You’ve probably booked your holiday already, so now’s the time to invest in the perfect sandals
For the staycation in Cornwall
If you’re holidaying in the UK you can be sure of one thing: at some point your shoes will get wet. We advise investing in a pair of Salt-Water sandals, but do it quick! They ALWAYS sell out. Amazingly, they are made of leather but are totally waterproof, so you can even wear them in the sea when you fancy a paddle on a stony beach. Genuis.
£49.50, by Salt-Water (sunsansandals.co.uk)
For the city break in Florence
We stumbled across new brand Havva at London fashion week and we LOVE it. These beautiful leather sandals are super-stylish, so perfect for a city break when you want to stay looking chic in the heat. We’ll be teaming ours with white jeans and a long sleeveless coat.
£90, by HAVVA (havvamustafa.com)
For the beach holiday in St Lucia
Our tried and tested favourite beach sandals are of the Ancient Greek variety, even when we’re not going on holiday to Greece. There is a vast choice of styles and colours, and they seem to get better with age, even if you accidentally dropped them in the swimming pool two years ago…
£105, by Ancient Greek Sandals (shoescribe.com)
For the Pilates-surfing retreat in Portugal
If you’re off on a healthy holiday, you’ll want the shoes to match. Coincidentally, Birkenstocks are also the absolute height of fashion this season, so you’ll be bang on trend too. Our favourites are the double strap in bright white.
£64.95, by Birkenstock (birkenstock.co.uk)
For the round-the-world trip
You’ll want a lightweight flip-flop, but how about one that goes to a good cause too? Gandys have collaborated with Accessorize and a percentage of every pair sold goes towards helping orphans in developing countries. Look out for the brand’s Liberty collaboration too, coming soon.
£22, by Gandys for Accessorize (uk.accessorize.com)
For the shopping mini-break in New York
Didn’t manage to bag yourself a pair of this season’s sold out Holden sandals from Isabel Marant? Fear not: Dune have some dead ringers called Jolene that are not only not sold out, they’re a fraction of the price too. Style and comfort, AND some extra pocket money to spend on your retail therapy holiday.
£49, by Dune (dunelondon.com)
by Hannah Rochell