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How to Style Sandals and Flip Flops

2024-05-31

How to Style Sandals and Flip Flops

Whether you're headed to the beach, having a picnic in the park, or just running a few quick errands around town, summer sandals and flip flops are the perfect footwear choice for just about any sunny day.

Yet, with their low-key and laidback look, it can be challenging to know how to style these warm-weather must-haves. This is why we’ve put together some tips to help you get the most out of these summer footwear staples – and pick the right shoes for any occasion.

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How to style sandals and flip flops for women

From comfy footbeds to stylish slides and versatile ankle-strap designs, sandals and flip flops can be worn hundreds of ways. They are comfortable, practical, and, best of all, they can be dressed up or down. Here are some tips on how to style them.

Dress them up for a summer party

A classic pair of ladies’ sandals can easily be dressed up by pairing them with a flowy summer dress or maxi skirt. Choose a pair of stylish thick-sole slides for a classic yet attention-grabbing look. Alternatively, wear a pair of platform sandals with a pair of skinny jeans or stovepipe pants to show off their striking design.

Keep it casual for everyday

For a more casual look, grab a pair of low-key flat sandals or flip flops and pair them with denim shorts and a loose-fitting t-shirt or tank top. Sandals are perfect for backyard barbeques, easygoing picnics and daily runarounds where casual comfort is a top priority.

Try some statement footwear with a paired-back outfit

Want to turn heads? Opt for a pair of unique sandals with bold straps, bright colours or unique design. Our bold sandal options hit all three style marks. Keep the rest of your outfit simple - think jeans and a simple tee - and let the shoes pop.

Styling tips for men’s flip flops and sandals

A great pair of men’s flip flops or sandals are a summer style essential. Whether you’re soaking up the sun at the pool or enjoying a bit of rest and relaxation in nature, here are some tips on how to style your sandals and flip flops best for every warm weather occasion.

Casual everyday vibes

For an easygoing look, pair your flip flops with a simple t-shirt and shorts. Our cross strap sandals keep things classic and low-key with their leather uppers and cushioned midsoles. Also, think about textures and contrasts. For everyday wear, leather and canvas are a great choice.

Smart casual and special events

Even the humblest sandals can be dressed up by pairing them with a crisp linen shirt and chinos. Look for a pair with quality leather straps or unique detailing to elevate the look. Add a classic leather belt to up the style stakes even further.

Turn heads

Don't be afraid to show your personality with your footwear. Choose a pair of sandals or flip flops with bold colours or a unique design. Then, pair them with a unique accessory, such as a bucket hat or cap, to complete your style top-to-toe.

Accessorise to complete the look

To complete your summer look, let's talk about items that can complement any great pair of summer footwear.

  • Jewellery:

For women, a simple anklet or toe ring can add some extra flair to any pair of summer sandals. Men can also accessorise with bracelets or necklaces.

  • Sunglasses:

A pair of sunglasses can complete any summer outfit. Choose a pair in a colour that complements or matches your footwear for subtle matchiness.

  • Hats:

A straw hat or fedora can protect you from the sun while adding some extra style to your outfit. Again, think about colours and materials that will offset or match your sandals or flip flops to best effect.

  • Bags:

A statement bag, such as a straw tote or leather messenger bag, can complete any summer look. Look for unique textures and colours that work well with your footwear and other accessories.

The perfect summer sandals and flip flops

Whether you’re looking for a pair of beachy slides or stylish party sandals, a pair of Timberlands are a great choice. Featuring attention-grabbing designs, sustainable materials and durable construction, our summer sandals and flip flops will have you feeling summer-ready all season long.