If you thought flip-flops were only meant for beaches or the pool, think again. They might not be the sandals we typically reach for when crafting a summer look, but they have some new updates that are making me rethink them. From kitten heels and platforms to vibrant shades or leather versions, there are plenty of cool styles to add to your closet. And one thing's for sure: They are proving to be an essential piece for the season.
If you're looking for some inspiration for how to put together an outfit with flip-flops that's equally as polished as an outfit with your go-to summer slides or heels, look no further. Ahead, we're highlighting outfit ideas from some of the most stylish fashion people out there and took notes on how they’re wearing the trend. You’ll discover that flip-flops are much chicer than you might have once thought.