And as long as there are bathing suits, cool summer frocks and pool parties to attend this summer, flip flops are essential warm weather accessories.
But before you display your tootsies in jewel-encrusted or pastel-colored footwear, you must get your feet sandal-ready. To achieve scene stealing style and have the best-dressed feet in the room, you’ll need expert tips to take your sandal-game to the next level.
Neglect these fashion rules and you’ll risk an expensive style citation from the fashion police!
1. Wave goodbye to unkempt feet.
Run; don’t walk to your trust neighborhood pedicurist. To prep your feet for a flip-flop close-up ask your nail technician to trim cuticles, shave calluses and rid your feet of unsightly corns.
2. Avoid boring nail polish colors!
Whether you prefer a deep shade of purple or black for evening or a perky pastel for daytime, polish your toes with a knockout color. With a high-wattage red shade or a pleasingly purple hue, swipe on a color that is feminine and trendy to take your toes from drab to fab!
3. Just say no cheaply-made and 5-year old sandals.
Out with the old, in with the new show! When the bottoms of your 10-year old sandals are filled with holes, tears and old gum, they need an appointment with the garbage can. Pamper yourself with a new and study pair of rubber or leather-soled sandals. To make sure that you are buying quality and well-crafted fashion flip flops, look for quality stitching along the side of the shoe and on the thong.
4. Choose the right size fashion flip-flop shoes.
There biggest flip-flop fashion faux pas involves too-short or too-long shoes. Need the right fit? Your toes should not hangover the front of the shoes; nor should your feet slide over the back of the heel. When in doubt of the right shoe size, go a ½ size up to ensure maximum comfort without compromising your sense of style.
5. Wear the proper flip flop shoe for the right occasion.
While I believe that plastic shoes belong on the beach and poolside only, you can wear your inexpensive rubber flip-flops for a quick jaunt to the grocery store or to your pedicure appointment. For a first date, lunch with friends or even a casual wedding, leather or suede thing sandals are more appropriate.
Whether you are trolling the aisles of the drugstore to find a pair of summer sandal cheapies or scouring your favorite online website for deals on flip flops, taking the time to score a pair of cute summer footwear should be fun, not frustrating. By following these fashion tips you can look fashionable and fabulous this summer in your metallic-finish or pastel-colored fashion flip-flops!