Want shoes that can really protect your feet from the elements? All you need is a little chain mail! That’s Stuart Weitzman’s method anyway on the aptly named armor flat ($375 at Neiman Marcus). But don’t worry – the effect is more razzle dazzle ‘em than Joan of Arc riding into battle. The almost sandals are perfect for a vacation to the tropics (and if you don’t already have one planned, here’s a great excuse!). The raffia-trimmed flats can transition from beachside to dinner to dance floor, minimizing all of those fussy outfit changes. Here are three looks to try out on your seaside getaway:
Beachy Nautical: Spending the day on a yacht? Go sailor style in this Michael Kors striped top ($1,050 at Neiman Marcus) and white skinnies ($495 at Neiman Marcus). With the sparkly Stuarts, you’ll completely bypass any chance of taking the nautical theme over the top.
Day to Night Dress: For day to night shoes, you need an equally versatile dress! T Bags twist-waist maxi ($202 at Neiman Marcus) is boho beachy, and I love the zebra-print. You can dress it up or down with a simple change in jewelry.
Easy, Flirty Skirt:Markus Lupfer’s pleated mini ($300 on NET-A-PORTER) is a cute, convenient skirt to throw on after a light swim. The gray jersey material will dry quickly in the sun, making this an everyday look that’s effortless and versatile.