Summer sandals have never looked so artsy. The details and little flourishes on these shoes remind me of a class on Chinese paper cutting that I took when I was a kid in Taipei. One little mistaken snip and your entire project was ruined. The anxiety of it all gave me serious nightmares. I much prefer my cutouts on shoes (and done by professionals!), so I’m more than excited to try out these five refreshing styles. Available on NET-A-PORTER.
Oscar de la Renta Gladia Cutout Leather Sandals ($895): Cutouts are almost always sexy, but this floral style is downright sweet. Reminiscent of the Oscar de la Renta dress Miranda Kerr wore earlier this year, the flower shoes will no doubt be blossoming on another red carpet soon.
Charlotte Olympia Tiffany Neon Leather Sandals ($975): More florals but this time in a neon yellow electrifying enough to shock.
Altuzarra + Gianvito Rossi Embellished Leather Cage Sandals ($2,715): The gladiator shoe trend has been around for years, so it’s time to bring it up a notch or ten. These heeled sandals belong on a true Amazonian woman (or just a woman trying to get the height of an Amazon!).
Gianvito Rossi Cutout Two-Tone Leather Sandals ($905): For something a little quieter, try on these navy sailor striped sandals. Probably not well suited for sailing, but for a yacht party? Most definitely.
MICHAEL Michael Kors Yvonne Cutout Leather Sandals ($195): Looking at the quality of these shoes, you would never guess the price to be so low. The seductive cage sandals will keep your feet locked up, even when you’re out running wild.