My favorite style of sandals | Comparing old and new pairs

I mentioned in last month’s budget post that I had ordered replacement pairs of t-strap thong sandals, for both my cream-and-gold and silver pairs. I recently received my new DV by Dolce Vita sandals in silver and in beige, and I thought a compare-and-contrast post would be interesting to highlight.

For a quick reminder, I got my first pair of these t-strap thong style of sandals three summers ago, a beige-and-gold pair from Target. I ended up loving this style so much that I now have the same style sandal in silver/pewter and black, as seen below.

Librarian for Life + Style | Remixing my favorite sandals

left  //  middle  //  right

Differences between the two beige-and-gold pairs

Below are close-ups and details comparing my old and new pairs of this style in beige-and-gold. In all the pics below, my old pair is on the left, and my new pair is on the right.

My old pair of beige-and-gold sandals are still holding up amazingly well, so I plan on wearing them for as long as they last.

Librarian for Life + Style | T-strap sandals, old and new

Brand/Store Availability Color Style
Old sandals:  Target
(Mossimo)
Sold out
(3 years old)
Cream
  • gold metallic bar
  • t-strap and ankle straps
  • flat bottom
New sandals:  DV by Dolce Vita (“Archer” style) {exact} Beige
(“Nude”)
  •  gold metallic bar and front arch
  • criss-cross ankle straps
  • back heel coverage
  • slight wedge heel

Librarian for Life + Style | Comparing old and new pairs of beige-and-gold t-strap thong sandals

And here I am breaking out the new sandals! They feel pretty comfortable so far, but I will let you know how the covered heel bit feels after I wear them out a bit more.

Librarian for Life + Style | My new t-strap sandals

Differences between the two silver pairs

Below are close-ups and details comparing my old and new pairs of this style in silver. In all the pics below, my old pair is on the left, and my new pair is on the right.

As you can see, the bottoms of my old pair of silver/pewter sandals are already cracking, through natural wear-and-tear. You can’t really tell when I’m wearing them — or at least that’s what I tell myself! — but I’m thinking I will break out my replacement pair sooner rather than later.

Librarian for Life + Style | T-strap sandals, old and new

Brand/Store Availability Color Style
Old sandals:  Target
(Mossimo)
Sold out
(2 years old)
Pewter
  • silver metallic bar (smooth)
  • silver front arch
  • flat bottom
New sandals:  DV by Dolce Vita (“Stella” style) {exact} Silver
(“Dark Silver”)
  • silver metallic bar (notched)
  • silver front arch
  • slight wedge heel

Librarian for Life + Style | Comparing old and new pairs of silver t-strap thong sandals

And here I am breaking out the new silver pair! I really like the notched detail of the metallic bar — reminds me of a whistle!

Librarian for Life + Style | My new silver t-strap sandals

Do you have a favorite, go-to style of sandals? Please leave a comment and let me know!

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