When it comes to summer dressing, we couldn't function without our trusty dresses and sandals. Whether it's heading off to work in 20-degree heat, dressing up for a countryside wedding or kicking back with a cocktail on a balmy Sunday afternoon, they're both wardrobe staples that serve us for every occasion the season likes to throw at us.
Yes, this combination definitely sits on the "basic" end of the style spectrum, but sometimes, the simpler outfits are the hardest to get right. As self-proclaimed connoisseurs of Instagram fashion, we consider it our duty to guide you through these wardrobe puzzles so you can roll out of bed every morning and straight into a winning look without any effort on your behalf (the dream, right?).
So just to make your lives that little bit easier, we've hunted down seven Instagram dress-and-sandals looks that you'll want to copy, immediately. Whether it's Brittany Bathgate's weekend-ready smock dress and Velcro sandals, the laid-back luxe of Monikh's T-shirtdress and flip-flops, or Eni's & Other Stories floral mini that's begging to be worn to a summer wedding, we guarantee there'll be a look you'll fall in love with. Scroll down to see and shop the full edit.
Floral Minidress + Colour Pop Shoes
Smock Dress + Velcro Flats
Strappy Dress + Mules
Smart Midi + Slides
Style Notes: A polka-dot dress is never a bad idea, and this look from Lost Ink is a particular winner. The ideal dress-up-dress-down style, this outfit is a must-have for your summer hols.
Slip Dress + Toe-Loop Sandals
T-Shirt Dress + Flip-Flops
Style Notes: If you can't face this season's strappy heels, you'll be happy to hear that humble flip-flops still have currency. They'll look so cool with a loose T-shirt dress and sunnies for when you just want to feel comfy.
Puff-Sleeved Dress + Heeled Sandals