Since the sun is finally breaking free of the clouds, it's about time your feet started breaking free of your shoes. Once you get your toes looking presentable, show them off with the best type of sandals for every occasion.
1. Best for the beach: Ecote Flower Sandal ($29, was $38).
Traipsing around the beach makes those bright rubber flip flops get dirty fast. The dark leather sole on this pair will keep your kicks looking like new for a lot longer.
2. Best day-to-night: Joie Free Fallin' Metallic Thong ($245).
Sure, this pair is a splurge, but they deliver style in spades. They're flats, so you can be sure you'll be comfortable when you pair them with your dark skinny jeans on casual Friday. Or, wear them to the bar Saturday night with just about anything.
3. Best deal that doesn't look cheap: Metallic T-Strap Sandal ($19.50).
If you're on a budget like I am, Old Navy is the perfect go-to for snazzy sandals that won't break the bank.
4. Most comfortable: Havaianas Slim Peacock ($24).
Havaianas advertises itself as the world's best rubber flip flop, and I'm inclined to agree. Unlike other brands, Havaianas' shoes actually stay comfortable over time because they don't wear out quickly. Nice.