Okay actually I’m bored with beauty now.
Let’s talk about new summer sandals!!
And I would like to recommend you two. The first is from humble Accessorize; I had a pair of these last year and they were utterly brilliant and incredibly comfortable.
I really recommend that for a summer everywhere-sandal, you get a backless one. When you are reaching for a pair of shoes to slip on you are just that bit more likely to go for something that doesn’t require a buckle.
I like these designs:
These black and white ones:
Or these for a bit of sparkle:
There are a billion other designs, which I’m sure are also good, so just get whichever one you like the look of most, with confidence. Take your normal size.
If you are up for spending a bit more, I upgraded my cross-strap Accessorize design (which I wore to rags last year) for these, called Thais, by Ancient Greek. They are almost indentical but a bit more indestructible.
Of course, these are for lazy hot weather only, where you can slop along at your own pace. If you need an action sandal you need to go elsewhere. Lots of people like Saltwater (not me) but I did have a pair of Tevas for a few years that were really good if you are more active, or your kids are still very small and you can’t be slithering about in a backless thing.
Net A Porter are having a 25% off sale on selected things at the moment. Not everyone can access this sale, but if you have a Net A Porter account just sign in and see if you can see the 25% off button. Things that qualify for the sale have “Seasonal Pick” written underneath them, which is their little euphemism for MONEY OFF THIS ONE. The discount is applied at checkout. HERE is a link to all the sandals that have 25% off.
Jill Horne (@HornesterJ) says
I have a pair of the Tevas and they are very good for running after small children in the summer. I chose white thinking they would clean ok and go with anything. They do not clean ok but they are very comfortable.
Sarah Clery says
My tevas have slashed my feet to ribbons . The triangle bit rubs and digs in . I don’t understand , is it just my feet ? Is there something wrong with them ? I suspect so ! Xx
Will this be the year when I finally stop believing that just because new sandals feel fine when you’re leaving the house they won’t rub your feet to buggery by the time you’re half way up the street. Every year optimism – so comfortable! Every year, limping home, to swathe feet in glamorous Elastoplast.
Thank you Esther! I have had a full shopping basket at net-a-porter for the last month and could not bring myself to hit the purchase button – but just have thanks to your tip and have saved a fortune!
that’s brilliant! yes it’s a weird stealth sale they do…