Capri Sandals Are The Loveliest Sandals In The World

Are you heading to Capri this year?


I am hoping to lead another private tour of the Amalfi Coast and Sicily, and if this happens I will be back in Capri, buying more of the most gorgeous sandals in the world at Schettino.

turquoise sandals at Schettino in Capri

When style icon Jackie Onassis would go to the beautiful island of Capri she would have Aldo Schettino make her sandals. 

every time I see pictures of Jackie Onassis in Capri I wonder if she is wearing sandals from Schettino

Jackie Onassis with Giani Agneli in Capri

Because I am so enamored of Jackie O and her Onassis years I had to have Aldo make me some too. Now it has become a part of my Capri ritual, making my way up the Via Roma to the little shoe boutique to visit Aldo and Lydia and get myself some fabulous new footwear.

I wrote before about Buying Sandals In Capri (read the post here)
and as it turns out literally thousands of people round the world read my story. Many of them then went to Schettino while in Capri and bought sandals. I didn’t know anything about this until I walked into the store again last September, and sweet little Lydia looked like she had just seen a ghost. The night before her son had been showing her my blogpost because another Corinna B’s World reader had just ordered more sandals! And then in I walked.

Corinna-B-at-Schettino-in Capri
here I am last year with Aldo and Lydia at Shettino in Capri

It was so much fun seeing Aldo and Lydia again and meeting their lovely daughter.
This time I bought another pair of sandals as well as a pair of the softest moccasins you have ever seen. They look exactly like the Tods moccasins, but are less than half the price, and in my opinion are even softer and more luxurious.

what to wear in Capri

The shopping streets of Capri are lined with lovely boutiques selling fabulous local fashions, all in cottons and linens. White linen pants go perfectly with Capri sandals.

view-from-the-hills-in capri


looking out at Sorrento from Villa Jovis, Capri

Capri is one of those places that you have to experience.
It is beautiful.
If you go to Capri, go say hello to Aldo and Lydia, and tell them you read about them in this blog. They get a big kick out of it, and it is fun for me to go back and see them and hear all about all the blog readers who have been in to see them!
And then get out of the main shopping area and go explore. There is a whole different and exquisite Capri a mere 2 blocks from the shopping center, that is essentially tourist free and is absolutely magnificent. Not to be missed!

What To Wear On Capri

The island of Capri has been long known as the playground of the rich and famous.
Actors, musicians, the internationally well heeled and even Roman Emperors all have been availing themselves of its beauty, since before Tiberius built his magnificent Villa Jovis and began ruling Rome from there in A.D 27.

The climate, the azure ocean views, the heady scent of honeysuckle, jasmine and lemons, and the fun and extravagant lifestyle make it endlessly alluring.

So whats a girl to wear on a vacation to Capri?
I decided to go window shopping for you so that you can see for yourselves.

At the top end there has to be a stylish hat and some very big glasses. The bigger, the better.

At the bottom end of course, the world famous Capri Sandal, in bright vivacious color, boldly jeweled and beautiful. Pretty sandals and wedged espadrilles are also fabulous, but bare in mind the roads and paths can be steep.

And then there’s the middle.

For day-wear think of loose fitting yet super chic linens and cottons in whites and neutrals.
These fabrics breathe in the heat, and look both effortless and expensive (even when they’re not).
Opt for styles with a little movement in them. Skin tight looks, well, skin tight. And the opposite of cool.


Getting aquatic on Capri is all about the bikini.
Leave your one piece behind, instead flaunt it in bold fresh colored bikinis. Corals, whites and turquoises easily trump your darker shades in the intensely blue Tyrrhenian Sea.

Unlike California and Florida, the bodies on the beaches here (and all along the Italian coasts)  look neither emaciated nor like the end product of psychotic daily 3am spin classes coupled with a fortune in artful liposuction.

They look like women’s bodies. In every shape and size.

The thin ones are there, but so is everyone else. There’s a certain lusty curviness along the waterfront and it is as sexy as can be. And they’re all in bikinis.
Whatever your body type, you’re going to look luscious on the beach on Capri in a bikini.

Nights on Capri are about color and fun.
Either burn the L.B.D, or leave it at home.

My favorite are Pucci-esque dresses with a little movement in them and great sandal. You can easily glide around the room with a glass of wine in your hand and look fresh and lovely and effortless in Pucci. And they just look so alive and fun.

Evenings in Capri are warm and long and whether you are on  a yacht, a restaurant terrace or a private balcony, the festivities are endless and ongoing, so you need a night time wardrobe than can transition from one to the next, seamlessly.

 There’s the long and the short,

 the coral and the turquoise,

just make it gorgeous, bright and chic.

And at any and all times of the day accessorize in bold sweeping style and color.

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