You may have become a pro at packing clothes for your vacations, but whittling down the most essential footwear can sometimes be…a puzzle. In fact, we have good reason to believe that while some people tend to pack nearly all the pairs they own, some travel with none other than what they are wearing for the journey. We hate to break it to you, but neither is ideal. The magical balance lies in evaluating what you aim to be doing on your vacation, which will help you narrow down to just 3 styles so that you don’t have to pay an extra baggage fee.
Here’s our lowdown on essentials you can carry for your vacay this summer. Because we believe that three pairs is all you REALLY need:
Casual Flip Flops or Sandals- Lightweight, multi-purpose, and of course, casual cool, a pair of slides will take you from your hotel bar to the pool side or the beach. If you have a laid-back style, you can even go around town in these, comfortably. Alternatively, you can also opt for a fun, comfy pair of flip flops which will make for a ‘fit that says ‘I am on holiday!’ For a dressier, polished evening look, nothing works as fine as a pair of dressy sandals that pretty much goes with every outfit you’re carrying. It’s comfortable, it’s classic, effortlessly stylish, and simply elegant. Headed to the theater? Great. Slip these on. Or is it a fine dining restaurant you want to explore? No matter what your evening plans, these sandals will stick.
Loafers - Combining style, comfort, and versatility in one elegant package, loafers are the perfect vacation shoe. Whether you're exploring a charming European city or lounging by the beach, loafers effortlessly elevate your vacation style. With their timeless design and comfortable fit, loafers offer a polished yet laid-back look that complements both casual outfits and more dressed-up ensembles.
Sneakers / Slip Ons - Vacations call for a truly multi-faceted sneaker that is equal parts utility and style for light workouts at the gym or a jog on the beach and for exploring the town. Make sure it’s lightweight, complements the outfits you’re packing, and of course, keeps you comforted through your wanderings.
The next time you’re packing for a vacay, travel light and easy when it comes to footwear. After all, your shoes should be carrying your weight, not the other way around.