My first summer in London has been ok: I didn’t have any high expectations so I can’t say I’m disappointed. We are enjoying the sun whenever we can and afternoons are mostly pleasant. But I’ll be away on holidays the entire month of August, so who knows if I’ll be missing a better weather!
Coming from a Tropical country, I can say flat sandals are the equivalent of wellies here. You must own at least one pair because you will be using it a lot! And I have to admit, Brazilian shoes are hard to compare, we definitely make wonderful ones!
If you are staying in the country or packing for the Holidays, check my tips on how to choose your flats this summer:
The first thing you must look for in a flat sandal is a shape you love. As you can see, my 3 sandals have the exact same design, which I find to be the most flattering to my feet. You can surely have a few models if you prefer variety, but I have tried different ones and decided to stick to this shape for the way it looks and for its comfort.
Flats should always be comfortable, but that’s not necessarily the case: hard materials and small sizes can become uncomfortable after a few hours of use. And, if like myself, you run around the entire day on your sandals, you will want them to be as pleasant as possible to your feet. Don’t be afraid to get them half a size bigger if, of course, they don’t look or feel too loose.
I’ve tried white, coloured, golden and silver flat sandals and my conclusion is that you better stick to basics when you choose an everyday pair. Black and camel are no-brainers and look elegant with virtually everything (I just wouldn’t wear a bright red outfit with the camel colour, though). I just recently got this in camel (here and here, and both black and cognac colours are on sale here), meaning last summer I had basically lived in my black Michael Kors pair.
No need to say I love leather flat sandals. They really last! I don’t get smells, it’s normally not slippery or sticky like plastic ones can be, and again, the durability is really good. I’ve had my gemstone (and leopard print!) sandal for years now and it’s still in great shape. If you want something out of the ordinary and that you can use with more chic outfits or to go out at night, you should definitely look for gemstones. I absolutely love mine from Brazil in emerald green, they look fabulous with denim, black and white outfits, and with a bold pink lipstick.