Saturday is the first day of spring, and sandal season is just around the corner! A t-shirt and jeans or jean shorts with sandals is pretty much my spring/summer uniform, so I like to have lots of sandal options to change it up.
Today I’m rounding up the top sandal trends for spring and my best recommendations in each category, all available at Nordstrom.
Nordstrom is one of my favorite places to shop for shoes, and they always have a great selection of the latest styles and trends at a variety of price points. Plus, it’s Bonus Points time! Now through March 21st, Nordy Club members earn 5 points per dollar, and Cardholders earn 10 points per dollar. That makes this a great time to bank some extra points for the Anniversary Sale, which is just a few months away… #justsayin.
Flatform sandals are one of the biggest trends I’m seeing this year, with bonus points for quilted or puffy details. Slides are also very popular, and you will see a lot of these details overlap.
These Sam Edelman Adaley platform slides incorporate several trends of the season — they’re slides with a flatform base, molded footbed, and woven leather strap.
Footbed sandals are molded to provide optimum support, and this year, Tory Burch decided to get in on the action with these luxe leather Miller Cloud sandals. If you like the look of the original Miller but need more support, these are for you!
Birkenstock has long been known for their footbed sandals, and they’re always bringing out new styles and colors. I particularly love their Madrid Big Buckle Slide Sandals because they have a more minimalist vibe than their original styles.
The light pink color I’m wearing is from last year, but they have a bunch of new colors out now.
This twist detail at the neck of this grey t-shirt adds interest to the look but keeps it casual. This tee also comes in white and black, and it’s incredibly soft. It runs true to size, or you can size down if in between.
In stark contrast to the flatforms and molded footbed sandals that are very much on trend right now, minimalist slides are also trending. I love this barely there look for dressier outfits.
These Jeffrey Campbell Jamm-3 slide sandals have a blunt toe and two slender straps, with an architectural heel that is very now.
I threw a light grey faux suede draped jacket on over the white tee and boyfriend jeans from the look above, and swapped out the casual footbed sandals for this strappy pair to create a chic spring date night look.
Another big trend in sandals is embellishments. Think metal studs and spikes, pearls, and rhinestones. I love how the rounded silver studs add an edgy vibe to these minimalist slides.
This black utility shirt jacket is the perfect topper for a basic t-shirt and jeans outfit, and it also comes in white and olive.
Braided & Quilted Details
Ruched, braided, and quilted details are also popular right now. And again, you’ll see a lot of overlap with other trends — often these details are present on more minimalist slide sandals with the squared-off toe.
I recently styled these block heel slides with the chunky braided straps from Dolce Vita, and they’re probably my favorites of the season. They’ve just been restocked in most sizes, but act fast. They seem to sell out in hours every time I see a restock.
Which of these sandal trends are you most excited for?
As always, when you shop at Nordstrom, you get their free shipping and free returns. And don’t forget about their BOPUS (Buy Online Pick Up in Store) and contactless curbside pickup options.
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Be sure to visit Cyndi Spivey and see the spring look she’s styling today!
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photos: Alison Cornell