Let’s take a minute to talk about flip-flops. They’re widely adored because they’re easy — on and off with a single motion — and they’re perfect for the beach. But they can look (and sound) sloppy... and that's not the kind of look you're going for on your Bravolebrity-worthy beach vacay. For that, you'll need to pack something far more posh, dahling. Check out these six sleek alternatives to flip-flops that are every bit as easy, breezy, and comfy — but more suitable to grown-up travel style.
1. Black Odette Sandals
These decidedly on-trend options from Stella McCartney ($950) are chunky, but not too high. They’re supportive and simple, but simultaneously stylish in a subtly edgy way. As with all Stella McCartney items, these shoes are not made from animal products. (Paging "dirty vegan" Lisa Rinna!)
2. Wells Flat
These Jimmy Choo ($625) sandals are timeless classics with an earthy color, T-strap, and enough support to make you glad you chose them. You won't need to pack a single other pair of flats. (Except, maybe, something chic for the airport...)
3. Scalloped Leather Sandals
These strappy flats from Chloe are sleek and forever in style. The gold hardware and scalloped leather detail distinguishes them from the pack. Get a pair from Lyst ($535).
4. Triple-Band Sandals
Givenchy strikes yet again with this pair of beautifully versatile sandals. The straps and sole will keep you supported and the aesthetic will keep you pairing these with most of your everyday outfits during this year’s warmer weather. Grab them at Barneys ($950).
5. Idara Denim Sandals
This d'Orsay sandal by Vince, available at Neiman Marcus ($225) has everything going for it. Made with soft washed denim, the supportive style pairs with whatever's in your bag, for a day on the beach or a seaside dinner out.
6. Petra Cross Strap Sandal
OK, so let’s just say you want something that is objectively comfortable but also offers a little bit more support than the traditional flip-flop. Enter the Petra Cross Strap Sandal by Loeffler Randall, available at Eaton Trading Company ($195). The thick crossed straps paired with the cork sole provide that needed support and the white straps will go with just about any summertime outfit.
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