Jelly Sandals Are Back – Here’s How To Style Them


| LAST UPDATE 06/17/2022

By Lia Thomson
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Back in the '90s, jelly sandals were all the rage - especially for those who wanted to wear an open-toe shoe but also wanted to be comfortable. And while it was often kids who were seen rocking a pair, that never stopped adults from hopping on the bandwagon. Now, even years later, it looks like the popular sandal is making a comeback as many high-end brands like Bottega Veneta, Prada, and Valentino have released their own version of the shoe. And just in time for Summer! Here's how to style jelly sandals for modern trends. 

The OG design of jelly shoes is the caged fisherman style, but in line with 2022 trends, the newest style takes on a more modern and minimal take. The rubbery shoe comes in slides, so it's not just comfy but also easy to slip on before heading out to that picnic! From mules to heeled sandals and classic Birkenstock-styled slides, there is an option for all types of needs. Those who are less excited about minimal styles shouldn't worry. There are many brands releasing funky and bold jelly shoes. From big platforms to crisscross and zigzag designs, anything you can think of has probably already been made - there are even some with laces! 

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When it comes to matching these shoes with an outfit, it's honestly easier than probably any other shoe. This is because it's not just the designs that have endless options - but also the colors. There are the basics like black, white, blue, pink, and green - but there are also sparkly ones that are filled with glitter! Throw it on with a pair of denim shorts and a white tank, and your basic outfit instantly goes from 0 to 100. 

The shoe also has the ability to do the opposite. For example, a very wow outfit like a colorful maxi dress is probably the focal point of the fit, right? But then what shoe should you pair it with? This is when jelly shoes come in perfectly because a basic colored pair can blend right in, letting the rest of the pieces stand out. For a luxurious pair of jelly shoes, check out these from Gucci. And for a more affordable pair, these ones from ASOS will be perfect for the warmer weather!

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