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Our Favorite Summer Skirts—and the Sandals to Wear ’Em With
7 totally on-trend ways to nail this effortless outfit combo.
By Meg Biram
Comments () | Published July 9, 2012

Now that summer’s here, all we want to wear are outfits that are easy yet still stylish and interesting. And nothing nails that better than a breezy skirt-and-sandal combo. Get on trend with color-blocking and pleats, and bring some stripes and florals into the mix. Heck, just mix them all together and see what happens! To help get you started, we’ve put together 7 ingenious pairings for every occasion.


Bold stripes and color-blocking unite. Cherish fitted pencil skirt, $180 at Reiss; I basic sandal, $49.90 at Zara.


Chic details rendered in super-easy jersey. T by Alexander Wang marled ruched skirt, $140 at Revolve Clothing; 3.1 Philip Lim Domina leather-and-watersnake sandal, $470 at Barneys.

Pared-down yet stunning heels make this shiny skirt the center of attention. DKNY sequined stretch-silk skirt, $295 at Net-a-Porter; Tibi Stella heel, $375 at Piperlime.


You can pair this patterned skirt and tan wedges with so many different colors. Ikat skirt, $295 at Farfetch; Elizabeth and James wedge, $275 at Zappos.

Pair a statement sequin mini with a simple sandal. Oyster skirt, $275 at AllSaints; Realove heel, $99.95 at Steve Madden.

Oh-so-feminine pleats with a chunky heel. Pleated dip-back skirt, $76 at Topshop; Cannonball sandal, $79 at Nine West.

Pair a colorful skirt with a casual espadrille. Alice + Olivia Riley high-waisted floral-print skirt, $249 at My Theresa; See by Chloe open-toe espadrille, $171.50 at Shopbop.

Meg Biram writes about interiors, art, and fashion on her blog, Mimi + Meg.

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  • Sandals with kitten heels or flat right will always be a fashion item that is a favorite model. But do not forget that the shoe you choose should be comfortable when wearing and not easy to do feet blister.

  • This chunky heels sandals are really cool and giving pleasant look with the minis that are designed and made beautifully and nice...

  • Jersey edge clothing idea is attractive, but the price isn’t affordable for a normal person.

  • All those Looks you mentioned above looks OK-OK ,only Jersy Edge looks good & styler Toes of casual looks fine U can give a nice combination to fancy calm then now..Hope U Will show better looks in your next post.

  • these aren't really accessible to the average person. would be nice to see something more reasonably priced in these features. i realize that people have the internet at their feet when compiling a blog post like this so it's tempting to include those $300 shoes, but it just takes a teeny tiny bit more effort to search for pieces priced at under $100.

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