10 Heeled Sandals That Transition Effortlessly From Day To Night

There are truly few better feelings in the world than the first time sporting sandals each spring. Like lighting the torch at the Olympic Games, donning an open-toe mark the start of something wonderful: summer. After being locked away for six months, my little piggies were ecstatic to make an appearance last week. Peeking out from a pair of chunky black sandals and sporting a fresh coat of light pink polish, they had finally been set free. 

Unlike much of my winter footwear, I find my favorite sandals can easily transition from day to night. A great pair of sandals can be as versatile as a decathlete and as dependable as a gold-medaled veteran. So without further ado, I now declare the Summer Footwear Games officially open! Please, scroll on.

  1. 1. Bold Neon


    Liv Block Heel, Free People, $138; shop now


    Neon green is quickly becoming a staple in my summer wardrobe this year. The bright hue adds a fun pop to your basic white tee and cutoffs uniform and would light up the dance floor on a Friday night. The mid-height heel means it's comfortable enough to boogie 'til dawn! 

  2. 2. Striped Two-Strap Perfection

    Blue Collection Heeled Sandals, Zara, Sandals, $99; shop now

    Low stilettos are a must-have for summer. The lower heel height is easy for everyday wear while the fun stripes add a special touch. If being the perfect statement sandal was a sport, these striped heels would win a gold medal! 

  3. 3. Rainbow Realness

    Addie Mules, Madewell, $138; shop now

    These bold rainbow colored sandals are perfect for celebrating Pride Month this summer. Pair with nuetrals for an unexpected pop of color or with bright hues for a maximalist treat! 

  4. 4. Throwback Wedges

    UO Vivian Beaded Urban Outfitters, $39; shop now

    I'm a sucker for anything early 2000s inspired. Middle school me would be living for this wedge heel rn! Not only is a wedge a fun throwback, but it's also easier to walk in and more comfortable for all-day wear. 

  5. 5. A Non-Boring Basic

    Double-Strap Sandals, Everlane, $155; shop now 

    Basics don't need to be boring. While at first, these classic two-strap sandals may seem simple, upon closer examination you'll find their snakeskin texture adds a little extra oomph. 

  6. 6. Fun Fishnet 

    Mesh Heeled, Dolls Kill Mules, $38 

    Might I suggest layering these fun see-thru sandals with fun socks during the day? At night, pair them with your favorite all-black look for an edgier look or with something uber girly for just a touch of grunge. 

  7. 7. Strappy Snakeskin

    Seychelles Antique Strappy Heels, Anthropologie, $119; shop now

    Snakeskin footwear has been a celebrity favorite as of late! Try it with all black for a Solange inspired lewk or go bold with head to toe snakeskin like Riri! Either way you're guaranteed to look hot, hot, hot! 

  8. 8. Low Heel Leopard 

    Leopard Heels, Lulus, $32; shop now

    After my editor posted this 'Gram of her leopard sandals, I knew I needed an animal print sandal in my wardrobe asap! The mini heel balances the bold leopard print for the perfect day to night statement shoe. 

  9. 9. Barely There Vinyl

    Vinyl Heeled Sandals, Bershka, $46; shop now 

    Kim K wya? These clear vinyl sandals are great for adding an edge to your office wear during the day before going full Kardashian at night. The open toe means you'll never have to worry about those dreaded sweaty feet

  10. 10. Criss-Cross Kitten Heels

    Pictured above: Strappy Leather Kitten Heels, COS, $150; shop now 

    TBH these have been sitting in my cart since the first day it hit 60 degrees here in New York. The minimalist feel of the nude color and kitten heel are perfectly juxtaposed by the unique crisscrossing of the straps. A perfect summer basic for a maximalist such as myself! 

Online shopping for summer sandals may not be an Olympic sport just yet, though I have certainly put in plenty of training hours speed scrolling. Show us how you sport your favorite summer sandals by tagging @hercampusstyle on all your summer 'fits!