It’s a summer shoe staple… flip flops.
They are the first shoes taken out when the seasons turn from snow filled winters to sunshine springs. They serve their purpose of an easy slip on shoe but these days there is no reason to be wearing them. As my mom, the flip flop queen, reads this I know she’s going to be disappointed
but this is for all you flip flop lovers… PUT THEM AWAY! It’s time to dress up those feet for summer with comfortable, supportive and stylish sandals.
I went to 3 Minnesota Boutiques to pick out some of my favorite sandal styles!
Let’s start at Primp Boutique:
The Primp location I usually shop at is located in Excelsior but each of their 6 spots have a special inventory of clothes, accessories and of course shoes.
These 2 sandals that I picked up are great because you can wear them with anything… they are casual and neutral!
These are from the Qupid shoe line and are $22 from Primp. They are perfect for a more casual look, easy to put on as you run out for errands. They totally fulfill the purpose of a flip flop but have a lot more style to them.
These are Bamboo sandals and are $20 from Primp. These have much more of a Tory Burch look to them and resemble flip flops but with an ankle strap added. The gold accent and the pink tone will be easier to dress up for your night out on the town.
Next stop, Corset Style and Fashion Boutique:
Corset is located in Edina on France Ave. What I love about Corset is that it’s not just a boutique that has amazing clothing, shoes & accessories but you can also hire them for many other styling service… for example you can have a professional stylist go through your closet and create new outfits for you. AMAZING!
Of course when I’m in there I gravitate to the shoes before anything else!
These gold sandals were a hit as soon as I brought them into my office! They are the same style of a flip flop but the gold details with the strap is key for dressing up the flip flop style. These nicole shoes are so great for summer with a pair of shorts or a sassy maxi. DEAL ALERT: Head into Corset and mention Twin Cities Live now through Saturday, July 11th you’ll get them for $19.
These Madeline sandals are the closest thing to flip flops that you’ll see me in this summer. These are definitely an upgrade with the think straps, the silver color and even adding detail on how the strap attaches to the shoes. Again, this is flip flops older, more mature and fashionable sister. DEAL ALERT: Head into Corset and mention Twin Cities Live now through Saturday, July 11th you’ll get them for $19.
Last stop in my Twin Cities sandal shopping is a new boutique called Merilou.
Merilou opened in October of last year in the heart of downtown Wayzata. They have a store full of unique clothing, jewelry and even some funny greeting cards. I heard about them from Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine’s Shopping Editor, Allison Kaplan, with the recommendation to head there for their shoes. I’m so glad I did!
These Schutz gladiators is a great example of taking sandals to the next level. I love that these sandals elongate your legs without having to wear heels. This style is not going anywhere so you should totally pick up a pair. These are $200. Plus, I love how gladiators add texture to an outfit.
Sam Edelman is a new shoe line to me and I’m starting to get into some trouble on their website!! Although simple, these sandals could be a staple in your closet. I love that there isn’t a ton of detail and for that reason that they’ll go with everything. These are priced at $70.
Ankle straps and no thongs is something you’re going to be seeing more of in store. These metallic Joie sandals are so on trend!! I can imagine these with white shorts, sassy shirt and some really fun metallic accessories. You can get these for $275 at Merilou and I have to say it would be a good investment… this trend isn’t going anywhere.
I hope you enjoyed my sandal shopping adventure!!
Be sure to go out and have a happy shoe day!
I got to share my picks on Twin Cities Live!