by Shruti Parekh
Its officially swimsuit seasons and, unexpectedly, flip-flops are here to cause a summer stir.
Something traditionally associated with lounging by the pool has now become the ultimate comfy fashion statement.
This year, flip-flops have emerged as a fashion staple, finding their place in everyday wardrobes. And, weirdly enough, on red carpets and fashion weeks too.
You may be wondering, how have Flip-flops have made this elevated shift? All thanks to Havaianas, the famous Brazilian flip-flop brand.
Known for her badass role in Euphoria, Barbie Ferreira has designed their latest pairs.
The limited edition flip-flop collection is unisex, unique and “inspired by Barbie Ferreira's personality”.
Earlier this year, she gave us a peak of this collaboration at Vogue Ball in Copacabana - pairing pastel pink flip-flops with a matching dress and veil to demonstrate Havaianas’ message that you should experiment without judgement. Isn’t that what fashion is all about, after all?
Inspired by both Ferreira’s Brazilian heritage and her grandma's personal sense of style, this collaboration had meaning.
This personality shines in the designs. She weaved inspiration from colourful and asymmetrical tiles, rugs and murals which reminded her of Brazil as well as using patterns inspired by her own body - her tattoos.
The nine-piece collection is a tropical dream with a colour palette of earthy browns, vibrant yellows and tropical greens. Perfect for Euro summer.
Along with these fun filled prints and colors, there are also solid coloured sliders which are squishy and infinitely comfortable.
In a fast-paced world where individuals are increasingly seeking comfortable clothing options, flip-flops provide a welcome relief.
With their comfort, versatility, and evolving designs, the y-shaped strapped footwear have become an unexpected fashion trend. From catwalks to street style, these once-underestimated sandals have emerged as a must-have item in every fashion-conscious individual's wardrobe.
Summer is here and after months of sweaty, chunky boots, its time to give your feet a little sunshine and a slather of sunscreen.
Edited by Emily Duff