7 Simple Dress-and-Sandals Outfits That Always Look Stylish

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

Style Notes: We've seen so many people in this & Other Stories mini, which is super flattering thanks to its ruched bust and puffy sleeves. We like how Enis has added a pop of colour via her Mango strappy heels.

Smock Dress + Velcro Flats

Style Notes: We've had our eye on this COS dress for a few months now and think it looks super expensive—especially when paired with this season's chunky Velcro sandals.

Strappy Dress + Mules

Style Notes: Ellie from Slip Into Style is packing plenty of '90s spirit into her strappy daisy-print dress and mules. Simply adjust the height of the heel according to the event or your preference and style with pearl accessories.

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

Style Notes: Slip dresses can be a tricky style to wear in the daytime, but we just might have to take a leaf from Nicole's book and layer one over a T-shirt and finish with 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

Style Notes: This is fast becoming the dress style of the summer, and we can confirm it looks good on everyone. We'll be copying Jessie Bush this weekend and throwing a puff-sleeved midi with a pair of pared-back double-strap sandals.