For summer, we’re seeing major shoe trends from bold shades to fisherman sandals to edgy knee-high boots like the Balenciaga Cagoles on the rise. Time will tell how long these trends remain cool in fashion, but if you’re interested in investing in anti-trend shoes that you can bet on being stylish for years and years to come, look to minimalistic sandals. A style all the fashion people are wearing this summer, strappy sandals are minimalistic, sleek, and cool—all while being on-trend without overly trendy.
Whether you’re looking for flats or heels, there are so many chic versions on the market. Among them are floss heels, ’90s-inspired wedges, ankle-wrap flats, and strappy “naked” heels. Look to designers including The Row, Gia Borghini, Bottega Veneta, and A. Emery who have modern, pared-back shoes mastered. Ahead, shop the best minimalistic sandals to add to your cart right now.