If you never owned a pair of flip flop heels in the early 2000s then you were truly missing out. Back then, socialite princesses like Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie championed the footwear trend and now, it seems like one of their longtime BFFs is bringing it back. Of course, everything 2000s has been back for the past few seasons, so it was only a matter of time before flip flop heels made their return to the spotlight, but thanks to Kim Kardashian, who sets trends like it's her job, they've reemerged with a veritable bang.
Kardashian has been seen out and about sporting Yeezy Season 8 thong sandals, pairing them with wrap skirts by John Galliano and Kwaidan Editions. The shoes look elevated, sleek, and like they belong being paired with such high brow designs, proving that they're appropriate for dressy and casual looks alike. Take note: no matter what event you've got coming up, flip flop heels should be on the sartorial menu, and to help you choose a pair to add to your wardrobe, I rounded up 13 playful styles below. Printed or monochrome, bright or neutral, block or kitten heel — no matter what you're after, there'll be a style that you'll want to snag.
Why not start off with a bang? Between their feathers, crystal block heels, and indigo hue, there's nothing subtle about these shoes. But seeing as 2019 is the year of camp, that's definitely for the best.
Prefer something slightly more subtle but that still packs a playful punch? This option by Calvin Klein boasts a bubblegum pink color way with a dip dyed kitten keel. A slingback strap give the style staying power.
Make Yourself Clear
If the heel of this shoe wasn't so high it would be easy to miss it altogether.
Sweet & Sour
A small shock of electric lemon goes a long way, as proven by these vibrant heeled flip flops. I'd pair them with a denim dress or another monochromatic look and let them shine.
If you really want to tap into 2000s style, these foam wedge flip flops are the way to go. As Paris would say, That's hot.
In The Groove
Tie dye is also huge right now and can be worn from head to toe with ease. Why not mix two of summer's most playful trends into one?
Another pair of barely-there heels, this option features a snakeskin footbed for a secretively fierce touch.
Right As Rainbow
Not only does this option look incredibly comfy, but you can't not feel a smidge happier just from looking at them.
Back to Business
This is basically the little black boot of heeled flip flops. It goes with everything.
Snakeskin plus neon? Talk about a power couple.
Works of Art
The print on these wedge flip flops is so beautiful I almost don't want to wear them. Almost.
Further proof that kitten heels can indeed look sexy AF.
I think Sporty Spice would approve.