OluKai Style Guide: Beach Sandals for Every Event on Your Summer Calendar

Sandals are a great summer shoe for many reasons: comfort, breathability, quick on and off if the dance floor gets too crazy! If you’ve worn a pair of OluKai sandals, with their wet-sand-like footbeds and soft full-grain leather, you know the feeling of never wanting to take them off.


We’ve got you covered: our versatile, thoughtfully designed beach sandals are comfy enough to transition from a day at the beach to a night on the town with ease and style. Whether you’ve got a wedding every weekend, a vacation to the coast, or family outings to attend, choosing the right beach sandals for the event can make or break a night out on your feet.


Shop OluKai Versatile Beach Sandals


OluKai Style Guide: Beach Sandals for Every Event on Your Summer Calendar


If your summer calendar is chock-full of fun happenings, beach trips, and shoreside events, and you're unsure about how to elevate casual beach sandals for a dressier occasion, don’t fret. Let’s talk taking some of our comfiest beach sandal styles for summer from day-to-night.


Wedding Goers


Wedding season is here so let’s talk about how to wear beach sandals for a wedding. Whether you're getting hitched, part of the wedding party, or attending as a guest, we have the perfect picks for any tropical ceremony. Tuahine and Waiau offer an elegant island-style with sand-like soles to dance the night away in. We love these styles for their hand-woven, burnished leather, and simple and elegant styles that keep the focus on you and ensure all night comfort.


Wearing beach sandals to a formal event or party? We suggest pairing Tuahine with a lightweight, fun colored linen suit and a crisp white collared shirt. Waiau is a timeless, strappy sandal that goes with anything: pair it with a short and sparkly number to make a statement or go for understated elegance with a patterned midi dress. Dressed up or down, know our day-to-night beach sandal styles for summer are ready to take you from ceremony to reception and beyond in comfort and style.


OluKai Style Guide: Beach Sandals for Every Event on Your Summer Calendar


A Night On the Town


Nothing beats a beachside nightcap or dancing on the town–and our ‘Ilikai and Kāmola casual sandals are great for day-to-night versatile wear. Made with a soft, curved line that mimics a calm ocean surface, we love these sandals for occasions like a rehearsal dinner, a honeymoon celebration, or a shoreside aperitif. Designed to provide all-day comfort and stability, these sandals are the perfect choice for anyone who wants to look and feel their best no matter where their day takes them. Made for the beach, so we suggest keeping these beauties away from the ocean.


On a warm, summer night pair both of these versatile sandals with a comfortable linen pant and a tank, or look equally as stylish on a chilly night, with a pair of dark wash denim and a cozy sweater.


OluKai Style Guide: Beach Sandals for Every Event on Your Summer Calendar


Strolling the Shore


A nighttime walk is a magical way to end a formal event on the beach, and styling your favorite beach sandals for a chic summer look is easier than you think. Bring Kāpehe Luana and Ulele along on your next destination wedding for ultimate comfort all day long. We love these styles for their ultimate comfort and elevated versatility: easily pair them with a more formal look as a guest for a beachside wedding, or treat yourself to a fancy dinner and pair these with your dressed up look for the occasion.


Shop Men’s Versatile Beach Sandals


Shop Women’s Versatile Beach Sandals

Shop The Story

Explore Similar Stories