Clear Sandals: The Chic Summer Shoe Trend

It’s clear to see that transparent sandals are all the rage. I just bought a pair of cute silver slides with a thick clear strap, and I’m loving them. 

clear silver sandals yellow dress

Clear sandals look fresh and modern, and the peekaboo straps add a sexy touch.  Because they are partially clear, they are light looking, and so they go really well with a light, floaty chiffon dress.

clear sandals white waist tie pants

Clear sandals are also perfect for when you want to wear white pants, and you don’t want your feet to look heavy. The thick plastic strap and thin silver strap are barely there.


The silver adds just a touch of sparkle and the clear plastic elongates your legs because they it blends into your skin. Here are three more clear sandal styles I thought were really chic, and some outfits to wear with them.

Clear rope wedge platform slides styled with white jeans

Clear Sandals with Studs

One of the most popular types of clear sandals this spring is the ones embellished with metal studs.  This cute platform sandal with the rope braid wedge is a good example.

It has a full, clear strap edged in tan leather and lined with square, pointy studs.  You’ll also find other studded sandals with colored studs as well as with the studs sitting right on the clear plastic. 

This tan studded slide is a great sandal to wear with your favorite white jeans and a pretty tie-front tee. Or slip them on with a cute summer dress. If you like the look, but not the color, they also come in both black and white.

Flat Clea, tan Sandals styled with Navy Shirt Dress

Clear Flat Sandals

As with any new trend, you may be unsure. So, for gals who feel less is more, or prefer a low-key test-out version, here’s a cute clear sandal.  This easy-going, flat summer sandal has three straps in tan silver, and is clear. Slide your feet in and take them for a test drive. They’ll go with everything!


Clear snakeskin Sandals styled with Olive Shorts, black top

Sexy, Clear Sandals with Snakeprint

Clear slides look sexy, especially when they also incorporate an edgy, animal print finish. These snake print clear sides dress up a pair of shorts or wear them with a solid color summer dress for a fabulous pool and patio look. The clear strap disappears when you wear them, making your legs go on for miles!  You could say they’re the latest version of the ever-popular nude shoe, just better!

Final Tip: These clear slides are reasonably priced (all under $100), and I think that’s good because I’ve found having worn them in the past, that they do tend to get sweaty and yellow after a season or two. I’d definitely pick up a pair to update your look this summer, but there’s no sense spending a fortune on this fun, trendy summer shoe.

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