Chunky sandals for Spring time!

8.4.11


Since its Spring now, its a great idea to go lighter and slightly skimpier (in a nice way) with clothes.. The best accessory would be a nice chunky pair of awesome shoes for Spring-time fun!

Now this list comes with a BIG WARNING!

If you are a shoe person, the following shoes are really going to make you feel inadequate with no life purpose untill you have them all!

So be warned and enjoy!



50 Chunky Sandals to Wear This Spring

Nautical Wedges

Our latest nautical obsession has arrived -- in the form of Kate Spade New York Claras ($250 at Zappos). The sailor stripes and killer wedge on this sandal pair perfectly with a simple white T-shirt and jeans.

50 Chunky Sandals to Wear This Spring

The Denim Espadrille

Meet this year's "it" espadrille: Enzo Angiolini "Romario" Wedge Sandal ($89 at Bloomingdale’s). Elevated a whole 4 1/2 inches and packed with an added denim punch, this shoe means business. To complete the look, pair with an airy spring dress.

50 Chunky Sandals to Wear This Spring

Fit for a Diva

Hello, Joe's Jeans Diva 2 Sandal ($189.95 at Nordstrom). This spring, this is the shoe to land you on The Sartorialist. Amp up your style -- literally -- and show off your legs in these daring babies!

50 Chunky Sandals to Wear This Spring

All Buckled Up

The arrival of spring always means a new pair of sky-high sandals, and the Lovely People Milantha T-Strap Sandal ($89.95 at DSW) fits the bill perfectly. It is budget-friendly, has just the right amount of buckled detail, and comes nude-hued to match everything in our closet.

50 Chunky Sandals to Wear This Spring

Seychelles by the Seashore

We especially love the Seychelles Gypsy Sandal ($69.95 at DSW) in coral and blue for spring. It's casual enough to wear to a daytime picnic with denim cutoffs, and still fun enough to pair with a floaty dress for night.

50 Chunky Sandals to Wear This Spring

Wooden Winner

The Halston Heritage Abby Zip Sandal ($265 at Net-A-Porter) is a must-have for our spring shoe closet. The combination of wooden wedge, nude leather, and zip detail makes this shoe a standout that isn’t over-the-top. We'll wear it with all the bright pieces we've stocked in our closet this season!


50 Chunky Sandals to Wear This Spring

Military-Inspired

We love the military-inspired feel of the Miu Miu Denim Wedge Sandals ($415 at MyTheresa), and the olive-green color in particular. These wedges are the ultimate compliment to the little white dresses that ruled the spring runway.


50 Chunky Sandals to Wear This Spring

Peek-a-Polkadot-Boo

On the surface, these Marc by Marc Jacobs Wedges ($250 at Zappos) seem simple enough -- espadrille wedges with brown leather straps. But, upon closer inspection, you'll see that polka dot pattern peeking out from under your feet and between your toes! We love that added element of surprise on these sweet sandals.

50 Chunky Sandals to Wear This Spring

Walking on Sunshine

The Kooba Molly Sandal ($168 at Zappos) is the springtime epitome of style without sacrificing comfort. The daring shade and the gem embellishments are supported by a three and a half inch heel, but with the platform it will feel just like you're walking on air.


50 Chunky Sandals to Wear This Spring

Tough & Chic

To add some edge to your spring closet, consider the Botkier Tara Sandal ($395 at Zappos). It's got all the makings of a perfect sandal: stacked heel, metallic accents, and soft grey leather -- yet somehow the combination of those innocent elements results in a shoe that's fit for a tough chick.

50 Chunky Sandals to Wear This Spring

Gladiator Style

We still have the gladiator-chic sandals from years past hidden somewhere in our closets, but they've already been worn down to shreds. This new pair, the Steve Madden Tatianna Wedge Sandal ($69.95 at DSW), will look fresh all season long.

50 Chunky Sandals to Wear This Spring

Jetsetter Staple

The Belle by Sigerson Morrison Hasmara Sandal ($275 at Net-a-Porter) is a globetrotting gal's best friend. It's the perfect package of chic and comfortable, and can easily be dressed up or down.


50 Chunky Sandals to Wear This Spring

The Sexy Espadrille

We found the perfect companion to spring's bold-colored and crazy-printed frocks: the Burberry Haymarket Espadrille ($375 at Zappos). These sandals show the right amount of skin with sexy golden straps, but keep you balanced with the earthy wedge.


50 Chunky Sandals to Wear This Spring

Go Wild

Alternatively, if you want to wear spring's bold-colored and crazy-printed trend on your feet, try the Steve Madden Wildd Wedge ($129.95 at Steve Madden) -- voila, instant show-stopper.

50 Chunky Sandals to Wear This Spring

Bombshell Worthy

The texture on the Colin Stuart Braided Platform Sandal ($78 at Victoria's Secret), combined with the subtle hints of color in each of the straps, make this gorgeous sandal really unique. Wear it with some bright toe nail polish!


50 Chunky Sandals to Wear This Spring

Utilitarian On-the-Go

We love the no-nonsense feel of these Kork-Ease Cynthia Lace Wedges ($149 at Urban Outfitters). Added bonus: the three-inch heel, made of suede and rubber, makes us feel like we're standing on a cloud.


50 Chunky Sandals to Wear This Spring

Subtly Signed

A shoe after our own heart is the Burberry Smoked Check Heart Espadrille ($450 at Zappos). A stacked wedge, subtle hints of iconic check pattern, plus a tiny heart charm dangling from the ankle? We can't say no.


50 Chunky Sandals to Wear This Spring

Belle of the Ball

Don your favorite party dress, throw on the Bebe Natasha Sandal ($109.95 at Nordstrom) and hit the dancefloor! All you need now is a disco ball...


50 Chunky Sandals to Wear This Spring

Boyish Charm

The Mia Seville Leather Wedges ($159 at Zappos) have chunky leather straps and the perfect platform wedge -- a killer combination that makes these shoes super versatile. To rock the look, forget the skinny jeans and try wearing your baggy boyfriend jeans and a fedora instead.


50 Chunky Sandals to Wear This Spring

Samantha's Style

For some reason, the Jil Sander Patent Wedges ($545 at Zappos) make us think of Samantha from Sex and the City. Maybe it's because this daring shoe calls for a confident, strong woman who takes no prisoners. Hot-pink and patent leather? Samantha's of the world, rejoice.


50 Chunky Sandals to Wear This Spring

Country Girl

The woven detail on the Lucky Brand Maris Wedge ($99 at Bloomingdale's) is to die for. It reminds us of picnics under the sun, so we'll wear it with denim shorts and a peasant blouse.


50 Chunky Sandals to Wear This Spring

All-Day Style

The Sergio Rossi Wedge Platform Sandal ($199.95 at DSW) is the ultimate work-friendly spring sandal. It'll keep you on your feet for hours, and you'll look super chic while you're at it.


50 Chunky Sandals to Wear This Spring

Clog-Inspired

The BC Footwear Leprechaun Sandal ($75 at Zappos) has a clog-inspired feel that's right on trend for spring, and perfect for layering under maxi-dresses and skirts.


50 Chunky Sandals to Wear This Spring

Glamour Puss

As for actual clogs, we love the Nina Sheona Clog Sandal ($89.95 at Zappos) and the studded gold embellishments. Nothing too hippie or bohemian about this pair of sandals. They're about as glamorous as clogs get!


50 Chunky Sandals to Wear This Spring

Sky High Platforms

We can't decide what we like best about the Via Spiga Eve Wedge Sandal ($225 at Nordstrom): the wide leather straps or the five-inch wedge? But one thing's for sure, these platforms make our top-ten list for spring must-haves.


50 Chunky Sandals to Wear This Spring

Rock Steady

On a scale of 1 to 10 for daring shoes, we rate these Rock & Republic Grace Slide Wedges ($325 at Zappos.com) a 10. Pair them with some red lipstick and an old concert tee, and remember to load some No Doubt on your iPod!


50 Chunky Sandals to Wear This Spring

All Tied Up

Full disclosure: We would probably have loved this Diane Von Furstenberg Flama Sandal ($280 at Jildor Shoes) even if it didn't come with the printed ankle tie. But it does, and that makes this shoe a hundred times more glamorous. We can't wait to pair it with a simple white dress and go dancing.


50 Chunky Sandals to Wear This Spring

Museum-Worthy

The postmodern, sculpted Acne Halo Platform Wedge ($700 at La Garconne) is that shoe that you treat like a piece of art and have a hard time bringing yourself to actually wear. But when you do, we suggest pairing it with thick socks and the most hipster-friendly pieces in your closet.


50 Chunky Sandals to Wear This Spring

Winter to Spring

We love pieces that seem to straddle seasons, like winter's socks-under-open-toe-booties trend. For spring, the N.Y.L.A. Dallas Ankle Wrap Sandal ($84.95 at DSW) does just that. We'll tuck our skinnies into the covered shaft and rock our pedicures in the open toe.

50 Chunky Sandals to Wear This Spring

The Investment Shoe

The Prada Peony Platform Sandals ($636 at Bluefly) are guaranteed to be timeless -- you'll wear them this spring, this fall, next spring, next fall, and so on -- even if they're in pink. We promise.


50 Chunky Sandals to Wear This Spring

Animal Printed

These python-printed Kooba Mae Sandals ($155 at Zappos) make a great go-to this spring. Throw them on for a walk in the park, and jazz them up by night with some zesty accessories.


50 Chunky Sandals to Wear This Spring

Easy Breezy

We wore her lace-up boots all winter, and we're going to wear Kelsi Dagger's Grace Sandal ($89.95 at DSW) all spring. It's the ideal shoe for days when you're too lazy to find the perfect outfit. Throw on anything, add these sandals, and go!


50 Chunky Sandals to Wear This Spring

Twisted Perfection

The design on the Barney's Co-Op Twisted Wedge Sandal ($350 at Barney's) has an architectural flair that we adore. Pair it with a moto-leather vest and your favorite skinny jeans to complete that avant-garde look.

50 Chunky Sandals to Wear This Spring

For the Modernista

Everyday wedges get an update with gold-tone hardware and bright leather straps, a la DSquared2 Wedge Sandals ($425 at Zappos)!

50 Chunky Sandals to Wear This Spring

Sophisticated Lady

The chunky heel on the Michael Kors Margo Sandal ($250 at Michael Kors) is a change from spring's wedge-fest. Pair with this season's knee-length A-line skirts and a pretty blouse!


50 Chunky Sandals to Wear This Spring

Effortless Bohemian

The Olsen twins present the latest effortless bohemian style in the form of the Elizabeth & James Harp Sandal ($275 at Zappos), which manages to look like an only-slightly dressed up version of flat suede sandals.

50 Chunky Sandals to Wear This Spring

Crochet Love

Live life with no regrets and invest in the gorgeous Missoni Crochet-Knit Sandals ($350 at Net-A-Porter) this season. They will pair perfectly with everything in your closet, from everyday jeans and a tee to your can’t-live-without-it cocktail dress.


50 Chunky Sandals to Wear This Spring

Optical Illusionist

The Kooba Hope Wedge Sandal ($395 at Zappos) is a treat for the eyes -- creating kind of an optical illusion with its multiple wrapped layers. We also particularly love the subtle mary-jane feel of these.


50 Chunky Sandals to Wear This Spring

Sailor-Inspired

Experiment with color this season with the Tory Burch Espadrille Wedges ($209 at MyTheresa). These sailor-inspired raffia sandals are an easy, stylish way to add some punch to your spring wardrobe.


50 Chunky Sandals to Wear This Spring

Hello, Colorblock

One of spring's top trends is colorblocking, and that's why we love the All Black Colorblock Sandal ($89.95 at DSW). The black and yellow combination is eye-catching without being overbearing, and the mid-heel keeps things in check.


50 Chunky Sandals to Wear This Spring

The Conversation Starter

We imagine it goes like this: "Did you know the straps on my Report Signature Ainslie Sandals ($249.95 at Nordstrom) are actually made of only one piece of leather, laser cut into this crazy design?!"


50 Chunky Sandals to Wear This Spring

Seamless Leather

Also in cool leather trends, the Dolce Vita Jade Sandal ($190 at Jildor Shoes) is made of super soft, seamless leather -- being a true fashionista no longer means sacrificing comfort!


50 Chunky Sandals to Wear This Spring

Spring Shoeporn

Red soled heels have always been the platinum standard for shoe-lovers, but the Christian Louboutin Super Dombasle 160 Patent Sandals ($505 at Mytheresa) reaches a new high--literally.

50 Chunky Sandals to Wear This Spring

The Perfect Day

On a sunny spring day, we'll pair the Donna Karan Wedge Sandals ($750 at Zappos) with a floppy wide-brim hat and comfy romper.


50 Chunky Sandals to Wear This Spring

Understated Style

We love how understated the Topshop Gamble2 Suede Slingback Sandals ($130 at Topshop) are, partly due to the suede material and partly due to the muted taupe color. This makes them a must-have for our day-to-night transitions this season.

50 Chunky Sandals to Wear This Spring

The Jackpot Wedge

Found: the ultimate everyday wedge. The golden Diba Rode E Oh Sandal ($65 at Zappos) hits everything on the spring style checklist, and is super wallet-friendly to boot.

50 Chunky Sandals to Wear This Spring

Jetsetter Round 2

We just have to have the Levity Sara Wedge Sandal ($59.95 at DSW) in our suitcase for our next trip. Comfortable espadrille wedge, covered suede upper, handy zip on the side, what's not to love about this on-the-go shoe?

50 Chunky Sandals to Wear This Spring

The New Flats

These Stuart Weitzman Able Sandals ($315 at Jildor Shoes) are so comfortable; they're almost like flats. Extra credit: Unlike actual flats, they make you two and a half inches taller. Win, win.


50 Chunky Sandals to Wear This Spring

Daredevil Sandals

Painted your toes a really fun color and want to show off your new pedicure? Enter the N.Y.L.A. Daron Sandal ($84.95 at DSW), which -- let's be honest -- will show off your legs as well!


50 Chunky Sandals to Wear This Spring

Parisian Chic

The stacked heel, olive-green suede, and single leather strap on these Robert Clergerie Zango Sandals ($556 at Zappos) lends a distinctly European feel. We'll wear them with cropped pants and a button down, so chic!


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  1. You have an amazing collection here, I love the Jetsetter Staple wedges so much.

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