The Ultimate Summer Sandals Guide

Summer is finally within reach and it’s time to finally swap out our winter boots for the season’s chicest sandals. During the spring/summer 2017 runways, the Teva-style flatforms have made their way down the high-fashion catwalk with designers like Louis Vuitton making their own fashionable version. Mules are still the hottest summer shoe style, at least according to recent Polyvore statistics. Slides, on the other hand, have been made popular once again by Rihanna‘s Fenty Puma version she showed in Paris for her SS17 collection.

Click ahead to shop the season’s most stylish sandals from sporty flatforms, mules and slides to heeled sandals that you can wear during the day as well as into the night. Be sure to also check out our other summer guides featuring the must-have sunglasses and summer staples so you can create the ultimate sizzling summer looks.

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<p>Click head to shop the trendiest sandals of the season broken down into 5 categories: the Mule, the Flatform, the Slide, the Day Heel, and the Night Heel. </p>
The Ultimate Sandals Guide for Summer

Click head to shop the trendiest sandals of the season broken down into 5 categories: the Mule, the Flatform, the Slide, the Day Heel, and the Night Heel.

<p>Mules can be classic yet elegant, and worn for a varitey of occasions from work to dinner, as well as a night out on the town. </p>
The Mule

Mules can be classic yet elegant, and worn for a varitey of occasions from work to dinner, as well as a night out on the town.

<p>Embellished knotted satin mules, $725, <a href="https://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/853457/No_21/embellished-knotted-satin-mules" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:net-a-porter.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">net-a-porter.com</a> </p>
No. 21

Embellished knotted satin mules, $725, net-a-porter.com

<p>Manon, $190, <a href="https://schutz-shoes.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:schutz-shoes.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">schutz-shoes.com</a> </p>
Schutz

Manon, $190, schutz-shoes.com

<p>Aquazurra for de Gournay embroidered mules, $750, <a href="http://www.matchesfashion.com/us/products/Aquazzura-Aquazzura-for-de-Gournay-embroidered-mules-1162150" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:matchesfashion.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">matchesfashion.com</a> </p>
Aquazurra

Aquazurra for de Gournay embroidered mules, $750, matchesfashion.com

<p>Eva Mules in Sea Blue, $430, <a href="https://dearfrances.com/collections/all-styles/products/eva-mules-sea-blue" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:dearfrances.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">dearfrances.com</a> </p>
Dear Frances

Eva Mules in Sea Blue, $430, dearfrances.com

<p>Turban slide block heel in Pony Lux Green, $675, <a href="https://shop.alumnae.nyc/products/ve3fywxw1brarbola7s1lmtina32g2" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:alumnae.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">alumnae.com</a> </p>
Alumnae

Turban slide block heel in Pony Lux Green, $675, alumnae.com

<p>Suede sandalette mule, $125, <a href="http://www.stories.com/us/Shoes/Sandals/Suede_Sandalette_Mule/102336907-0383340004.2" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:stories.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">stories.com</a> </p>
& Other Stories

Suede sandalette mule, $125, stories.com

<p>Decorslide sandal, $498, <a href="http://www.stuartweitzman.com/products/decorslide/?DepartmentId=360&DepartmentGroupId=1&ColMatID=31502" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:stuartweitzman.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">stuartweitzman.com</a> </p>
Stuart Weitzman

Decorslide sandal, $498, stuartweitzman.com

<p>Flatforms were first majorly introduced by Teva, although they’ve only recently made an appearance within the high-fashion crowd. Although this sandal style is surely not for everyone, we are loving the playfulness of its style and we’re betting they’re very comfortable too. </p>
The Flatform

Flatforms were first majorly introduced by Teva, although they’ve only recently made an appearance within the high-fashion crowd. Although this sandal style is surely not for everyone, we are loving the playfulness of its style and we’re betting they’re very comfortable too.

<p>Underwater flat sandal, $935, <a href="http://us.louisvuitton.com/eng-us/products/underwater-flat-sandal-015176" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:louisvuitton.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">louisvuitton.com</a> </p>
Louis Vuitton

Underwater flat sandal, $935, louisvuitton.com

<p>Patent leather wedge sandals, $945, <a href="http://us.dolcegabbana.com/en/women/shoes/patent-leather-wedge-sandals-mambo-print-CZ0105AG147HW672.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:dolcegabbana.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">dolcegabbana.com</a> </p>
Dolce & Gabbana

Patent leather wedge sandals, $945, dolcegabbana.com

<p>Zarella U, $70, <a href="https://www.aldoshoes.com/us/en_US/Zarella_u-Light%20Pink/p/51609748-55" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:aldoshoes.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">aldoshoes.com</a> </p>
Aldo

Zarella U, $70, aldoshoes.com

<p>Radonata, $1,495, <a href="http://us.christianlouboutin.com/us_en/shop/women/randonata.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:christianlouboutin.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">christianlouboutin.com</a> </p>
Christian Louboutin

Radonata, $1,495, christianlouboutin.com

<p>Tiered floral raffia wedges, <a href="https://www.zara.com/us/en/woman/shoes/view-all/tied-floral-raffia-wedges-c719531p4763251.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:zara.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">zara.com</a> </p>
Zara

Tiered floral raffia wedges, zara.com

<p>Blue slides shoes, $590, <a href="https://www.stellamccartney.com/us/stella-mccartney/sandals_cod44931630kq.html#dept=main_sandals" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:stellamccartney.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">stellamccartney.com</a> </p>
Stella McCartney

Blue slides shoes, $590, stellamccartney.com

<p>Leather crisscross sandal, $950, <a href="https://www.gucci.com/us/en/pr/women/womens-shoes/womens-sandals/leather-crisscross-sandal-p-452769B8B003804?position=26&listName=ProductGridComponent&categoryPath=Women/Womens-Shoes/Womens-Sandals" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:gucci.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">gucci.com</a> </p>
Gucci

Leather crisscross sandal, $950, gucci.com

<p>Slides are a must-have during the summer. You can slip them on and off with ease. You can wear them by the pool, out to brunch, or anywhere that you want that added comfort. </p>
The Slide

Slides are a must-have during the summer. You can slip them on and off with ease. You can wear them by the pool, out to brunch, or anywhere that you want that added comfort.

<p>Nolan flat sides, $795, <a href="https://www.farfetch.com/shopping/women/chloe-nolan-flat-slides-item-12077387.aspx?storeid=9662&from=search&ffref=lp_pic_129_42_" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:farfetch.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">farfetch.com</a> </p>
Chloe

Nolan flat sides, $795, farfetch.com

<p>Bow striped pool slides, $268, <a href="https://www.farfetch.com/shopping/women/joshua-sanders-bow-striped-pool-slides-item-11994980.aspx?storeid=9334&from=search&ffref=lp_pic_164_47_" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:farfetch.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">farfetch.com</a> </p>
Joshua Sanders

Bow striped pool slides, $268, farfetch.com

<p>Silver-tone crinkled lambskin leather flat sandal, price upon request, <a href="http://www.dior.com/couture/en_us/womens-fashion/shoes/sandals/silver-tone-crinkled-lambskin-leather-flat-sandal-2-cm-11-35124" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:dior.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">dior.com</a> </p>
Dior

Silver-tone crinkled lambskin leather flat sandal, price upon request, dior.com

<p>Phoebe, $375, <a href="https://www.sophiawebster.com/product/7175/phoebe" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:sophiawebster.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">sophiawebster.com</a> </p>
Sophia Webster

Phoebe, $375, sophiawebster.com

<p>Delphia, $495, <a href="http://www.mercedescastillo.com/Delphia/MC-DELPHIA,default,pd.html?dwvar_MC-DELPHIA_colormaterial=331%20KDSUED&cgid=shoes-mc#start=1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:mercedescastillo.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">mercedescastillo.com</a> </p>
Mercedes Castillo

Delphia, $495, mercedescastillo.com

<p>Slidy Viv’ leather sandals, $1,250, <a href="http://store.rogervivier.com/US/Slidy-Viv%27-Sandals-in-Silk-Satin/p/RVW45819250D7R1910" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:rogervivier.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">rogervivier.com</a> </p>
Roger Vivier

Slidy Viv’ leather sandals, $1,250, rogervivier.com

<p>Miu Miu sandals, $950, <a href="http://www.miumiu.com/en/US/e-store/dep/shoes/cat/sandals/product/5XX115_3I33_F0012_F_B005" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:miumiu.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">miumiu.com</a> </p>
Miu Miu

Miu Miu sandals, $950, miumiu.com

<p>Have fun with heels during the summer. Opt for styles with ribbon lacing around the ankle or fresh floral printed versions to give you extra flair. </p>
The Day Heel

Have fun with heels during the summer. Opt for styles with ribbon lacing around the ankle or fresh floral printed versions to give you extra flair.

<p>Canvas-trimmed metallic leather sandals, $750, <a href="https://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/861383/miu_miu/canvas-trimmed-metallic-leather-sandals" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:net-a-porter.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">net-a-porter.com</a> </p>
Miu Miu

Canvas-trimmed metallic leather sandals, $750, net-a-porter.com

<p>Silk blend platform-heeled sandals, $975, <a href="http://www.versace.com/us/en-us/women/shoes/sandals/silk-blend-platform-heeled-sandals-kyrp/DSR369L-DRA1_KYRP.html?cgid=131400#start=1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:versace.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">versace.com</a> </p>
Versace

Silk blend platform-heeled sandals, $975, versace.com

<p>Pruce open-toe sandals, $79, <a href="http://www.ninewest.com/Pruce-Open-Toe-Sandals/26744323,default,pd.html?variantColor=JJ2YKQ0&cgid=8346239" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ninewest.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">ninewest.com</a> </p>
Nine West

Pruce open-toe sandals, $79, ninewest.com

<p>Xactus, $995, <a href="https://www.manoloblahnik.com/us/products/xacactus-11844000" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:manoloblahnik.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">manoloblahnik.com</a> </p>
Manolo Blahnik

Xactus, $995, manoloblahnik.com

<p>Jasmine embroidered midi-heel sandals, $80, <a href="http://us.topshop.com/en/tsus/product/shoes-70484/sandals-5388239/jasmine-embroidered-mid-heel-sandals-6574852?bi=0&ps=20" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:topshop.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">topshop.com</a> </p>
Topshop

Jasmine embroidered midi-heel sandals, $80, topshop.com

<p>Abigail sandals, $375, <a href="http://www.tibi.com/shop/shoes/view-all/abigail-sandals-teal" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:tibi.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">tibi.com</a> </p>
Tibi

Abigail sandals, $375, tibi.com

<p>Allie leather sandals, $950, <a href="http://www.barneys.com/product/gucci-allie-leather-sandals-505165431.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Gucci.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Gucci.com</a> </p>
Gucci

Allie leather sandals, $950, Gucci.com

<p>When you’re ready to hit the town on hot summer nights, you need to make sure you have your best party shoes on. Opt for heeled sandals that are bright and bold to make sure you stand out. </p>
The Night Heel

When you’re ready to hit the town on hot summer nights, you need to make sure you have your best party shoes on. Opt for heeled sandals that are bright and bold to make sure you stand out.

<p>Sandal, $990, <a href="https://store.prada.com/en/pradaus/woman/woman-new-arrivals/1X609H-3J3W-F0Q9Q-F-DD55" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:prada.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">prada.com</a> </p>
Prada

Sandal, $990, prada.com

<p>Leather crisscross sandal, $950, <a href="https://www.gucci.com/us/en/pr/women/womens-shoes/womens-sandals/leather-crisscross-sandal-p-452769B8B003804?position=26&listName=ProductGridComponent&categoryPath=Women/Womens-Shoes/Womens-Sandals" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:gucci.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">gucci.com</a> </p>
Gucci

Leather crisscross sandal, $950, gucci.com

<p>Brocade block-heel sandals, $395, <a href="http://www.matchesfashion.com/us/products/Delpozo-Brocade-block-heel-sandals--1094941" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:matchesfashion.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">matchesfashion.com</a> </p>
Delpozo

Brocade block-heel sandals, $395, matchesfashion.com

<p>The Tenda, $248, <a href="http://mgemi.com/shoes/the-tenda/00_2866_01.html/#!/color/431" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:mgemi.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">mgemi.com</a> </p>
M.Gemi

The Tenda, $248, mgemi.com

<p>Pearls, $90, <a href="https://www.aldoshoes.com/us/en_US/women/footwear/sandals/Pearls-Black/p/51115799-94" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:aldoshoes.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">aldoshoes.com</a> </p>
Aldo

Pearls, $90, aldoshoes.com

<p>Knot-detailed satin-and-suede sandals, $995, <a href="http://www.barneys.com/product/dries-van-noten-knot-detailed-satin--26-suede-sandals-505060581.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:barneys.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">barneys.com</a> </p>
Dries Van Noten

Knot-detailed satin-and-suede sandals, $995, barneys.com

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