These must-have Mint Velvet sandals are a great match for the Miu Miu pair I've been coveting for months

I love all things raffia at the moment so Mint Velvet's stylish and comfortable summer sandals are my next purchase

Black Leather Raffia Sandals and Logo crochet sandals
(Image credit: Mint Velvet and MyTheresa)

The perfect summer sandal is a concept I always seem to be chasing in the warmer months. And finally, just in time for the heatwave to disappear(!), I've come across a style that ticks all the right boxes for me.

Ideally you want a pair that you can pack for a beach vacation and incorporate into your summer work outfits. They have to be comfortable enough that you can walk a long way in them, and soft enough not to rub when your feet get hot. You want them to work with dresses, jumpsuits, jeans, shorts, and whatever the Great British weather might decide to throw at you on any given day. Oh and ideally, you don't want to fork out a fortune for them. Trying to achieve all that is no mean feat (no pun intended!).

Allow me to introduce these raffia sandals from one of my go-to British clothing brands, Mint Velvet. I'm really into all things woven or crochet at the moment, but the best thing about these is they're a lookalike of the almost entirely sold out Miu Miu sandals you can expect to see on plenty of celebrities in the coming months.

Mint Velvet Miu Miu lookalikes

Mint Velvet has really been on a roll lately. Between their perfect leopard print jeans and the striped waistcoat and trouser combo that was one of our tops picks for what to wear to Wimbledon, you need to check it out.

The brand has some of the very best wedding guest dresses too, including the floral dress Cat Deeley wore last week to host This Morning.

But if the new collection is a bit pricier than you were hoping for, browse our favourite finds from the Mint Velvet sale here.

The Miu Miu sandals are also available in black, but both designer options are almost sold out across several different retailers. So we expect the Mint Velvet sandals won't be far behind!

Caroline Parr
Digital Fashion Editor

Caroline is Digital Fashion Editor for woman&home, and has been a fashion writer and editor for ten years.

After graduating from the London College of Fashion, she has spent the last decade tracking down and writing about celebrity outfits, covering events ranging from the Met Gala to the King’s Coronation.

She has an encyclopedic knowledge of brands, but always likes to know about new and under the radar labels. She’s originally from Liverpool, and outside of work, her great loves are leopard print and her lively but adorable cocker spaniel, Ghillie.