Sandal trends come and go, but the flip flop is forever. Simple, versatile and comfortable, they are the perfect summer shoe and a holiday staple.
One of the best things about flip flops is that they never go out of fashion – you could easily wear the same plain black Havaianas year after year without getting any funny looks on the beach. But each year, designers make a few subtle changes to women’s flip flops, updating the look and giving you another reason to indulge in a new pair for the summer.
Here are our picks of the most stylish women’s flip flops for 2017...
Metallic flip flopsThe metallic trend isn’t going away any time soon, and this summer is all about shimmery rose gold. These Accessorize flip flops look identical to similar versions by Havaianas, but at a fraction of the price, so you can afford to jump onto the trend for one season only. Metallic rose gold looks great against tanned skin and adds a touch of glamour to your poolside look. For some extra bohemian sparkle, layer up a few ankle chains and toe rings with these metallic pink flip flops and channel a hippie-chic look.
+ Wear with... swimwear and an oversized kaftan
Sporty flip flopsNot only are these Puma flip flops insanely comfortable, they are a fast-track to fashionista status. Kylie Jenner and Rihanna have been spotted wearing them with everything from branded athleisure to bikinis, and the sporty look has been inspiring copycat styles all over the high street.
+ Wear with... three-quarter-length leggings and a crop top
Logo flip flopsLogos are very 2017, and while it’s easier to fit a brand name onto a t-shirt or jacket, some designers have managed to bring the trend to flip flops too. This Calvin Klein version has the brand’s name on both the soles and the thongs of the flip-flop, so everyone knows where you bought them! Because this is a bold look, it’s best to keep the rest of your outfit simple and elegant.
+ Wear with... a neutral colour palate and minimalist lines
Floral flip flopsEveryone from Ted Baker to Sophia Webster is getting on the floral bandwagon, and these Zaxy flip flops are up there with the best of them. By adding a few floral embellishments, the humble flip flop becomes more feminine and ‘dressy’, taking you from the beach to the restaurant.
+ Wear with... a pretty sundress or plain-coloured maxi dress
OTT designer flip flopsThis year, the world’s top designers have been having a lot of fun with their flip flop collections. Versace is flogging a £1000 pair of medusa head flip flops, while these bejewelled Dolce and Gabbana sandals come with a hefty £575 price tag. D&G have had a pineapple theme running through their last few collections, so although these flip flops might not be to everyone’s taste, they are sure to become a collectors item in a few years.
+ Wear with... palazzo pants and big earrings