Last updated on November 24th, 2023 at 03:56 pm
How to Style Chunky Sandals
Whether your style is minimalist, or you want to make a statement, chunky shoes are seeing a resurgence – and chunky sandals are no different. Something of a 90s throwback, the chunky sandal is everywhere and we’re here for it. Cushioned sliders, chunky mules and edgy wide strap sandals are cropping up all over Instagram and the runway.
There are so many ways you can wear chunky sandals, from summer dresses to wide leg jeans. So, if you’re already converted to the chunky sandal sisterhood or plan to find a pair, read on as we share a few tips for how to style chunky sandals in the summer.
What’s on this page:
- Are chunky sandals comfortable?
- How to wear chunky heel sandals with jeans and trousers
- How to style chunky sandals with skirts and dresses
- How to style chunky black sandals
Are chunky sandals comfortable?
Not only do chunky sandals look great with your summer wardrobe, but they’re also super comfortable, durable and supportive. Their thick soles are evenly distributed, which can give you an extra layer of cushioning and shock absorption . These versatile sandals come in all shapes and sizes too. So, if you find that sandal straps often rub on your feet, there are plenty of other styles available.
The beauty of chunky sandals is that when the weather calls for it, you can pretty much style them any way you like – all while staying comfortable on the go.
How to wear chunky heel sandals with jeans and trousers
When the weather gets nicer, it’s good to have more options than the old trainer and jeans combo. Chunky heel sandals can make a dramatic pairing with a pair of jeans or trousers. They can suggest more of a purposeful outfit choice rather than simply throwing on your nearest sneakers.
Whether you’re dressing smart or keeping it casual, you can pair chunky sandals with various styles of trousers, including:
- Wide leg – Pairing chunky sandals with a chic wide leg silhouette can make a casual outfit look more put together or dress down a smart, wide leg co-ord set.
- Cargo trousers – Double down on the ‘90s and early ‘00s look with some straight leg cargo trousers and chunky black wide strap sandals.
- Flares – Pairing your chunky sandals with flared trousers can add a retro vibe, similar to ‘70s-style platform shoes.
- Shorts – Head out in casual chunky sliders and cycling shorts or elevate a pair of denim or linen shorts with some chunky heel sandals.
- Skinny jeans – Cuff your skinny jeans or wear them cropped to give a seamless look when pairing skinnies with chunky ankle strap sandals.
Rieker Women’s Blue and White Wedge Sandal
Known for their style and support, these blue and white chunky sandals from Rieker offer a comfortable fit with two adjustable fastenings and a soft insole. The gripped outsole and ankle strap also offer plenty of all-round support for a day of walking about. Check them out in white and light green, too.
Style Tip: A wedge heel gives you extra height, making this design perfect for cropped straight leg jeans to show off the chunky buckle.
Truffle Sanz Women’s Brown Chunky Mule Sandal
Ready to make a statement? These brown chunky mule sandals from Truffle offer a lightweight, yet sturdy outsole that’s both eye-catching and comfy. They provide plenty of support underfoot while being easy to slip on and go.
Style Tip: Elegant brown mules go great with a pair of sleek black tapered trousers or floaty culottes – great for heading into work on a warm summer’s day.
Favor Women’s Blue Sandal
Comfy platform sliders are a must-have during the transition from spring to summer. These blue favor women’s sandals from Rocket Dog have customisable straps and a cushioned sole for the perfect easy fit.
Style Tip: A stylish pair of chunky sliders are endlessly versatile. Throw them in a tote bag for a trip to the beach or wear them with colourful culottes, straight leg jeans or cargo trousers for a summery twist.
How to style chunky sandals with skirts and dresses
Two of our spring/summer staples, sandals and sundresses are the perfect match. You can wear chunky sandals with skirts and dresses to give your outfit a trendy edge while staying functional for heading out and about.
Whether you’re looking for your new everyday heroes or something to dress up your evening, chunky sandals go with various lengths of skirts and dresses:
- Mini – Match your mini skirt with some bold chunky heel sandals to streamline your outfit and add some height.
- Midi – Give your midi dress or skirt look more of a Mediterranean feel with some chunky caged sandals, perfect for sightseeing.
- Maxi – Easily dress up your maxi skirt or dress with a pair of chunky heel sandals. Or make the maxi length more casual with easy going sliders.
Truffle Kosi4 Women’s Lilac Mule Sandal
Super cute and lightweight, these lilac chunky mule sandals have a soft, matching insole for long-lasting comfort. The chunky platform can give you extra height without the hassle of trying to balance in thin heels.
Style Tip: Paired with a strappy summer dress, these pastel lilac sandals can give you a retro Y2K or ‘00s revival look.
Truffle Padmar Women’s Lemon Chunky Slider Sandal
A simple pair of sliders can say so much. Slip into these chunky lemon slider sandals for that instant summer feeling – with padded insoles and a grippy platform outsole for extra support.
Style Tip: Embrace the ‘90s vibes by pairing these with your favourite sundress. They’ll also look great peeking out of the bottom of a monochrome maxi dress, or with a classic t-shirt and midi skirt combo.
Zone Women’s Beige Chunky Slider Sandal
If you’re new to the world of chunky sandals, these sporty beige slider sandals from Zone are an easy introduction. The flatform heel offers some additional height and support, while the comfortable slip on design makes them simple to slide on and go.
Style Tip: Wear these statement sliders around the pool with shorts or a sundress for a laidback look. Not only are they a must-have in your holiday suitcase, but they’re also ideal for wearing around the house and garden too.
How to style chunky black sandals
When it comes to the chunky sandals trend, a pair of black chunky sandals are an instant win. They effortlessly match with almost any type of outfit, pattern and colour scheme you’re going for, which makes them super useful to keep around during spring and summer – or even a warm autumn day.
A pair of trusty chunky sandals can take you from brunching in the sun, to working in the office, to sipping cocktails at night – and they’ll look great every step of the way.
Sylvie Women’s Sandal in Black
These black leather sandals have an easy, adjustable slingback strap, to customise to your perfect fit. The padded insole and chunky outsole make walking around in these summer staples a breeze.
Style Tip: Whether it’s a checked tapered trouser or floral sundress kind of day, these black chunky sandals are easy to style whatever the mood.
Lilley Black Buckle Chunky Mule Sandal
If you’re not keen on thin sandal straps, the thick black double strap on these trendy black sandals from Lilley can offer a secure fit with more coverage. The sole is extra chunky and shock absorbing while still feeling light on your feet.
Style Tip: The simple design of these chunky black sandals mean you can easily dress them up or down. Pair with shorts for a trip to the park or even to stay comfy at a special event.
Truffle Crime13 Women’s Black Sandal
If you’re looking for a throwback pair of chunky sandals, these black caged sandals are sure to make a statement. The ankle strap is adjustable for your comfort, while the platform heel gives you an extra two inches of height.
Style Tip: Keep your outfit simple with some cropped jeans, a white sundress or a black maxi dress to make these extra chunky sandals stand out.
With so many ways to wear these summer staples, it’s fun to play around with your outfits and figure out how to style chunky sandals your way. For more inspiration, head to our shoezone blog and discover more footwear guides and fashion tips and tricks.