An instant hit at Stylist HQ and the ultimate in effortless summer footwear, luxe flip flops are here to serve all of your summer footwear needs.
They trended first at Copenhagen Fashion Week where black Havaianas was the footwear option of choice, worn with everything… and by everything we mean everything; from printed mini-dresses for daytime to elegant eveningwear.
Later in the season, on the catwalks in New York, designers showed luxe leather styles in a chic palette of monochrome, beige and navy, worn with loose tailoring and silk slip dresses.
In Milan and Paris the trend continued with elevated ‘thong sandals’ seemingly working with almost every piece in the Spring ready-to-wear collections.
Whether you want a low-key, sporty style, a minimal leather option or something with a bit more detail, there’s something for everyone. Here’s Stylist’s edit of the best elevated sandals that won’t make you look like a tourist this summer.
Tibi Bryan Leather Flip Flops
The Tibi Spring Summer 2019 catwalk show in New York was a lesson in how to shake up your workwear wardrobe. Lightweight tailoring in muted shades was worn with these leather sandals, and we can’t wait to wear them with everything else in our wardrobe too.
Dear Frances Wrap Sandals
A tiny heel is flattering and feminine for those keen to wear their sandals with more feminine silhouettes.
Ancient Greek Sandals Cross-over leather slides
These slim leather burgundy sandals are the perfect blend of classic and minimal. They’ll work as well with washed out straight-leg denim jeans as they will with a floaty midi dress.
Russell & Bromley Dime Studded Toe-Post Sandals
This studded style in tan leather will work hard with your casual wardrobe and toughen-up your floral dresses too.
UGG Tawney Flip Flops
These chic and comfy, chunky black flip flops are the ultimate choice to wear with all of your favourite summer black pieces.
Staud Rio Leather Sandals
Contemporary label Staud is known for it’s must-have accessories and these beige leather sandals are about to reach cult-status. Wear them with a roomy cotton midi dress and linen blazer for an effortless daytime look.
Havaianas Brasil Logo Flip Flops
The ultimate go-to with your day-t0-day summer wardrobe black Havaianas are affordable, on-trend and couldn’t be more comfy. Wear yours with everything from jeans and a t-shirt to formal suiting and long billowy summer dresses.
Proenza Schouler Geometric woven flip-flops
If you’re style is minimal but more sporty than polished then these woven Proenza Schouler sandals are for you. Wear them with a jersey midi-dress, denim jacket and tortoiseshell aviators.
Opening image: Backstage Tibi Spring 2019
Product imagery: courtesy of individual brands