We simply love how much the realm of sandals has been revolutionised over the past decade. Where once we girls faced only a sea of unexciting options and really rather uninspiring sandals, today we can indulge in Lace Up sandals, Heeled Sandals and Wedge Sandals. Oh, and for comfort and style in equal measure we’re also treated to Gladiator Sandals, Jelly Sandals and Flat Sandals. Truly, we 21st century women are super lucky girls! Great for overcoming this common footwear fashion faux pas You’re on holiday – you have carefully chosen that dinner date or night out dress (and a whole new holiday wardrobe that has taken you well over your luggage weight limit). Now you really need the singular pair of shoes that will work with everything from your shorts, to that dress of yours. So, what’s the answer? In a phrase: gladiator sandals. Yup – these are the solution for practically every outfit going – formal, informal, dressed up and dressed down. The Ideal team Beyond the super flexible gladiator sandal, here are some smoking hot looks to last you all summer, totally on-trend and absolutely on-point for seasonal style. Jelly sandals are back, back, back and can be teamed with casual looks of Tees, shorts and jersey dresses, or paired with bright ankle or calf socks for that high fashion look. Our heeled sandals include a wide variety of styles – from formal and dressy, to stylish yet laidback. Perfect for when you want to add a little glamour to your shorts and strap top combo. Lace-up sandals are one incredibly flexible footwear staple – yet they may look at their best when teamed with contrasting jeans, or matching colour dress. Wedges are the seamless solution for when you want both height and stability - and right now we’re loving the way in which they can be paired with the summer essential of linen bootleg trousers.