Greetings Bliss Beuties!!
I'm back with another Trend Report for ya. While it seems the past couple weeks have been cooler than we'd expect and prefer, we still have Summer and heat on our minds. And with those things, come... sandals!!
Sandals are the oldest and most commonly found foot covering worldwide. Archaeological examples, uncovered from the Anasazi culture of the American Southwest, date back 8,000 years. Although nowadays, sandals are typically made from synthetic, recycled or leather materials, it was once made with things such as water buffalo hide, wood, metal, and numerous fibers according to each country. After the 1789 Revolution, the new French republic looked to ancient Greece and Rome for inspiration; along with classically draped garments, the sandal made a brief return to the feet of fashionable women. By the 1810s, a closed-shoe style, resembling a ballerina's slipper with crisscrossed silk ankle ties, became fashionable, and although no toes were exposed and technically the style was not a true sandal, the long ties did suggest a classical association, and the shoes were commonly referred to in period literature as "sandal-slippers." By the 1950s, many European men were wearing sandals for casual wear but most North American men considered them too effete. Women's evening sandals in the 1950s used the barest of straps to give the illusion of no footwear at all, as if the wearer was walking on tiptoe. In the late 1960s hippie anti-fashion introduced the most basic sandal style to American streets. Dubbed "Jesus" sandals, these simple leather toe ring or V-strap sandals were imported from Mexico and Asia, or made up locally by fledgling street artisans. Gender neutral, this sandal embraced naturalism, comfort, and ethnic-inspired style.
Today, sandals are very much an everyday form of footwear. And they range from ultra comfy and basic, to super intricate or vibrant. If you can imagine it, it probably exists. We over here at Bliss Bandits have so many to choose from, and they're flying off the shelves so fast.
I gotta say, these Mateo Slide Sandals by Matisse are probably my favorites! The gorgeous brown leather makes them easy to wear with any outfit. Between it's beautiful woven straps, and easy slide entry, these will have you feeling chic and light. They're perfect for casual outing or on vacation.
These sandals are goals. Matisse's Brantly Sandals are what casual yet formal, in a classic yet unique cut and style. Dress then up or down and I guarantee, you'll look put together and perfect. Definitely a wardrobe must have!
I can't tell you how often I've seen these bad boys all over social media. They're everywhere! Very much loved and coveted. The Island Fever Slide Sandals by Matisse and Amuse Society are a perfect pair of sandals for the season. We have them here in black and here in tan. But get them while you can, because they will for sure sell out. These suede, tasseled cuties are clearly a must have.
Could there be a more instagramable pair of sandals? No- I don't think so. A perfect combo look of slipper meets sandal. And I cannot get enough of them. Easy to put on, fun to wear, and definitely "different." I guarantee you'll get tons of compliments in The Fur Slide by Cape Robbin. We have them in tan here, as well as in olive here. The best part about these sandals, aside from how cute they are, is the price point. Affordable enough to get both colors for sure. You'll love these!
Ah, these gorgeous little strappy numbers are too good to pass up. Matisse's Sting Sandals in denim blue, are pure perfection. These wrap sandals are dainty, delicate, and perfect for date night or vacation. Yes, please!
There we have it ladies, lots of new options for you to add to your sandal collection this Summer. Be sure to tag us on Instagram if you pick any of these up!
Keep an eye out for the next Trend Report.
-Annie @ Bliss