All These Well-Dressed People in Flip-Flops Are Making Me Rethink Some Things

Simply put, I’m not a flip-flops girl. In fact, I’ve ruined my fair share of beautiful leather sandals because I insist on wearing them to the beach instead of their polarizing plastic counterparts. If you asked me a month ago if I’d ever waver on this, my answer would have undoubtedly been no, but a series of recent Instagram images has me thoroughly confused.

It all started when I noticed the normally high heel–clad Rachel Zoe wearing flip-flops poolside. I was a little surprised, but I brushed it off and moved on. However, in the days and weeks following, I continued to come across more and more stylish women making a similar choice. If the likes of Emili Sindlev, Jenny Cipoletti, Caroline Vreeland and more can get behind the admittedly sensible summer sandals for a day at the beach, should I?

While I’ve yet to make up my mind on whether I’ll ultimately join team flip-flop (be it this summer or next), I though these compelling shots were still worth sharing. Continue on to see the outfit photos that have me all shook up, and of course, to shop the flip-flops I’ve been considering.

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Now for the shoes I'm actually loving and wearing right now.

Editor-at-Large

Since starting as an intern back in 2013, Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour has held several roles here at Who What Wear, and she is currently Editor-at-Large. It was a less expected route, seeing as she was graduating from business school at USC when this all began, but it has turned out to be the best one for her. Fast-forward to 2024, and she's moved to NYC from her hometown of Beverly Hills and spends her workdays a little differently from when she was an intern starting out. Currently, she focuses on a weekly mélange of shopping content. As far as her personal style goes, she's largely drawn to classic pieces and neutral basics but will always make an exception for something colorful, printed, or bejeweled as long as it's deemed worthy enough. After all, the only thing she loves more than a good party is dressing up for one. On weekdays, she can usually be found at home eating something delicious for dinner and trying to force her husband to watch Summer House.