When it comes to style crazes of the early aughts, there’s one that many fashion devotees renounced—until they were proven incorrect. The flip-flop, popularized in the 1990s, is back and more acceptable than ever. And although we may be biased due to our preoccupation with all things The Row, the Ginza sandal was undoubtedly the commencement of the flip-flop resurgence and has since been carried on by many. Confirming that minimal shoe styles are still leading the way, effortless thong sandals from Mango to St.Agni will be the inevitable cornerstone of your summer and early fall wardrobes, if you haven’t already begun to accumulate them. Unlike the pairings of the past, the best flip-flop outfits go well beyond a flowy babydoll dress.
Less of a trending item and more like a slow-burning footwear obsession, flip flops can be worn with, well, anything. Case in point: team a myriad of neutrals together and style an asymmetric Jacquemus blazer with Nili Lotan’s high-rise denim, made with a Japanese crosshatch technique for a worn-in look. Then, finish the late summer outfit with Ralph Lauren’s vegetable-tanned flip flops, and for a touch of the past, wrap a loose bun into a Sophie Buhai claw clip. A flip-flop can also be the centerpiece of any work ensemble. Simply pair Norma Kamali’s black twill vest with Mango’s wide-leg trousers and Ancient Greek Sandals’ cushioned Charys flip-flops. Searching for a flip-flop that can be worn into the heat of the night? Look no further than Tory Burch’s Capri sandal—a flip flop with a flirty little heel.
Ahead, discover six effortless ways to style a pair of flip-flops this season, and the next.
A Celeb Favorite With a Cut-Out Midi Dress
Australian-born brand St.Agni is a favorite among celebrities, like Kendall Jenner, for its luxurious dedication to form and function. ‘Less is more’ is their philosophy, and it can be embraced by teaming these sustainable leather flip flops with silver jewels from Agmes and Jennifer Fisher, along with Khaite’s Olivia hobo bag, in white. Agua by Agua Bendita’s Simbolo midi dress adds a pop of pattern and color with its all-over botanical print.
St. Agni Minimal flip flops
Agua by Agua Bendita Simbolo Otoño Margarita dress
Jennifer Fisher Kevin hoop earrings
Dior Wildior S2U sunglasses
The Quiet Luxury Sandal With a Silky Matching Set
The Row’s Ginza sandals need no introduction, but we particularly adore this buttercream colorway in leather and velvet. For warmer days, keep this outfit breezy with Totême’s matching monogrammed silk button-up and shorts, with Hereu’s Cala tote to tie in the brown tones. Let Banbé’s angular sunglasses add a sharp, chic detail.
The Row Ginza platform flip flops
Totême monogrammed silk blouse
Totême monogrammed silk shorts
Lié Studio the Marie hoop earrings
Banbé the Wrap sunglasses
The American Hero With a French Linen Blazer
The season’s most coveted transitional item? A linen blazer, of course, is ideal for Spring, late summer, and early Fall. From Jacquemus, the La Veste Tibau blazer, crafted in an asymmetric silhouette to layer atop a cream-colored ribbed tank from Cos. Keep it easy with medium wash denim from Nili Lotan and brown vegetable-tanned leather flip flops from Ralph Lauren.
Jacquemus La Veste Tibau blazer
Jacquemus Le Bisou Perle shoulder bag
Sophie Buhai fan shell hair clip
A High-Street Staple With Poplin Cargo Pants
Nothing shouts East Hampton summer like a striped button-down shirt and sleek leather flip flops, which teams flawlessly with Nili Lotan’s Lison pants—a modern take on the utilitarian cargo trend. Khaite’s Lotus tote bag in leather is a quintessential addition for added detail, as are a pair of Chimi cat-eye sunglasses.
Vince essential crewneck top
Nili Lotan Lison cargo pants
The Minimal Must-Have With a Work-Appropriate Separates
Along with logo-stamped tank tops and white midi skirts, the suit vest is another fan-favorite summer staple. For a look that can carry you from office day to Happy Hour, pair a twill suit vest with an affordable wide-leg trouser from Mango, then add Ancient Greek Sandals’ Charys flip flops, complete with comfortable cushioned footbeds. Add a delicate flair with a scrunchie.
Ancient Greek Sandals Charys sandals
Altuzarra Watermill bucket bag
Cult Gaia Dunia clip earrings
Kaxi Co. chiffon jumbo scrunchie
A Heeled Flip Flop With A Mini Shirtdress
With temperatures constantly shifting, there’s no easier option for an evening out than a breezy dress that can be dressed up, or down. Enter Anine Bing’s Maxine mini shirtdress in white cotton poplin. For accessories, DeMellier’s Tokyo shoulder bag, Loewe’s chunky square frames, and sculptural clip-on earrings are all complimentary to Tory Burch’s kitten-heeled flip-flops.
Tory Burch Capri thong sandals
Loewe square-frame sunglasses
Mejuri anchor chain anklet