How to: Style Slide Sandals
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With warm weather making its quick (or slow, depending on where you are… @chicago) approach, it’s important to have all of your warm weather accessories in check. This season there are tons of shoe trends to choose from from espadrilles to gladiators and d’orsay flats. Last year a huge trend hit the fashion world, and that would be Birkenstocks or slide style sandals. These shoes, although they may not be the absolute cutest, are comfortable, stylish (for now), and extremely versatile.
I only half indulged last year and I bought myself a pair of fake Birkenstocks from Topshop for only $45 which was quite the steal. I absolutely love my sandals and wear them at lease four times a week in the summer.
With slide sandals, styling them can be a challenge. They aren’t necessarily feminine and that can make it kind of difficult to incorporate into your wardrobe. That’s why I’ve provided you with three versatile outfits for styling slide sandals.
1. Marathon errand-running & every day casual
Everyone has those days where there are a million and one things to be done. Finding an outfit that allows you to be on the go and flexible while still being chic can be difficult. A pair of Birkenstocks is perfect for this occasion. They are quick, easy and cute while still being comfortable and versatile. Pair a neutral pair or a fun pair like these rose gold Steve Madden ones with a cuffed pair of jeans. This is a nice look for summer because it is casual but still fashion forward. Add a button up shirt like this denim short sleeve one, or another loose fitting top to add contrast to the outfit. For accessories, stick to neutral colors and top it off with a fun lip color.
2. Beach babe & poolside goddess
I am literally already dreaming of the beach. This outfit is super cute and perfect for spending the day by the poolside or at the beach. I love this denim button up dress because its simple and fun and it is also a great wardrobe staple. These espadrille style slide sandals are feminine and neutral, a perfect pair to the denim dress. I love one pieces this year and this one from Topshop is adorable. Top off the look with some SPF, classic aviators, and some fun metallic flash tattoos. You’ll be the hottest babe at the beach!
3. Lunch, Brunch, and everything else
This is definitely my favorite outfit out of the three. These black slide sandals are from Steve Madden and are the perfect minimalist sandal. For something fancier, go for a maxi skirt or dress like this wrap one and add a dressier tank top. This blue is super flattering on almost everyone and is perfect for a fancier occasion but can also be dressed down. In case of chillier weather, add a fun blazer or jacket like this navy striped one. For accessories finish the look off with a pair of fun and edgy earrings, a simple bag, and a pair of trendy sunglasses.
There are infinite ways to style slide sandals since they can be dressed up or down and incorporated into wardrobes of almost any style. The most important part about incorporating them into your wardrobe is finding a pair you like and making them your own.
How would you style slide sandals?