When you think of fancy footwear, flip flops are probably not the first thing that comes to mind. The functional (and much maligned) slip-ons are often relegated to beaches and dormitory bathrooms. But now there’s a new class of jazzed-up flip flops (we’re talking embellishments, bows, fringe and bold prints) that are worthy of everything from date night to summer soirees. Sure, many of these latest incarnations come with a designer price tag, but there are quite a few options that won’t cause you to break the bank. Whatever your style, there’s bound to be a pair in our roundup you’ll flip for.
As passionate about feminism as she is about fashion, Morgan C. Schimminger spends much of her time writing and editing pieces on everything from celebrity style to the fight to keep funding for Planned Parenthood. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California at Berkeley and a master’s degree in publishing from Rosemont College. Morgan has contributed to a variety of publications, including StyleBakery, Uptown, metro.pop and Sister 2 Sister. Every week for theFashionSpot, she profiles the Top 10 Best Dressed Celebs and provides a daily dose of stylish stars via Look of the Day.