If you’re emerging from lockdown in a bit of a style rut, we know the perfect footwear trend to get you back on your feet: the chunky sandal. Popping up all over our feeds in recent weeks thanks to our favourite influencers, the chunky sandal elevates any look from the feet up. You’ll want to walk a mile in these shoes—and for good reason. Not only is the style chic, it’s comfortable. Pro tip: Do as we do and style yours with an anklet and the perfect summer suit. Ahead, more styling inspiration and the hottest pairs of chunky sandals to shop before this season sets sail.
1. The Bandana Accent
2. Trekky Platform Bandana Print Sandals
Arizona Love is the shoe brand that always sells out. Our editors named it this week’s ShopBAZAAR Hero item (meaning it’s a fashion lover’s must-have). Pair it with the perfect summer dress for an unexpected twist that will turn heads.
3. The Pop of Colour
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4. Blackout Leather Platform Sandals
Every shoe collection is incomplete without a pop of colour. Mint green is our favourite hue for both summer and fall this season. Pair it with warm tones to achieve the perfect duality.
5. The Elevated Take
6. PS x Birkenstock Milano Sandal
The highest sought-after shoe of the season is the Proenza Schouler x Birkenstock hybrid. If you love Birkenstocks, this is the shoe for you. Unique yet uber-popular, the style sells out fast, so spring into action now.
7. The Fisherman’s Choice
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8. Boomer Cream
Up-and-coming shoe brand Labucq knows how to make a statement. The nostalgic style is the perfect combination of sporty and chic. Cleverly named The Boomer, you’ll want to trade in your dad sneakers for this style.
9. The Elevated Flip-Flop
10. Ginza Sandal
We’ve dubbed this Row sandal the most Instagrammable shoe of the season, popping up on feeds everywhere. Available in both black and white, it is the perfect choice for the minimalist at heart. Chic is an understatement with this simple shoe doing all the talking.
11. The Locked-In Buckle
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12. Freida Platform Buckle Slides
Step up the classic style with the addition of an extra buckle or unique touch here and there. An extra lift comes with the added height, and we love the curved detailing. This pair transitions perfectly into fall with the addition of your favourite socks.
13. The Forever Classic
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14. Leather Sandals
15. The One We’re Buying in Both Colours
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Glad I got some shots of this look from the other night, tap for creds and peep my amazing man very concentrated in the mirrored doors 🥰 I always take my outfit shots right when I arrive somewhere so that I don’t have to think about it later on.. it’s the way I get to relax and enjoy myself while also feeling like I accomplished something. He’s such a good sport about helping me and sometimes even gets really into it!
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If you’re not ready to give up your strappy sandal yet, then have no fear: We’ve discovered the shoe that will bring you the best of both worlds. This is a shoe that you’ll be dressing up and down to highlight its chunky sole and flossy straps.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s Bazaar US.