Flat sandals by K. Jacques, Ash, and Pelle Moda.
Towering heels are a fashion staple (and surely always will be), but when summer cranks up the heat, I won’t be found in anything but flat sandals. Equally adept at navigating sandy beaches as they are at pounding the city pavement, a strappy sandal with an easy flat sole is pure practicality, and if chosen wisely, as stylish as any platform. Start your collection with a selection or two from Saint-Tropez-based K. Jacques. The French brand has been getting sandals exactly right since 1933. Then, add a little flash with Pelle Moda sandals (wear the pair pictured with cutoffs, a KAIN tee, and minimal jewelry), and round out the bunch with an earthy interpretation by Ash Shoes. The innovative beaded cuff on the sandal above is uniquely chic.