Sandals are the perfect summer shoes. Image supplied.
The summer weather is finally here and we’re hoping for a few more months of gorgeous weather before we start heading into autumn. There are still BBQs, beach days and hot summer nights to be enjoyed! Sunny days and sandals go hand in hand, so we’ve scouted out some great sandals in wide fit and larger sizes from local labels and online stores to help you add the finishing touch to your outfit.
Clockwise from top left: Hailey Tie Up Heels, $290.00 from Staavias (size 10-13); Lost Ink Wide Fit Red Knot Tie Up Heeled Sandals, $97.43 from ASOS (size EU36-41); Diana Ferrari Heels, $169.00 from Willow Shoes (size 10-12); Wide Fit Julie Sandal, $99.99 from EziBuy (size 6-12).
All about the height
If you like your heels high, there are some great sandal options out there. A pair like the Hailey Tie Up Heels from New Zealand brand Staavias are super on trend and would be perfect for a night out, or go for something bright and playful like this Lost Ink pair from ASOS. A lower heel can be a great alternative if you don’t want to go too high, or if you want something more suitable for wearing during the day.
Clockwise from top left: Traffic Jam Wide Fit Wedges, $74.69 from ASOS (sizes EU35-42); FRANKiE4 Wedges, $279.00 from Willow Shoes (sizes 10-13); Erin Wide Fit Wedges, $59.99 from Number One Shoes (sizes 5-11); Wide Fit Ainsley Sandal, $99.99 from EziBuy (size 6-12).
Find the right angle
There’s just something about a wedge heel that says summer to me – especially if it’s a cork wedge. Wedges are great with a knee length dress, a floaty maxi, cutoff shorts, a cami and a kimono… basically they’re a great go-to shoe for summer.
Clockwise from top left: Noah Gladiator Casual Sandals, $189.00 from Staavias (size 10-14); Wanda Wide Fit Casual Sandals, $39.99 from Number One Shoes (size 5-11); Drew Wide Fit Sandals, $49.99 from Number One Shoes (size 5-10); Jessica Wide Fit Sandals, $89.99 from EziBuy (size 6-11).
When it comes to shoes, personally I’m a flats girl. They don’t have to be boring – look for cool colours and textures in your sandals to really make them stand out. Faux snakeskin print and contrasting colours are popular at the moment, so use your sandals to really make a statement.