Fashion Friday: FLIP-FLOPS

It is Friday, the sun is shining, it is going to be 72 degrees in Philly today, and I’M GOING TO THE BEACH!

So let’s talk flip-flops.

Flip-flops may not be high fashion, but I’m a mom and I work from home and I unapologetically live in flip-flops from April through September.

Every summer I inevitably purchase 3 or 4 pair of Old Navy Flip-Flops — the cheap, rubber ones. What can I say? The colors and prints are fabulous, and they are usually priced at 2 for $5. What’s not to love?

Old Navy Womens Blue New Flip-Flops

That said, there is a big difference in quality between the $2.50 rubber flip flops and the $25 ones.

I have these, and they have lasted me two seasons, believe it or not. (I am a huge fan of white flip-flops.)

And you simply cannot beat a Havaiana flip flop. Havaianas set the standard for rubber flips, and they have tons of adorable prints to choose from. These are my current faves.

Rubber flip flops are great for wearing around the neighborhood and taking the kids to the pool, but let’s face it. There are times when you want to up the ante just a bit.

I hear great things about Teva flip flops, and they have some super cute styles, but unfortunately they don’t fit my foot very well. I have flat, narrow feet, and the Tevas are too loose on me. But that doesn’t stop me from drooling over them. I mean, how cute and comfy does the Mandalyn Wedge look?

When you want to look nice but still have the comfort and convenience of a flip-flop, I highly recommend the Born leather flip-flops. I can usually find some variation of these at Marshalls during the spring and summer. (Although my online search last night turned up nothing. I hope they’re not being phased out.)

They are so comfortable, and they definitely look nicer than the rubber ones when you’re going to be seen in public.

Flip-flops aren’t just for casual wear, though. You can dress up your outfit with a wedge flip flop, like the Born Tweet in Blue Nubuck.

Or what about the Clarks Latin Cha Cha in Brick Red?

Both are comfortable enough for all day and cute enough for a casual night out.

Of course it’s always fun to wear embellished flip-flops. Like these Reefs.

Or the Nine West Mikky.

I love metallic for its versatility. You can wear silver or gold or bronze with almost anything. I don’t know about you, but I get tired of black and brown.

Don’t miss the Nine West Friends & Family Event. Through 3/21/11, you can take an additional 30% off your entire purchase!

So how about you? Are you a fan of flip-flops? What is your favorite?

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