Trendy Sandals: What to Wear Spring-Summer 2016

Sandals are the most popular type of footwear in the summer. They go with any type of clothing too, from the beach veil to the luxurious evening dress. Fashionistas can also match sandals with any style, business, casual, grunge, sports. Here are some designs that may rock this spring-summer.

Straps and Belts

sandals with straps

Bulky and brutal belts and buckles were housed for a while in the female wardrobe. But now they are back. You will increasingly find them with garments and footwear now, as evidenced by the collections of Michael Kors, Versace and other brands. Designers have established that femininity can be coupled with brutality.

Unusual Heels

sandals with unusual heels

This unusual heel was popular last summer. This time too, you can see them in fashion catwalks. You will find heels with curves inside and outside, sequins and rhinestones and patterns that resemble metal constructions and geometric figures.

Transparent Elements

sandals with transparent heels

More and more designers are now using transparent materials in their sandal designs. Shoes with transparent heels look really unique, and fashionistas are appreciating them too, particularly those who like to experiment with their look.

Stiletto Heeled Sandals

sandals with stiletto heel

The tall thin heel, also called stiletto heel, became a classic for some time because it highlights female gracefulness and seductivity. Men can never be indifferent when they see a lady with beautiful legs wearing stiletto heel sandals. That’s why, often, women going on romantic dates will wear them. You can pick these sandals from Nina Ricci, Saint Laurent, and Giorgio Armani.

Shoelaces, Twisted Cords and Knots

twisted cords

It seems like, these designs are going to rock the fashion scene this spring-summer. They may be of different colors, from classic pastel shades to cool bright colors (Balmain, Chloe, and Nina Ricci). Models with twisted cords and knots can be both on high heels and on flat soles.

Modern Sole and Platform

platform sandals

These are some other designs doing well this time. Ralph Lauren has come out with high cork platform sandals. Dries Van Noten, and Michael Kors offers high platforms. The Kenzo and Stella McCartney line of shoes was completed with thick soles (creepers), while Louis Vuitton and Rag and Bone opted for low platforms. Stella McCartney has revealed her vision of modern interpretation of traditional Japanese footwear.


fur sandals

The classic black leather was the most requested material in fall-winter. But in spring-summer, we can see a lot of leather sandals, particularly in modern shades of colored leather. Plus, you may also find suede textiles, perforated fabrics, rubber, cork and even fur, which is also used as décor (Emilio Pucci, Dries Van Noten, and Burberry Prorsum).


Designers have truly spoiled us with their enormous variety of designs and décor elements. There are plenty of colors too. Just think of a color, and you will find plenty of designs in it – almost all the shades are covered. Jason Wu has launched black and dark green sandals, Ralph Lauren and Michael Kors has their red and yellow, Rick Owens offers deep blue and beige, Jason Wu and Narciso Rodriguez has embellished sandals with animal and snake print, while Marni, and Fendi opted for several fashionable colors.