How to Style Fisherman Sandals: 6 Ways to Wear Them


In all honesty, I’ve always had ‘a thing’ for fisherman sandals. I think it’s because they have a timeless, Mediterranean vibe I love. So, I’ve been thrilled that this trend resurfaced in a big way for Summer of ’24. We’ve been seeing fisherman sandals pop up everywhere lately, and there are so many good options to choose from right now. Shana has and loves this gorgeous pair.

Personally, I (finally) narrowed down my pick to these fisherman sandals by Anthropologie. There are so many reasons why I love this particular pair, including some of the highest ratings I’ve ever seen at Anthropologie, the comfort and quality level, they’re in a price range that is affordable for me, and they come in six different colors (each amazing).

For the Love of Fisherman Sandals: Six Outfit Ideas for Summer

Loving fisherman sandals and styling them are two different stories (so I’ve learned). Since they are such a statement-making pair of shoes, I’ve found that they look best with simple, toned-down looks. Think: minimalist and chic. For example, I love pairing fisherman sandals with matching sets or linen wrap skirts, as well as a plain black tee and denim shorts combo….just name a few outfits they go well with.

Below are 6 summer outfits, styled with a different color of my favorite fisherman sandal (tan, taupe, black and silver).

1. Coastal Cute: A Denim Skirt + Striped Tank + Fishermans

This whole look is pretty much a combination of all of my favorite pieces that I’m currently eyeing up for summer, including this sensational, wave-making denim skirt by Farm Rio.

women's summer outfit idea with tan fisherman sandals and denim midi skirt

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NOTES: The reasons I chose these specific Anthropoplogie fisherman sandals to cover for this article: the 100’s of reviews are outstanding, the price is reasonably affordable (for real leather) and they come in six kick-ass color options.

2. All Wrapped Up: A Linen Wrap Skirt + White Tee + Fishermans 

I’m a big skirt fan, especially when it comes to dressing for the summer. I love the versatility and flattering fit of this 100% linen wrap skirt (also comes in black). It’s also under $100.

women's summer outfit idea with tan fisherman sandals and skirts

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NOTES: My ‘to-buy’ handbag list is long but this Staud handbag one moved straight to #1 most wanted as soon as I laid eyes on it. I love the unique details and the minimalist design.

3. Woven Deets: White Wide-leg Jeans + Denim Top + Woven Fishermans

One of my favorite (of the six different options) of this fisherman sandal is the woven pair. I just really love the boho vibe, plus it adds a bit of texture and interest to any outfit, especially one as “simple” as a denim shirt and white wide-leg jeans.

women's summer outfit idea with rope fisherman sandals

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NOTES: These days, my favorite jeans trend is: wide-leg, cuffed denim like the above white pair. I love this trend so much I also have this pair by Pilcro and this Citizens by Humanity pair.

4. City Girl Summer: Long Denim Shorts + Black Tee + Black Fishermans

Some of my favorite influencers on Instagram have been rocking the long denim shorts look so well lately that I am actually going to buy some (this is a big deal for me, as I’ve been a “cut-off denim short-shorts” gal for like, over 20 years). And I just so happen to think fisherman sandals would go great with a pair of long denim shorts.

women's summer outfit idea with black fisherman sandals and long denim bermuda shorts

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NOTES: These Dame Long Denim shorts by AGOLDE are calling my name (they also look extremely cute cuffed). But, if you are really loving the longer, baggier, denim shorts trend there are these Risha Wide-Leg Bermuda Denim Shorts that are also by AGOLDE.

5. On Trend Boxer Shorts: Graphic Sweatshirt + Boxers + Black Fishermans

Here is a very ‘on-trend’ and extremely comfortable way to wear fisherman sandals: with boxer shorts and socks. This 40 year-old millennial is really trying hard to stay up with trends, okay?? I never thought I’d see the day when I endorse socks with sandals….but here we are. The upside is: no blisters in new sandals.

women's summer outfit idea with black fisherman sandals and boxer shorts

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NOTES: I love the idea of layering a white button-up under a retro-inspired sweatshirt with boxer shorts but they also look just as good when worn separately. Also, a more comfortable outfit you will not find ;).

6. Make it a Matching Set: A Black Linen Set + Metallic Fishermans 

I love these show-stopping silver metallic fisherman sandals. Since they are very statement-making in their own right, I love the idea of pairing them with an easy-going, linen set like this tank and wide-leg pants option from Madewell.

women's summer outfit idea with silver fisherman sandals

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NOTES: I like the idea of pairing standout footwear with more subtle, yet chic accessories like these: chunky hoop earrings and this leather knotted Madewell bag.

I hope this article was helpful! Until next time,

Jess ( My Instagram | More of My Posts )