Styling Tips for Leather Sandals: The Ultimate Guide to Elevating Your Look
Leather sandals are an essential part of every wardrobe. They’re the perfect blend of comfort, versatility, and sophistication that can elevate your look to the next level. Thoughtfully crafted with Gold-Rated Leather Working Group leather, our sandal collection is a step up in terms of quality and sustainability.
Leather Working Group is an organization that promotes sustainable and environmentally responsible practices in the leather industry. As a part of their efforts, they have created a rating system for leather production, which includes four levels of certification: gold, silver, bronze, and audited. Leather Working Group gold-rated leathers are the highest level of certification, meaning that the leather has been produced in a highly sustainable and ethical manner.
To help you choose your next pair, we're sharing our tips (and a few influencer tips) on how to style your leather sandals.
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Men’s Outfits With Sandals
1. ‘Ilikai : The Ilikai is a sleek and versatile sandal that can be dressed up or down. Made with premium full-grain leather and featuring a compression-molded EVA footbed, the ‘Ilikai offers both style and comfort. The minimalist design allows it to be paired with a wide range of outfits. You can wear them with tailored shorts or pants and a button-up shirt for a dressier look. Alternatively, you can wear them with a casual t-shirt and jeans for a more relaxed outfit. The ‘Ilikai is the perfect leather sandal for different occasions, whether it be a backyard barbecue or a night out on the town.
2. Tuahine: The Tuahine is a rugged and stylish sandal that is perfect for outdoor adventures. Featuring a durable rubber outsole and a soft leather strap, the Tuahine offers both traction and comfort. The Tuahine is a great choice for activities such as hiking, camping, or beachcombing. Try pairing these leather sandals with different outfits, like joggers and a graphic t-shirt for a casual look. Alternatively, you can wear them with chinos and a polo for a more refined outfit. The Tuahine is the perfect sandal for those who want to look stylish while staying comfortable during their outdoor adventures.
Women’s Outfits With Sandals
1. Huawai: The understated Huawai is perfect for any outfit or activity, from a day at the beach to a night out on the town. Pair these sandals with a linen set for a casual, yet stylish look. Alternatively, you can wear them with your favorite midi dress and statement earrings for a slightly more formal outfit. The Huawai is a must-have for any woman who wants to add a touch of simple elegance to her wardrobe.
2. Kāmola: If you’re looking for creative ways to wear leather sandals, Kāmola is the perfect fit. Featuring a full-grain leather strap inspired by Hawaiian lauhala weaving and a cushioned footbed, the Kāmola offers both style and comfort. It’s a great choice for a night out with friends or a special event. Pair this slide with a flowy maxi dress (tropical print encouraged) when you’re out to dinner or relaxed-fit jeans and a leather jacket during casual nights on the town.
3. Waiau: The Waiau is a sophisticated and stylish sandal that is ideal for special occasions. Made with premium leather and featuring a cushioned footbed, the strappy Waiau is a head-turner. We recommend this sandal for casual weddings, graduations, and other formal events. Pair them with a dress or middy skirt for an effortlessly tailored look. Alternatively, you can wear them with trousers and a tucked tee for the office.
For even more inspiration, we asked Amir Lancaster (@_amirlancaster_) to show us how he styles his OluKai sandals.
From sleek and versatile to bold and strappy, we have summer leather sandal styles to suit every taste and occasion. By following our tips, you can elevate your look and feel confident no matter where you go.
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