Are Capri Sandals still in Fashion?
Of course they are! I don’t think they ever went out of fashion. Every summer a number of celebrities wear capri style sandals for the gateways. Many style icons, from Jackie Onassis, to Brigitte Bardot, Jeniffer Lopez, and Jessica Alba, have all been seen wearing these beautiful sandals. Particularly, in the 60’s, Capri sandals were a must have. However, today this trend has come back and Capri sandals are found in almost every women’s wardrobe.
Jackie launched the Capri sandals into a worldwide trend that lasts even today. She used to wear them with pants, T-shirt and a scarf around her head. She would often go on holidays to Capri and buy more Capri sandals for her collection. She would visit the island with Onassis boat and walk around the narrow streets.
How to wear your Capri Sandals?
Capri sandals go practically with everything. From shorts, to leggings and pencil skirts. They can embellish all your outfits. My personal favorite is with jeans and Tshirts. I wear my Capri style sandals to go to work, do my morning errands or go out for dinner. Since I gave birth to my children, I usually prefer to wear either flats or wedges. I avoid wearing heels unless there is a formal event like a wedding or dinner party. I feel that with my capri style sandals I am super comfortable but also elegant. Capri sandals are a step up from the more common rubber flip-flops but at the same time they are almost equally comfortable. I think there is a certain grace to wearing these luxury leather sandals. From the Corinna Saias sandals collection I prefer the Aliki design. The “splash” of orange crystals make such a difference. However, many of our clients go for the Theodora design with more neutral colors. From the Corinna Saias collection, all sandals are embellished with genuine Swarovski crystals.
Where is Capri?
Capri is an island located in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the Sorrentine Peninsula, on the south side of the Gulf of Naples in the Campania region of Italy. The main town Capri that is located on the island shares the name. It has been a resort since the time of the Roman Republic. The etymology of the name Capri is unclear; it might either be traced back to the Ancient Greeks (Ancient Greek κάπρος kapros meaning “wild boar”), the first recorded colonists to populate the island. But it could also derive from Latin capreae (goats) (wikipedia). If you would like to visit the island of capri just be aware the summer is the busiest time of the year. You will need a couple of days to be able to visit the whole island and get the true experience.
Where to buy Capri Sandals
Corinna Saias collection is inspired in certain ways by Capri sandals. Many of our designs are Capri style sandals. Our luxury sandals are handmade from genuine leather. You can shop all of our collection at our site and in selected stores in Miami, Crete and Athens.
(photo: Time magazine)