Splurge vs. Steal: Flip-Flops

By: McLean Robbins

Flip-flops are a longtime summer staple that we can’t get enough of, and the cheap-chic sandal can be a fashionable addition to your summer wear.

Priced anywhere from $5 to $500 per pair, these three styles of warm-weather footwear can serve as everything from a fashion statement to a simple shoe.

Just Jellin’
These aren’t the jelly sandals you remember from childhood. Designers have updated the plastic footwear and elevated the simple sandal to an art form.

Splurge:
Chanel, $350 at Neiman Marcus (multiple locations; not available online).
Save:
Stuart Weitzman, $93 on sale at Jildorshoes.com.

Steal:
Forever21, $5.50 at Forever21.com.
Design on a Dime
Love the look of Prada, Marc Jacobs or DVF, but can’t shell out $500 per piece for a full wardrobe? We feel your pain. Here, our favorite designers created affordable flops for a fraction of the price of regular shoes and clothes.
Splurge:
Prada flip-flop with matching cosmetics case, $195 at Barneys.com.

Save:
Tory Burch, $45 at Bloomingdales.com.

Steal:
Ugg, $28 (sale), Bloomingdales.com.Art School
Flip-flops are often stripped off when you get to the beach or the pool, so it’s not just what you can see on top of your foot that matters. These flip-flops have adorable patterns on the foot bed.
Splurge:
Marc by Marc Jacobs, $50 at Endless.com.
Save:
Havianas, $24 at HavianasUS.com.

Steal:
Old Navy, $6.50 at OldNavy.com.More>> Shop Around Blog | Style | Find a Spa