Happy Tuesday, everyone! Today's reader mail comes from Alyssa, who's looking for simple sandals that can be worn when dressing up (a sundress) or down (jean shorts). She's also on a budget.
My favorite way to bridge the occasion gap is by sticking to a classic base (in this case, leather), unfussy styles that look chic (whether expensive or cheap), and a touch of metallic (but make sure it only has a dull sheen to it). Here are some of my picks, from least expensive to most:
These Victoria's Secret (!) classic flip flops come in a dull gold (left photo, top) and mocha (right photo, middle). Both would fit the bill and clock in at just $29.
These Colin Stuart classic thongs from VS look extremely comfortable and are also just $29. If Alyssa isn't feeling the metallic, she could easily choose black or brown suede with these.
American Eagle adds a twist to their leather flip flops with (appropriately) the Twist sandal. $29.50, comes in a flat gold.
Lastly, for a silver option, we have J. Crew. Their leather Capri sandal is on sale for $39.50 and comes in the metallic silver above, as well as light gold and a "metallic guava." Oolala.
I hope this helps, Alyssa! If anyone else has a fashion, wedding, decorating, entertaining, or organizing question they'd like answered on Peach & Pearl, shoot me an email: peachandpearl [at] ymail [dot] com. I'd be happy to see what I can find!