Let's get things straight, we don't need it to be Summer for us to get excited about a new pair of sandals.

Sandals mean different things to different people, and there are so many different types of sandals, it's easy to see why there'd be confusion.

We're going to abandon traditional flip flops for a chicer thong sandal, we're bringing patent back, and we're not focusing on heel height as much as we are comfort. Don't fret, we still love a flashy af 5" sky high stiletto and we're not putting our style into storage.

About that non flip flop thong sandal

Staying under the $199 mark, these metallic blue leather Tommy Hilfiger sandals are on sale for only $65.

Don't fancy blue? They also come in a toned down gold color that is equally appealing. These Tommy Hilfiger strappy sandals are a fabulous alternative to luxury brand Ancient Greek Sandals.

So, FYI, these are exactly the types of Summer sandals that are just as comfy as flip flops, but they don't look like flip flops. When we think flip flops, we are thinking the rubbery kind - yuck! Save those for the beach - or better yet choose a fun jelly sandal instead!

P.S. these flat type thong sandals go with dresses, skirts, shorts, and denim. Don't overlook them the next time you're shoe shopping!

Patent leather is the best leather

Subjectively speaking, patent leather is hotter this Summer than regular leather. Take it from us - Spring/Summer's hottest sandals are going to be in shiny patent colors.

It's a little more of a dressy vibe, and any excuse to "dress up" right?

Side note: how are we scoring all these deals on designer shoes under $199? We are using Shop It To Me! It's a free service and sign-up, and it's a sale alert service, personal shopping, money saving machine! Okay, not to get too carried away, but once you try it, you'll be hooked. There's no better way to search and shop for clothing all in one super chic place.

Here are some patent leather sandals found on Shop It To Me, all under $199 of course . . .

We're just letting the shoes speak for themselves here . . .

All of these chic patent sandals look stunning when worn with a dress. We also suggest dressing them down by pairing them with your favorite denim and t-shirt look.

High heels that won't compromise your comfort or style

Silly girls, we don't need to compromise anything for fashion! If high heeled sandals are your deal, we got you, and we want in on the action, too. Here are some high heeled sandals that won't kill your feet or your bank account.

Castañer is a hot new brand that brings comfort in the form of a wedge sandal to women's shoes. These 'carina' wedges literally will go with everything this Summer, and they're perfect for when you want a black shoe that isn't that harsh.

So you want a heel with extra cushion? The straps on these Schutz 'felisa' sandals aren't going to cut into you, and the heel is just the right amount of sexy. Consider these your "new nudes" simply because of their light pinky salmon color - which just happens to be Pantone's Color of the Year for 2019. Check out our blog post on it here.

And last but definitely not least are these fashion-forward 'jules' sandals by Pour La Victoire. These look fabulous with a dress, or with denim shorts and an oversized white button-down shirt. Besides being stylish, these strappy sandals have height and because of their ties, they make your legs look extra lean in photos - promise!

You've got to have imagination or else everything is going to look ugly at first sight!!

Summing up Summer sandals

So we tried not to overwhelm you! With so many different styles of sandals, we know it can be stressful. Don't forget to use Shop It To Me to check off your favorite brands, stores, and sizes, so that you can quickly see what you want. You can also search by price, etc.

Semi unrelated, we're sure you've heard of her, Aimee Song, she's amazing, and she has sick style and beauty tips/choices. Because we're also big beauty buffs, we wanted to share the love.

Toodles until next time <3