my favorite summer sandals

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disclosure: a special thank you to naot footwear for providing the sandals worn in today’s post. as per usual, all opinions are my own!

summertime in the pacific northwest—is there anything better? i’m a summertime girl at heart, and as such, i greatly enjoy summer fashions, including colorful pieces, vibrant prints, and flowy dresses.

sandals are an integral part of my summer wardrobe. whether slides, wedges, or gladiator style, i love pairing sandals with skirts, shorts, and dresses. unfortunately, i often struggle to find sandals in-store or online—many open-toed styles rub uncomfortably or cause blisters. i don’t often have luck ordering sandals online, as i need to be sure they fit well. (do you size up? i find going up a half size in most sandal styles works well.)

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naot footwear graciously reached out to me earlier this summer, asking whether i would like to feature a pair of sandals on instagram. i immediately said, “yes,” as they carry a variety of styles and are known for producing comfortable footwear.

“naot,” translating to “oasis,” had humble beginnings—they started in a one-room workshop. the first factory, located in israel, made simple work shoes and sandals. in the last 50 years, however, they have expanded greatly and are now sold all over the world both in-store and online. each pair of shoes is handmade—talk about high quality! the footbeds, covered in suede, are made from cork and latex; this provides great support to the ball of your foot!

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today, i am styling naot’s pixie sandal, and i love the fit, style, and overall level of support they provide. while i spend much of my day seated (at a desk, #worklife), i walk a quarter of a mile to and from my office and strive to go for a walk on my lunch break. comfort, therefore, dictates my shoe choice during the workweek. i have worn my pixie sandals to the office several times, and they’ve been fun to style with my work wardrobe!

my boyfriend, greg, and i have an upcoming trip abroad. it will likely be hot in two of our destinations, and i think my closet will benefit (greatly) from another pair of walking sandals! i am lusting after this camel-colored pair and these black slides.

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photos by jenn from hello rigby

jumpsuit: nordstrom rack, sunnies: nordstrom, sandals: c/o naot footwear (exact here)

as fall approaches, it will be time to transition out my summer pieces and welcome flats and booties. naot footwear has darling boots in stock, and i am eager to get my hands on a pair (or two)! do you have a go-to summer shoe? let me know in the comments!

 

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