It is just us, or is there a new mood to the summer trends of 2019? It seems as though the bells, whistles, tassels and sequins of season’s past have given way to an altogether more minimalist mindset, with utilitarian silhouettes trumping feminine fits and black becoming the fashion crowd’s unexpected heatwave hue of choice.
Nowhere is this shift more evident than in the sandal trends of the season, and out of all the styles jostling for attention, the slider is surely the hottest contender for the top spot. Comfortable like the velcro sandal, but without the ‘ugly’ undertones, yet still offering plenty of style kudos, you can see why they have such mass appeal. They’re also unbelievably easy to style, and you know they’re the sort of sandals you can throw on last-minute without much thought—what more could you want?
The slider might be characterised by its simple, thick-strapped silhouette, but this trend is far from a one-trick pony. From the minimalist original in muted colourways to bold animal print and statement fabrics, there are so many iterations to choose from. Scroll down to see and shop my favourite slider styles.