Irresistible Summer Sandal Styles for 2013

Ditch the socks and laces and slip on some of this summer's hottest sandal styles

Credit: Flickr/petunia2323

Keep your feet cool in some of the hottest sandal styles this summer

From pumps to wedges and neutrals to pops of colour, there’s a little bit of everything on the sandal menu this summer. So your feet can have their cake and eat it too.

This guide will give you a glimpse at the styles you’ll want to add to your collection.

Credit: Aldo/J.Crew

Black and White

Go back to basics this summer with a pair of black and white sandals.

These wedges from Aldo are sure to add a spring to your step with their peep-toe and buckled straps. ($100)

Or try these flat sandals by J.Crew. Their simple design will pair well with almost every outfit in your closet. ($172)

The New Neutrals

Neutral sandals have always been a staple item in the shoe closet. But this year, you can take those neutral pieces to a whole new level by looking for sandals with some added dimension.

These heels from Aldo have a touch of vibrant pink, making them a true statement piece. ($90)

Guess has created three-tone neutral sandals, which add a little creativity to an otherwise basic shoe. ($135 at The Bay)

Colourful Pumps

Nothing screams warm weather like splashes of colour.

This brightly wedged heel by Diesel Alma Espadrille pairs with everything from dresses, to shorts to cropped pants. ($126 at The Bay)

But if you can’t commit to just one colour, go for them all in these multi-coloured heels by Nine West. ($150 at The Bay)

Feminine Patterns

There’s really nothing girlier than a patterned sandal.

Steve Madden has introduced a bright heel for those monochromatic outfits. Finished with a buckled strap, this strappy sandal has a bit of a flirty side. ($99.95)

Or, dress your feet in this simple, feminine sandal by J.Crew, which also carries this pattern in a variety of its clothing and accessories (but don’t go all matchy-matchy!) ($114)

Credit: Spring/Aldo

Lattice Work

Every woman needs a pair of cutout sandals in her closet. End of story.

These strap-on wedges from Spring are dressy enough for the office, but can be dressed down with jeans for weekend barbecues. ($50)

Or, try Aldo for these classy and sophisticated heels, which could easily become your go-to-shoes this summer. ($90)

Credit: Guess/Guess

Urban Fringe

Urban style is back this summer, so keep your eye out for sandals with fringe or tassels.

These suede sandals from Guess are perfect for weekend adventures with the family. ($72)

Or, choose the yellow fringe sandals, also from Guess, to brighten up your weekdays. The wedge heel allows for stability and is the perfect finish to a floral summer dress. ($145)

Irresistible Summer Sandal Styles