fave Tkees slim leather flip-flops + my Sam Edelman sandals (more colors)
(super chic + super affordable + super comfy)
this new blog series is brought to you by years of trial and error in shoe shopping.
we can all relate, right? it's really a jungle out there when it comes to figuring out which shoes are winners, and which ones are like a bad relationship – painful, bad for you, and yet you keep trying to make it work for far longer than you should.
i've already blogged about affordable, ergonomic-chic sandals in this post. however, a spring/summer wardrobe just isn't complete without a few pairs of sleek-chic footwear. this season (and likely beyond), i'll be alternating between these two styles:
1. the elegant leather flip-flops:
last summer, after my Havaianas broke, i got a pair of Tkees. (FYI - order up if you're a half-size; i'm a 6.5 and the 7/38s are perfect.) almost a year later, they still look new and are as comfy as ever (no breaking-in required!). if i lived in southern California, i'd probably wear these everywhere in the summer. for the less beachy East Coast urbanite, they're perfect as the go-to pedicure shoes, travel/vacation flip-flops, for neighborhood putzing/errand-running, and most importantly, portable back-ups for the workweek or a night out (keep the dustbag and use it to stash these in your bag).
2. the chic day-to-night minimalist sandals:
i did a detailed review on the Sam Edelmans last month, and i've been wearing mine everywhere. i don't usually buy in multiples, but these are so good that i got them in a few more colors. they're the sandal version of my stash of white tees!
what do you think? what are your essential spring/summer sandals?