Weave Together Comfort and Style This Summer With Raffia Sandals

It’s still a wonder how boots and adjacent styles typically reserved for winter months have infiltrated our summer wardrobes. Regardless, at the slightest sign of a temperature rise, there’s another silhouette that wins over the fashion crowd like clockwork—raffia sandals. Made from Madagascarian Palmyra palm tree leaves, the seasonal favorite has earned its rightful position as a warm-weather mainstay. Each Spring/Summer season, its return to the runways always comes with a few notable twists and updates. 

Merged with a number of standout shoe trends you’re bound to meet in the coming months, or may have already indulged in, this year’s raffia shoes go beyond the slip-on sandals you grab for a shoreside stroll (but cover that, too). Simon Miller’s social media-famed platforms get an even more summery update. Jimmy Choo’s raffia sandals weigh in on the dopamine-dressing trend that’s emerged post-pandemic. Never expected to hear “formal” and “raffia” in the same sentence? Saint Laurent will surprise you. See the best the internet has to offer below.