There is a very short and sweet part of the transition period when you can wear nice pairings like sweaters and shorts or jackets and sandals – if the weather permits, of course. It’s the kind of ensemble that Los Angeles locals are lucky enough to wear for most of the year. But for the rest of us who don’t call Southern California home, the ideal fall forecast gives us a chance to make the most of our summer and Autumn wardrobes.
This last week in MilanHer show goers welcomed perfect temperatures in the low 70s and sunny skies and got a few extra days of sandal season. Chunky knits and plaid trousers were paired with heeled sandals, as were brown leather trousers and blazers. Fuzzy mohair cardigans, midi skirts, velvet jackets and cuts from head to toe were on display alongside open-toe shoes. The judgment? sandal Season is not over yet.
When the temperatures cool down, all of these looks go well with you knee high boots or Ballet flat, but in the meantime, do like the Milan Fashion Week street style set and take the opportunity to wear sandals with other classic fall staples.
Below are eight ways to wear sandals this season, inspired by the street style of Milan Fashion Week.
A pair of buckled mules easily grounds oversized knit and flared trousers – no jacket required.
MM6 Maison Margiela oversized jacquard knit turtleneck
Valentino Garavani Mini VLogo hobo bag made from calf hair
Stella McCartney Mona wool trousers with flared legs and houndstooth check
Pick up patent, wrinkled, vintage or smooth leather separations with strappy sandals – you guessed it – leather.
Rejina Pyo Margo Blazer made of synthetic leather
Kassl Bag Lady leather lacquer shoulder bag
Bouguessa Diana embossed leather pants
Now wear an embroidered blouse and tapered pants with buckled mules and repeat this later with ankle boots.
Sea Santos blouse with eyelet collar
Bottega Veneta Loop shoulder bag
Ulla Johnson Jupiter carrot trousers made of cotton twill with quilted seams
Jil Sander x Birkenstock Arizona two-buckle sandal
A metallic block heel sandal is comfortable to wear all year round, from special occasions to the office and beyond.
Warm Hugs Only checkmate vest
Linda Farrow Jerry round frame acetate sunglasses
Jil Sander skirt with geometric print
When else could you wear comfortable, cozy tartan slippers or? Sheepskin slides Out of the house outside of autumn?
Sleeper pajama set made of crpe de chine with feather trim
Evolve Together Milan Face Mask, 7 Inch Set
Prada Galleria Medium Saffiano Leather Bag
Sandals that fit
A flat leather sandal with straps goes surprisingly well with the tailored suits of fall – a neutral brown option creates a solid contrast to an otherwise dark blazer and trousers.
& Other Stories One button blazer
Melissa Joy Manning moonstone earrings made from 14k recycled gold
& Other Stories figure-hugging flare pinstripe trousers
It is best to avoid summer-like materials such as raffia and ropes and opt for something that is more geared towards the fall season, such as this combination of satin sleigh and velvet jacket.
L’Agence Kaydence double-breasted corduroy blazer
Saint Laurent Signature round sunglasses
Emme Parsons satin slippers
Head over heels
You’ll want to wear a pair of Bottega Veneta heeled sandals with everything.
Marc Jacobs hairy, cropped mohair cardigan
Ray-Ban Classic Wayfarer 50mm sunglasses