Queen Rania just proved that chunky sandals are late summer's go-to shoe

Queen Rania debuted these incredible shoes in her most recent Instagram post

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In a picture Queen Rania posted to her Instagram, she showed off a really chic pair of chunky black sandals that we are totally enamored by - and we're buying a pair for ourselves immediately. 

Often, British royals are complimented and regarded for their timeless and influential senses of style - but the Brits aren't the only royals with some notable fashion chops. In fact, Queen Rania of Jordan is almost constantly on our radar when it comes to women in fashion whom we deeply admire, and we just saw the Queen wearing a pair of black chunky sandals that totally piqued our interest. 

In Rania's most recent Instagram post, she shared a carousel of photos of her, her husband King Abdullah II, as well as her son and her daughter, Prince Hashem and Princess Salma. "Summers are sweeter with you... So thankful," she captioned her post.

We couldn't help but notice however, as we often do, that the Queen's outfit was really really chic in the picture, as she sported a pair of black chunky sandals (one of the biggest shoe trends of 2023) and a midi-length black dress. 

Her long black dress, which features a zipper detailing in the center, perfectly complements her long caramel-coloured hair, and she paired the breezy midi dress perfectly with a pair of summer 2023's best sandal - a chunky black sandal.

These sandals in particular take on the form of a comfy yet chic option for summer footwear that you could also wear well into fall, especially on those warmer autumn days. 

Location Slingback Platform Sandal (Women), $135 (£107) | Nordstrom

Location Slingback Platform Sandal (Women), $135 (£107) | Nordstrom

Buttery-soft leather straps lend modern comfort and style to a slingback sandal grounded by a cushioned footbed and chunky platform sole.

Not only are these sandals undoubtedly super comfortable, but they're also extremely versatile, and will match with essentially any outfit. Pair them with a dress if you're going out to dinner, or pair them with your favourite wide-leg trousers (we've been admiring Katie Holmes' wide leg trousers recently) or pair of jeans for a more casual look. 

As Queen Rania showed off pictures of her adorable family, fans in the comments of her post sung their praises for the family, wishing them well as their summer comes to a close. Mostly, fans were happy to see images of Hashim and Salma, as they are both not often in public.

"And finally the photos of Princess Salma 😍🤍," one fan commented.

One even compared Prince Hashim to a familiar singer. "I feel Prince Hashim looks like Justin Bieber," another person commented. We totally see it!

Madeline Merinuk
US Lifestyle News Writer

Madeline Merinuk is woman&home's US lifestyle news writer, covering celebrity, entertainment, fashion, and beauty news.

She graduated in 2021 with a B.A. in Journalism from Hofstra University, winning multiple student journalism awards, including a National Hearst Award, during her time there. After graduating, she worked at today.com, the digital site for the Today Show, where she wrote pop culture news and interviewed big-name personalities like Emily Ratajkowski, Haley Lu Richardson, Emma Corrin, and more.

Her personal interests, in no particular order, are: cheese, Joni Mitchell, reading, hot yoga, traveling, having multiple chapsticks in every handbag at all times, and dancing to ABBA songs as if she were in the Mamma Mia movies.