20 Chic Sandals to Bring to the Beach and Beyond
If you’re one of the lucky people about to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and head to a warm, worry-free locale, we envy you. Soon you’ll be waking to the sound of crashing waves and spending your days looking out at the ocean — cocktail in hand — far, far away from your email inbox.
We’re sure your packing list for paradise includes all the essentials: a cute bathing suit, a pair of cool shades, and of course, a lot of sunscreen. Another beach vacation staple is a pretty pair of sandals (or two) that can carry you from the pool to the bar and everywhere in between.
For us, a good pair of holiday footwear has to be both stylish and comfortable. As pretty as they may be, no sky-high wedge is worth the blisters. Instead, opt for chic slingbacks in metallic leather that would be a lot more appropriate for the relaxed resort environment. And for the beach, choose between a classic pair of Havaianas flip-flops and something more fun, like sandals with tassels or multicolored beading.
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We rounded up 20 pairs of trendy and easy-to-wear sandals to take with you on your next beach vacation.
BP. Abby Sandal
A beach vacation is supposed to be fun, and this flat sandal is all about it: bold colors, tassels, crystals, and pom-poms.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $50
Havaianas You Flip-flops
A pair of comfy flip-flops is a must-have, and we love these metallic gold Havaianas.
To buy: zappos.com, $30
MICHAEL Michael Kors Lola Floral Sandal
Who said beach footwear should be boring? The floral applique detailing of this two-tone jelly sandal makes all the difference.
To buy: zappos.com, $69
Sesto Meucci Ginny Woven Leather Slingback Sandal
If you’re Europe-bound, opt for a classic shoe. This chic white slingback sandal by Italian company Sesto Meucci has a 1.3-inch stacked demi-wedge heel, so it’s comfortable to walk in even if you’re taking a stroll through one of those little winding cobblestone streets old European resort towns are famous for.
To buy: neimanmarcus.coms, $250
Chinese Laundry Posh in Cognac Leather
Leather straps, pom-poms, and multicolored beading make these open-toe sandals perfect for a Caribbean getaway.
To buy: zappos.com, $60
Birkenstock Yara Sandal
Topshop DREAM Espadrille Wedges
Platform espadrilles are a comfy and stylish option to pair with your evening outfit.
To buy: topshop.com, $48
Soludos Slide Sandal
We love it when a sandal does double-duty — you can wear this one both at the beach and out on the town at night.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $99
Vionic Nala T-strap Sandal in Red
Vionic’s bold red sandal is not only pretty but comfortable, too. It’s podiatrist-designed and has a built-in orthotic footbed.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $100