Style Saturday | The Staple Summer Sandal

I firmly believe that the right pair of shoes can change your life – check out Cinderella – and when it comes to summer the options are endless. The amount of different styles can be a bit overwhelming so I have a little rule I try to live by. 

Every girl needs two things, a good pair of flip flops for those trips to the beach or the store and a classic wear with everything sandal. As long as you have those two basic bits in your wardrobe you are good to go. Of course you can also have a collection of bedazzled and super trendy gladiator sandals – I certainly do – but you will forever be grateful for those staple sandals!

My staple sandal changes from year to year, simply because they get a whole lot of wear but the style seems to stay the same. I tend to reach for a tan or black “leather” sandal that surrounds the foot instead of going through the toes, and I prefer them to have a rather high back. This year I went a little crazy and actually picked up a sandal with a small wedge! Even with the added height, they are still incredibly comfortable because they are really well padded and the ties mean I can adjust them to my feet individually. 

I took these photos when I first purchased them but I can assure you that these babies have seen some wear, so far they have accompanied flirty dresses, maxi skirts and black pants with a cute blouse. The simple and classic shape and style make these sandals the perfect finishing touch to any outfit and they will never really go out of style. 

You can pick up these beauties at an Old Navy near you! (they’re on sale!) 

Do you have a staple summer sandal? 



  1. Melanie
    July 5, 2014 / 4:39 pm

    Wow I love these! The criss cross detail is really unique and the price is great! Love how they have a baby wedge, but still look comfortable enough to walk in! I'm gonna add these to my wishlist. 😉

    • Courtney Connolly
      July 10, 2014 / 7:25 pm

      They are actually super comfortable! And such a good price, I think they're on sale!

  2. Stephanie B
    July 6, 2014 / 11:20 pm

    I love the ones I got from Primark a few years ago. They are gladiators like, in white leather. I had left them in London so only got them back at the end of the summer last year but I got them for this summer!

    • Courtney Connolly
      July 10, 2014 / 7:25 pm

      Well I'm glad you have them this year! They sound super cute!

  3. Angela Giakas
    July 7, 2014 / 8:44 am

    These look so cute! I love the detail. xAngela | The Sunday Chapter

    • Courtney Connolly
      July 10, 2014 / 7:26 pm

      Thanks! They are so so cute!

  4. Jen27
    July 7, 2014 / 1:39 pm

    Ah, those sandals are ultra cute! I can see them being super versatile for summer. Loving that shade of nail polish too!

    • Courtney Connolly
      July 10, 2014 / 7:26 pm

      Thanks Jen! The nail polish is Flowers in her Hair by Deborah Lippman!

  5. Megan Joy
    July 8, 2014 / 9:20 am

    Super cute sandals. I am in need of a new pair of sandals badly lol

    • Courtney Connolly
      July 10, 2014 / 7:27 pm

      lol I'm super picky about sandals too! You will find the one!

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