Everyone's Favourite Basic Sandals Have Just Been Given a Fashion Makeover

Similar to "dad" sandals, Birkenstocks and Crocs, flip-flops are one of the previously sidelined summer shoes that have experienced a high-fashion makeover over the last year. Long disregarded by fashion-lovers due to their old school aesthetic or casual appearance, one-by-one these sandal styles have been welcomed in by the world's most stylish and in turn seen a dramatic rise to social-media fame.

While they never had the overtly uncool associations of velcro sandals (oh, how times have changed), for a long time, flip-flops were not considered a shoe worthy of any context other than the beach. That is, until the likes of The Row had their say, creating an oh-so-elegant iteration in luxe leather. Of course, leather sandals are hardly a revelation, however, this 2020 trend uniquely combines the nonchalant appeal of flip-flops with the elevating potential of a classic leather shoe. The dream.

In summary? Leather flip-flops are a shoe staple that will look good with everything you own—be it jeans and a tee, a maxi dress, shorts or tracksuit bottoms. It will also transition seamlessly from working from home to dressy drinks in the park and will look just as good in the city as it will on your summer hols. Scroll down to see how the fashion crowd are styling theirs and see our edit of the best available to buy right now. 

A flowy midi skirt calls for a thick-strapped pair of leather flip-flops.

This shoe trend will make a minimalist summer frock pop, as seen on Penny Goldstone.

Contrast your favourite linen co-ord with a black pair à la Monikh Dale.

As the weather starts to turn, simply add yours to a jeans-and-cardigan pairing.

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