summer sandals round-up (and what i wore link-up)

welcome to “what i wore” at the pleated poppy!  share with me your fashion posts and we can inspire each other!  i started this originally as motivation to get out of my daily uniform of jammies or sweats, but now i am encouraged and held accountable to put a few extra minutes aside for myself and try new things.  i’d love for you to join me!

this week i’m mixing things up a little and sharing with you some of my favorite selections of summer sandals!  i am a huge fan of sandals for as long as i can possibly wear them before my toes get chilly.  there is a huge variety in sandal styles, so i just narrowed it down to my favorites.  i would consider almost all of them as “affordable” – all priced between $15 and $48.

ankle strap sandals

ankle strap sandals come in lots of styles, and are by far my favorites!  i love the practicality of the ankle strap keeping the sandal from slipping off, but also love how cute an ankle strap looks!  wear these sandals with, well, anything!  ankle length jeans, shorts, a summery dress…

ankle strap sandal  //  criss cross faux leather sandals  //  tan strappy faux leather sandals  //  lace-up flat sandal  //  espadrille ankle-strap sandals  //  tan faux leather sandals

fringe sandals

i tend to shy away from trends that are super popular, that is until a couple years later when i finally feel comfortable with them!  the fringe sandal is super trendy right now, wth good reason:  they’re adorable!  but these 2 options are definitely more subdued versions of their wilder counterparts and totally wearable.

tiered fringe sandal  //  dark tan fringe sandals

lace up gladiator sandals

gladiators are on trend right now too, and i don’t think they’re going anywhere soon.  wear gladiators with a more classic outfit to modernize it a bit with some edge.

hipster lace-up sandals  //  alyona lace-up gladiator sandal  //  lace-up gladiator sandal

strappy sandals

these single strap sandals have clean lines, but each with a little different style.  you know i love ankle straps, but i also love the simplicity of the single strap across the toes.

ankle strap sandal //  roman jewel 2-piece sling in black //  roman jewel 2-piece sling in tan

slide sandals

i love slides with boyfriend jeans and shirt dresses.  they have a casual, simple style – super easy-going.

sueded fringe sandals //  perforated faux-leather sandals

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  1. 1

    Lot’s of sandal inspo here ! I too am just getting into that fringing idea. I like it on flats, not too keen when it’s on high heels though. Thank you for hosting x

  2. 2

    I’m always such a fan of the ankle strap sandals. You cannot go wrong with those! Thanks for sharing your picks!


  3. 3

    Thank you for the sandal guide.

    Off topic from this specific post, I also want to thank you for organizing the linkup collection. Your site is required weekly reading as all the women on here have been so inspirational for me as a wife, a new mommy, and a career gal to remember to embrace my own beauty and individual awesomeness. Thank you!

  4. 5

    I have a confession. I love sandals that strap around the ankle because they hide unsightly varicose that’s made their way down to my feet. lol. Truly, I hope this trend sticks around for awhile!

  5. 6

    Great round up of sandals! I love the ankle strap and lace up gladiator sandals the best! Thanks for hosting the link up! I hope you will join my new weekly link up on Friday!


  6. 7

    I just did a post on sandals, too! Tis the season, I guess. And there are so many great ones out there right now. I could easily pick one from each style you featured.

  7. 8

    so many cute sandals! I love the lace up ones :D

  8. 9

    Loving all of these styles. Particularly loving flat slides right now! Love your choices.


  9. 10

    There are so many gorgeous sandals out this season! I’d really love some pompom ones!

  10. 11

    Great selection of sandals! I tend to go for ones with ankle straps or toe posts because slides tend to…well…slide off my feet. I have oddly-shaped feet thanks to my mum’s genes!

    Emma xxx

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