When you escape to a tropical destination, sandals are an obvious choice, but they don’t have to look scruffy. There’s a vast selection of cool, open-toe footwear for ladies, which means there’s a sandal for every holiday occasion.
As every lady knows, the right pair of shoes can add a final flourish of style to any outfit, and that’s also true when you’re on holiday in a tropical country like Thailand.
Before you head off to your private villa on Phuket or hit the beach clubs on Koh Samui, it’s a good idea to select a few elegant sandals that not only look great, but will keep your feet cool and comfortable in the balmy climate.
While trainers or loafers might be great for walking in the jungle or hiking up to the nearest waterfall, stylish sandals are more suitable for an evening of shopping, dining or partying.
For tropical weather footwear that ticks all the boxes, check out the selection of stylish sandals below.
Practical but Stylish
Whether you’re taking a morning stroll around your villa’s tropical garden or just nipping back inside from the pool terrace to grab a snack and a chilled drink, you’ll want a pair of comfortable indoor to outdoor shoes that you can slip on easily. Michael Kors’ sawyer flat sandals are the perfect example. The slip on design ensures practicality, while the branded buckle detailing and cross straps also make style statement. The silver snake embossed texture would also make this a pair of sandals stand out on a day trip.
Coffee Shop Chic
Islands like Phuket and Koh Samui now boats a choice of patisseries, bakeries and coffee shops, and there are few things more indulgent than a blissful lie-in followed by a lazy cappuccino and a croissant. The timeless leather Gesino sandals by Ferrago are the perfect shoes to slip on for such an informal outing. Classic sandal designs can be paired with just about any ensemble from your holiday wardrobe, and the luxurious creamy leather will also work well as day-to-night shoes.
If you’re heading down to the beach that adjoins your private villa, you’ll want a pair of comfortable sandals that make your legs look as long as possible with your swim suit. Stylish wedge sandals definitely deserve a place in every fashion conscious woman’s suitcase. The chunky wedge injects extra pizazz to the sandals, and also means that they’re comfortable to walk in. The metallic woven leather and side branding adds a final designer finish that won’t let your beach look down.
Beach Club Choice
Thanks to the tempting menus, incredible ocean views and chic Mediterranean atmosphere; beach clubs have become the destination of choice for sophisticated sunbathers and foodies alike. Coral pink and navy blue tropical patterns like the ones on the Jimmy Choo wedges are the perfect choice for a little oceanside social time. The lightweight cork means they are comfortable for strolling to and from your daybed to the bar, and the vivid explosion of colour lets you match them with a variety of outfits.
In a tropical destination, there’s no reason why a pair of elegant sandals won’t suit a special occasion like a wedding or private dinner party, especially if that happen to be part of Gucci’s latest collection. The brand’s leather heeled mule sandals feature a colourful all-over floral print that makes them the perfect match for an evening gown. The open-toe design and curved block heel also create an elegant, feminine silhouette that’s ideal for eveningwear.