In search of styling suggestions for summer time flip flops? Take a cue from Elsa Hosk. The mannequin confirmed off her beachy ensemble this week with a put up on Instagram that includes a pair of platform sandals. The thong-style could also be paying homage to the ’90s pattern (it was designed with a platform sole by London designer Ducie), but it surely has a present aptitude due to its chunky silhouette.
Retailing for slightly below $200, the flip flops are detailed with thick white leather-based straps and features a black outsole. Hosk gave the impression a 2020 replace by pairing it with a inexperienced tie-dye wrap gown from Revolve model hours that’s priced at $218. She accessorized with Miu Miu cat eye sun shades and a mini Louis Vuitton speedy bag in white multicolor monogram print.
Ducie London’s Liv platform flip flop retails slightly below $200.
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Whereas flip flops are generally known as a go-to seaside and simple summer time model, the sometimes-considered “ugly” silhouette was as soon as a preferred style pattern within the ’90s. Due to celebrities sporting the look on pink carpets and designers sending platform thong sandals down the runway, the footwear obtained excessive style reward. Simply have a look at Amber Valletta sporting white flatform flip-flops on the Dolce & Gabbana spring ’97 present or Gwen Stefani’s fluffy bikini high and white platform flip-flops on the 1998 MTV Video Music Awards, for example. Plus, in its 1997 heyday the platform flip flop was worn by the Spice Ladies and Jennifer Aniston on “Pals.”
The pattern continued into the early 2000s as “it” ladies reminiscent of Paris Hilton, Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan usually wore the look paired with different of-the-moment traits, together with Juicy Couture sweatsuits, bootcut denims and midriff-baring tops.
Now, the look stays as versatile as ever. Consolation is a serious selling-point, and based on star stylist Elizabeth Saltzman, top is at all times a superb factor. “Within the late ’90’s, I keep in mind them popping out and considering “What’s this?!” I instantly purchased that first pair then a pair months later I began to seek for a second, third and forth pair and so forth,” she mentioned, after creating her personal platform flip-flop assortment with Rocket Canine in 2017. “As a lot as I like wanting ahead, I additionally love a little bit of nostalgia. It’s enjoyable to revisit the ’90s.”
To see flip flops from the 1980s by way of the 2000s, click on by way of the gallery and hold scrolling to buy related Elsa Hosk kinds.
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