Flip-flops are back in a big way this summer, and here are 8 actually cute pairs to shop

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Besties, ’tis officially the season for open-toed shoes. And 2023 is the year of the jelly sandal and the flip-flop. Yes, the flip-flop — or thongs, whatever you call them.

While flip-flops have become synonymous with pool days, getting pedicures and casually running errands, they’re now a major summer trend you should be very enthusiastic about. Like, who doesn’t love a flip-flop? Besides orthopedists and podiatrists, of course, but that’s beside the point. Believe it or not, there are a ton of flip-flops out there that work for just about every occasion — and budget.

Scroll below to check out some of the best flip-flops you can shop right now for beach days, getting a pedicure or taking out on the town.

1. Amazon Essentials Thong Sandal, $13.40

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Classic, simple and timelessly stylish, this under-$15 pair from Amazon is ideal for every summer occasion. Plus, they come in nine shades — so you might as well collect them like Pokémon.

2. J.Crew Menorca Padded Thong Sandals in Leather, $52.50 (Orig. $89.50)

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Just like the flip-flop, J.Crew basically rules summer fashion. These super comfortable sandals are made of leather and come in five colors.

3. Havaianas Slim Flip-Flop, $30

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When it comes to flip-flops, Havaianas are at the top of the pyramid. The rose-gold color of these slim classics is so cute, but you can also grab them in pretty much every color imaginable. Pro tip: They’re excellent shower shoes!

4. Jeffrey Campbell Kitten Heel Flip-Flop, $59.95

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If you want to wear flip-flops without fully committing to the casual look, Jeffrey Campbell heard you and turned them into a pair of chic kitten heels.

5. Tory Burch Classic Flip-Flop, $178

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“Shine bright like a diamond,” said Rihanna while (probably) talking about these gold leather flip-flops that are the perfect mix of dressy and casual.

6. CHASE AND CHLOE Sana Checkerboard Platform Wedge Sandal, $29.97 (Orig. $58)

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Summer fashion is fun fashion, and a pair of orange checkerboard platform flip-flops is the epitome of fun summer fashion.

7. Splendid Crissy Flip-Flop, $39.97 (Orig. $79)

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These thick flip-flops are basically a sleeker, updated version of your favorite pair of Floatie Feet (IYKYK).

8. Stuart Weitzman Goldie Jelly Flip-Flop, $150

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Pearls? On flip-flops? Shut up.

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