Thanks to nearly four months in quarantine, we completely skipped spring and headed straight into summer. And now that we can (kind of) go places again, it’s time for something lightweight, no-frills, and new. At least that was my thought process when I bought these Madewell sandals yesterday — a replacement for the seven-year-old Birkenstocks I threw out during the deep-cleaning phase of quarantine. I liked these because they’re nice enough to pair with real pants but they’re not so nice that I feel silly slipping them on with sweatpants or bike shorts to run to Target or the grocery store. They’re simple, no-frills sandals that are perfect for summer strolls, and with Madewell’s current sale-on-sale, you can get them too for an extra 40 percent off. Just make sure you put sunscreen on your feet or you’ll wind up with a pretty gnarly double-strap tan line (and don’t say I didn’t warn you).
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