Over the past few years, we have seen a shift toward practicality in fashion, and this is seen most acutely with footwear. Fashion brands have for several seasons been bringing us sturdy, responsible shoes—the kind of styles that you'd try to run away from when finding shoes at Clarks in year six. Think T-bar loafers, chunky lace-ups and fisherman sandals.
Tylynn styles a pair of fisherman sandals with cropped trousers.
The Row and Gabriela Hearst are adored for their discreet take on luxury fashion, and although both tend to shy away from anything too flashy or trend-driven, they have a habit of dictating the silhouettes that we'll be gravitating toward. Both have created beautiful caged leather sandals in both ivory and black, making humble fisherman sandals the most sought-after sandals for this summer. Like Tevas, their appeal is that they are practical walking shoes and will go with almost any summer outfit.
The styles by The Row and Gabriela Hearst have been yo-yoing in and out of stock for the past year. However, the silhouette is slowly trickling into the high street too. Keep scrolling to shop our edit of the best pairs.
Brittany wears hers with a classic white cotton midi dress.
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