Blame it around the lazy girl that chills inside everyone, but we’re completely embracing slides this summer, first of all, for their easy, fuss-free nature. You are able to step, slide, and breeze out of the door in seconds. No lacing, no tying, no hassle. And for that reason (and also since they are insanely chic), slides have topped our shopping lists for the summer.
But slides came a long way from shower shoes within the ’90s or the sporty Birkenstock-like ones from last year. This new crop boasts sleek silhouettes, thin soles, and only supremely minimalist designs or perhaps a more-is-more attitude. So we really can’t get enough. Inside a sartorial salute to slides, we accumulated 12 styles and matched all of them with the prettiest nail polish shades, to be able to literally place your best foot forward this summer.
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Emerald Polish + Gold Straps
Ground high-shine metallics with a deep, lustrous emerald green.
Sandy Neutral + Burnt Coral
Produce a desert color palette having a deep sandy polish along with a rustic orange wedge.
Shop the pairing: OPI nail polish in San Tan-Tonio, $8; amazon.com. Rachel Comey wedge, $437; rachelcomey.com.
Liquid Metal + Silvery Accents
Detect the silver from the single straps and make it over to your polish.
Vibrant Violet + Moss Green
Play up color contrast by having an modest pair of moss green sandals with a vibrant violet polish. Unexpected and incredibly eccentric at the same time.
Shop the pairing: Maybelline nail polish in Deep in Violet, $4; maybelline.com. Asos sandals, $33; asos.com.
Traffic-Stopping Yellow + Flower Power Blues
Complete this sandal’s flower motif having a traffic-stopping yellow polish.
Shop the pairing: RGB Cosmetics nail polish in Taxi, $18; rgbcosmetics.com. Paula Cademartori sandals, $419 (originally $599); matchesfashion.com.
Inky Black + Croc Slides
Channel your inner badass having a cool coat of black polish that completely complements this equally cool croc pair.
Safe Neutral + A Colorful Knot
Having a statement shoe as loud as this colorful knotted wedge, you will want to keep other distractions to a minimum.
Shop the pairing: Tom Ford nail polish in Toasted Sugar, $35; bloomingdales.com. Chloe sandals, $519 (originally $865); net-a-porter.com.
Mint Green + Minimalist Black
The most effective way to make these black sandals feel completely new? With a fresh layer of mint green.
Shop the pairing: Essie nail polish in Mint Candy Apple, $9; essie.com. Vince sandals, $123 (originally $175); bloomingdales.com.
Siren Red + Frayed Denim
Elevate a set of frayed denim slip-ons having a fiery shade of red. Slip on a little white dress and you’ve got yourself a chic Fourth of July outfit.
Shop the pairing: Christian Louboutin nail polish in Edgypopi, $50; christianlouboutin.com. Ancient Greek Sandals, $235; saksfifthavenue.com.
Shimmery Green + Metallic-Accented Mules
Mix metals having a shimmery emerald along with a gilded platform mule.
Shop the pairing: Chanel nail polish in Emeraude, $28; chanel.com. Rosetta Getty mules, $850; farfetch.com.