How to Find the Perfect Sandals to Compliment Any Look

Creating flawless looks with a pair of classic pumps might be easy, but finding equally timeless sandals might be a challenge. Since it’s nearly impossible to find a single style of sandal that can seamlessly go from the beach to the office to a fancy date, keep on reading to find the perfect sandals to compliment any look.

Sandals for Office Suits

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If your workplace doesn’t demand classic black pumps, looking professional in your sandals is a must. Appropriate for a skirt suit or pantsuit, a pair of slides with a heel height up to 2-inches would be great. Like fashion blogger Mary Orton, stick with neutral colors such as black, brown, gray, brass, and copper. Shoes covered in rhinestones, glitter, or obviously fake jewelry is generally not appropriate for wearing a suit. However, if the office has a relaxed dress code, consider selecting a pair of metallic silver sandals to pair with a monotone suit and avoid wedge heels, sky-high stilettos, and platforms.

Sandals for Casual and Dressy Jeans

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Walking around all day in tall heels isn’t comfortable, so select a pair of flats or low heels for days where standing and walking are frequent. With the right top and the right pair of sandals, a pair of jeans transforms from comfortable to fabulous. If you’re wearing a chic top, pair your jeans with gladiator sandals, T-strap sandals, fringe sandals with heels to keep the hem from dragging on the floor. When dressing to be comfortable, the stylishness of sandals is not as important and women typically prefer casual sandals, so better opt for flat sandals and slip-ons to keep you comfortable all day.

Sandals for Little Black Dress

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Though it’s difficult to go wrong when choosing which shoes to wear with a little black dress, spicing up your sexy outfit with a pop of color is great. While a pair of black sandals would match a little black dress, they should not be the first option. Like fashion blogger Kristina Bazan, choose a pair of sandals that will pop like orange-colored ones. Rhinestones, velvet, studs, and glitter make excellent additions to a classic sexy sandal. Just opt for flats or lower heels if the occasion involves being on the feet for lengthy periods.

Sandals for Knit Dresses

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This casual style of dress works best with a pair of flat sandals, which makes it a popular choice for a day out shopping. If planning to walk extensively, look for a pair of sandals with arch support like Birkenstocks, though a pair of wedges can add some height to your frame, making your proportions more balanced in a relaxed dress. Black and brown are classic color choices for sandals, but consider finding ones in colors that tie in with accents on the dress to create a cohesive look.

Sandals for Beach Wear

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The main purpose of beach sandals is to protect your feet from debris and hot sand on the way from the car to the water. Flip-flop sandals and gladiator flats are great, as well as cork-soled sandals that stand up well. By heeding these style tricks, you’ll be able to make your sandals casual or dressy that matches your outfit and the occasion you’re going to.

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