It's Officially Sandal Season—These Are My High-Street Favourites

I’m ready to buy sandals. In all honesty, I’ve made a purchase (okay, two) already. Sandals, like bikinis or It dresses, wait for no stylish person. The best versions do sell out fast and particularly when they’re chic and at the lower end of the price spectrum—aka the sweet spot for any smart person buying sandals.

Best High Street Sandals

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You may know by now that we're big advocates of buying quality over quantity, and well-made shoes do last longer, look better and are likely to be more comfortable. However, because sandals get so battered so quickly (not to mention they become dirty when you’re walking around a city like London every day), I would say this is one shoe type that you can legitimately spend less on and not feel like you’re compromising on style. 

Like always, make sure you are purchasing wisely. Are your chosen sandals versatile, stylish, comfortable and likely to look just as on-trend next year? All of these boxes need to be ticked if you want longevity from your more affordable footwear.

Best High Street Sandals

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A few stores, in particular, have really impressed me with their summer sandal offerings (& Other Stories and Mango included), producing chic, grown-up and elegant styles that I feel have staying power and look like they are made to be sturdier than some cheaper footwear. Keep scrolling to see the high-street sandals on my radar.

1. & OTHER STORIES

Best high street sandals

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Whether you're looking for a chunky everyday style or a strappy heel, & Other Stories hands down has the best sandal edit on the high street this year, and it feels like so many influencers agree. 

These are so simple yet so expensive-looking. 

The perfect high-street fisherman-style sandals. 

Everyone in our office thinks these look designer. 

Such a good pairing for everything from jeans to wedding guest dresses. 

2. MANGO

Best high street sandals: Mango's orange strappy heels

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I had a sneak preview of Mango's summer sandals and, boy, are they good. From minimalist flatform flip-flops to wedding guest–ready strappy styles, there's a lot to love here.

These are in Mango's flash sale, so snap them up if you love them. 

A simple tan leather slide can't be beaten. 

I love the chunky flatform on these. 

I've heard so many fashion people talking about these sandals. 

3. ARKET

Best high street sandals: Arket monochrome ankle-strap heels

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Arket's edit of shoes may be small, but it is perfectly formed. The higher price point and focus on design detail really separate this brand from many of its high-street peers. If you are a minimalist, this is your home now.

If you're anti–chunky sandals, try these instead.

Woven details and a square toe = so premium. 

The buckles and smooth leather make these feel even more luxe than usual. 

4. M&S

Every damn year, M&S knocks it out of the ballpark with its brilliant sandals. The brand's penchant for comfortable yet stylish pieces makes them one of my first destinations for timeless shoe shopping, always.

The dream versatile sandal to wear with all your dresses and skirts. 

I'm very into this tangerine colour paired with neutrals right now. 

I have these in black and wear them non-stop. 

5. WAREHOUSE

Best high street sandals: New Look strappy sandals

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Warehouse is a relative newcomer to the shoe game, but its selection of sandals this year has truly impressed the whole Who What Wear team for quality, value for money and design. 

These are made from real leather, so they will look and feel luxe. 

Probably my favourite platform sandal on the high street right now. 

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