We've long been advocates of "ugly pretty." You know, asymmetry in a home, a daring lip, or, hey, even sporty sandals. And, while this contentious summer trend can seem a little daunting, we promise that you can pull it off — and you should. The perfect pair of jellies (throwback alert) can balance out even the girliest dress, and a properly placed Birkenstock is the answer to that just-rolled-out-of-bed look you want to keep a just a little cutting edge. We're not swearing you'll never wear heels again, but if you don't, you won't be sacrificing one ounce of style. For three ways to work fresh flats into your summer wardrobe, check the video above. Then, give it a go, old sport.
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Written by Annie Georgia Greenberg; Shot by Jack Pearce and Kenny Wu; Edited by Amanda Madden