I live by the beach in Santa Monica so flat sandals are de rigeur. In fact, there were a lot of times I’ve been invited to events at the beach that required me to look a certain way ( read: poised and polished) and so I always need great-looking beach-proof shoes . Which brings us to the question – How would you pick a pair of sandals that would look stylish (and are sand and salt-water friendly) .

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Here are my tips for sandals that would elevate your look:

  • Obviously they need to be flat. You don’t want anything with heels if you’re going to be walking on the beach.
  • Second they need to be made of salt-water proof material. Think PVC or pleather.
  • Design-wise, I’d pick a pair that would go with a lot of your outfits. I love streamlined sandals like these Corinna Saias ones I’m wearing as they basically act as blank canvas.
  • With printed floral pants I look like I’m ready for a party on the beach, and if I wear them with let’s say – black leggings and an embellished t-shirt, I look like I’m ready to  just  go out and explore Main Street.


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To look at more Corinna Saias designs, click here.

Have an amazing weekend, lovelies!


Photography credit: Sarah Hadley

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  1. I think, sandals and flip-flops are definitely the “must-haves” when walking on the beach. Sure, some would love to feel the sand between their toes, but for others like me who want to grace the ocean with my ominous presence, I’d love to wear comfortable sandals and be one with nature. :)

  2. Marjorie Walters says:

    Your sandals actually look cute! I’m gonna try it out myself. Thanks for sharing the link to Corinna Saias, I think it’s my first time to hear about it. Again, thank you!

  3. My sandals always seem to fall apart after a few trips to the beach. Maybe these would be a better investment!

  4. Molly Warren says:

    I read somewhere that PVC contains lead and is quite harmful to the skin. I think I’d rather go barefoot when I go to the beach.. Sorry, it’s just me and my OCD kicking off again..

  5. Thanks for the link to Corinna Saias designs, I’m gonna check ‘em out so I can have better footwear for when I’m at the beach..

  6. I’ve got a few pairs of sandals and these proved to be quite helpful and feet-friendly when I go to the beach.

  7. I don’t really get to wear my sandals in a long period of time, because my sandals always gets damaged after getting soaked in the waters / beach. I’m not really a great sandal buyer..

  8. Do flip-flops count as sandals, too? Here’s one pair I got from Zappos, really comfy and gorgeous on my feet.

  9. Bettina Hollis says:

    thanks for your tips with the sandals. I still have a few days to soak up in the beach and of course, require sandals along the way. So thank you.

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