Style Guide: European Travel Edition
Make the most of your wardrobe this summer with versatile travel sandals from OluKai. Whether you are headed to the beach or en route to a romantic dinner, let’s talk about how to style our best-selling sandals for every occasion.
There are lots of ways to pair travel sandals with summer outfits, and OluKai has an amazing selection of versatile travel sandals that go with various clothing styles. If you’re wanting to find out what are the latest fashion trends in travel sandals, look no further. We’ve got you covered with our leather sandals styling guide.
Sarah Royall, also known as Salty Luxe, is THE expert on how to style OluKai premium sandals for her European summer. Her dreamy and adventurous content follows various national and international trips, and we love how she styles beach vacation outfits with chic summer travel sandals.
Read on for tips and ideas for styling women's leather sandals for various vacation outfits, featuring outfit inspiration from SaltyLuxe. Plus, don't miss our recommendations for men's leather sandals as well!
From Day to Night
Island life calls for a certain level of casualness, and this premium sandal delivers. Crafted with leisure in mind, the Kāpehe Luana features soft full-grain leather, underfoot support, and a strappy design that’s both distinct and understated. This style pairs perfectly with a pair of jeans and a cardigan for chilly nights on the beach, or as the perfect complement to a flowy maxi dress.
Another elevated style we love is Mekila. Made with high-character, full-grain leather and embroidery inspired by the stitching on Hawaiian saddles, pack Mekila to add classic flair to your getaway wardrobe.
These styles are made for the beach, not the ocean—so avoid prolonged contact with water to minimize damage.
All Day Comfort for Extended Adventures
Embrace the sunshine in Waiau, designed for tropical vacations, beach days, and a summer state of mind. Crafted with full grain leather for lasting comfort, it’s the perfect sandal to throw on for a day of fun at the beach, or to dress up for a nice dinner in the evening.
The ultimate island sandal. ‘Ilikai embodies everything you love about your favorite sneakers—comfortable, versatile, modern—but in the ease of a sandal. We love this style for travels and summer adventures far and wide.
Sand-Like Comfort, Elevated Style
For the Amalfi seaside dinner or cozy beach bonfire, try Huawai or Tuahine. Wrapped in supple, full-grain leather, Huawai pairs well with any outfit and feels more comfortable with every step. Tuahine uses buttery-soft leather that molds to your feet over time, providing a custom fit that will keep you comfortable and stylish wherever you go.
We love these simple, elevated styles for their trendy touches and ever-evolving comfort. Dress them up for a night on the town, or carry them along for a seaside stroll–we recommend these for the beach, not the ocean.
All In One Travel Shoe
Premium leather with a woven lauhala design, we love Kāmola and its versatility to go from relaxed to dressy. Slide it on in the morning with a pair of shorts and a tee for all day effortless comfort, or pair them with a jumpsuit for a beachside wedding or event.
We also love the rich, premium full-grain leather Mea Ola featuring canoe lash whipstitching and octopus-inspired laser-etched artwork—a super comfortable sandal with design inspired by age-old tradition. This style pairs great with outfits ranging from casual to island formal.