Shoes can totally make an outfit. And when toes are bare, the perfect
sandal and pedicure polish combo can make it even better. If you've invested in one of the summer shoe trends but haven't quite decided how to style your new pair, trade in trying on outfits for trying on polish. Whether you prefer a flatform, gladiator, or even peep-toe booties, there's a nail polish to match. For the strongest shoe and pedicure game in town, here are ten summer sandals, and their perfect polish pairings to try them with. Images: Courtesy of Brands Caged Sandals
Make a statement in caged sandals with a vampy polish. A dark red will do just the trick.
Vince Camuto Tatianna Caged High Heel, $159, solesociety.com; NARS Nail Polish in Jungle Red, $20, sephora.com Three-Strap Sandal
Show off your adventurous side in a three-strap sandal with holographic toes.
Helmut Lang Genuine Snakeskin & Leather Three-Strap Platform Sandal, $550, nordstrom.com; Color Club Blue Heaven, $10, colorclub.com Industrial Sandal
If a black or silver polish is too matchy-matchy for you, go in the totally opposite direction with a sweet pastel, like this classic cornflower blue shade with a hint of shimmer.
BCBGeneration Angelika Flat Thong With Metal Plate Detail, $98, bcbgeneration.com; Essie Bikini So Teeny, $8.50, essie.com Flatform Sandal
The fun and funky vibes of a flatform demand an equally fun and funky polish. Try a dark, multicolor glitter on for size.
Wanted Mello Flatform Slide Sandals, $49, lulus.com; Butter London The Black Knight Nail Lacquer, $15, butterlondon.com Minimal Sandal
Play up your toes when you play down your shoes. A neon yellow polish can amp up any simple sandal, and just screams “summer!”
Halogen Jess Leather Sandal, $70, nordstrom.com; Floss Gloss Con Limon, $8, flossgloss.com Peep-Toe Sandal
If you’re only giving a peep of polish, make it sparkly and bright. Try a fun glitter polish with your peep-toe sandals.
L’Amour Des Pieds Badri Ankle Strap Sandal, $190, nordstrom.com; Whim More Sequins Please, $10, ulta.com Gladiator Sandal
Keep everything muted and down-to-earth by pairing a classic mauve shade with brown gladiator sandals.
Figtree Gladiator Sandals, $85, topshop.com; Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer Creme Nail Polish in Modern Love, $18, sephora.com Chunky Sandal
A pink pastel polish gives these edgier sandals a dainty, feminine touch.
AX Paris Chunky Strap Sandal, $45, axparis.com; Zoya Dot, $9, zoya.com Block-Heel Sandal
Play off the warm tones in a wooden block heel with a warm-toned polish. This bright red-orange complements the heel while popping against the white leather.
REISS Slingback Sandals— Franka Block Heel, $245, bloomingdales.com; Formula X The Colors in Kelvin, $10.50, sephora.com Backless Booties
Booties are still totally wearable in the summer. Prove it by showing off ocean-hued toes.
Bootie-Licious Peep Toe Booties, $41, lulus.com; Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer in Sally, $18, sephora.com