written and edited by sarah morrison
There’s something to be said about a slip-on summer sandal. Rendered in an easy on, easy off silhouette, it’s one of those styles that perfectly balances a no-fuss attitude with quiet elegance. From the most intricately styled ensemble to by contrast, a more minimally-minded getup, any one look can be pulled together by adding a slip-on sandal to the mix—no questions asked.
This year, you may have noticed a resurgence of nostalgic styles that conjure up images of Alicia Silverstone in Clueless, or Rachel from Friends in her heyday. We have these style icons (and many others) to thank for the influx of 90’s-inspired fashion trends taking the market by storm. After all, in the fashion world, everything comes full circle. But alas, at the forefront of these ever-nostalgic trends sits one force to be reckoned with, that is, the square-toe sandal.
Take a stroll down Madison Avenue and you’re bound to see a square-toe sandal or two, either not-so-subtlely peeking out the windows of your favorite boutiques, or working hard on the feet of the city’s most-fashionable. While a little splurging surely never hurt anyone, one shouldn’t have to sacrifice a paycheck to secure one of the hottest silhouettes of the season. Luckily for us, the square-toe sandal’s rise in popularity has also prompted a rise in the range of price points available on the market today. Hence, finding that perfect square-toed number within our budget has never been easier. Here, I’ve done the honors of uncovering the chicest square-toe sandals at every price point, so you can maybe shop without your wallet in mind this time.