A sandal is the only shoe you need this summer. I mean, it’s easy, breezy, breathable and humble. You can have your day planned like this; simple sliders for Saturday errands, something sexy for the evening, your comfiest leather pair for a Sunday brunch situation. But who has time to start flipping pages, searching through thousands of new styles this season has to offer? Definitely not you-you’ve got brunching to do.

To make your shopping easier, we’ve journeyed across stars (Hhaha…really Daniel, a StarTrek phrase? Sorry don’t mind me, I got carried away). Yeah! we’ve trawled the SS19 runways to be precise to pick out this year’s top 3 sandal trends, bound to be seen on the feet of all your favorite insta girls.

1. Minimalism

If you invest in only one sandal trend this year, it better be minimalism. Think of this, You in a simple leather slides in buttery brown leather looking great with a tan and summer whites. Hmm… fantastica! Go for bold, unique shapes and metal detailing for extra interest.

Curved T-Bar Strap Sandals

This curved T-bar design will hug your feet and stop any slippage – perfect for hopping on and off the Tube.

& Other Stories Curved T-Bar Strap Sandals, £69.00, available at & Other Stories.

Kendra Sliders

With a bold one-strap design, these leather sliders make an impact. The moulded soles are also guaranteed to make these your comfiest shoes. Grenson advises going up one size for the best fit.

Grenson Kendra Sliders, £140.00, available at Grenson.

2. Hiking

Flat Multi-Coloured Sports Sandals

The extra layer of foam to cushion feet and quirky, contrast-color clips makes this sandals a good choice.

Alpha Chunky Sandals

Here’s the thing, opt for aplain black pair, if you’re scared othe hiking sandal trend and wear with jeans and a T-shirt or to dress down a satin midi skirt as you would your favorite trainers.

Urban Outfitters Alpha Chunky Sandals 55.00 €, available at Urban Outfitters.

Black & White TJ Mesh Webbing Sporty Sandals

Is Prada’s chunky sandals too much for your bank account? You’ve got to try this Tommy Hilfiger pair instead for a ‘gos sporty vibe.

Tommy Hilfiger Black & White TJ Mesh Webbing Sporty Sandals, £80.00 £54.99, available at Schuh.

3. Woven and Natural Fabrics

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Not only do these sandals make for the prettiest holiday shoes, but they’re also naturally breathable – great for hot weather but make sure you apply plenty of suncreams, also watch out for tan lines.

Mango Raffia Sandal

Mango is offering plenty of great woven sandal designs this season. We love this unique criss-cross raffia pair.

Mango Raffia Sandal, £49.99, available at Mango.

Woven Slingback Sandals

This warm, rusty orange will look gorgeous with a tan and some of SS19’s best trends: linen dresses and earthy colors.

Warehouse Woven Slingback Sandals, £28.00 £21.00, available at Warehouse.

Woven Huarache Open Toe Sandals

Huaraches (Mexican-style sandals) are great for holding and supporting your feet at the back. Perfect if you’re worried about losing a shoe in the morning rush to work.

Urban Outfitters Woven Huarache Open Toe Sandals, £29.00, available at Urban Outfitters.

4. Lace Up

What a week! Ok, more what a couple of months. And what a reminder that perfection is something that cannot be rushed, especially when creating a product that is made by hand. Which for someone as impatient as me …. is…. well, let’s just say many deep breaths have been conducted! It’s crazy to think that this journey started only a few months ago and the reaction from day one has been overwhelming. I admit, due to the reaction I was tempted to rush to get the collection out, but I am so grateful I did not and have been able to develop not only the quality and design, but also myself and my knowledge. I’m even going to be physically making my own sample with my actual hands next week!? Hey, if you’re going to design effectively you need to truly understand how the construction works also. It was the same when I ran tech teams globally (in that previous life of mine); I literally spent 3 months training as a coder. Full stack. So I’m not talking just some HTML, I’m talking JavaScript, MEAN stack, Node, Ruby on Rails…. don’t get me wrong. I was pretty bloody rubbish compared to the physicists who sat alongside me on that course, but by understanding how to code and build a product, I was a much better project manager and strategist. So for now lovely lot, wish me luck and I cannot wait to share with you all that has been happening behind the scenes and as such, what will be happening in the coming months. It’s been a truly life changing and affirming time for me and I am so proud and grateful for all you support (and patience!!) Emily x
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Fallow Tie Leg Sandals

Nothing looks better with sun-kissed, glowing skin than crisp white.

ASOS DESIGN Fallow Tie Leg Sandals, £14.00, available at ASOS.

Flat Leather Sandals With Criss-Cross Straps

These minimal lace-up flats from Zara are ideal for an office to bar transition.

Zara Flat Leather Sandals With Criss-Cross Straps, £25.99, available at Zara.

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