Put your best foot forward

Last Stylewatch I mentioned the importance of wearing lightweight footwear to beat the heat in summer. This week I decided it was only fair to do some research and present to you my top ten sandal picks. The best part? They all come in under $100. Thank me now. Or later. Or now and later. It’s all part of the service so you can put your best foot forward no matter the season.

1. Bright On

Add a pop of colour to your outfit this summer with these sandals from Sportsgirl.

Sportsgirl, Jerry Gladiator Sandals, $49.95

*Not many sizes available online so head to your nearest store.


2. Classic Black

It’s hard to go wrong with a pair of classic black sandals. A great option for the office as well.

Betts, Walk This Way Sandals, $19.99

3. Orange Accent

These sandals are one of my favourite styles this summer. Sold out in most places the splash of orange works well with a neutral ensemble and will liven up any outfit.

Sol Sana, Camilla Sandal, $71.95


4. Old School

Popular years ago, Birkenstocks are back. Made from quality materials that will last you years and with extra arch support these sandals are more than just a pretty base.

Birkenstock, Women’s Arizona Sandal, $98

5. Stud Up

The studs on these sandals will toughen up any outfit, while the shape is very flattering on the foot and looks great with cuffed jeans for a casual look or a Summer dress for evening.

Billini, Lisa Sandals, $19.97

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6. Waterproof

One of my top five beach accessories, Saltwater sandals are made from a high quality leather, and are very comfortable. Coming in a range of colours to match any outfit and, as the name suggests, they can even be worn in saltwater. 

Saltwater Sandals, $85-90


7. Go for Gold

It’s no secret that black and gold are a match made in heaven. With their gold details and slight wedge these sandals are perfect for evening or the workplace.

Betts, Midnight Sandals, $90.99

8. Complement your Tan

Unleash your inner Gladiator with these sandals. A lovely combination of a neutral tan with studded details, these sandals go hand in hand with a white ensemble. That being said, they will go with pretty much any outfit perfectly. If ever there was a sandal staple, this is it.

Tony Bianco, Onyx Sandals, $60

9. Roped In

These sandals are just the right mix of colour and comfort. Match with cuffed jeans, a cute skirt, or a plain black dress. Whatever you do, just don’t leave these behind on your next holiday.

Rubi Shoes, Wonderer Flat, $29.95

10. Twinkle Toes

Let your feet do the talking with these holographic sandals from Fiebiger Shoes. A great way to shake up an all-black ensemble, silver adds interest to any neutral outfit. These sandals are a great option for evening.

Fiebiger Shoes, Galaxy Sandals, $40

Written by SJ