Everyone’s Favourite Basic Sandal Has Just Been Given a Fashion Makeover

August 13, 2020 at 06:00AM

Not unlike ‘dad’ sandals, Birkenstocks and crocs, flip flops are one of the previously-sidelined summer shoes that have experienced a high fashion makeover over the last year. Long disregarded by fashion-lovers due to their old school aesthetic or casual appearance, one-by-one these sandal styles have been welcomed-in by the world’s most stylish and in turn seen a dramatic rise to social media fame. 

While they never had the overtly ‘uncool’ associations of velcro sandal (oh how times have changed), for a long time flip flops were not considered a shoe worthy of any context other than the beach. That is, until the likes of The Row had their say, creating an oh-so elegant iteration in luxe leather. Of course, a leather sandal is hardly a revelation, however this 2020 trend uniquely combines the nonchalant appeal of the flip flop with the elevating potential of a classic leather shoe. The dream.

In summary? The leather flip flop is a shoe staple that will look good with everything you own, be it jeans and a tee, a maxi dress, shorts or tracksuit bottoms. It will also transition seamlessly from working from home to dressy drinks in the park, and will look just as good in the city as it will on your summer hols. Scroll down to see how the fashion crowd are styling theirs and see our edit of the best available to buy right now. 

A flowy midi skirt calls for a thick-strapped pair of leather flip flops.

This shoe trend will make a minimalist summer frock pop, as seen on Penny Goldstone.

Contrast your favourite linen co-ord with a black pair, a la Monikh Dale.

As the weather starts to turn, simply add yours to a jeans-and-cardigan pairing.

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Author Joy Montgomery | Whowhatwear
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