With summer slowly creeping up on us east coasters, I've been on the hunt for the perfect sandal for some time now. Although it's great to have fun in the summer with your footwear and get bright and bold, black is always my go-to even in the warmer months. After all, I know it's going to match everything I wear.
Usually, I prefer a light pair for the hotter temperatures, but this season sandals have taken a trend turn for the chunkier. Think: a style that feels a bit heavy with grommets, studs, and buckles. It's going to be a punk summer for most of us, and we are not complaining.
Consider getting something made of leather that you know you can count on lasting through more than just one season. Or, grab something with a sparkle or interesting straps to make your sandal stand out. Check out our favorites in the gallery, below.
Dr. Marten's, Black Petrol, $100, available at Dr. Marten's.
ASOS, Forefront Chunky Flat Sandal, $57, available at ASOS.
Sigerson Morrison, Aikli Sandals, $260, available at Shopbop.
Forever 21, Cutout Lace-Up Sandals, $29.90, available at Forever 21.
Sol Sana, Foster Slide, $95, available at Urban Outfitters.
Aldo, Erina, $60, available at Aldo.
Sam Edelman, Eavan Studded Gladiator Sandal, $130, available at Sam Edelman.
Tibi, Carmen Sandals, $385, available at Tibi.
Birkenstock, Madrid Eva Slide, $30, available at Need Supply Co.
Madewell, The Bridget Lace-Up Sandal, $98, available at Madewell.