According to my fashion almanack, a pair of Zara sandals reaching cult status is simply a perennial fact. It's guaranteed to happen every year. Last summer, two styles went viral: the crossover flats and the strappy black heels. With the new spring/summer drop, both have made a 2019 comeback, and luckily for us, there are a few new styles we know will achieve similar success this season.
I don't often buy shoes on the high street (I'm picky), but over the years, I've found it hard to resist picking up a few pairs in Zara. Some, I will admit I've found uncomfortable and had to give to a friend. Others I've worn repeatedly for years. It's all about knowing which styles are meant for you, which materials will last and which shapes are actually meant to be worn over and over. With my years of Zara shoe-shopping under my belt, keep scrolling to shop the sandal styles I predict will be all over our feeds as soon as the weather warms up.
But it's this white pair that's going to be everywhere soon. A few people I know have already snapped them up and have told me they feel as good as they look.
Considering they're already popular on Instagram (and it's only early spring), these are my top pick for the cult Zara sandals of 2019.
Like those one pair of Chanel sandals, but from Zara. Very on-trend and made to last (they're from Zara's sustainable range, Join Life).
These are very Jeanne Damas, so they're obviously a sensible choice. Perfect with jeans, a nice top and a glass of rosé.
One of the two cult styles from last summer. Everyone I have spoken to wears them on repeat. A must!
These are the 2019 version of the strappy sandals that went viral last year.
An expensive-looking shape with supportive design gets all the points from me.
Comfort is guaranteed, plus these are a subtle way to add animal print to your summer wardrobe.
Say hello to your new vacation sandals. Cue the billowy dress and a sunhat.
That soft suede as a thick upper is a great sign for comfort while the colour is just gorgeous.
This is a similar style to the aforementioned pair I've owned for years. They just go with everything and aren't too high.
If you've already had heaps of wear out of last season's tan version, it'd be wise to buy again in a different colour that suits your wardrobe. There are quite a few shades on offer.
A wacky pair of shoes can be one of those items you pull out year after year because they aren't really tied to a particular season.