As the summer heats up, it's time to show off those pretty toes in a fresh pair of flip-flops.
Whether worn with shorts or sundresses, these summer staples fit any occasion. This season, designers are flipping for colorful flops featuring metallic, jewel and floral flourishes. Here's a closet full of footwear from shops around town that fits any budget, occasion and personal style.
1 Bernardo Mosaic flat thong sandal
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Coral is the hot color for summer. The intricate design of the coral beads on the earth-tone brown sandal creates a harmonious balance of detail and functionality. This flat can complement any outfit without being too flashy. Stanley Eisenman's Fine Shoes, $149.
2 Coach Sparkle sandal
The design and comfort of this flip-flop will leave your feet looking and feeling tickled pink. The ribbon and charm details make them fun to wear at any age, and a rubber sole ensures that they're comfy to walk in. Nordstrom, $69.90
3 Jack Rogers metallic
Oh-so-trendy metallic details amp up the traditional thong this summer. This sandal is perfect for wearing to the beach during the day and keeping on for cocktails in the cabana at night. Stanley Eisenman's Fine Shoes, $84.
4 Tory Burch Miller logo flat thong sandal
Though flip-flops tend to veer toward the "fast-casual" side of footwear, Tory Burch takes these shoes all the way to country club luncheon-appropriate. The padded sole, together with the patent strap and gold emblem, makes this shoe both comfortable and classically chic. Neiman Marcus, $225.
5 Havaianas Slim Turkish
Jewels and detailed design don't have to come at a high price with these flip-flops. The gold charm adds a touch of sophistication, and the fun pattern is so addicting, you'll be begging for another pair. Shoe Gypsy, $28.
6 Chanel Camellia flat sandals
For those who are willing to splurge on a timeless sandal, these Chanel flip-flops are a well-deserved treat. The navy flower is seasonal and glamorous. Who would've guessed so much elegance could come in rubber? Neiman Marcus, $395.
7 Xhilaration Tashi beaded flat sandals
These pewter-color sandals contain three of summer's trends in one shoe: beads, jewels and metallics. The best part is, you won't have to empty your wallet to get all three. Target, $19.99.
8 Steve Madden's Dorra
This flirty flop adds a feminine flair to any outfit. The nude color of the bow detail makes it both trendy and versatile. A sassy summer dress paired with these sandals would make a sizzling combination. DSW Shoe Warehouse, $44.95.
9 Banana Republic Mazzy flip-flop
Add a pop of color to your tootsies while you lie by the pool or run errands on a Saturday morning. These casual shoes are fun, simple and perfect for women of all ages. The 10k gold logo circle at the base of the strap adds an unexpected surprise. Banana Republic, $39.50.
Caitlin Cockerline, 817-390-7288