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Are Tory Burch Miller Sandals Still in Style?

A new question has popped up in my inbox over the last few weeks: 

Are the Tory Burch Miller Sandals Still in Style? 

So, let’s get into it because I saw the TikTok that created this buzz, and I almost threw my phone across my room.

It’s a video of a stylist in a shoe department telling us that the Tory Burch Miller Sandals are “dated.”

And my first reaction was actual shock at that the level of ignorance coming from influencers and stylists these days.

Not the Hollywood ones, because they work with people who aren’t living in reality, so a certain out-of-touchness is expected.

I’m talking about influencers and stylists who work with and cater to regular women, like I do.

Women who are running homes, working, raising kids and managing all the things.

And I just want to ask them, isn’t your grocery bill is out of control?

Don’t you think if a woman spends a couple hundred dollars on what are essentially dressy flip flops, she should fully expects to wear them until they fall apart?

I just cannot fathom having the audacity to tell you that the $200 shoes you bought last year, are now suddenly out of style, for no good reason.

It’s so grossly out -of-touch and wasteful.

This sort of flippant attitude towards spending is really crazy to me.

And this isn’t limited to the Miller sandals.

We were told last spring to burn our skinny jeans.

Just burn them, it doesn’t matter if they are your best fitting style of jeans.

And, according to my social media feed, the Louis Vuitton Neverfull is now “chuegy.”

It’s a $2000.00 handbag.

What is happening?

I take my job very seriously, and I preach buying the best you can afford so your purchases have longevity.

But if we make everything disposable, what’s the point?

All we’re doing is making fast fashion make more sense.

So let me stop my rant and tell you that, the Tory Burch Miller Sandals, especially in a neutral, are modern classics.

They are like a pair of Jack Rogers. They are preppy and timeless.

They have been in style for years and will continue to be a staple.

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Tory Burch Miller Sandals

Tory Burch Miller Sandal, $198

You can wear them with so many things in the warm weather including: shorts, ankle pants, flowly skirts and dresses, even your bathing suit.

In fact, I bought a new pair (above in the color “make up”) for my recent trip to Key West in January and I wore them the entire time.

They take you to the beach, to lunch, dinner, the bars … dancing!

I love them and will be featuring them frequently this season.

So if you have bought them or are considering them for this season, go for it, wear them.

Because they are not “dated.”

Here’s the deal.

Yes, items go out of style faster than ever these days.

That is simply the nature of this industry.

Trends are the first to go.

Sometimes trends are popular for a blip and then disappear, that’s why I don’t want you spending on trends.

We start to see things fall out of popularity because, collectively, we stop wearing them.

Other items slowly fade away and are replaced with something else, like a natural evolution.

But we haven’t stopped buying or wearing the Miller Sandals and nothing has come along as the next or better replacement.

They are the top-selling shoe for Tory Burch, who continues to drop new colors, like this patent pink, which is guaranteed to sell out.

I would argue that the Miller Sandal stop being a trend and transition into a modern staple – like a white low-top sneaker, or a dark pair of jeans.

They are a modern classic summer shoe that serve an actual purpose, ideal for spring break, summer vacation or simply to wear by the pool as a more polished alternative to a flip flop.

So they are not going anywhere, they are not being replaced by anything, they do not “date” your look.

Stop listening to these people. 😉

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Megan Kristel

Megan Kristel is an entrepreneur, working mom, and former personal stylist. Tired of the one-dimensional portrayal of women online, she founded The Well Dressed Life as a resource for other professional women.

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Wednesday 22nd of March 2023

I 100% agree with Melanie's comment about logos, which was something you used to dislike. Something small I is fine but a logo or corporate emblem so consuming and identifiable for expensive (to me) daywear that pops me into a stereotype, that's not for me. There are just as nice (or nicer) alternatives such as Sam Edelman.


Wednesday 22nd of March 2023

I covet Miller sandals and white tretorn sneaks. I want to dress in away that's timeless and lasts. For heaven's sake, I still have my coach bucket bag from 1999. So, thank you for your rant. I totally agree. I agree that fashion needs to be effortless and full of quality items. Items that last more than two washings. Rant away Girl!


Wednesday 22nd of March 2023

Well worded article. Thanks

Paula Barron

Tuesday 21st of March 2023

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! This article is right on point and I agree with you 1000% As a woman who is literally at the door of 50 (July 5), I prided myself in trying to stay on trend, without it appearing as if I am trying too hard and/or trying to look like I am 25, which I obviously am not. I have worked very hard my entire life alongside my husband and we managed to raise 5 children who are independent and work hard as well. I am now able to afford things for myself like Tory Burch Miller Sandals (in fact I am ashamed to say how many pair I own) and things like the Louie Vuitton Neverfull. At this stage in my life, I purchase items for comfort, because I like them and because I think they look good on me or compliment me. I am so sick of the constant disregard for cost and quality and the disposable attitude as well. I so appreciate your honesty despite if it is popular or not!


Tuesday 21st of March 2023

Thank you for this!! I have been a fan of yours since I joined the well dressers life a couple of years ago thru the recommendation of a friend. I trust your advice and I love the options you provide and also your opinions on things! ! I’m keeping my skinny jeans which I love—thanks to you because I was so upset that they may not be “in” anymore. You are correct some of these influencers—-can really drive someone nuts!!!


Tuesday 21st of March 2023

Good for you, Megan! I just get so frustrated by some of these kids who bang on about how "Eco-friendly" and CO2 neutral they are, but they are happy to throw good stuff away because it is no longer "in". They are happy to waste money but what about all those precious resources?!


Tuesday 21st of March 2023

Have you see the Jack Rogers comfort sandal? Look like Jack Rogers with Birkenstock soles. A modern icon!


Tuesday 21st of March 2023

Yay Megan! Thank you for this timely post on these sandals. They are my all time favorite sandal and I will continue to wear them with my Louis Vuitton bag!

Cindy Morgan

Tuesday 21st of March 2023

MK - you are right on! I don't purchase shoes because they are "in style." I purchase them because of comfort first then style. I WISH I could wear those pretty Miller Sandals but at my age with my back and feet, I cannot. The Finn Comfort sandals that I wear are perfect for my feet. They are well made and have, so far, lasted years. If someone tried to tell me they were no longer fashionable, I would laugh in their face. Same with a Coach handbag that I have had for 25 years. It still looks as good as when I purchased it and it makes me happy when I use it. That is stylish enough for me.


Tuesday 21st of March 2023

I appreciate your perspective on this item, and I couldn’t agree more that a classic is a classic. Also, wear what you love and suits your lifestyle! Interestingly, I always thought the Miller sandal was a modern take on the Jack Rogers sandals. I’m still wear those and probably won’t stop.


Tuesday 21st of March 2023

Thank you! Thank you! You are a wonderful voice of reason Megan.


Tuesday 21st of March 2023

I LOVE how you think! It’s so frustrating when “they” say something classic is dated. It feels like a money making scheme. Love your site and I feel like we are height sisters - I’m 5’10 too! 😂


Tuesday 21st of March 2023

I agree with the wastefulness of fashion. I particularly enjoy the shade I get from “eco-conscious” 20- & 30-somethings when I wear my skinnies out running errands. 😂

I detest overt logos or branding so these sandals aren’t it for me. That brands wax and wane as fashionable or not is part of the reason I avoid overt logos.

Shaun Smith

Tuesday 21st of March 2023

I love my Miller sandals! Looked at a pair in lavender this morning. They are truly a modern classic.


Tuesday 21st of March 2023

The Tori sandals , like the Jack Rodger , and Hermes sandals, are classics.


Tuesday 21st of March 2023

Thank you for this post akd thank you for being grounded and thoughtful in your recommendations! As someone who pays college tuition, supports two teenagers in youth sports and school extra-curricular activities that require a some serious money to participate…I guarantee I look at “cost per wear” before choosing to spend $200 on flip flops (or anything else I wear truth be told). I love that I can translate better basics in my closet to a few seasons of mileage because they aren’t trendy but are classic. I view Tory Burch Miller and Patos Disk sandals as just that-classics!💕


Tuesday 21st of March 2023

Well said!


Tuesday 21st of March 2023

Megan - I just recently found your blog, and I just had to say that I LOVE this post! I hate those type of statements from bloggers...along with the next $500 sweatshirt that they want you to buy. Whether we "can" afford these things or not, no one should feel societal pressure to spend a certain amount to feel stylish and/or feel it necessary to get rid of an expensive purchase because it was all of a sudden deemed "out of style". Thank you for being a necessary voice of reason to women looking to feel good in the clothes they choose!