Fisherman Sandals Can Be Tricky to Style, But These 4 Outfits Are So Effortless

As the ugly-sandal reign continues for yet another season, fisherman styles are proving more popular than ever. And I'm going to put it out there: While they're a Marmite microtrend, I'm 95% sold. Considering the Velcro Teva pairs from previous seasons and chunky dad sandals from the likes of Prada and Chanel, I have a habit of not liking these "ugly" pairs until they've been around for a few months. And fisherman sandals have been a slow burner for me, with my biggest question being, Would I wear them? How would I actually style them? The thing is, though, they surprisingly go with quite a few key summer looks.

Their caged fit can be similar to loafers in the way that they work well with tailoring, loose-fit jeans and some skirts. While they're not the typical go-with-everything summer sandals, they're more versatile than I originally thought. So to make it easier for us all, these are the four easy outfit combinations to try with fisherman sandals this season. 

1. Fisherman Sandals + Slouchy Suit

TyLynn wearing black suit and fisherman sandals



Style Notes: There's no doubt about it—the ugly sandals come into their own when worn with minimalist separates.

2. Fisherman Sandals + Vest + Wide-Leg Trousers

Style Notes: Everyone from Kendall Jenner to Rachael (here) has been seen wearing this cool-girl knit top. I'm a big fan of a crop with loose-fit trousers and chunkier fisherman sandals. 

3. Fisherman Sandals + Satin Midi Dress



Style Notes: They may not be sandals you would usually add to a dressier look, but offsetting the bulky style with a floaty, silky dress or slip skirt somehow works. 

4. Fisherman Sandals + Jeans

Marianne wearing fisherman sandals and jeans



Style Notes: Swap the chunky trainers you would usually wear with baggier jeans with fisherman sandals. Trust me—it's the fail-safe way to wear the tricky style across all seasons.