The sandals you need this season

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If you asked me what shoes to buy this season, it would have to be the mid, block heeled sandal. I think they are the perfect pair of smart casual shoes to see you through the summer. They look great worn with jeans and a blazer, but they’ll also work with your dresses and satin slip skirts. I tend to avoid taking heels on holiday, as I never like to look too dressed up, but this is a style I would consider popping in my suitcase as they give me the extra height I desperately need, without feeling too smart.

Here’s what I look for…

  • Comfort is key. For me, this meant trying lots of different pairs until I found ‘the ones’ and I found that the block heel was the easiest style to walk in. Something to think about if you are attending a garden party or a wedding this summer, the block heel won’t have you sinking into the earth.
  • I always try to avoid an ‘over the ankle’ strap. I don’t have long legs, and find that ankle straps tend to cut my legs off at the wrong place. If an ankle strap is unavoidable, then I would opt for nude strap so that it blends in. A black strap across the ankle is a no-no for me. I also find thinner straps across the foot more flattering than thick ones.

My top 9

  1. H&M Premium Leather Nude Sandals – £39.99
  2. Zara Contrast Heel – £39.99
  3. Arket – £150
  4. Snakeskin H&M – £24.99
  5. White Sandal block heel Zara – £29.99 (The ones I am wearing above)
  6. By Far Suede – £285
  7. Black Sandal with pointed toe Mango – £49.99 (The ones I am wearing below)
  8. By Far Slingback Carrie Sandals – £305
  9. White Leather Strap Sandals Mango – £59.99

Blazer – HM (sold out)

Cami – HM (£9.99)

Khaki Paper Bag Trousers Boden – Were £70 now £56 (I am wearing a size 6 Petite)

Heels Mango – £49.99

Sunglasses – Victoria Beckham ‘Audrey Visor’

Photography by Kelly Reeves Photography

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Chloe Samwell-Smith

Chloe Samwell-Smith

I am a fashion loving mum of three, blogging about my love for clothes, interiors, children's fashion, fitness, beauty and travel. I live in London with my husband, three children (Liv, Milla and Charlie) and our siamese cat called Sammy.


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