Last updated on April 27th, 2021 at 11:30 am
Flat sandals are one of the most freeing styles of shoe you can find. They allow your feet to breathe while looking stylish, which makes them a perfect option for pairing with a dress.
Check out these great fashion ideas for jazzing up your outfit on holiday, at work or for a special occasion.
- Flat sandals with a summery dress
If you’ve got a jam-packed summer – attending weddings, outdoor parties or a friend’s BBQ – flat sandals can really complement the style of the day.
Pair them with a summery dress – think floral or bright, vibrant colours – and you have a cute yet practical outfit for an outdoor event. The best kind of summer dress for this look has a long hemline, which will keep your frame in proportion. If you want to expose some skin, go for a dress with side vents to give the illusion of a shorter hemline.
- Flat sandals with an evening dress
If you’ve got a big night out planned, add some glamour to your look with black flat sandals and a dress with a short hemline. A chic look for a prom or a hen do, it’ll also make your legs look longer.
Flat sandals are more versatile than other types of footwear you might pair with a dress, so they’ll likely go well with both bright colours, dark colours, neutral shades and patterns. It’s a good tip to match your flat sandals with your hair colour to ground the look.
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- Flat sandals with a work dress
When you’re in the office, you can’t go wrong with colour coordinating your flat sandals with a slick dress for work. We advise matching colours to keep everything uniform, but if the occasion suits a bit of ‘pop’ then feel free to jazz up the footwear and pick a bold colour.
Flat sandals are available in a great range of sizes, so you’re bound to find a pair that matches your work outfit and personal style.
You may want to avoid bold colours and stick to black if you’re in a conventional office, but this doesn’t mean you can’t pick a pair with a bit of design and flare to keep you looking great. One solution might be to pick a dress with a knee-length hemline and contrast the colour of your sandals with your skin tone.
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What other clothes do flat sandals go with?
Flat sandals can help you put together the ultimate smart or casual outfit – and they don’t always have to be paired with a dress. Here are some of the other clothing items they go well with:
Blazer and smart trousers
This is one of the trickiest combos to pull off – but when it works, it really works. Sandals and a suit is a stunning smart casual look. A suit is so often associated with buttoned-up corporate types in boardrooms. Add flat sandals and it softens the vibe. Take it from us: this is easily the coolest combination your wardrobe is missing.
Blouse and black jeans
Sandals with jeans is a little more tried-and-tested. If you’re wearing skinny jeans, roll them up to above your ankles to show off your fancy new pair of sandals. Similarly, cropped jeans can show off your footwear. Sandals also pair well with wide leg jeans – sandals in bold colours can subtly lift this outfit. Try different combinations of jeans to see what works best for your shape and style.
Blouse and skirt
Flat sandals with a long skirt is about as boho as it gets. Stylish, versatile and comfortable – you’d be hard-pressed to find a more perfect outfit for summer days at the beach or a shopping trip with friends.
If you’re looking for more options, find out more about wedge sandals too – the perfect choice for summer, especially a more formal occasion.