We are exactly one week away from the summer solstice, which marks the first day of summer. Crop tops, jean cut-offs, flowy dresses, and cheap sandals are all in summer's style repertoire, and I've been waiting all winter long to let these babies out. So much so that on the warmer fall and winter days, I've worn dresses with turtlenecks and cutoffs with stockings just to get a feel of summer.
According to the Farmer's Almanac, the summer solstice of 2016 will happen on June 20 at 6:34 PM, EST. We've had warmer days this spring, but we haven't quite hit the season yet. Don't worry — there's lots of sweltering days coming ahead of us. So make sure you've got your fan, sun umbrella, and facial mists on you. If I hate one thing about New York City, it's the over 90 degree weather, especially when you're stuck on the subway platform.
But beyond finding cute sandals that go with everything in your wardrobe, you've got to make sure they're budget-friendly and comfortable, too. Living in New York (or any city, for that matter), you've got to accept that walking is part of the deal. So while some sandals are super cute, I know they won't fly just because they hurt to have on. But believe it or not, style and comfort can exist, and they're not mutually exclusive!
These are the summer sandals you're going to want to keep on all summer long.
1. The Classic Thong
Gigi Thong Sandal, $75, samedelman.com
The nude color makes it easy to style with everything.
2. The Lace Up
Topshop Holly Lace Up Sandal, $35, shop.nordstrom.com
Obsessed with all the different straps in this sandal.
3. The Espadrille
Soludos Lace Up Espadrille Sandal, $54.95, shop.nordstrom.com
Espadrilles are so incredibly comfortable.
4. The Simplest
Steve Madden Donddi Flat Sandal, $59, 1.macys.com
This color goes with everything.
5. The Cute Bow
ASOS Fully Suede Bow Sandals, $52, us.asos.com
A simple, yet beautiful detail.
6. The Platform
Via Spiga Nemy Platform Sandal, $92.49, shop.nordstrom.com
A little height with ultra comfort.
7. A Little Heel
Sam Edelman Shani Tasseled Leather Sandals, $75, net-a-porter.com
Love the little tassel details in the back.
8. Green Beauties
ASOS FOR LOVE Leather Lace Up Sandals, $46, us.asos.com
In love with this color.
9. The Nude
Steve Madden Irenee Ankle Strap Sandal, $79.95, shop.nordstrom.com
A little heel, a lot of chic.
10. The Crossover
Franco Sarto Vala Flat Sandal, $74.85, amazon.com
These are perfect with distressed denim.
11. The Multi-Strap
Steve Madden Ambler Sandal, $59.95, stevemadden.com
Love the little toe strap!
12. The Single Strap
Madewell The Willa Slide Sandal, $88, madewell.com
Simple is always better.
13. The Classic Mule
Bella Vita Savona Open Toe Mule, $73.90, shop.nordstrom.com
This chunky heel makes it easier to walk around in.
14. The Espadrille Sandal
Joe's Tiger Espadrille Sandal, $30.16, amazon.com
This looks amazing to walk on.
15. The Gladiators
BC Pocket Size Gladiator Sandal, $69.95, swell.com
Love a good lace up detail.
16. The Double Strap
Soludos Braided Slide Sandals, $89, shopbop.com
Love the two tone.
17. The Fringe
Sam Edelman Estelle Fringed Suede Sandal, $44, net-a-porter.com
Love the fringe detail.
18. The Ultra Lace Up
Faux Leather Lace-Up Sandals, $24.90, forever21.com
I've never seen beauties like this before.
19. Cream Strappies
Splendid Caracas Sandals, $88, shopbop.com
Such an elegant color.
20. The Short Chunky Heel
Steve Madden Alpassa Cage Sandal, $89.95, shop.nordstrom.com
These look so comfy (for heeled sandals, of course).
21. The Metallic
Steve Madden Malta Slip On, $59.95, shop.nordstrom.com
One word: Obsessed.
Inspired yet? There are definitely a few of these I see myself purchasing before the season ends. Comfort plus style is always a plus, and all of these embody both.
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