The five leather sandals every summer wardrobe needs

The five leather sandals every summer wardrobe needs

The five leather sandals every summer wardrobe needs

There’s nothing like slipping into a sandal after months of feet hibernation. A staple in every summer wardrobe, a pair of stylish sandals has the power to elevate the simplest of looks. 

Whether you’ve mastered the minimalist wardrobe or you’re a maximalist from head-to-toe, there’s a summer sandal for everyone. And whilst some trends may come and go (we’re looking at you jelly shoes), some sandals are here for the long run, taking you effortlessly from one summer to the next.

If you’re looking for a sandal to invest in this summer and beyond, make it one of these timeless leather styles…


  1. The simple slider

Minimalists amongst us will love this sleek slip-on style. When high street store Dune released its Loupe sandal back in 2018, it was an instant sell-out thanks to its uncanny resemblance to the iconic Oran sandal created by designer Hermés back in 1997. The Loupe was the bestselling style in store and online from April until June 2018 and has been restocked every year since. Now available in an array of colours from classic black and tan to a punchier pink and orange, many other high street stores have followed suit with their own iterations proving it’s a style that has truly stood the test of time.

Dune- Smart Slider Sandals



  1. The two-strap sandal

If we’ve learnt anything from the past two years it’s that comfort is key with many of us ditching our painful footwear for something a little more practical. Enter, the unisex two-strap sandal, secured with either a buckle or velcro fastening and with or without a slingback strap. The ‘dad’ favourite has now wormed its way into the coolest of closets and they are delightfully comfy too. From the OG Birkenstock to the sought-after Chanel dad sandals, treat your feet to this sporty style your dad will be proud of.

Birkenstock- Arizona Big Buckle



  1. The fisherman

The Row debuted its coveted caged sandal last year and it’s been a favourite with the style set ever since. Fashionable and functional, these sandals don’t compromise on comfort and will give any outfit a cool 90s edge. Made from woven leather with a slingback strap and buckle fastening these are one of the few sandals that actually look good with socks. Yes, we are recommending socks and sandals. You don’t have to worry too much about being pedi-ready either, thanks to the closed toe design. Win-win.

The Row- Fisherman Sandal in Leather


  1. The lace-up

Taking up so little suitcase space, a lace-up sandal is the perfect pair to take on your summer vacation. Crafted from soft leather that wraps around your feet and legs you can get creative with this style, lacing up to the knee for a dramatic look or keeping it bunched at the ankles for a subtler take. Best of all, they go with everything from your swimwear to a silky slip skirt. Just watch out for the dodgy tan lines.

Jigsaw- Bilboa Rope Ankle Tie Sandal


  1. The fancy flip flop

The trusty flip flop has had a luxe upgrade from the flimsy rubber styles you’re used to wearing on the beach. We’re talking buttery leathers with that sleek thong detail, often on a chunky platform 00’s-style. The padded sole gives them a cloud-like comfort too. Look for pared-back neutral styles in black or tan to keep it looking smart and sophisticated and pair with anything from tailored separates to denim dresses.

& Other Stories- Chunky Flip Flop Sandals



By Charlie Bell