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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hello, flatforms. The perfect way to dress up a tee this summer.
If you opt for a bold shade like orange, wear them with another sunny color like the yellow pants here.
These heeled flip-flops are such a chic addition to this voluminous top and leather skirt.
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.
Flip-flops styled with a formfitting bodysuit and Bermuda shorts—this is the summer outfit I'll be copying right away.
This T-shirt-and-dress combo worn with kitten-heel flip-flops is such a fun take on summer style.