Four Must-Have Shoe Styles For Your Summer Vacay

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Oscar de la Renta mule, $554.
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With summer officially here, your vacation days are likely on the horizon — whether it’s the Fourth of July weekend or a week spent in Miami. Whatever the case, packing travel footwear can lead to a serious fashion dilemma, and FN is here to help.

The key to packing the essentials without weighing down your suitcase? Homing in on four key styles, which we’ve highlighted below.

1. The Espadrille.
Summer vacations often call for leisurely days spent by the beach, but if you’re sight-seeing or exploring a new town, you’re going to need comfy footwear. Espadrilles are perfect for on-the-go vacations that require a lot of walking and are a more stylish option than a running shoe. Plus, if you do end up on that beach, you can get the roped soles sandy without worry.

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Soludos-espadrilles Soludos, $55. Courtesy Image

2. The Going-Out Shoe.
Part of the fun of vacations? You can stay out late without having to wake up early the next morning. If you’re going out for cocktails or a lavish dinner, you’ll need a showstopping heel to match. This Tabitha Simmons sandal in a neutral black and white can be paired with anything.

Tabitha-Simmons-sandals Tabitha Simmons, $624. Courtesy Image

3. The Flat Sandal.
Probably the most essential style on this list, the sandal is crucial for any beach-lounging activities. While flip-flops may be acceptable here, opt for a quality style from Ancient Greek, which are refined enough to wear to lunch or out shopping.

Ancient-Greek-sandals Ancient Greek, $197. Courtesy Image

4. The Flat Mule.
If you can’t bear the thought of wearing heels while on vacation, you’ll need an evening flat: cue the elegant mule. With its subtle raffia embroidery, this Oscar de la Renta style is an easy choice — just slip on and go — and it would look great with either jeans or a cocktail dress.

Oscar-de-la-Renta-slide Oscar de la Renta mule, $554. Courtesy Image

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