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Best Summer Sandals For Everyday Wear And Everyday Prices

June 14, 2011 6:00 AM

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I am getting married next summer, and as I meet with vendor after vendor, each asks me the same question. What is your style? It’s not easy to sum up the contents of my closet or the sophistication I hope my apartment achieves. One word, however, continually pops to mind: vintage. The anthropology-inspired, shabby-chic-with-a-burst-of-color style I “think” defines my clothes, accessories and residence’s furnishings can also be paraded in my footwear. So, here are five sandals (all $60 or under!) that I would buy today – if I wasn’t trying to save for my honeymoon.
kennethcole Best Summer Sandals For Everyday Wear And Everyday Prices


Kenneth Cole Reaction Shine Through

Kenneth Cole
540 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611 
(312) 644-1163

The sandal accomplishes the fresh-cut flower and feminine look I adore. Try it in light gold or to add to your wardrobe’s one-color pieces, opt for lemon. It looks comfortable too – a zipper in the rear, cushioned footbed, and rubber sole make it great for everyday outings.

Check your local Kenneth Cole Store, they run about $58.95.

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Bobbi Blu Women’s Joyner Sandal

I smile when I find a piece—whether it’s a T-shirt, jacket, or dress—that I want to buy and a friend says, “that looks like you.” Well, the entire Bobbi Blue line fits me to a tee. The sandal is all about the detailing. It’s original with the mix of genuine leather and fabric, while being romantic with the soft bow adorned in paisley flowers. Wear it to work with a gray pencil skirt or out to dinner with skinny jeans and a tank.

To purchase you’ll have to use the trusty old internet, check Amazon and you’ll find them for about $29.99.

dsw Best Summer Sandals For Everyday Wear And Everyday Prices


Blowfish Casita Wedge

DSW Shoe Warehouse
3100 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 975-7182

For the girl on a budget. Dress up or dress down, this is a go-to sandal for pretty much any outfit. The wedge kicks you up 1 ½ inches. A synthetic canvas lining and outsole with a back-zip closure and crisscross straps give a breezy look. It shrieks spring to me.

To purchase head to DSW, where you’re sure to find a few other great looks too! Priced around $29.99.

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Report Ericah

Pastel fabrics and ruffles offer the chic flair that I see in this crocheted, open-toe wedge. The sandal piqued my interest for its elegant feel. With a 3 ¼ inch heel and 1 ¼ inch platform, it can be worn with jeans or a dress.

To purchase these head over to, they are $60.

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(credit: Aldo)


2044 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 404-0749

Here’s the sandal to accompany pretty much all attire. Pair it with an outfit in any color or pattern that requires simpler footwear. Multi-straps, polished leather and an adjustable side buckle lend the sandal detailing. Try it in cognac, teal, or black.

To purchase these check out your local Aldo, they run about $35.

Jenny Schooley is a Chicago-based writer and editor. She currently works in publishing for an academic organization.
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  • Mary

    These are great options! Thanks for all the cute sandal ideas! I love your blog!!

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