Now that we are beginning to add fun social events to our spring and summer calendar, it’s time to start thinking about dressy sandals to go with our outfits. Many of us BA50’s have not worn a pair of heels in over a year, and the idea of putting on a pair of 3 or 4 inch heels is almost laughable. Lucky for us, retailers are offering lots of feminine yet comfortable dressy sandals with heel heights of 2 inches or less that we can confidently wear to any upcoming event. Especially on-trend are square-toed styles with several thin straps and a block heel which adds stability and comfort.
There are lots of sandal colors to choose from this season, including some pretty pastels. Match the shoes to your dress or go for a contrasting color for a bold statement. To elongate your leg, choose a nude colored sandal (added bonus – they will match every outfit!) Below are my top 10 strappy sandals which will look fabulous with all your summer dresses and will also elevate a pair of white jeans too. I have listed the heel height for each pair of sandals to help you find your perfect height!
Less Than 2″ Heel
A bold chunky heel perfectly balances the slender leather straps and square toe on this contemporary sandal from Marc Fisher. 1 3/4 ” heel. Also in bone and black and all selling fast. Promotion eligible at 20 – 25% off at Bloomingdales right now.
Slender straps wrap this low-heeled slide sandal in casual elegance, while the flexible rubber sole makes walking more comfortable. 1″ heel. Can wear with jeans or a dress. I own these and they are very comfortable. From Dolce Vita and available in 5 colors.
A walkable 1 3/4″ block heel grounds a barely-there sandal with slender laces that tie up and around the ankle. From Marc Fisher and also in black, red and cognac. Selling fast and 29% off right now.
Crafted in luxe leather, Ann Taylor’s cross strap sandal is designed with a standout block heel that rises to any occasion. Adjustable side buckle for secure fit. Padded footbed for complete comfort. 1 3/4″ heel. Also in black and camel. $50 off right now.
Styled with slim buckle straps, Ann Taylor’s embossed crocodile print leather sandals put your best foot forward. Adjustable buckle straps for secure fit. Padded footbed for complete comfort. 1 3/4″ heel. Also in lilac and marigold. $50 off right now.
Made of vachetta leather, these slip-on mules from Madewell have a covered square heel and slender crisscross straps for when you want to be comfy but still look hot. Can dress up or down. 1 1/4″ heel.
2-2 1/4″ Heel
Barely there leather straps make a statement on this slide sandal with cork detailing and a chunky flared 2″ heel from Marc Fisher. Also in 2 other colors, all selling fast. Promotion eligible at 20 – 25% off at Bloomingdales right now.
Add a feminine twist to your favorite ensemble with these knotted sandals, crafted with a strappy kitten heel. Padded footbed for complete comfort. 2″ heel. From Ann Taylor and $50 off right now.
Sparkling crystals dazzle the toe strap of a glamorous block-heel sandal from Badgley Mischka Collection secured by a tiny buckle at the ankle. 2″ heel and also in gold. I own these and they are very comfortable.
Pretty meets practical on this glam ankle-strap sandal with glitzy crystals at the toe and an ornately detailed metallic plate inside the sturdy 2 1/4″ block heel. From Badgley Mischka.