The Uncomplicated Sandal Trend That Will Make Summer Vacay Packing So Simple

Flip-flops have undergone a renaissance over the last several years. Once a functional, practical piece often relegated to casual trips to the beach instead of high-fashion settings, flip-flops are now a staple in the wardrobes of style insiders. Flip-flops make a regular appearance everywhere from street style looks to runways to stylish vacations, and there is no doubt that they are a suitcase essential for summer packing.

Whether you're looking for more streamlined designs or pieces that feel trend-forward, there are styles on the market that will complete your summer looks—from easy flats to cool platforms to heeled versions. With designers from Chanel to Gia Borghini to The Row debuting their own takes on flip-flops, it's clear that these shoes are a key buy for the season. Ahead are the best flip-flops to add to your cart now.

Flats

Best flip-flops: flats

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If you're going for classic flip-flops, opt for flats with streamlined designs that are finished in everything from leather to faux croc. Paired with a maxi dress or tailored trousers, they offer the perfect counterpoint to a dressier look.

Platforms

Platforms are having a moment across the world of footwear, and that includes flip-flops. One of the biggest shoe trends for summer, platform flip-flops are the cool-girl upgrade to sandals that feel so fresh for the season.

Best flip-flops: heels

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@ashleygraham

If you're looking for wearable heels that strike just the right balance of cool, flip-flop versions are it. Endorsed by everyone from Ashley Graham to Kendall Jenner, the shoes add just the right amount of casual cool to tall shoes.

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