When it comes to summertime footwear, we abide by a "less is more" mantra. Skyrocketing temperatures call for well-ventilated fashion down to your toes, right? And nothing goes better with a trendy pair of sandals than a complementary pedicure. Read on for five of the most stylish polish-and-sandal combos to try right now.
Sandal: Birkenstock Arizona textured-leather slides, $210
Polish: OPI Alpine Snow
As demonstrated by the Olsen Twins Birkenstocks are back in a major way. If normcore really isn't your thing, skip the chunky socks and slide into a pair of the nostalgic sandals in a sophisticated white hue. Go monochromatic by finishing the look with OPI's equally chic shade on your toes.
Sandal: Ally Sandal Solo Sana, $184.50
Polish: Ruffian Rapture collection
What better way to reflect summer's epic rays than with a pair of super-shiny sandals? Take the look a, ahem, step further by working your futuristic footwear with some metallic polish—any of Ruffian's three Rapture collection hues will do the trick.
Sandal: Zara criss-cross high heel sandals, $59
Polish: NCLA Summer of Love nail wraps
Every serious fashion fan should own a pair of showstopping heels. These vibrant blue sandals offset a solid black or white ensemble with a fun pop of color. Feeling bold? Match your steppers with some wild nail wraps.
Sandal: Marais USA menthe mules, $148
Polish: Color Club In De-Nile
A flip through your favorite glossy will show you that pastel color palettes are oh-so-in this year, as are toe-peeping mules. Strike both trends while they’re hot by scoring a pair of the iconic '90s shoes in this minty hue. Make sure your toes dress the part, too.
Sandal: Misguided Rozyta suede flatforms, $35.98
Polish: RGB in Doll
Want to give the flatform trend a test drive without going too bold? Opt for an inexpensive pair in a goes-with-everything nude hue. A few coats of RGB's everyday greige polish complements this minimalist look perfectly.
Los Angeles-based fashion writer and kale eater.