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9 Dress & Sandals Combinations To Try This Summer

Summer 2020 may be the strangest on record but as the weather warms up, we’re casting off our cosy loungewear and welcoming more optimistic modes of dressing. Sure, the sun isn’t the most reliable in the UK and we’re not heading further afield any time soon, but there’s one sartorial pairing that is a certainty in summer, whether the skies are blue or it’s raining and muggy: a dress and sandals.

Arguably the most effortless of fashion teammates, no matter what your style preference – minimalist or maximalist, traditional or more avant garde – a dress and sandals is your throw-it-on-and-go get-up for working from home, strolling by the sea or braving public transport to finally see friends (all while social distancing, natch).

Ahead, we’ve found nine women demonstrating just how easy it is to pair a dress and sandals, from the new ‘ugly’ shoe to the prettiest prairie pieces around. Click through for inspiration aplenty.

Karen Blanchard proves that warmer weather doesn’t mean stowing away your black dresses until winter. Her button-up Míe dress is monochromatic perfection when paired with white thong sandals by The Row. Bouquet of sunflowers optional.

& Other Stories Linen Blend Midi Dress, $, available at & Other Stories

Gucci Leather Thong Sandals With Double G, $, available at Farfetch

Whistles Clara Wrap Dress, $, available at Whistles

Birkenstock Toe Thong Footbed, $, available at Office

ASOS CURVE Shirred Bustier Maxi Dress, $, available at ASOS

TKEES Foundations Gloss Patent-Leather Flip Flops, $, available at Net-A-Porter

Lime and cappuccino is our new colour combination of choice thanks to Kelly Augustine‘s smart pairing. Throw in some statement jewellery if you’re that way inclined, but a zingy dress and heeled sandal is all we need on more casual days.

Monki Retro Ruffle Hem Dress, $, available at Monki

Castañer Chiara 80 Canvas & Jute Espadrille Wedges, $, available at Matches Fashion

COS Sleeveless Organic Cotton Dress, $, available at COS

Ganni Square Toe Sandals, $, available at MODES

Angel Chen Lime Puff Sleeve Mini Dress, $, available at Urban Outfitters

Mango Buckle Leather Sandals, $, available at Mango

Further evidence that a zebra crossing-inspired palette is all you need this summer, we love Brittany Bathgate‘s teaming of a romantic puff-sleeved dress with the new kid on the ugly shoe block: the woven sandal. This pair, courtesy of The Row, proves comfort still comes first. Move over Birkenstock…

NA-KD Boho Structured Puff Dress, $, available at NA-KD

Dr Martens 8092 Leather Fisherman Sandals, $, available at DR MARTENS

ASOS CURVE Tiered Cotton Poplin Smock Midi Dress, $, available at ASOS

The Row Gaia 2 Leather Sandals, $, available at mytheresa

Cecilie Bahnsen Puff Sleeve Dress, $, available at Totokaelo

Grenson Willa, $, available at Grenson

Kellie Brown‘s red and white checked dress reminds us why we turn to picnic prints in summer. We’ll pair with metallic sandals, as she has, for warmer weather, and stomping lace-up boots and a black rollneck when the sun waves goodbye. As versatile a dress as any.

Topshop Pink Check Organza Shirt Dress, $, available at Topshop

Dorateymur Silver 102 Slipper Sandals, $, available at SSENSE

Belize Greta Shoulder-Tie Checked Cotton Dress, $, available at Matches Fashion

White Stuff Zena Jute Flatform Sandal, $, available at White Stuff

Boden Cassidy Linen Dress Orange Sunset Gingham, $, available at Boden

KG KURT GEIGER Rogue2, $, available at Kurt Geiger

Maximalists, take note: Monikh‘s neutrals are anything but boring. A beige easy shirt dress and white cushioned sandals make for the perfect around-the-house get-up, especially when you’re wanting to summon the gods of workwear for some WFH productivity without sacrificing comfort.

& Other Stories Voluminous Midi Shirt Dress, $, available at & Other Stories

Teva Women’s Original Universal Sport Sandals, $, available at The Hut

Bec & Bridge Women’s Surfari Shirt Dress, $, available at The Hut

Accessorize Wide Strap Mule Sandals, $, available at Accessorize

COS Cotton-Linen A-Line Shirt Dress, $, available at COS

Arizona Love Trekky Embroidered Flat Sandals, $, available at Farfetch

Jeanette Madsen‘s Ibiza holiday looks are making us dream of sun-soaked frolics. While we wait to be able to travel further afield, we’ll be recreating this genius duo: a lurex column dress and tie-up sandals. Throw over a swimsuit, add beachy waves and you’re good to go.

COS Sleeveless Cotton-Rib Dress, $, available at COS

Nomadic State of Mind Jc Sandal, $, available at Office

Skin Louisa Crocheted Cotton Maxi Dress, $, available at Net-A-Porter

Zara Tied Flat Leather Sandals, $, available at Zara

Hush Leota Metallic Knit Dress, $, available at Hush

Teva Voya Infinity Sandals, $, available at Free People

Nnenna Echem‘s dreamy get-up makes the case for a lot of things: eyeshadow that matches your dress, shell jewellery to make up for the fact you can’t get to a beach any time soon… But most of all it makes us want to find the perfect yellow dress and some bandana sandals to boot.

Stefania Vaidani Yellow Vichy Midi Dress, $, available at Stefania Vaidani

Arizona Love Bandana Knotted Flat Sandals, $, available at Farfetch

Faithfull the Brand Linnie Midi Dress, $, available at Urban Outfitters

Pradera Curva Ankle Wrap Sandals, $, available at Solillas

Monki Puff Sleeve Midi Dress, $, available at Monki

Manebi Bandana-Print Slides, $, available at Farfetch

We may be stuck inside for the majority of summer but Jessie Bush gives us a good reason to embrace drama in lockdown. This Kitri dress, all puffy sleeves and cinched waist, matched with red lippy and a good pair of chunky leather sandals is perfect for a socially distanced special occasion in the park.

Kitri Margot Coral Linen Midi Dress, $, available at Kitri

Zola Extra Strappy Black Sandals, $, available at Koi Footwear

ASOS DESIGN Curve Twist Front Mini Dress, $, available at ASOS

Prada Nomad Logo-Print Leather-Trimmed Canvas Sandals, $, available at Net-A-Porter

Self-Portrait Puff-Sleeved Ottoman Minidress, $, available at My Theresa

Dr. Martens Voss Chunky-Sole Leather Sandals, $, available at Selfridges

Zeena Shah has long been our queen of colourful get-ups but this zingy Ganni number tops the lot. Take your classic summer gingham to the next level with some serious colour pops, add two-strap sandals and you’re on your way!

Accessorize Wide Strap Smocked Gingham Dress, $, available at Very

Hush Woodstock Sandals, $, available at Hush

Ganni Seersucker Check Smocked Midi Dress, $, available at Farfetch

Schuh Black Hawaii Sandals, $, available at Schuh

Three Graces London Tomasina Dress In Navy Gingham, $, available at Three Graces London

Birkenstock Arizona Eva, $, available at Birkenstock

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Credit: Original article published here.

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