If you had asked me not too long ago to name a few of the trends I’d never step foot in, thong sandals would have topped that list. But, as the headline suggests, I’ve since come around to the controversial shoe trend that’s been taking 2019 by storm. With so many fashion people styling the sandals, it was finally time I put my hesitation toward flip-flops behind me and started introducing them into my summer outfit rotation.
Last month, I headed to Hawaii to put the flip-flop trend to the test with none other than the Brazilian brand that’s been making the sandals so iconic for 50 years, Havaianas. Between exploring the sleepy surf towns on Oahu’s North Shore, hiking up to stunning vista points, taking a sunset boat ride, and even trying out surfing for myself, I styled a few pairs of their thong sandals in the chicest ways I knew how.
If you’re hesitant to test out the sandals for yourself, feel free to copy one (or all) of the outfits I’m sharing below. I won’t mind. To see how I wore thong sandals throughout the trip and shop my favorite pairs, simply keep scrolling.
Go matchy-matchy with a colorful maxi dress. With so many color options the sandals come in, it’s not hard to match up the shades perfectly.
Calling all minimalists, I think you’re going to vibe with this look.
Fashion’s most forward crowd is wearing the brand’s original logo pair.
Tailored trousers and a cool blouse are excellent ways to elevate the sandals.
If you’re a skirt person, this one goes out to you.
This press trip was paid for by Havaianas. Editor’s opinions are her own.