10 summer sandals with coordinating nail polishes

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I’m all about matching sets, over-accessorizing, monochromatic looks, the clean girl aesthetic — you get the gist. But what if we took it one step further and coordinated our nail polish with our outfit? Call me crazy, but matching your polish to your accessories may be the next step in perfecting a fresh and polished (no pun intended!) look.

We’ve put together a list of 10 of summer’s most sought-after polish colors and matched them with sandals for every kind of summer style and aesthetic. Whether you’re into neutrals or a metallic with sparkles, we’ve found a pair for you.

Ahead are 10 spring sandals we’ve coordinated with matching nail polish. 


Cult Gaia’s Gigi Sandals are enchanting with a sculpted heel and on-trend square toe. Perfectly pair them with Dazzle Dry’s “Ocean Motion” for a dreamy periwinkle match.

Cult Gaia Gigi Sandals, $418

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Dazzle Dry Ocean Motion, $22

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Metallic Pink

Make a statement in shiny metallic flats with sultry strap detailing. Pair them with Smith & Cult’s “Palace in Wonderland” for a seriously pink moment — Elle Woods approved!

Jeffrey Campbell Metallic Monday Sandals, $65

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Smith & Cult Palace in Wonderland, $18

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Grassy Green

Stay comfortable and on-trend in the Melinda green sandal. With inspiration taken straight from the runway, this grassy green combination exudes confidence.

Steve Madden Melinda Green Sandal, $79.95

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CANDY x PAINTS Nail Polish in Gresham Park, $22

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Pale Yellow

Channel Princess Diana in this romantic yellow color combination. Not only are these heels under $30, but they’re also made with a lightweight rubber-like outsole for all-day wear and comfort.

A New Day Annette Heels, $29.99

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Pacifica Plant Magic in Happy Yellow, $10

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Bright Orange

Embrace one of spring’s biggest trends with Larroudé’s psychedelic print mules in bright orange. Pair them with a fun printed dress and bright orange French tips.

Larroudé Brigitte Mule in Sun Wave Print Patent Leather, $280

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Olive & June Polish in Sweet & Gracious, $9

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Rainbow Turquoise

Nineties kids are screaming in vinyl. Style this versatile iridescent mule from day to night with trousers and a pastel blazer, and finish the look with butterfly clips and turquoise toes. 

Schutz Lizah Vinyl Sandal, $98

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Gucci Vernis à Ongles Nail Polish in Dorothy Turquoise, $30

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Cult-favorite brand Ganni partnered with Dr. Scholl’s to give the footwear staple’s classic wooden sandal a fresh makeover for summer. Where style meets comfort, the patterned sandal works with Sundays’ No. 40 polish to bring out the cobalt in the shoe.

Dr. Scholl’s x Ganni Original Slide Sandal, $215

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Sundays No.40, $18

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More of a neutral gal? Style these eco-friendly braided sandals with muted nails. It’s all about the clean girl aesthetic, am I right?

Dolce Vita Ronin Sandals in Ivory Stella, $100

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Chanel Boy De Chanel Polish 402, $30

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Perfect your summer resort look with Sam Edelman’s Trianna platform sandal in brown leather. Pair yours with a rich espresso-colored polish for a fun play on summer browns.

Sam Edelman Trianna Platform Sandal, $150

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OPI Espresso Your Inner Self, $13

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In partnership with Larroudé, Melissa’s Cali sandal is a bright and cheery comfortable flat that can be worn to the beach or brunch. Embrace the color coral with “Hottie Tottie” nails by Butter London. 

Larroudé x Melissa Cali Slides, $115

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Butter London Hottie Tottie Nail Polish, $18

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