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Avoiding a Slippery Slope - How to Fashionably Pair Outfits with Slides for a Stylish Look

Last Updated: October 17, 2023


Summer's sizzling around the corner, and you know what that means: Time to unleash those sun-kissed outfits you've been saving! Dive feet-first into the season with easy-to-wear pool slides, chic summer shoes, trendy daily slides, and statement fashion sandals. Curious about mastering the art of styling them? Let's uncover the perfect pairings for every sun-soaked occasion.

What are Slides?

Before we dive into the chic ways to sport slides fashionably, let's get acquainted with these darlings of the footwear world. Essentially, slides are the epitome of simplicity: easy to slip into without the fuss of buckles or intricate fastenings. Typically designed with a single strap that hugs the foot (though some rock a duo with straps at both the toe and ankle), they're your answer to "I need shoes, stat!"

Materials? You'll find them crafted from a diverse palette – from luxe leather and cosy cloth to no-nonsense rubber. Some soft slides take comfort up a notch, boasting plush, cloud-like foam materials for the ultimate heavenly feel. And if you're all about that flat life, rejoice! Most slides sport a flat sole, with either a subtle heel or none at all. Your feet will thank you!

Are Slides Just for the Beach?

Absolutely not! Women’s slides are versatile and can be worn for various occasions, not just for the beach. You can wear them while running your everyday errands, to the pool, or on special events that require a more casual look. They come in many different styles, so you're sure to find a pair that suits your needs.

Types of Slides

There are many different types of slides, but the most popular ones are pool slides and daily slides.

closeup top view of women wearing Chimissimi slides

Pool slides: Think comfort first! These slides, crafted primarily from cushy materials like neoprene or canvas, offer a relaxed vibe. Whether it's a day at the beach or a casual coffee run, their flat soles (sometimes beefed up for extra comfort) have got your back. You can style them with a playful sundress or shorts with a tank top or elevate the look with wide-leg trousers or a breezy maxi dress. With pool slides, you're always a step away from chic casualness.

Daily slides: The chameleons of the slide world. These are crafted from versatile materials like leather or fabric and come with subtle design variations. You might find them boasting a decorative strap or even a slight heel. They're the go-to when you're uncertain: Will it be a jeans and tee kind of day or a flirty dress afternoon? Either way, daily slides seamlessly blend with your outfit choice, making every day a fashionable one.

But the slide story doesn't end here.

Mules: The sophisticated cousins of slides, mules are often close-toed at the front but maintain the open back. Perfect for those slightly formal outings where you still want to feel the breeze on your heels.

Sport Slides: Your post-workout heroes. Often designed with ergonomic footbeds, they are the ideal slip-ons after an intense gym session, ensuring your feet relax in style.

Espadrille Slides: Bring out the beach vibes with these! Their signature woven or jute soles shout summer, making every day feel like a holiday.

The beauty of slides? Their ability to morph according to the occasion. From casual to classy, there's a slide for every side of you.

Now let's move on to how to style them.

Outfits That go Best with Slides

The right combination of clothes and shoes gives off the kind of look you want to achieve. Depending on how you pair your outfit with slides, you can make them look more or less sophisticated but remain effortlessly casual. And if you're after a laid-back, simple, yet chic style, wearing slides with fashionable outfits is the way to go.

Haven't got a clue on how to complete your look? Here are some of our favourite ways to style slides:

1. Shorts & Slides: The Breezy Duo

Slide into your most-loved shorts for an effortless yet stylish ensemble. Whether you're hitting the beach, grabbing a quick coffee, or simply lounging with friends, this combo is your sunny-day saviour. Jazz it up with accessories, and let the slides do the talking.

2. Slides & Jeans

woman in denim jeans and white slides

Slides also look great with jeans. Opt for ripped jeans and a classic tee for that relaxed weekend vibe. Feeling a tad dressier? Elevate your look with wide-leg trousers or pair them with a billowy blouse. And if jumpsuits are your jam, slides are the perfect companion to complete the look.

3. With Dresses and Skirts

Slides aren’t just for the casual days. They can be your go-to for those dress-to-impress moments too. A denim dress or skirt brings a laid-back charm when paired with slides. For an evening soirée, let a flowy maxi dress or elegant skirt dance above your slides. Remember to play with colours and textures to ensure your slides complement, not clash.

4. Beach Babe Alert: Swimsuits & Slides

If you're headed to the beach or the pool, don't forget to pack your slides! Pair them with your favourite swimsuit for a chic yet comfortable look. But use durable and waterproof slides to avoid damaging them when exposed to water.

Style Tip: When picking the ideal slide, consider its colour and material. Fancy a playful, off-duty look? Bright colours or quirky patterns are your best bet. For more polished occasions, gravitate towards neutral hues or slides with elegant metal accents. And if you're all about versatility, opt for slides with interchangeable uppers - because who doesn't love multiple looks from a single pair?

So, next time you're contemplating footwear, slide into style with these versatile champions. You'll be stepping out in confidence, one chic foot at a time!

Slides with Removable and Interchangeable Uppers

If you're looking for a versatile pair of slides, you need to get yourself a pair with removable and interchangeable uppers. That way, you can change up your look depending on your mood or the occasion. Best of all, you get a variety of options for styling and outfit coordination with just one pair of sandals, making it a perfect travel buddy.

At Chimissimi, we've got a great selection of women's slides available in various styles and colours. So, if you're looking for something classic or a little more unique, we've got you covered.

top view product shot of Chimissimi slides with different uppers

Buy the Best Slides for Women at Chimissimi

Pretty, posh and practical, that’s what Chimissimi is all about. And if you’ve got no time for fussy shoes, we’ve got the perfect footwear for you. As an Australian shoe designer that focuses on combining comfort, practicality and style, we offer a beautiful selection of fashion slides with removable and interchangeable uppers that go perfectly with any outfit.

Need different looks for a weekend getaway? Get a variety of looks with just one pair of slides and carry your style options anywhere without the added weight of extra shoes in your travel bag. Convenient yet effortlessly chic, stay fashionable and comfortable wherever you go with a pair of Chimissimi slides.

Grab a pair and order today.

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