There’s no doubt about it, the main shoe trend of SS19 is the ugly shoe. First, there were the hiking sandals, enabled by Chanel and Prada to name just a couple. Now, it’s all about flip flops. Yep, another 90s throwback, but with a cool contemporary twist of course.
In 2019, we wear flip flops with a kitten heel, and we call it the kit-flop. It comes in minimal shades of black, white or tan, perhaps elevated with a moc croc finish.
Uber-cool brands such as STAUD and Reformation are leading the way, with high-street heroes Zara and Mango following suit.
They are essentially what the stylish California girl would wear, and I’m very into that. I would in fact team it with a little floral dress, perhaps by Faithfull the Brand or other such influencer-approved brand. Because might as well go the whole hog, right?
I’ve already spotted the trend all over Instagram, on some of my favourite fashionistas such as Monikh and Ropes of Holland.
Here are a few of my favourite styles to shop now.
Shop now: STAUD Keith croc-effect leather mules for £245 from Net-A-Porter
Shop now: Caroline sandal for $198 from Reformation
Shop now: ROUND VINYL MID-HEEL SANDALS for £29.99 from ZARA
Shop now: Heel leather sandals for £49.99 from Mango
Shop now: SIMON MILLER Beep patent-leather sandals for £350 from Net-A-Porter