The Best Mood-Boosting Sandals

18th July 2020


Summer sandals and playful platforms to put you in a really good mood. 


In need of a pick-me-up? This season’s candy-coloured heels and bold sandals are the spirit-lifting indulgence we could all use right now. While paradise islands and far-flung beaches might be out of reach this year, these woven-soled dopamine hits are not. Fashion is a fun-loving form of self-expression – show your sunny side at the next (socially distanced) picnic in the park with a pair of rainbow-hued espadrilles or summer-ready clogs. From Miu Miu’s playful sandals to colourful Jacquemus and Gucci platforms that’ll make you smile, these are shoes to put you in a holiday mood wherever you might be.

We’ve been on our best behaviour for a long time. Let loose (whilst following government guidelines, ofc), in Amina Muaddi’s geometric-heeled black leather platforms and ‘70s-inspired heels from Gucci. The disco might be closed for now, but Miu Miu’s crystal-studded stacked soles will boost your mood regardless. No mirror ball required.


Colour is scientifically proven to affect mood. Brighten yours with editor-approved sandals in every colour of the rainbow. Lemon-yellow Bottega Veneta mules, anyone? These Proenza Schouler X Birkenstock slides and Arizona Love sports sandals are destined for the sunshine, whilst sky-blue Porte and Paire heels and baby pink Cult Gaias are perfect for summer evenings spent sipping an ice cold Aperol with friends. 


Cork sandals and espadrilles are a summer staple with serious fashion pedigree and a style that is guaranteed to never date. Channel your inner Brigitte Bardot (even if you’re stuck in the city) with classic, tan-leather, woven sandals by Prada and Loewe. Feeling fun? Look to Miu Miu for pink shearling and colourful platforms with a sense of humour, or Aquazzura for some serious garden party glamour.


Oh yes. Flip flops are back. Letting your toes fly free in elegant thong sandals is it’s simplicity the most effortless choice for a hot summer day. This season’s version are a much more refined take on the classic Havaianas – not a foam sole in sight. Check out Gianvito Rossi for elegant leather mules, and Cult Gaia for artfully detailed shoes that are crying out to be worn in the sun. Chic and practical – definitely a feel good factor in our books.


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