10 most stylish summer sandals you won’t believe are under £40

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Harriet Davey
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From Topshop’s T-bar to Zara’s must-have multicoloured strappies – these are the styles to snap up before they inevitably sell out…

The hashtag #ShoesAddict has 3.2 million posts on Instagram. This, of course, is a lot of pictures of shoes.

 Showing the love to our favourite pairs is something we can all relate to, and we’ve found more amazing styles to add to this.

As confessed shoe addicts ourselves it’s no surprise we’ve already rounded up some of the key styles this season has to offer. From the trending heeled thong sandals (yes, really) to must-have barely there sandals and celebrity-approved trainer brands we can actually afford

For us, finding new shoes that’ll elevate new season wares even further can be an outfit game-changer. This is why we’ve curated an edit of the best high street sandals. 

With raffia sliders you’ll want to wear from the city streets to the beach, H&M’s lace up the leg sandals that’ll go with everything from linen dresses to jeans, to summer’s most controversial style: the dad sandal

Scroll down to shop our 10 favourite high street shoes. Want to know the best part? They’re all under £40 so they won’t break the bank – win win!

  • Zara mid heel sandals with multicoloured straps

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    Best high street shoes: Zara sandals

    Strappy sandals are one of this year’s hero shoes and Zara has created yet another winning pair. 

    Amp up jeans and a tee with this multicoloured style that looks more expensive than their high street price tag. 

    £29.99, Zara 

  • Topshop Hester black and white sandals

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    Best high street shoes: Topshop spot sandals

    Whether it’s leopard, tiger, zebra cow or Dalmatian spot – we can thank the animal kingdom for this season’s key prints. 

    Look to this chic monochrome pair to take you through all occasions from holidays to brunch. 

    £29, Topshop

  • Stradivarius black platform sporty sandals

    Best high street shoes: Stradivarius sporty sandals

    Thanks to the likes of Prada and Chanel’s dad sandals that sold out at record speed, chunky sporty sandals are officially back on the map. 

    Luckily, the high street has created iterations so good you’ll be able to try out the trend for less. 

    £29.99, Stradivarius

  • H&M leather sandals

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    Best high street shoes: H&M sandals

    These beauties from H&M’s premium quality collection are the kind of sandals you’ll wear on repeat, year after year. 

    The tie up style will look just as good with linen dresses as they will with summer suits

    £34.99, H&M

  • Havaianas brasil logo flip flops

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    Best high street shoes: Havaianas in yellow and green

    You’ve most likely already seen the most stylish women on the streets of every city sporting a pair of Havaianas.

    That’s right, not just for the beach these flip-flops are being worn with everything from mini and midi dresses to jumpsuits. 

    £21.99, Havaianas

  • Dorothy Perkins tan woven sandals

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    Best high street shoes: Dorothy Perkins tan sandals

    Tan sandals can be the base to any good summer outfit. Wearing a floral maxi dress? Add tan sandals. Going for white jeans and a puff sleeve top? Add tan sandals…you get the picture!

    £18, Dorothy Perkins 

  • Asos design farid cross strap weave sliders

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    Best high street shoes: Asos raffia sliders

    Like raffia bags, raffia sandals are perfect for summer outfits. Add these effortless sliders with everything from swimwear to fancy frocks. 

    £22, Asos

  • River Island orange multi strap mule

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    Best high street sandals: River Island orange mules

    Got a wedding coming up? Look no further than a colour-pop mule. The small block heel with open toe will be so comfortable it’ll transform your guest experience. 

    This River Island strappy pair also comes in snake print, FYI.

    £35, River Island

  • Mango asymmetric leather sandals

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    Best high street shoes: Mango cream sandals

    The #MangoGirls club is one we’ll always want to be a part of. Luckily, the “new in” section is making it even easier for us.

    We’ll be wearing these updated classics with all our summer outfits for the foreseeable. 

    £35.99, Mango

  • Topshop ninja t-bar midi heel

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    Best high street shoes: Topshop sandals

    We’ve already told you about Topshop’s strappy sandals that sold out within hours (they’re newly restocked) and now they’ve dropped another winning pair. 

    These sleek t-bar sandals will be your 24/7 favourites from here on out.

    £36, Topshop

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