19 Cute Outfits to Wear With Flip-Flops

If you thought flip-flops were only meant for beaches or the pool, think again. They might not be the sandals we typically reach for when crafting a summer look, but they have some new updates that are making me rethink them. From kitten heels and platforms to vibrant shades or leather versions, there are plenty of cool styles to add to your closet. And one thing's for sure: They are proving to be an essential piece for the season.

If you're looking for some inspiration for how to put together an outfit with flip-flops that's equally as polished as an outfit with your go-to summer slides or heels, look no further. Ahead, we're highlighting outfit ideas from some of the most stylish fashion people out there and took notes on how they’re wearing the trend. You’ll discover that flip-flops are much chicer than you might have once thought.

Best flip-flops

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@fongminliao

If you want to wear suiting this summer, go for a linen pantsuit and add a pair of flip-flops with a subtle kitten heel.

Cool flip-flop outfits

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@lefevrediary

An easy way to wear a vibrant shade like this electric green? Pair them with neutrals.

Yep, the Bermuda-shorts trend is going strong for summer. Here's exactly how to style them.

Stylish flip-flop outfits

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@greceghanem

Frame recently launched shoes, including these perfect heeled flip-flops. Wear them with a bodysuit and trousers like the outfit here.

If you're looking for a dressier option, try a slightly taller heel. This metallic pair is perfect to add to a skirt and top.

Summer flip-flop outfits

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@deborabrosa

While we're seeing plenty of cool new takes on flip-flops, you can't go wrong with a classic pair. Style with a bra top, shorts, and a button-down for an easy summer uniform.

How to wear flip-flops with jeans

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@ada_oguntodu

These lime-green flip-flops are the perfect addition to jeans and a tee.

Best kitten heel flip-flops

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@chrissyford

Paired with a printed summer dress and cat-eye sunglasses, this outfit is perfection.

Best platform flip-flops

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@monikh

I'm starting to see platform flip-flops bubble up for summer, and I guarantee this trend will be everywhere soon.

Yep, more evidence of the platform-flip-flop trend. You know it's going to be big when The Row has a version.

Hello, flatforms. The perfect way to dress up a tee this summer.

How to wear flip-flops with pants

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@emilisindlev

If you opt for a bold shade like orange, wear them with another sunny color like the yellow pants here.

How to wear flip-flops with skirts

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@aimeesong

One way to make flip-flops look dressier? Choose a leather pair to add instant polish.

These heeled flip-flops are such a chic addition to this voluminous top and leather skirt.

How to wear flip-flops

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@fakerstrom

If you're looking for a way to make your standard flip-flops look polished, just look to the outfit here. It doesn't get simpler than a sleeveless turtleneck and tailored pants.

An oversize T-shirt dress with flip-flops just might have to be my new at-home uniform.

How to wear flip-flops with shorts

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@taniasarin

Flip-flops styled with a formfitting bodysuit and Bermuda shorts—this is the summer outfit I'll be copying right away.

How to wear flip-flops with dresses

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@jen_wonders

This T-shirt-and-dress combo worn with kitten-heel flip-flops is such a fun take on summer style.

How to wear flip-flops with denim shorts

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@anoukyve

It doesn't get any easier than wearing them with a tank top and cutoff denim shorts.

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