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Best Beach Shoes + Accessories

 The Cobbler Concierge team is full of different personalities, so we’re all about staying true to personal style. As summer comes to a close, we’re reminiscing on all those hot but wonderful weekends we spent beach-side. From totes to booties, this is what the CC team recommends for the beach!

CARRIE: I don't really like exposing my feet and am more of a "mountain friendly" person, so my beach picks are a little unconventional. My top priority is to avoid getting sand in shoes, so I actually opt for—let’s just say—"covered" footwear. For a beach trip I always pack a slip-on street shoe: comfy, easy to take off, and my favorite: covered. I also absolutely love wearing boots to the beach. I stand out, and it’s really hard for sand to get in them. if it does, all I have to do is tip it over and pour it out. 

When I’m going to the beach, I need a bag that will fit my towel and all the books that I will probably never get around to reading because I usually just sleep. Even better, a tote with a theme, so everybody knows exactly where I'm going. Even on an overcast day, I cannot go outside without sunnies, so those are my most important beach accessory. 

CARRIE'S PICKS:

Everlane Leather Street Shoe in white, $135

Frye Harness 12R in Smoke, $278

Kate Spade Expand Your Horizons Pelican Francis Tote, $198

Madewell Indio Sunglasses in S Midnight Tort, $55. 

DANA: My beachwear skews more traditional: I prefer slides to sandals - that is, until I reach the boardwalk. Until then, I’m all about the sand between my toes, the too-cold ocean (anywhere north of the equator) lapping at my ankles and stepping on broken shells. If I did not live in Manhattan, I would live somewhere (anywhere) by the sea (think about those Instagram pics!).

I like my beach footwear to slip on and off so there’s as little residual mess as possible. I always bring a straw or canvas tote bag that won’t reveal too much wear and tear, and I will not - under any condition - leave home without a cover-up. As much as I look forward to fall fashion, there’s something effortlessly fun about throwing on a lightweight frock and sandals to go. 

 

DANA'S PICKS:

Gucci Pursuit Bloom Canvas Slides, $280

K Jacques St Tropez Lucile Sandal, $265

Camilla Woven Wonderland Beach Romper, $500

Fallon & Royce Beach Bag, $110

 

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Dana Karlson is a seasoned digital editor. In 2014 she launched Footwear News’ web site, and prior to that she covered fashion and lifestyle for Glamour.com and British Sky Broadcasting in London. She has worked with top designers including Burberry’s Christopher Bailey, Erdem Moralioglu and Mary Katrantzou, interviewed leading celebrities from Kate Winslet to Mark Wahlberg and reported on Oscars’ fashion for BBC.