Friday, July 8, 2011

The Anti-Flip Flop: A Rant

[So because I have let my boyfriend borrow my camera, my Friday Favorites post has now been postponed for a week.] 

In lieu of that, this post is dedicated to a huge summer pet peeve of mine, the Flip Flop.  To the flip flop I say, Come on people, you can do better!!  In my opinion the flip flop is only appropriate at the beach or maybe the laundromat and is a total cop out of a shoe.  They make a gross thumpy sound and ruin a possibly otherwise lovely outfit.  I understand the comfort value in them, so I bring you perfectly appropriate alternatives for a summer shoe. 
 A lovely closed toe summer sandal from Free People
Fun summer lace-ups in standout prints
A loafer is always in style year round- leopard is classic and this lobster print is perfect for summer!
Fitting for the boho trend, a Minnetonka moccasin never goes out of style and offers maximum comfort.

Always a classic is a Chuck Taylor Converse sneaker and looks adorable with cut offs or a summer dress.  They even have a slip on version great for summer.
The perfect flat summer sandal in a neutral color, really what outfit wouldn't this go with?  This one from Madewell.
And there is never a shortage of bright and fun flat sandals for summer, like this Jeffrey Campbell one from Urban Outfitters.
The flat alternatives are endless- don't forget the ballet flat, the espadrille, the gladiator sandal, etc.  And remember, it is NEVER OK to wear flip flops in the work place.
At this point in the summer, you can find great sales on sandals and cute summer shoes.  So put your flip flops back in your beach bag and try a little harder! 


  1. I agree, flip flops are comfy but in terms of fashion, you can do so much better! xoxo, Veena <3

  2. I have to agree.....I only wear my flops when is pedi time and of course at the pool or beach when i switch from my wedges...LOL

  3. thank you ladies! i knew there had to be others out there that felt the same way!