For a moment there, flip flops were attaining the same reputation as fanny packs. But in the past couple of years, fashion flip flops have hit the footwear scene and made a splash. With so many colors, patterns and styles available, flip flops are finally moving beyond the beach. Don’t reserve them for just running errands or to the grocery store. Embrace the new norm: you can wear flip flops most anywhere and still look classy and stylish. Here’s how.
- Wear the pretty ones. Gone are the days of wearing plain flip flops or athletic-looking ones. Keep a selection of colorful flip flops in your closet. They are probably the least expensive of all footwear. You can purchase a pair of fashion flip flops for as low as $18, even lower if they’re on sale. So there’s no reason why you couldn’t have a pair of pink ones, metallic ones and even crystal encrusted ones in your wardrobe. And keep them in good condition. A pair of dirty or torn up flip flops will cramp your style.
- Keep your feet looking neat. With flip flops, your feet are totally exposed. So keep your toenails trimmed and painted and your heels and ankles moisturized. Flip flops are an ashy-feet-free-zone.
- The outfit must be cute. A pair of fashion flip flops with a feminine floral dress is simply darling. When wearing them with denim or cargo shorts, balance the outfit out with a sweet, charming and somewhat dressy top. Think ruffles or lace, or both. Avoid graphic T-shirts. See, the idea is to not get too casual. Keep the outfit looking harmonious and stylish by adding sophisticated elements to your flip flop-friendly outfit.