May is the month that finally signals sandal season. That’s when I start a routine pedicure schedule so my feet are in a perpetual state of sandal readiness!
Sandals are the perfect finishing touch to a summer outfit, and I passionately advocate that every woman have at least 3 different types of sandals to compliment her summer wardrobe. The first rule of thumb when pairing sandals with your outfit is to make sure you match the sandal to the outfit -- not in terms of color -- but rather in terms of style and functionality. Upscale shorts or cute dresses require a different sandal than the pair you might slip on to run errands.
The Daytime Sandal: This is the sandal that sits by your front door and is your go to sandal for those monotonous daytime chores that must be done. You want a super comfortable, easy to get into sandal that is akin to your winter weekend sneaker. Good options for this are a comfortable slide that doesn’t require any effort or a simple velcro strap sandal that is quick to get in and out of.
The Nighttime Sandal: Depending on your personal style, the ‘Nighttime Sandal” can be a fancier flat which is delicate in design, a wedge that gives you a bit of height without the pain, or a full-fledged stiletto type sandal. This is the sandal that you pair with your dinner wear and is one that makes you feel ready to take on the night!
The Everything Else in Between Sandal : “The Everything in Between Sandal” is the one you think you don’t need, but you absolutely DO!. This is the shoe that rounds out your closet, and when push comes to shove is the one that can be dressed up or down depending on what’s happening. This is the shoe that you don’t feel grossly out of place in when your afternoon BBQ rolls right into an unexpected evening dance party!
Shoe Fly has an amazing selection of options that fit into each of the above categories. Here are my personal favorites...
Kristin’s Top 3 Sandal Picks for Summer 2019:
The Daytime Sandal: Who can deny that Birkenstock is THE perfect day time casual shoe that goes with anything including a pair of cut off shorts. The great thing about Birks is that Birkenstock freshens their line every season with new styles and colors so you can update your wardrobe while sticking with a brand that you know and love. Shoe Fly carries one of the largest selections of Birkenstock sandals you can find in the West.
Nighttime Sandal: Ohh this one was hard for me to choose because we have SOOOO many great options, but ultimately the Miz Mooz Kimball was the winner for me this season. The metallic bronze color of this shoe paired with the stable, yet sexy heel makes this a standout. I can easily pair this shoe with skinny jeans, cropped pants, or a sexy dress to help complete my summer evening look.
The Everything Else In Between Sandal: The Timberland Violet Marsh Crossband shoe in Sage had me at Hello. I fell in love with this shoe at first sight and know this was going to be an all round winner in our store. This is a shoe that I can comfortably ride my bike in during the day, while also pair it up with a bohemian style dress for dinner on Pearl Street.
The Shoe Fly team is ready to help YOU decide which are your favorites in each of these categories, so come in and see us or shop us online to make sure you have the 3 essential sandals in your closet!