Fashion

18 Styles That Prove Flip-Flops Are Cool Now

Flip-flops have cemented their spot as the shoe silhouette of the summer. The Danes were quick to adopt the trend during Copenhagen Fashion Week last summer and just like that, the chunky trainer was obliterated. Street stylers paired multicoloured Havaianas with punchy maxi dresses and asymmetric skirts – which is precisely how we intend to style the shoe this season.

The simplicity and practicality of the flip-flop is unmatched but we're no longer just slipping them on after our monthly pedi – at least, not as long as the runway has a say. At Acne Studios, a paper bag waist, muted sheer vest and square-toe flip-flops had us hopping aboard the thong sandal train. And the key takeaways from Paco Rabanne's SS19 show? Dresses over trousers, sarong skirts and narrow thong sandals make for sartorial success.

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While we're still very much here for OTT shoes this summer – think bold embellishments and vinyl sandals – we couldn't resist scoping out the best flip-flops on offer right now. That vacation couldn't come any sooner...

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Go hard or go home is clearly the motto here.
Tommy Hilfiger Navy & White Flatform Beach Sandals, $50.00 $34.99 Buy
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A little animal print never hurt anyone.
Marks & Spencer Leopard Print Flip Flops, $15.00 Buy
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Realise your beach bum dreams in these tie-dye thong sandals.
Pedro García Raquel Allegra Kaname Printed Satin Flip Flops, $235.00 $94.00 Buy
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Who doesn't need a pair of vibrant snake print sandals?
ASOS DESIGN Fantom Flip Flops In Red Snake Print, $10.00 $8.00 Buy
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Leave it to The Row to revamp the good 'ole flip-flop with ease.
The Row Ginza Leather & Suede Flatform Flip-Flops, $725.00 Buy
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We're dressing these up with an A-line denim midi and contrast stitch top.
Tory Burch Printed Carved Wedge Flip Flop, $75.00 Buy
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The square toe speaks for itself. We'll take one in every colour, thanks.
Nanushka Square Toe Puffer Flip-Flops, $197.00 Buy
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Flatforms are our ode to Lizzie McGuire.
Proenza Schouler Chevron Flip Flops, $119.12 Buy
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The flip-flop that started it all.
Havaianas Brazil Logo, $22.00 Buy
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For those who want a classic flip-flop with just a tad of flair, pop these ASOS ones on.
ASOS DESIGN Fan Square Toe Flip Flops In Black, $5.00 Buy
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Essentially a duvet for your feet. Well done, Tibi, well done.
Tibi Bryan Flip Flops, $238.24 Buy
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Welcome to the wild side.
Gianvito Rossi Leopard-Print Suede Flip Flops, $360.00 Buy
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We love that these Arket flip-flops deviate from the usual thong situation. A little toe separation never hurt anyone and the colour is bang on trend.
Arket Flip Flops, $19.00 Buy
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We can't handle the squishiness!
Staud Rio Sandal, $203.67 Buy
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These Nike sporty sandals are ideal if you're heading from an early pool session to the office.
Nike Solay Thong Pool Shoes, $24.99 Buy
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Barbie pink will always be a winner. We'll style these with our favourite tiered maxi dress and raffia bag.
Ipanema Ana Colors Flip-Flop Sandal, $20.59 Buy
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Why stick with one colour when you can have three?
Zimmermann Rainbow Sandals, $250.00 $175.00 Buy
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Our new summer evening shoes. An all-black outfit will make these look über chic.
Forever 21 Faux Patent Leather Thong Sandals, $9.00 Buy
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