A week into September and it’s still hotter than Hades, but Blake Lively and her Chanel raffia dad sandals have a refreshing take on 90 degree weather dressing. If you’re burnt out on Birkenstocks and sneakers make your toes sweat, Lively makes a compelling case for a high fashion version of your dad’s favorite summer shoe.
On a September 7 outing in New York City, the always fashionable actor mixed her high-end Chanel accessories with an effortlessly laid back outfit of Daisy Dukes and a patterned camp shirt left untucked. She wore her voluminous locks in a loose braid tucked over one shoulder and sunglasses to shield her eyes. She carried a classic quilted Chanel bag in a deep brown to match the motif on her shirt.
The hero of the ‘fit is really the shoe: A pair of Chanel raffia espadrille sandals with the iconic interlocking CC logo on the velcro straps. Lively’s Chanel sandals can still be found on resale shops like The Real Real and Poshmark, but it’s also relatively easy to find similar styles from places like Loeffler Randall.
When it comes to fashion, I would follow Lively’s lead anywhere. Basically, if I see Blake Lively wearing Daisy Dukes and dad sandals, I’m gonna wear Daisy Dukes and dad sandals.