everyday leisurewear!

There are lots of fun summer-themed printables, accessories, and projects in the shop, too!

Now, get out there and make the most of your remaining summer days!

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