Last year, I didn't put my sandals away until well into October, and I'm looking at a forecast with four 80°+ days next week, so I think I need to expand my collection this year.  I used to alternate between ballet flats and sandals in the summer, but I'm not feeling ballet flats anymore. That means I have room for a wider variety of sandals for summer, though I don't want to go overboard.

The only pair currently is my closet is the black, ankle-strap Nisolos in the first find. They're great for a semi-dressy look for an event or an evening out, but I wouldn't choose them for miles of walking, which is more the norm for my life.

I love the look of the AS98 Ryde in olive. I have a matching bag, and think they'd look great with my black dresses.

The strappy Bed Stu Artemis seem like a great black option...maybe too similar to the Ryde?  

And then there's my tried-and-true Bed Stu Sotos. I loved these sandals and wore them into the ground over several seasons.  I've considered a direct replacement.

I'm not a flip-flops girl. I keep trying, but they never work for me. I'd be open to a more minimal, barely-there option for beach days if it had some sort of heel strap, but I have very little experience with such. Something like TKees LC, maybe?

Any thoughts or suggestions? Summer's coming!

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