Ready for the beach? Here are 10 chic sandals you need to own
It’s almost impossible to live out the entire vacation in just one pair of sandals. The pair you wear to the beach might not work for hour-long shopping sessions. And the ones you keep spiffed up for that romantic dinner date may be incongruous for poolside lounging. But we’ve cracked the code to finding the perfect sandal to transcend all occasions and activities for your impending holiday: It’s got to be dressy enough for turning heads while having swoon-inducing comfort levels.
And as far as holiday sandals are concerned, this season brings about the most diverse array of trends and styles. On the one hand, we have persnickety, embellished block heels with pom poms and zesty hues while on the other, we’ve got minimalist comfort-first styles holding it down for fuss-free dressers.
But there’s no reason for us not to dip our toes in both pools.
No matter your style preference and regardless of whatever adventures await you, you’ll find the freshest, coolest pairs of sandals here to meet all your sunny-side holiday needs. Keep calm and scroll on, your most stylish vacation awaits.
Frayed denim sandals
Featuring frayed denim criss-cross straps, these straw woven sandals look quaint with its threadbare appeal. Bringing to mind traditional craftworks and intricate detailing, the unexpected play of textile and materials evoke a sense of je ne sai quois.
Style Tip: A flowy floral maxi dress will look divine with the frayed denim details, making for the perfect last-all-day outfit with its versatility.
Seed Heritage sandals, Price unavailable
Part of the new Spring/Summer 2018: MAPPING collection from Melissa, this androgynous design features a daring shape and studded interlaces straps which resembles belts. The buckles and bore gives the shoe an edgier look, which makes sense since the shoe was originally crafted with inspiration from the high fashion district in Tokyo Daikanyama where unconventional quirks are embraced.
Style Tip: Pair this with a mini slip dress or an empire waistline tea dress for a sweeter rendition of 90s’ grunge.
Melissa Daikanyama, $150
These red velvet sandals with dainty blue poppies feature an open toe design, chunky heels, and platforms. Translation: It’ll be comfortable enough for an all-day city touring on feet, and you won’t have to compromise on style at that. These sandals will also take you from seaside goddess to formal party appropriate with just a simple switch of an outfit.
Style tip: If you’re dealing with cooler or transitional climates during your holiday, pair these with a pair of quirky, colourful printed high ankle socks and a sweater. For formal dinners, team them with a full-skirted dress or even dress them down with a ruffle sleeve top and a mini skirt for day-time activities.
Delicately embroidered with folk-style florals in effervescent fuschia, orange and sunshine yellows, this pair of sandals are the perfect embodiment of the type of rustic charm synonymous with the current season. Made with gorgeous blue cotton, leather, and tassel lace-up details, these sandals gel well with the festive spirit and rapture of the holiday season.
Style Tip: Style this with a colourful head scarf, an off-shoulder top and a pair of wide-leg trousers for a look that’s both chic and casual.
Composed of navy blue silk and leather with polka dot prints, these double-knotted slip-ons are quirky and adorable – ideal for all pin-up girls at heart. Sweet and cheeky, this easy-on-the-feet sandals will keep you looking stylish whether you’re at the beach, lounging at the pool or even long-haul session of shopping.
Style Tip:Wear this with your staple button-up shirt and a pair of cigarette pants for a slightly spruced up look when you’re foraging through urban city areas.
Scarf tie sandals, with all the prettiness and daintiness of its fabric, offers a softer and feminine alternative to the usual buckled straps and gladiator styles we’ve seen over the years. These ones, with orange silk satin scarves and bright yellow soles are fun and vibrant enough to evoke a sense of wanderlust in us.
Style Tip:Style this with a printed maxi dress for brunch or a flowy wrap skirt with a halterneck top for scouring through the pretty sights across a country.
Make an entrance with these electric blue suede sandals with striped piping, pom poms and tassel applique. This pair also features a comfortable block heel and an ankle tie for maximum blister-free potential and minimum chances of mid-day heel aches.
Style Tip:This goes with a cocktail dress for dinner parties, and even cropped trousers with a blouse for a casual day of sightseeing.
Return to basics with the minimal Koenji sandals with a mega-urban platform detail and a sleek, clean form. The versatile and robust shape of this shoe renders it the go-to choice for keeping comfortable on holidays.
Style Tip:Team these austere classics with a plain crop top and a maxi skirt with a vivid prints to catch envious gazes on the streets.