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Beach
Slides on as quickly as flip-flops do, but packs way more polish.
Beach
Neon's easy to find in the sand (or the pile of sandals by the pool.)
Beach
The extra lacing-up time may very well be worth it: that rope just feels so on-point for a glamorous beach day.
Beach
The best barely-there flip-flop, so you can make your beach look about your sundress and printed bikini and not have any other distractions.
Beach
They'll actually look better broken in by sun and saltwater.
Beach
If you're going from the beach to dinner, bring these. The plastic doesn't need any drying time, saving you from sitting in an air-conditioned restaurant with wet feet.
Work
Mules have a '90s minimalism vibe to them, and while they're still sandals, they feel like more of a substantial shoe and more appropriate for the office.
Work
Same goes for these–and they have a pretty ankle tie detail.
Work
These ones are like a work of art; nothing about them feels too casual. Pair them with a black shift dress and a black handbag and your outfit's done.
Work
On the more pared-down side, look for sandals that are made of fancier material, like these silky ones. They seem more formal than leather.
Work
Delicate, criss-crossing straps can feel so ladylike and elegant when there are only a few of them, like here. They almost have a ballerina feel, and they'd look great with a girly sundress.
Work
Metallic touches make basic sandals feel more refined.
Work
That animal print dresses them up just a touch, giving them a bit more sophistication.
Work
If you can wear colored sandals to work, not just neutrals, reach for something like this: bright but stylized, not just a flip-flop afterthought.
Off-Duty
Espadrilles have the happiest "hey, it's the weekend!" vibe.
Off-Duty
If you're gonna do the gladiator thing, might as well embrace it with arms wide open.
Off-Duty
They'll make a little white sundress so much more exciting.
Off-Duty
Show off your pedicure while running errands. (These feel more like a flat, so you'll be comfortable for miles of walking.)
Off-Duty
Add a quick flash of neon to an otherwise neutral outfit.
Off-Duty
For when you want something barely there, but slightly more refined than the flip-flop.
Off-Duty
And then sometimes you just want a flip-flop.
Evening
They'll make dancing a breeze, and while they may be expensive, you'll probably never have to resole them like you would a pair of designer stilettos. (Over and over.)
Evening
Pair them with a swingy mini dress. Kate Moss would approve.
Evening
Sometimes you need a flat sandal to balance out a borderline too-short dress that'd be too much with sky-high heels.
Evening
Perfectly embellished, in a glamorous rock 'n' roll sort of way.
Evening
Pair them with a Grecian cocktail dress.