The Best Beach Sandals for Your Next Vacation
15 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.
We rounded up 20 pairs of trendy and easy-to-wear sandals to take with you on your next beach vacation.
Havaianas You Flip-flops
To buy: zappos.com, $30
A pair of comfy flip-flops is a must-have, and we love these metallic gold Havaianas.
MICHAEL Michael Kors Lola Floral Sandal
To buy: $69, zappos.com
Who said beach footwear should be boring? The floral applique detailing of this two-tone jelly sandal makes all the difference.
Chinese Laundry Posh in Cognac Leather
To buy: $60, zappos.com
Leather straps, pom-poms, and multicolored beading make these open-toe sandals perfect for a Caribbean getaway.
Birkenstock Yara Sandal
Topshop DREAM Espadrille Wedges
To buy: $48, topshop.com
Platform espadrilles are a comfy and stylish option to pair with your evening outfit.
Soludos Slide Sandal in Midnight
To buy: $99, nordstrom.com
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.
Vionic Nala T-strap Sandal in Red
To buy: $100, nordstrom.com
Vionic’s bold red sandal is not only pretty but comfortable, too. It’s podiatrist-designed and has a built-in orthotic footbed.
Kate Spade New York Brie Sandal
To buy: $168, neimanmarcus.com
How chic is this gold metallic sandal? Wear it with breezy wide-leg pants and a silk top for an elegant dinner outing.
Hinge Mere Sandal
To buy: $60, nordstrom.com
If you prefer a more minimalistic, no-fuss kind of footwear, this pretty, lightweight flat sandal in soft blush would be the perfect pair.
Ivy Park Mirror Logo Sandal
To buy: $35, nordstrom.com
A Beyoncé-approved slide? Count us in.
Matiko Raquela Sandals
To buy: $108, anthropologie.com
One look at the gingham pattern on these ankle-strap sandals and we were sold.
Naot Dorith Sandal in Beige Snake/Pewter
To buy: $140, nordstrom.com
Naot’s insoles are a blend of natural latex and cork that are designed to replicate the shape of the foot (read: they’re super comfortable), and the metallic leather/snakeskin combo looks so chic.
Raphaella Booz Newport Slingbacks
To buy: $68; anthropologie.com
This is a fun and comfy option to wear on a night out while on holiday.
Tory Burch Patos Flat Thong Sandal
To buy: $195; nordstrom.com
Need a simple yet elegant slide sandal to wear poolside while sipping cocktails? Consider it found.
Cambiami T-strap Covertible Sandal
To buy: $128; amazon.com
For those who always find themselves trying to squeeze just one more pair of sandals into that suitcase, Cambiami’s brilliant changeable straps are a game-changer. It takes about a minute to swap out the strap for a new color or pattern, and they even have a super comfortable memory-foam sole.