Is It Ever Okay to Wear Flip-Flops? 6 Fashion Experts Settle the Debate

Don't get us wrong, we totally understand why people wear flip flops—they're the simplest shoe silhouette to slip on at the beach or when you're on the go. But let's just call a spade a spade, the rubber sandals are not always the most stylish option out there. That being said, there are iterations that do work for everyday life. The question at hand then is what styles are acceptable—and where and when is it appropriate to step out in them. To help settle the debate, we tapped some of the biggest fashion experts in the industry to spill on whether or not flip flops are okay to wear.

Keep scrolling to check out what six fashion editors have to say—and shop some of our favorite sandals of the moment, too.

What is your stance on flip-flops? Do you think they are okay to wear? Let us know in the comments below.

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