While the lace-up gladiator sandal is spring's go-to shoe, the blingy embellished sandal is a close runner-up. Lately a friend of mine has been masterfully demonstrating just how versatile the latter is, wearing her Marni gem-encrusted sandals, similar to above, everywhere from a festive sit-down lunch to a casual poolside barbeque. I love how these shoes are able to dress up even the most mundane warm-weather staples and yet are easy on your feet. What's more, they're also evening out-worthy. My favorite sparkling statements include these by Report, Sam Edelman, J.Crew, Kate Spade, No. 21 and Guissepe Zanotti.
Photo: Sincerely Jules