Flat and flimsy, slab-soled or slide-style, the right sandal might lack the leg-lengthening illusion of heels, but its comfy kind of cool more than compensates.

 

SANDALS 101

  • Perfect fit so toes are never forced  to hook and hold on
  • Pale and mid-toned leather or metallic a close sandal-to-skin-tone blend won’t optically chop the leg
  • Darker tones work with maxi hemlines and crop pants which will help balance the visual weight of a dark sandal
  • Slab soles to boost height without sacrificing comfort

 

HOT LOOK

Felicity Cooney's handmade luxe leather sandals. Photo: Supplied
Felicity Cooney’s handmade luxe leather sandals. Photo: Supplied

Felicity Cooney’s handmade luxe leather tan tones are a chic complement for summer complexions in shorts and togs. Darker tones than tan can optically chop bare legs at the ankle so are best left to darker complexions.

 

NAME DROPPING

  • Nine West’s rose gold and black “Qualify” solid back sandal \ $120, ninewest.com.au
  • Shoes of Prey flimsy T-bars can be customised in silver or gold \ $169 shoesofprey.com
  • Mystique pompom crystal slides are ridiculously pretty \ $224 shopbop.com
  • Frankie4 “Margie” gold cross-strap sandal fuses podiatry principles with flatout fashion \ $200 frankie4.com.au

 

 

LOOK WHAT I FOUND

Edward Meller's Tilford gladiator. Photo: Supplied
Edward Meller’s Tilford gladiator. Photo: Supplied

Edward Meller’s Tilford gladiator joined a fresh flush of boho fashions launched for high summer.

 

STREET SEEN

Jess and Steph Dadon of howtwolive.com. Photo: Getty Images
Jess and Steph Dadon of howtwolive.com. Photo: Getty Images

Instagirl twins and mega-influencers, Jess and Stef Dadon of howtwolive.com, seeded a slab-soled sandal fad called Twoobs that rocketed this summer.