June 9th, 2015 at 2:00am

With the summer months comes a great excuse to purchase cute new sandals. This season, there are plenty to choose from—whether it is the simple foot bed, Birkenstocks, the platform sandal, the gladiator, the block heel, the t-strap or the jelly sandal—there is something for everyone. These really cool options can make or break an outfit; dress it up or dress it down. Add to a casual white T-shirt and cut-offs with silver platform sandals, or make your favorite sundress more casual by sporting those comfy Birkenstocks you’ve had in your closet for years. The possibilities are endless this summer.

I feel that it is best to buy two new sandals this season—a simple foot bed in a neutral color and a platform sandal in a vibrant print or color. This way, you will have a stylish shoe to wear to every occasion and to fit every mood.

This Fashionista’s super trendy black jumpsuit was dressed up a bit for a nice dinner with her family. She spiced up her all black ensemble with gold and black platform sandals from Topshop for Nordstrom. These two toned sandals created a ‘90s feel to her look. Her sandals are great because they can be worn to so many different occasions—ranging from an internship to a day at the mall with friends to a fun night out. She completes her look with a black jumpsuit and a classic Hermès bracelet.

How To: Have you been afraid to buy those cheetah print ankle strap sandals? Go for it! Just make sure they are the main focus of your outfit by keeping everything else simple.