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Flip-flops are back in a big way this summer, and here are 13 actually cute pairs to shop

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.

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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.

Simple black flip-flops rule summer for a reason: They go with everything.

$10 at Dick's Sporting Goods

Yes, flip-flops are classic — but that doesn't mean they have to be boring. This summery pair adorned with daisies is proof of that.

$79 at Nordstrom

Cinderella, but make it fashion.

$55 at Nordstrom

Braided shoes are definitely having a moment right now.

$80 at Nordstrom

OK, these white platform flip-flops are fun enough for Lizzie McGuire herself to wear them.

$30 at Nordstrom Rack

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.

$10 at Amazon

These super comfortable sandals are made of leather and come in five colors.

$53 at J.Crew
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!
$30 at Nordstrom
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.
$60 at Nordstrom
"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.
$178 at Nordstrom

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

$18 at Nordstrom Rack
These thick flip-flops are basically a sleeker, updated version of your favorite pair of Floatie Feet (IYKYK).
$40 at Nordstrom Rack
Pearls? On flip-flops? Shut up.
$150 at Nordstrom

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