8 Standout Sandal Trends That Will See You Through the Summer

With the weather finally warm enough to free our legs from our trousers, it's time to get even your toes out with the season's crop of incredible new sandals. To help you decide on the one pair you're going to buy this summer, we've rounded up 2018's key sandal trends. Some old favourites are back for another summer (hi, "dad" sandals and white strappy beauties), but we'll also be seeing new styles like woven beach-ready slip-ons and pastel sliders. Scroll to see and shop the summer's eight best sandal trends.

1. Woven Sandals

Last year's raffia tote trend has made it into footwear, so prepare to see plenty of woven and raffia sandals on and off the beach.

2. White Sandals

This is another sandal trend that started last summer and is back for another year—the general rule here is the more straps the better.

Sandal Trends 2018: Square-Toe Sandals



This sandal trend might be a bit niche, but once you spot it, you'll notice it in plenty of new-in sections. Several pairs of sandals even look like the front of the toes have been cut off (but we love a strong square toe).

3. Strappy High Heel Sandals

An influencer must, strappy white sandals boosted with a heel have emerged as one of the key trends of the season.

5. Toe-Thong Sandals

Toe-thong sandals might be divisive, but for the second year in a row, lots of minimalistic leather sandals have a strap across the big toe. Just make sure you don't leave your big toenails too chipped.

Sandal Trends 2018: Dad Sandals



This year, Chanel wants you to swap your "dad" trainers for "dad" sandals when you hit the beach—the chunkier and more practical the better.

7. Pastel Sandals

Sandal Trends 2018: Yellow Sandals


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This is the year of pastels, and the colour trend extends to everything, including our sandals. Many of the coolest sandals come in this buttery yellow shade—it looks most expensive in suede, no?

8. Over-the-Top Embellishments

Sandal Trends 2018: Red Sandals



More is more when it comes to your sandals this summer—whether you play with an elaborate clasp or a sculptural out-there heel.

Which pair are you thinking of wearing this summer? We know—there are just so many good ones to choose from.

Opening Image: Style du Monde

This post was published at an earlier date and has been updated.

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