The 7 Most Iconic White Sneakers—Because I’ll Be Wearing This Style All Summer

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If you would have told my high-school self that one day I’d be wearing jeans and sneakers, I would have told you to get lost. I mean, there’s no greater “dad” look than wearing a pair of white New Balances with a pair of light wash jeans and you won’t convince me otherwise. But frankly, this season it’s perfectly on-trend to rummage through your dad’s closet and borrow a blazer, jeans, and a pair of white tennis shoes. And while the oversized blazer and jeans trend might meet its end soon, there’s one thing that remains a classic regardless of what’s happening in fashion: a great, comfy, white sneaker. This spring and summer are no different.

Putting on a new, crisp white pair of sneakers is like ordering a caesar salad and table fries, it just feels right. So, I asked the Betches audience which white sneakers were elite and you did not disappoint. Here are the 7 most popular answers.

Veja Campo Sneaker

While these are classic in their own right, they are 100% the new kids on the block. It’s like all the sudden in 2017 I saw every single human that graced the streets of NYC wearing a pair, and for good reason. They are sustainably made with organic cotton and wild Amazonian rubber. Something your ego (and wallet) can feel good about.

Shop it: Veja Campo Leather Sneakers, $175, Nordstrom

Superga 2750 Cotu Classic Sneaker

I’d be remiss if I didn’t tell you a brief story about why I personally love Superga’s. TL;DR It was 2008 and I saw Joe Jonas wearing Supergas, so I bought Supergas. They’re super comfy, come in a ton of colors, and make me feel cultured since they’re made in Italy. Honestly, TG for Joe Jonas or I would have never found my favorite shoes.

Shop it: Superga 2750 Cotu Classic Sneaker, $69, Revolve

Air Force 1s

Honestly, if you don’t know what these are, are you even a zillenial? I swear these paired with a black onesie and an oversized white button-down is the equivalent to the “cool girl” uniform. You can catch me grabbing an iced matcha in these everyday for the foreseeable future.

Shop it: Nike Air Force 1 ’07 Lv8 Sneaker, $120, Revolve

Dr. Scholl’s Time Off Platform Sneaker

I’m not going to lie, these threw me for a loop. Before I tried these, nothing screamed, “I’m getting old” quite like officially investing in a pair of Dr. Scholls. But, don’t judge a book by it’s cover, because not only are these cute-AF wearing them is like walking on clouds.

Shop it: Time Off Platform Sneaker, $70, Amazon

Hoka Bondi 8

If you’re looking for a new pair of shoes for your hot girl walks, look no further. These might not be your obvious choice for a normal, everyday sneaker but nothing can compete with these if you’re walking long distances. Like, they’re even approved by ​the American Podiatric Medical Association.

Shop it: Bondi 8, $165, Hoka

Reebok Women’s Club C Sneaker

If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it. That how I feel about these Reebok sneakers. I’ve seen these for as long as I can remember. (No, really, I remember seeing these on the playground in kindergarten.) They were a staple then, and they’re a staple now. A perfect addition to your capsule wardrobe.

Shop it: Reebok Women’s Club C Sneaker, $44.71, Amazon

Leather Converse

This wouldn’t be a complete list without the obvious classic: Converse. What makes these a bit more trendy (and honestly, grown-up) is the fact that they’re leather. They’ll also stay clean for a hell of a lot longer than the canvas ones, so it won’t look like you just came from a frat party basement even though you’re 30.

Shop it: Chuck Taylor All Star Lift Platform Leather, $75, Converse

Five Summer Sandal Trends For Under $100

Believe it or not, summer is pretty much here. We all know that once Memorial Day weekend hits, everyone is straight ~summer state of mind~ from there on out. That being said, it’s time to go treat yo’ self to a nice-ass pedicure because sandals season is here. And, if you haven’t started shopping for your summer sandals yet, don’t worry, I’m here to help. Of course, I’m not here to recommend you just go buy yourself a basic pair of Rainbows and call it a day. No, no, you’re better than that. You’ve got more style, and if you don’t, well then take a cue from the following list! Here are the biggest trends in summer sandals and a few must-have styles for each.

1. Barely There Minimalist Sandals

The minimalist strappy sandal trend is yet another ’90s trend making a come back this season. This style has been big recently among celebs, like the Kardashian and Jenner sisters, so like, what more proof do you need? This style sandal is perfect for pairing with all your sundresses this season because it’s elevated without being over-the-top (contrary to some of the other trends on this list). This style sandal also looks cute worn with denim shorts and a button-down, or ripped jeans and a tee. Basically, it’s a must-have sandal because it’s guaranteed to look good with all of your outfits. Can’t beat that!

Jeffrey Campbell ‘Kaine’ Sandal, $90

Zara Strappy Mid-Heel Leather Sandals, $79.90

Urban Outfitters ‘Ana’ Strappy Heeled Sandal, $74

Topshop HIPPIE Flat Sandals, $40

2. Sporty Sandals

Sporty sandals are v trendy this season, something that I’m sure a lot of you will disagree with me over in the comments section. Look, I don’t decide the trends, I just report on them, so take it easy on me. But anyways, these once deemed “nerdy” style sandals are all the rage right now, with all the designer brands showing them on their runways. It’s a hard style to pull off, but if you’re up for the challenge, I’d go for it because these sandals look comfy af.

Zara Flat Padded Athletic Sandal, $69.90

Crushion Sport Sandal, $65

Zara Multicolored Sporty Low Heeled Sandal, $59.90

FILA ‘Disruptor’ Sandal ($49)

3. Animal Print Sandals

If you haven’t already seen leopard and snake print EVERYWHERE this season, well then, you’re blind. It’s everywhere from clothes to accessories to, of course, sandals. It actually makes for a chic and wearable print for sandals because it can be styled as a neutral. They add a stylish and unexpected element to your outfit, without clashing or taking away from it. They’re an easy print to mix and match into this season’s wardrobe, making them an overall essential sandal to have in your arsenal.

Topshop HOP Neon Flat Sandals, $40

Zara Mid-Height Heeled Elastic Strap Sandals, $49.90

Coconuts by Matisse Leopard Pebble Sandal, $35

Chinese Laundry Montezuma Snake Sandal, $69.99

4. Neon Sandals

Again, if you don’t already know that neon is a HUGE trend right now, I’m judging you. (Okay, not really because like, my ability to inform you of trends is the only reason I have a job, so thank you.) Neon is big for spring, and will continue to be big for summer as well. And tbh, this is a trend I’m here for. I mean, what looks better with your bronzed summer tan than a bright neon? Nothing. This trend was made for summer, and especially summer sandals, and I’m here for it.

Steve Madden ‘Issy’ Mule, $90

ASOS DESIGN ‘Fleeky’ Mule Sliders, $32

ASOS DESIGN Heckle Toe Loop Barely There Block Heeled Sandals, $48

Zara Tube Strap Low Heeled Sandals, $29.90

5. Woven/Raffia Sandals

This is a sandal trend that is pretty much a given every summer. This style sandal just makes you want to take an Insta-worthy tropical vacation…or more realistically, at least hit up a rooftop happy hour on a summer Friday. They have a boho natural vibe, but are elevated enough to also dress up your outfits. This style usually comes in natural colors, so they’ll match everything in your closet. Which, is a great quality when you’re packing for your summer vaca since you and I both know that suitcase is easily already over 50 pounds.

UO ‘Rosalie’ Raffia Platform Sandal, $49

Jeffrey Campbell ‘Dane’ Sandal, $75

Zara Woven Platform Wedges, $69.90

Seychelles ‘Everlasting’ Slide, $69

So there you have it, five types of summer sandals and four options for each! Now, you have NO excuse to be wearing Rainbows this season or, dare I say, your Old Navy flip-flops. I don’t care how cheap they are, you’re a grown-ass woman and shouldn’t be buying her summer shoes from a store that advertises via commercials with adults jumping around and singing. Understood?

Images: @jonathanborba / Unsplash; Revolve (4); Zara (6); Urban Outfitters (3); Free People; ASOS (3); South Moon Under (2); Topshop (2)

Just Because These Ugly Summer Trends Are Popular Doesn’t Make Them OK

The thing about summer fashion is that you can think you look really cute when in fact, you could be wrong. So very wrong. There are a lot of trends that exist simply because Kim Kardashian wore it while getting ice cream one time, but that shouldn’t make it okay for regular people to wear. Like, I don’t see hangover sweats and baseball hats becoming a trend because I wore that while grocery shopping. IDGI. Just because the media and A-list celebs we stalk on Insta wear it, doesn’t mean it looks good IRL. From one betch to another, here are 5 ugly summer trends you really don’t want to be caught dead wearing.

1. Floral Dad Patterns

Part of me knows that this is slightly a joke, but I can’t help but wonder given the amount of girls I’ve seen legitimately wear this out to the bars. I don’t care if it’s a sorority mixer theme, and I definitely don’t care if the pattern is on a dress—tacky floral button-up styles are so not okay and like, not even that funny, either. If it looks like something your dad would wear to a BBQ, put it back on the rack.

ASOS Reclaimed Vintage Inspired Cropped Hawaiian Shirt

2. Toe Sandals

Feet weird me out, tbh and it’s even worse if my toe is given a spotlight in a shoe. These are just a straight-up no from me, dawg.

Ancient Greek Sandals Eleftheria braided leather sandals

3. Biker Shorts

No. Just fucking no. I don’t care which celeb wore these first or which designer made them. These are not fucking cool to wear out to the club. If this is the country we’re living in, I’m moving to like, Bora Bora. Biker shorts belong in the gym or your nearest Dick’s Sporting Goods. That’s all.

PrettyLittleThing Basic Black Bike Shorts

4. Bucket Hats

Certain stylish hats just started becoming fashionable and socially acceptable again, so let’s not push it. Floppy sun hats are chic, whereas bucket hats are probs best worn by your Uncle Jim and 1990s rappers only. Stick with bohemian styles this summer, and for the love of god, don’t even look twice at these. Bucket hats don’t look good with anything, I promise. If someone tells you otherwise, they’re lying.

Urban Outfitters Floral Crochet Bucket Hat

 5. Chunky Sneakers

This is another dad-inspired trend that makes me question why and when we started looking to our dads for fashion inspo??? Maybe you live in Brooklyn. Maybe you’re just a hipster. Either way, the dad sneaker isn’t my fave. Although probs super comfy, you can still get both the look and comfort by opting for a pair of like, Vans, Adidas, or literally any other sneaker.

Jeffrey Campbell Lo-fi Sneakers

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Chic Summer Lip Colors That Look Good On Everyone

Summer is officially here, and one of the easiest ways to upgrade your look is to buy some new makeup. I don’t like to wear a ton of makeup in general, but especially in the summer. I live in The Valley and it’s like, 110 degrees here. I will sweat it all off. However, regardless of what you’re doing or where you’re going, you can always change up your lip color without it running down your face. Here are the chicest summer lip colors so you can feel trendy af.

Mirrored Nudes

We’re obsessed with anything shiny and highlighted right now, and lips are not to be forgotten. This summer’s nudes are upgraded by making them super glossy or even putting highlighter on top of your matte Kylie lip kit. In a look that gives me PTSD flashbacks to those Lancôme Juicy Tubes we all had in middle school that were sooo thick and sticky, we are once again being victimized by lip gloss. However, this time around we have options, so please pick ones that are moisturizing and don’t feel like superglue. If your hair sticks to it, you’re doing it wrong.

Fairy Floss sheer nude Ultra Glossy Lip

ColourPop FAIRY FLOSS Ultra Glossy Lip


Bright Pinks

Bright colors are always a summer fave, just like our ~groundbreaking~ pastels for spring. Get a pink lipstick that pops on your skin tone to make you look tanner, make your teeth look whiter, and make you look like you’re ready for a good time. I’m a fan of more blue-based pink tones, like magenta, but you can go full flamingo and still stay on trend. IDK, I’m not your mom, figure it out.

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Pink Matte Mini Lipstick Set


Red lips are always in, but this summer we’re pushing them more into an orange to spice it up. If you’re a red lip ride-or-die when you go out, you’ve got to try an orange. Tangerine is bright, fun, and makes you look hot af. Plus, it was all over the Chanel spring/summer 2018 runway. If you’re nervous, you could always lean more to the red side. Orange tones brighten your complexion and really pop. My favorite shade is by NARS, but this Sephora Collection dupe is only $5 and on sale right now and is really similar.

NARS Audacious Lipstick in Geraldine – Tangerine

SEPHORA COLLECTION Oil Infusion Color & Care in 04 Tangerine Fizz


In addition to being v in style right now, purple is my favorite color. You needed to know that. Purple is the edgy chick’s best friend this summer, with lips ranging from deep plums to berries to shocking purples to lilac pastels. It all depends on your level of edge. If you plan to rock a pastel purple, for the love of God, use a lip scrub first and moisturize like crazy. Pastels can make your lips look a bit chalky. Also, as with any super bright or crazy color, make sure you whiten your teeth and pay attention to tone. If done incorrectly, your purple can complement and pull out yellow in your teeth. If you’re nervous, go for more of a berry shade.

Zipper deepened purple Ultra Matte Lipstick

ColourPop ZIPPER Ultra Matte Lip

SMASHBOX Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick in Purple Taffy

KAT VON D Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick in Coven

Images: Giphy (1), ColourPop (2), Sephora (6)

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5 Trends That Look Good On Literally Everyone

Something I can’t stand is when people say, “oh yeah, that’s cute but I could never wear that.” I don’t believe in that. I think the most important thing when it comes to clothes is fit—as long as it fits in the correct spot, then regardless of your shape or size, you’ll look amazing. Like in The Sisterhood of The Traveling Pants, there are clothing items that can fit anyone and everyone (though probably not the same exact item). Here are some of summer’s trendiest items that literally will look good in, and how to fit them.

1. High Waisted Jeans

I am so obsessed with high waisted everything right now, whether they’re skinny jeans or mom jeans. The key to wearing high waisted denim is making sure that the high waist part hits the smallest part of your waist and that the fabric isn’t clinging too tight to your lower stomach. This might be hard to find if you’ve got a long torso, but when in doubt, always size bigger. I carry my weight in my stomach, so I always have to size up if it’s going to hit my waist for the perfect fit. Also, try sitting down while trying them on, because your stomach will pooch out more. If you can’t breathe, size up. If you really can’t find a good fit, go a few sizes bigger and get them taken in to fit perfectly. The benefit of high waisted is that it’s basically like wearing Spanx: it holds everything in and you don’t have to worry about looking bad in an unflattering photo angle.

Modcloth Karaoke Seamstress Skinny Jeans in Black Wash

Slide View: 1: BDG Mom Jean - Vintage Wash

BDG Mom Jean – Vintage Wash

2. Bodysuits

Another super in-right-now trend for anyone and everyone is wearing a bodysuit. You can find them in all shapes, sizes, colors, and they are universally flattering (especially with your high waisted jeans). The downside is when you have to pee at the bar and you either have to take off all your clothes or you can’t get those little snaps to click back together because you’re drunk. Oh well. The key to pulling off a bodysuit is to make sure it fits perfectly—meaning, it should not be trying to give you camel toe or molest you in any way, it should not be a risk of exposing a nipple, and the straps should stay put without cutting into you. Bodysuits are a tricky fit since they hit so many areas, but finding the right size is totally worth it. Plus, they suck everything in for a seamless silhouette. Again, when in doubt, go bigger because only you can see the size label, but everyone can see how ill-fitting your clothing is. ALSO, you can just buy a chic one piece bathing suit and wear it as a bodysuit: two for the price of one, and you’re ready for any impromptu pool parties.


Forever 21 Plus Size Plunging Lace Bodysuit

3. Overalls

Overalls are sooooo trendy right now, and they also look good on everyone, including those poor pregnant bitches currently growing parasites babies. The fit varies from totally shapeless to tight and cropped, but like with all of these items, fit is so important. Fit your overalls based on the “pants” portion—not too tight in the crotch, not sagging in the ass (unless they’re completely oversize in which case, you’re good). THEN put on the top part and fit the straps. Most of these have adjustable straps, but if they’re sliding off or cutting into your shoulders, that is not cute and you need to size up. I love overalls since they’re such a statement outfit with minimal effort. You could wear them with T-shirts, your new bodysuit, or an off the shoulder top.

Main Image - City Chic 'Over It All' Distressed Denim Overalls (Plus Size)

City Chic ‘Over It All’ Distressed Denim Overalls

4. Off-The-Shoulder

SPEAKING of off the shoulder, this look is soooo popular rn and is flattering for anyone. You can do a top that has elastic around the shoulders and the rest is flowy, or something more fitted, something cropped, a dress—the possibilities are really endless. There are so many ways to find something you’re comfortable in that is still on trend. Just make sure your top is not cutting off your circulation, or so tight that you can’t put your arms up. That’s like the opposite of Randy from A Christmas Story, but just as traumatizing. On the other hand, it has to be tight enough so that you don’t accidentally give a free show while reaching for your skinny marg at happy hour. You need to plan (and charge) for that kind of shit.

Main Image - BP. Woven Stripe Off the Shoulder Top

BP. Woven Stripe Off the Shoulder Top

5. Matching Sets

A well fitting matching set is the best go-to outfit. I have this one I love from Forever 21, and it’s basically like pajamas. A matching set is any coordinating top and pant (or skirt, or shorts) combo, and the key to fit is making sure both parts hit in the right spot. If you’re going for a crop or high waisted, both items should fit at the smallest part of your waist, and please dear Lord, make sure you do not have camel toe. I do not need to see your labia, kthanks. Sidenote: Can someone explain to me why we can’t just have inclusive sizing for everything? Why are there separate plus-size and under-plus sections? This SAME OUTFIT comes in S-3X and I had to provide two links because it’s divided by the plus section. Let’s just have all the same shit in every size. Wtf is wrong with this?? /rant


Forever 21 Plus Size Glen Plaid Tube Top & Pants SetForever 21 Striped Glen Plaid Crop Top & Pants

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Please Let Us Know In The Comments If You’d Wear These LaCroix Swimsuits

2018 is a weird time in the world of fashion. Everyone is wearing the tiny sunglasses from The Matrix, you’re expected to wear bike shorts in public, and now some insane person has decided that we should also be incorporating yellow into our wardrobes. Hard pass. But perhaps the strangest fashion development yet this year are these incredibly fugly LaCroix swimsuits. Yes, LaCroix, as in the flavored sparkling water that half of you love to pregame with, and half of you wouldn’t drink if your life depended on it. I happen to fall in the latter category, but these suits are disgusting no matter what.

LaCroix started to have a major moment a couple years ago, when people apparently first realized that most mixers are, like, not good for you. LaCroix quickly became one of the biggest basic bitch trends, but no one really cares about it anymore. That didn’t stop designer Eric Wu from slapping the LaCroix logo on some swimsuits for summer 2018. I’m not sure this truly counts as being a “designer,” because I’m pretty sure I could make these same swimsuits on any website that lets you customize T-shirts.

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So yeah, the swimsuits are ugly as fuck, but to each his own I guess. The suits come in five different ~flavors~, which are Pure, Lemon Lime, Passionfruit, Pamplemousse, and Cran-Raspberry. Sorry to all you psychopaths who like the coconut flavor, no swimsuits for you. You’ll just have to drink that nasty shit in normal clothes like sad peasants. The Pure swimsuit is probably the least heinous, but also I don’t trust anyone who drinks the Pure flavor of LaCroix, so this is really a lose-lose situation.

Luckily, there are LaCroix swimsuits for both men and women, so you can guarantee your place as the most cringeworthy couple on the beach this summer with just one online order. The one-piece is $49.50, and the men’s trunks are $39.50, because of course the one for women has to cost more. Further evidence that you should not buy these swimsuits! If you and your boyfriend both want to wear these together, congratulations, you truly deserve each other. Now get out of my face and never speak to me again.

So yeah, if I see anyone at the beach this summer wearing these LaCroix swimsuits, they’re cordially invited to not be my friend. Hopping on the fun one-piece trend is great and there’s nothing wrong with a fun swimsuit, but the obsession with LaCroix has gone far enough. It’s fucking sparkling water, guys, it’s not that special.

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5 Trends From Last Summer You Have No Business Wearing This Year

New year, new season, new wardrobe. I expect you to repeat this mantra to yourself when you’re sloughing off the excess in your closet to downsize for this summer. It’s hard to believe that we’re already in talks of summer when it feels like spring just decided to shadily dip on us this year. First of all, mad rude and second of all, I’m seriously over wearing my winter jacket already. Despite how excited we are to dig out our high waisted shorts, floral rompers, and boho maxi dresses, it’s time to toss some these tacky and overrated last year trends to the side for good. As if you needed a legit reason to go shopping, here are last year’s summer trends you should most def not be wearing this summer and alternatives to splurge on instead.

1. Flannel

You’d think this was a given for many, but you’d be surprised. Contrary to what the temperature feels like on the east coast, don’t even think for a second that your oversize flannel or button-down plaid is appropriate—not even tied around your waist for whatever country music festival you plan on going to this summer. Wear that shit inside the house. Instead, consider going for this year’s trending gingham and check print.

2. Peasant Tops

Just, no. Absolutely fucking not. They’re hardly flattering and now, they just remind me of my grandma. Swap out the tacky style for flirty ruffled tops you can pair with mini skirts or jeans, like the one below.

Lover + Friends X Revolve Rebecca Top

3. Over-The-Top Boho & Fringe

I will have a special place in my heart for Vanessa Hudgens’ Coachella aesthetic for as long as I live, and refraining myself from buying gladiator sandals and fringe accessories will probs break my heart. The festival style we all know too well had its moment way back when, but has definitely become subtler in the new year. We’ll probs see a shit ton of fanny packs, low-key mules, and belted maxi dresses in place of overly boho pieces.

4. Skinny Jeans

But honestly, who is even wearing skinny jeans anymore? Clearly these are v outdated with the amount of mom, boyfriend, and girlfriend jeans retailers are shoving down our throats. This is only a benefit to us, because no one like sucking in all day long. Search for loose cut-offs you can still pair with slides, heels, and wedges.

Levi’s Wedgie High-Rise Jean – Rough Tide

5. Millennial Pink

This is not a drill. We’re actually trying to make millennial pink not happen this summer. The overly Instagramed color is being taken over by lavenders alike and the bold Gen-Z Yellow. Slowly, but surely, think twice before grabbing the pink and consider obsessing over the new and better. Whatever you do, don’t choose orange. Fucking duh.

Images: Ali Morshedlou / Unsplash; Revolve; Urban Outfitters

8 Sandal Styles To Elevate Your Summer Wardrobe

Everything sucks. It keeps snowing, it’s literally always freezing outside, and no rooftop bars are open yet. Summer has honestly never felt further away, but shopping for summer shit is usually a pretty solid way to fight off my seasonal depression. I mean like, until you see your pale, sickly looking skin under the fluorescent light of a Nordstrom fitting room and everything feels 10 times worse. But whatever. Thankfully, all of the new sandal styles are now available, so go treat yourself to a pedicure, your first iced coffee of the season, and shop for some summer shoes. Here are the eight most popular sandals you’ll want to stock up on. Just like, don’t wear them yet. When New York finally hit 60 degrees last week, I wore a dress, and have never felt so personally victimized by every single passerby in Manhattan.

1. Ankle Strap Sandals

If you’re going to buy one pair of sandals this summer (moment of silence for thinking you’d ever make it through a summer purchasing only one pair of summer shoes), it should be a pair of ankle strap sandals. I am honestly such an advocate for ankle strap shoes, there’s like, prob going to be something about them on my tombstone. Is that too morbid? Are tombstones even still going to be a thing by the time we die? Have any of you seen a good YouTube conspiracy video on death in the future? Is there a Black Mirror episode about it? LMK. Anyway, ankle strap sandals go with everything, and you should already own a pair by now. If for some reason you don’t, buy these.

Madewell The Boardwalk Ankle Strap Sandal

2. Birkenstocks

I used to relentlessly rip on people who wore Birkenstocks, but like most questionable things I used to hate and now can’t get enough of, I changed my mind when Kourtney Kardashian started wearing them. Birkenstocks are literally so comfortable and now that the brand has realized that people besides pothead philosophy students have started to wear their stuff, they’ve stepped it up. You can wear these with everything from T-shirt dresses to the cropped Lululemon leggings you probably live in all summer. Just like, don’t accidentally step on the back end of the sandal while you’re walking because it’s literally worse than stepping on a Lego. 

Arizona Natural Leather Soft Footbed Metallic Copper

3. Slide Sandals

Honestly, bless the footwear industry for making slide sandals a thing. You know exactly why these are a gift to the universe if you’ve ever broken a sandal strap on vacation or dealt with ridiculous foot tan lines. These literally solve all problems. It’s amazing. Besides the fact that these will make an insanely loud noise while you walk down a flight of stairs (you will get so many dirty looks if you are trying to run down to a subway with these on, just a warning), these summer shoes are pretty much the perfect solution to your entire life.

Treasure and Bond Mere Flat Slide Sandal

4. Boujee Sliders

Boujee sliders are like the shoe version of that friend you have from college that you want to hate, but love to party with with, so you stay in contact with her for life. Like, I don’t want to be wearing a pair of rubber slider sandals with a fur or glitter strap, but I’m going to because it’s a good fucking time. Sure, these will basically turn you into Snooki, but she’s doing pretty well for herself these days so like, don’t fight it.

Aldo Astenarien

5. Those Sandals From ‘Wolf of Wall Street’

Okay, so, remember in Wolf of Wall Street when Leo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill were like, all fucked up and freaking out about Steve Madden? Well, the sandals that Steve Madden was making at the time are back, and these are them. Like most 90s trends that we’re rewearing, these are kind of ugly, but everyone’s like, obsessed with them. You can make these your go-to summer shoes for 2018, but I can’t speak for any period of time after that.

Steve Madden SLINKY

6. Espadrille Sandals

You know how, a few summers ago, every travel blogger was wearing those sandals with pom-poms on them? Well, espadrille sandals are the 2018 version of that trend. Sure, they’ve been around forever, but that’s not going to stop said travel bloggers from acting like they just invented them. It’s kind of like how they think they discovered that small Caribbean island they’re getting paid to convince you to visit. Or like, how Christopher Columbus thinks he discovered America.

Banana Republic Peep Toe Espadrille Sandal

7. Mules

Mule sandals aren’t just for trendy high school art teachers and Anthropologie store managers anymore. Apparently we’re all supposed to be wearing them now, too. The most ridiculous part about this trend is that everyone’s like, “wow they’re so comfortable!” While that may be true, the majority of the mule sandals out there are light, neutral colors like blushes and nudes that come in suede materials. This pair is also called “Commute.” Obviously, whoever named these has no clue that there is no worse footwear than a blush, heeled suede sandal to wear to commute in. But, whatever. These are a trend in summer shoes this year, so here you go.

Seychelles Commute Sandal

Platform Sandals

Platform and flatform sandals have definitely been popular for the past few summers. The way this look has been switched up for 2018 is by making them look like posturepedic footwear. These are basically the sandal version of those fugly Balenciaga sneakers that every fast fashion outlet is ripping off right now. I’m not exactly sure how, but I feel like Kanye West is to blame for this.

KENDALL + KYLIE Wave Platform Sandals 

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