The best textured slides (because it’s FINALLY sandals weather!)

I’m back! I don’t think I’ve ever left it this long between blog posts, but we’ve been on holiday for two weeks and I’m not the kind of gal to take my laptop away with me. Mainly because I don’t actually own a laptop, but there you go.

Anyway, thankfully I’ve left it long enough that the weather seems to finally be on the up and we can talk about summer shoes. Because really, who out there has actually bothered with a pedicure and popped on a pair of sandals since that one hot weekend in May that now seems like a distant memory?! Certainly not me.

Thais sandals, €185,

My new sandals for this summer are from an old tried and trusted brand – Ancient Greek Sandals. OK, they’re not actually that old, but I’ve been wearing a pair since they first launched about five years ago and I love them. The quality is brilliant (even surviving being dropped in a swimming pool) and they’re design classics, so look great with everything year after year. This season they’ve brought out a range in frayed denim, which is not only more comfortable and easier to wear in than their trademark tan leather, but is also bang on trend, as there are LOADS of textured sandals out there at the moment, particularly pool slides.

Avec Moderation
Avec Moderation faux fur slides, £235,

It doesn’t really matter what the texture is; fluffy, frayed, feathered or embellished. All the high end brands are doing them – Gucci, Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana, Chloe, Simone Rocha – and very nice they are too, but rather pricey. Of course the very nature of this style means that they are more expensive than your standard rubber pool slides, what with there being sheepskin and sequins involved (that stuff all costs more to produce), but there are some cheaper versions if you don’t want to break the bank (although I just HAD to include the Avec Moderation slides – above – for outfit inspiration, because they literally make nothing but textured pool slides and I love this look with the striped dress, so forgive me for that). Here is a round-up of some of the more affordable textured pool slides out there right now. And some of them are already in the sale! Whoop!


furry slides, £26, 


MSGM, £90 (was £225), 


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FP Collection sequin slides, £58, 


suede slides, £69, 


embellished slides, £32, 


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Benassi slides, £50,