Essential Footwear & Clothing for Maximizing Your Resort Wardrobe

We love going to the beach for the fresh ocean air, the feeling of sand between your toes, and the endless rays of sun to bask in. The minimal packing required also doesn’t hurt. When the weather is consistently beautiful, packing light for a resort vacation without sacrificing style is very achievable.


Yes, YOU can pack for a resort vacation in a carry-on bag, easy! Packing versatile shoes that can be mixed and matched is key to maximizing your resort looks. Let’s talk about some of our favorite styles, packing hacks to maximize suitcase space for a resort vacation, and how to choose comfortable yet stylish footwear for long vacation days. 



Ways to Maximize Your Resort Wardrobe


We suggest bringing staple pieces you feel comfortable in as the basis of your resort wardrobe–a comfy pair of jeans, slacks or shorts, a few tops, a dress or two, and a sweater for nighttime beach strolls. 


A good mix of shirt and bottom options allows you to create multiple outfits from just one staple wardrobe. Make a would-be boring outfit your own by adding a hat, scarf, jewelry, or a fun pair of kicks. 


Other things to consider for your beachwear packing checklist: 

• A few plastic baggies for sandy swimwear or shoes

• Lots of sunscreen (pack in said baggies in case of leakage) 

• Use a big beach bag as your second carry on 

• Pack undergarments or swimsuits rolled up in a floppy beach hat to save space and protect your face at the beach


Of course OluKai sandals are a must-have on our list. Whether you're relaxing poolside or heading to a nice dinner, OluKai sandals are a comfortable companion for any resort vacation. 



Our sandals feature high quality materials chosen for their versatile and timeless character. With soles designed to mimic wet sand that supports your foot as you bound onto the beach, our sandals offer elevated and stylish comfort perfect for any resort vacation. Shop our customer’s favorite resort-ready styles below:

Ka'a Loafer: Introducing the Ka'a Loafer. Crafted with Italian suede and sheepskin lining, it features hand-stitched moccasin construction perfect for style and comfort from Wailea to Napa Valley.


Ka'a Driver: The Ka‘a Driver, combines luxury style with comfort. It features Italian suede, sheepskin lining, and a hand-stitched moccasin construction perfect for nights out and days around the town.


Tiare Strappy: The Tiare Strappy is a premium leather sandal perfect for all events. Its elegant, strappy design, made with buttery-soft leather which customizes to your unique fit over time and suits both day and evening occasions.


Tiare Slide: Perfect for any setting, from urban adventures to beachside dinners, Tiare Slide is made with buttery-soft leather which customizes to your unique fit over time. Ensuring effortless all-day comfort and style.


Tiare: The Tiare, inspired by the beautiful Tiare flower, is a buttery-soft leather sandal which customizes to your unique fit over time and is perfect for transitioning from the beach to events like rooftop dinners or casual evening gatherings.


Check out our full line of sandals, from luxury leather to water-friendly styles! 



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