After months of hibernating in boots and closed footwear, it's time to celebrate the arrival of sandal season.

While temperatures are still crisp, it's an opportunity to invest in a decent pair of sandals that can take you well into the height of summer. Even better, there's a variety of sleek sandals that provide a refreshing option for tidy workwear or special occasions when temperatures climb.

From leather slides to dressy options in velvet, satin, and metallic, special occasion sandals are a great way to avoid heels, yet still feel put-together.

Isabel Marant Etoile 'Jerys' sandal, $529, from Workshop. Malone Souliers x Roksanda Lee suede slides, about $585, from Matches.
Isabel Marant Etoile 'Jerys' sandal, $529, from Workshop. Malone Souliers x Roksanda Lee suede slides, about $585, from Matches.
Proenza Schouler 'Sienna' metallic slides, $790, from Runway. Robert Clergerie 'Gigy' slides, $550, from Scarpa.
Proenza Schouler 'Sienna' metallic slides, $790, from Runway. Robert Clergerie 'Gigy' slides, $550, from Scarpa.
Mi Piaci 'Nube' suede slides $240. Zara slides $55.90.
Mi Piaci 'Nube' suede slides $240. Zara slides $55.90.
Sam Eldeman 'Theodora' velvet-trimmed satin sandals, about $190, from Net-a-Porter.
Sam Eldeman 'Theodora' velvet-trimmed satin sandals, about $190, from Net-a-Porter.
See by Chloe 'Dina' sandals, $590, from Runway. ATP Atelier slides, $380, from The Iconic.
See by Chloe 'Dina' sandals, $590, from Runway. ATP Atelier slides, $380, from The Iconic.
Loeffler Randall slides, $430, from The Iconic. Chi Mihara 'Querete' sandals, $490, from Scarpa.
Loeffler Randall slides, $430, from The Iconic. Chi Mihara 'Querete' sandals, $490, from Scarpa.
Derek Lam 10 Crosby Resort 2018 Collection.
Derek Lam 10 Crosby Resort 2018 Collection.