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Much like scrunchies, flip-flops were something we could get away with in middle school. But, as grown-ups who don't spend most of our existence at the beach, we really don't have any business flopping around in them. Still, we appreciate the thong's slip-on-slip-off appeal. And, that's where the slide comes in.
The backless sandal is one of the biggest trends of the season, instantly making any outfit you wear feel more current yet incredibly convenient, too. So, to keep you gliding around in the cool-kid shoe of choice this summer, we've zeroed in on the 26 buys you'll definitely flip for — without the accompanying flop, that is.
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Admit it. At this point, you're watching Downton Abbey more for the property porn than whatever is going on in Lady Mary's bedroom. That staircase, that wainscoting, those gardens... it's almost as exciting as finding a handsome Turkish man in your boudoir.
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