This "Ugly" '90s Trend Is Back & Everyone's Wearing It
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When it comes to shoe trends for summer 2020, one of the most popular out there is a true throwback to the 1990s: high heel flip flops. It’s part sandal, part evening shoe — and it goes perfectly with everything from a pair of vintage-inspired jeans to a silk slip dress. That’s right: It’s the controversial, polarizing, "ugly," retro look that can be worn for morning, noon, or night with ease. And this summer, it's available in a range of colors, materials, and beyond to fit anyone's personal style.
Every brand from Yeezy to Zara is getting in on the trend, mimicking the styles of icons from the early-aughts like Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (circa Holiday in the Sun) and Christina Aguilera. The shoe is a classic between-the-toes thong style, and it's showing up in a variety of styles, like thick platform soles and tiny kitten heels. With a slight bit of elevation, the poolside sandal is brought into a more streetwear world, mastering minimalism at its best with a simple two-strap design to secure it to your foot.
Ahead, find the Top 26 heeled flip flops to get you through every event this summer. From brunch with friends to an after-hours party, these styles have you covered.
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