With summer so close we can practically taste it, our boots are being packed away, and sandals are coming off the bench. It's time for pedicures, open toes, and minimal straps to take over. However, summer is a time where you want to spend less energy on outfit planning and more on having fun—anything too fussy or overly complicated is simply not worth it when the weather is warm and there are sunny days to be enjoyed. You want to be able to just slip on your favorite sandals, add a few key clothing items, and head out the door.
To simplify your summer outfits, we thought now would be the perfect time to highlight a few cute outfit ideas to wear with your favorite sandals. The looks below are not only chic but are also beyond easy to put together, only requiring a few pieces outside of your sandals of choice. From slip skirts to minidresses to matching sets, here are 10 easy outfits with sandals to try this summer.
1. Shirred Minidress + Mule Sandals
Nothing says summer like a cute mini, and ruched styles are having a major moment. Pair your favorite mule sandals with a chic shirred mini and you've got yourself an outfit.
Faithfull the Brand Magnolia Shirred Tie-Dye Dress ($108)
Reformation Morris Dress ($248)
Mango Quilted Heeled Sandals ($60)
2. Matching Set + Thong Sandals
After ascending to fashion royalty in 2020, matching sets are here to stay. Pair your favorite pandemic purchase with trendy thong sandals and consider your look complete.
Song of Style Hayes Top ($119)
Song of Style Izzy Pant ($101)
Staud Rita Sandals ($225)
3. Tank Dress + Colored Sandals
It doesn't get more timeless than a fitted tank dress and sleek heels. For a fun twist on the classic combination, choose colored heels to add some dimension to your look.
Rails The Tank Dress ($178)
Bottega Veneta Leather Mules ($790)
4. Short Jumpsuit + Lace-Up Sandals
A short jumpsuit is as chic as it gets, and it also eliminates the headache of planning a full outfit. Add a cute pair of lace-up sandals for a cool juxtaposition to the structured one-piece.
Iro Playa Romper ($495)
Mango Belted Cotton Jumpsuit ($56)
Reformation Alize Lace Up Flat Sandal ($148)
5. T-Shirt + Slip Skirt + Strappy Sandals
Name a better summer outfit combination. Seriously, this look just screams summer and will never go out of style.
Madewell The Perfect Vintage Tee ($32)
Vince Slip Skirt ($265)
Stuart Weitzman Nudistsong 100mm Sandals ($398)
6. Oversize Shirt + Strapless Dress + Flat Sandals
Whether you have a work meeting, date night, or brunch with friends, this is the ultimate summer '21 outfit combination. It's comfortable yet chic at the same time and pairs perfectly with flat slides.
Zara Oversized Linen Shirt ($46)
Wolford Fatal Dress ($215)
Kaanas Tania Sandals ($99)
7. T-Shirt + Shorts + Blazer + Sporty Sandals
While the blazer may not always be an option when temperatures really rise, the shorts-and-T-shirt combo is chic nonetheless. The sporty sandals give the otherwise classic look a modern update.
Mango V-Neck Linen T-Shirt ($28)
Reformation Theodore Linen Short ($128)
We the Free Everly Cord Blazer ($168)
Teva Universal Sandals ($50)
8. Button-Down Dress + Printed Sandals
All your favorite shirtdress needs for a summer '21 update is a pair of printed sandals to go with it. The print adds a bit of fun to the look.
With Jéan Andy Dress ($239)
Mari Giudicelli Cora Sandals ($273)
9. Tiered Maxi Dress + Slides
A tiered dress is a look in itself, so pairing it with chic slides allows the dress to do all the talking. A neutral hue is guaranteed to elevate the look.
Reformation Maegan Linen Dress ($248)
BY FAR Baba Croc-Effect Slides ($178)
10. Going-Out Top + Loose Jeans + Floss Sandals
Your going-out tops can finally go back in the rotation. For a night out with friends or date night, pair your favorite one with loose jeans and strappy floss sandals.
Camila Coelho Daisy Top ($108)
Good American Good '90s Jeans ($169)
Reformation Gigi Strappy Mid Heel Sandal ($248)
This article originally appeared on Who What Wear
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