Now that it’s officially sandal weather, I’m sure everyone is scouring the Internet for the perfect pair. While I am partial to the “ugly sandal” trend, which has been defended by Lucky magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Eva Chen, I know there are other options out there. I realize that Birkenstock’s can’t be for everyone.

One of the biggest trends over the last few seasons has been apparel and accessories with laser cutouts. This trend takes leather or suede and creates unique designs by cutting. These designs are often in distinct patterns, which adorn the garment or accessory.

A few years ago laser cutting was only available from haute couture brands like Alexander McQueen. But thankfully, due to innovations in technology and manufacturing, it is now available to Fashionista/o’s from some of our favorite stores like Zara and Forever 21.

This Fashionista’s laser cut sandals are the perfect example of this trend. Her soft pink sandals are decorated with laser cuts in the form of a floral design. Try a similar pair from Koolaburra in a pale pink or with a heel from Uad Medani. Ultimately, these laser cut sandals are the perfect alternative to simple sandals or flip flops.

In terms of her ensemble, she paired the laser cut sandals with a navy cardigan, basic T-shirt and trendy maxi skirt. All the colors she chose are complementary and create a cohesive look. The Fashionista further accessorized with dainty and gold floral jewelry. Overall, her look and sandals are cutting edge.

Spotted: Alexander Wang spring 2014 ready-to-wear collection featured laser-cut jackets and gloves.

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