Dress like you're going to the beach, but make it fashion, was the vibe of Michael Kors' spring 2018 collection presented on Wednesday during New York Fashion Week. According to Glamour, the show notes described the clothing is “all about ease” — and what’s easier than throwing on a pair of flip-flops?
Kors sent models down the runway — including Kendall Jenner, Ashley Graham, Carolyn Murphy, Bella Hadid, and Kate Upton — wearing beige, white, and black sandals, further cementing “the relaxed attitude of sarongs, kimonos, and pajamas juxtaposed with oversize menswear tailoring.” The designer is hoping that, come spring, we’ll invoke "fractional layering…catching the breeze with chiffon, linen gauze, and georgette," giving us pieces we can wear on vacation and IRL.
It's important to note that these aren’t your standard-issued Old Navy flip-flops. No, these are “ultra-luxe croc flip-flops.” And if you’re having a hard time wrapping your head around paying more than $1 for a pair, let the wise words of Le Bon Marché fashion director Jennifer Cuvillier guide you: “I think you don’t’ think of it as a price for a flip-flop, you just think of it as a price for a fashion shoe," she told Women’s Wear Daily last September. "Just like two years ago we could have said ‘OK, that’s too expensive for a sneaker,’ but when Dior did a sneaker shoe, you didn’t think of it as the price of a sneaker, you considered it the price for a designer shoe.”