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Street Style: Better Than Flip-Flops

I try not to be a style snob. With fashion, my attitude is usually “anything goes.” But I do have a couple of pet peeves. One of which the flip-flop. I don’t mean nice flat, thong-toes sandals; I mean the rubber cheapies that ruin otherwise nice outfits. If you put any thought at all into your attire, please don’t stop at your ankle. For true H2T (head to toe) fabulousness, check out these alternatives:

red cutout

strappy and thong

metallic

white and braided

strappy

All of these styles go well with skirts and dresses as well as jeans and shorts. Their flat soles and airy uppers make these cool and summery. They’re all comfortable-looking, and look pulled-together, especially with a nice pedicure (with or without polish). The toe rings are a great touch—try one if you dare!

There’s a wide range of choices in sandals this summer—from die-cut to braided. And the color choice is amazing. Red is one of my favorites, but metallics are neutral and fun too. So try a pair instead of the usual flip-flip and take your summer style up a notch.

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Days 19 to 21

Day 19: It’s finally nice enough to wear this Edun dress on its own (I wore it on day 6 as a tunic). It’s really comfortable, loose, and airy. I think this will be terrific no matter how hot it gets. I wore my nude heels for an elongating look and matched my bag to my shoes. I don’t usually do that, but the bag picked up the creamy tones that run through dress.

day 19

Dress: Edun
Purse: Shiraleah
Shoes: Nine West
Necklace: Premier Designs

Day 20: I’m wearing the polka dot dress today, and not as a skirt like I did on day 16. It’s made of a stretchy polyester and is really comfortable. I’m not sure if it has a 50s vibe or a French feel; either way, I like it. It was a thrift store find and it’s great for travel (wrinkle-free). I threw on a scarf/shawl type cover-up because it was a bit cool.

day 20

Dress: Thrifted
Wrap: Michael Stars
Shoes: Flexx
Bracelet: Claire’s

Day 21: Here’s the maxi from day 9. You can see why I didn’t wear it like this to the office. It’s a bit revealing, but for the Fourth of July, it seemed perfect. A relaxing outfit for a relaxing day. My sweet husband knows I’m not a sun lover so he found a shady park for us under Interstate 5. I hope all of my American readers had a good one! Here’s to independence!

day 21

Dress: Fred Meyer’s
Clutch: Crystalyn Kae
Earrings: Claire’s
Sunglasses: Convenience store
Sandals: Naturalizer

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