Summer Sandals: Globe-Trotter Style, Head to Toe

It’s almost summer, and we’re already dreaming about the ultimate island vacation in the season to come. Before settling on which sun-splashed locale to book tickets for, we’re sharing an inspirational roundup of the best sandals for every getaway. Whether touching down in Sri Lanka, partying poolside at an all-inclusive resort or enjoying a relaxed shore-side stroll, you can count on any of these beauties to be your true island sole-mates.

Nine West Sandal, rag & bone Denim Jacket, Trina Turk Swimsuit

Sure, we’d all love to pack a different pair for every occasion, but between baggage fees and the lack of overhead compartment space, packing has to be about maximizing style impact and minimizing square footage. Something strappy and streamlined definitely fits the bill.

VC Signature Sandal, Hinge Top, Halogen Leather Shorts

Setting forth to far-off destinations, with a lust for unforgettable adventure? Stash these space-saving wrap flats in your backpack. They strike the perfect balance between fashion and function—they’re comfortable enough to trek miles of coast all day, but cool enough for dancing the night away with the locals.

Vince Camuto Sandal, Becca Maya Tank, Caslon Skirt

For setting out to a more urbane locale, we love the versatility of these two looks featuring Vince Camuto and Loiuse et Cie (above and below, respectively). Dress either one up for dinner and drinks with a flirty skirt and top, or go extra-casual with a sea-to-shore bikini top and jeans.

Louise et Cie Sandal, Maaji Bikini Top, MICHAEL Michael Kors Pants

MICHAEL Michael Kors Sandal, Paige Denim Vest & MICHAEL Michael Kors Pants

We adore a great heel, and these contrasting chunky numbers are calling our name. They’re all ready to showcase your style on the boardwalk and then party in paradise.

Looking for more shoe-and-destination combos to dream up? Check out all of our summer-ready sandals.

—Liz Marklewicz