'Tis the season for impromptu weekend trips. There's nothing like seeing an airline deal on a Thursday morning and jetting off by Friday afternoon. But who wants to deal with a lot of heavy luggage for a quick getaway? The trick is to keep the bulkiest item in your bag–shoes–down to one pair. We've styled the Viva, an incredibly versatile sandal, three different ways to show you how you can get away with bringing less while looking more stylish than ever.
Look 1: touring the city
When bopping about a new foreign city, you can easily walk ten or more miles, many of which possibly cobblestone or gravel. Your shoes, and your whole outfit, need to be able to go the distance. This ensemble pairs the cushioned Viva with an easy-to-move-in short dress, a backpack for convenience, a wide-brimmed hat for sun protection, and fun accessories for style. (dress from A.P.C., bag from Opening Ceremony, bangles from Svelte Metals & Giles, hat from MadeWell).
Look 2: evening out
When traveling, going out often involves a number of places in a single night–dinner, bar, club, bar again. This versatile look is edgy yet effortless and is suited for just about any evening adventure. The leather material of the shorts makes them suitable for going out, and statement jewelry takes it up another notch. The Viva paired with this look is a bit unexpected and completely modern. (top from Zara, shorts from Rag & Bone, necklace from Donna Karen, bag from Clare Vivier Los Angeles, sunglasses from Ray Ban)
Look 3: exploring in nature
Whether you're hiking along the Cinque Terre or exploring the Arches in Moab, getting out in nature in a new place is probably the most rewarding travel experience. Making sure your shoes are supportive will not only be more comfortable, but will be much safer on rough terrain. We paired the Viva with a flirty peasant top, wide leg jeans, and a boho bag to capture the wandering, bohemian spirit of travel. (top from Isabel Marant Etoile, jeans from The Rainbow Jean Company, bag from Baggu, sunglasses from Persol)
Shop the Viva here.