Instead of dragging around in the same old flip-flops this vacation; why not treat your feet to a pair of stylish sandals to suit the salubrious surroundings of your private rental villa?
When you are planning your wardrobe for an extended vacation in Thailand, you need to pack smart. Sandals are an ideal footwear choice for tropical climates because they give your feet space to breathe, not the mention the fact that sandals are just about the most comfortable kind of shoe you can wear.
These versatile casual shoes are an essential piece of holiday kit when you want to nip down to the local coffee shop for a morning latte, enjoy a stroll down the beach or even just pad around the grounds of your private villa without worrying about burning your feet on the sun- soaked terraces.
Below are some favourite sandals styles for the coming season with choices for ladies and gents alike
Height of Comfort
When you are relaxing by your villa’s private pool; you need footwear you can slip on and off quickly and easily if you need to top up your drink in the kitchen or answer the call of nature. Rather than opting for standard flip-flops (or thongs), you can give your feet a treat and your height a boost by investing in a pair of slip on wedges. Rust-coloured “flatforms” from coach are crafted from the finest pebble leather and decorated with the polished turnlock that is iconic to the brand. The best part is, the sassy sandals come in a rainbow of colours so you can select the hue that best matches your favourite swim suit.
If you want a slip-on shoe with a bit more support for activities and excursions beyond your villa’s grounds, then peeptoe loafers from Band of Outsiders might just be the answer. Both the inner and outer sole are crafted from calf skin, and the ‘Made in Italy’ label on these sandals guarantees you score style points. In addition to practicality and comfort, vivid colours make these statement shoes – the perfect choice to jazz up a simple summer outfit.
You wore them at the seaside when you were a kid, and now they’re back. This retro style of sandal is tipped to be one of the year’s summer classics for ladies with a little style in their stride. Like wedges, you can find Jellies in a range of colours, although the classics from Topshop look set to be the most popular. Made entirely of plastic, jellies are the perfect choice for splashing around in the surf on a morning or sunset stroll down the beach.
It’s 2015, and the stigma attached to men wearing sandals is finally dying. Nowadays, stylish gentlemen can pull off a pair sandals with ease – as long as they are not paired with a pair of athletic socks. Leather over plastic is the first essential rule of men's sandals because leather offers a stylish timelessness, and is often more comfortable to wear than synthetic material due to its breathability. It pays to select a well-crafted pair of high quality leather sandals that will offer your feet support and shine a lot brighter than cheap imitations.
Cross that Bridge
Men that simply can’t do without their flip-flops for pottering around the poolside and garden can ow don a stylish pair of the genre to add a sense of class to their holiday outfits. Rather than opting for regular ‘thong’ style flip-flops, go for the infinitely more stylish cross strap. Not only does it look a lot smarter; it works well for guys that don’t want the discomfort of a rubber divider rubbing between their toes.