This year, I wanted to add a pair of summer sandals to my wardrobe that met a few requirements. 1) they should be somewhere in the color family of my skin tone, to minimize contrast and the potential to “cut off” my leg-line when wearing shorts and skirts. 2) they should be a low to mid heel height. I find it harder to walk in higher heel heights in hot weather, maybe because the heat tires me out quickly, and/or sweat can make shoes slick, making it easy to slide right down the incline of higher heels. 3) they should have a covered back, because the dryest, ickiest part of the foot always ends up being the heel, and I don’t want to be self-conscious if I forget to exfoliate/lotion up back there. 4) the ankle strap should be adjustable enough to fit my narrow ankles.
The hardest thing to find was a pair with a good fitting ankle strap, until I started looking at self-tie versions. My favorite of the self-tie sandals I found were these suede ones from Alexandre Birman. Now that I’ve had them for a little while, self-tie ankle straps are my new favorite things! The one-size-fits-most ankle straps on many shoes don’t fit me well, so having the ability to just wrap and knot these where I want them is awesome. These have made me a self-tie sandal convert.
— Outfit Details —
Shirt Banana Republic
Jeans Koral Los Angeles (here & here)
Shoes Alexandre Birman (on sale!) (also love them in black!)
Handbag Givenchy (different leather) (LOVE the grey!)
Sunglasses Oliver Peoples (<– a little cheaper) (also here & here)
Rings vintage & Catbird
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