The flip flop is the quintessential summer shoe. From my childhood days of wearing jelly sandals to my squishy pink Floaties (if you ever went to overnight camp, you’ll know what I’m talking about), it’s fair to say sandals are the best part of summer. And every girl in my cabin had a pair of black Reef sandals; if you had Tevas, it just wasn’t the same.
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But as twenty-somethings, it’s time to find a more sophisticated pair that we can wear grocery shopping, at the beach and to a formal dinner with the family, all in the same day. Read on to find eight pairs that totally upgrade your $1 Old Navy flip flops.
Tory Burch Patent Leather Thora Sandal, $125, Toryburch.com
The white strap pops against a tan, and the supple leather makes these worth the extra dough.
Sam Edelman “Gracie” Animal Print Calf-Hair Sandal, $60, Neimanmarcus.com
Versatile and sophisticated.
Tkees Foundations Flip Flops in Beach Bum, $50, Singer22.com
Like finding the perfect foundation, these flips come in shades that match your skin tone.
Marc by Marc Jacobs Standard Supply Flip Flops, $83.99, Zappos.com
A jolt of red is hot for summer.
Joie A La Plage Palmetto Sandals, $51.20, Shopbop.com
Rose gold feels so luxe.
Yosi Samra Metallic Snake Sandal in Pastel Green/Silver, $55, Revolveclothing.com
An easy-to-wear shade that pairs with everything.
Bernardo “Miami” Sandal, $97.95, Nordstrom.com
Party in the city where the heat is on…
Vince Camuto “Fynn” Flip Flop, $39.99, Vincecamuto.com
Playful and fun, the bow adds a girlie touch.