A Cut Above: Cutout Sandals Are Pure Summer

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 | Things We Love, Tips & How-Tos, Uncategorized

Summer is the undisputed season of the sandal, and while glads and flops have their place, this year we’re crazy for cutouts. Unlike their strappy cousins, cutout sandals offer a wilder design selection than simple twists and braids. From floral filigrees to elegant curves and swirls, they’re an easy way to dress up (or dress down) your summer look.

Cutout1 For: A Day at the Beach
We love the swirly sophistication of Nine West’s “Tali” flat in vintage red ($89 at Nordstrom.com). The simple design is versatile enough to wear with either a maxi or capris (jeans might be pushing it though), while the faded hue adds the perfect splash of color—not too soft, not too loud. Just zip them on and away you go!

Cutout2 For: A Night on the Town
For a more dressed up look that still has some summer flair, Kate Spade’s “Maribelle” pump takes the cake ($298.00 at Nordstrom.com). We love how the patent leather slingback adds an element of elegance, while the geometric cutout is pure breezy fun. The perfect pair for late night summer beach and block parties alike.