Nothing adds a playful edge to your evening attire quite like a strappy lace-up sandal. Simply put, the style adds a dose of whimsicality to your look like no other in its category. And with a summer line up that's surely filled with engagement parties, bachelorette weekends, and one too many weddings, you're bound to get a lot of mileage out of these shoes—so, can someone say ... guilt-free purchase?
If you're looking at these styles and thinking "Woah, there's a lot going on there," know that the busyness of the shoe is a major perk comfort-wise. Because there are so many straps that wrap around your ankle, it makes for a very smooth and sturdy stride. You'll hit the dance floor like a pro.
1. Banana Republic, $138; bananarepublic.com.
2. Sam Edelman, $275; bloomingdales.com.
3. Mango, $150; mango.com.
4. Joie, $320; nordstrom.com.
5. Stuart Weitzman, $485; shopbop.com.
6. Aldo, $160; aldoshoes.com.
7. Schutz, $260; shopbop.com.
8. Tamara Mellon, $695; net-a-porter.com.
9. Loeffler Randall, $315; loefflerrandall.com.