Go for a Fruit Ninja Look with the Nine West Hula Sandals
As the temperatures continue to climb, your footwear is likely shrinking accordingly — and, before you know it, you’ll mainly be sporting thong sandals since these minimalist styles allow your feet to breathe at all times. When you want a thong sandal with a more streamlined silhouette and a slightly dressier feel than a rubber flip-flop, you should pick a style with thin leather, canvas, or vinyl straps, a low profile, and a thin but sturdy sole.
But, of course, that doesn’t mean you have to pick a boring black, navy, or brown color. To infuse your ensemble with the type of whimsy you’d expect from a quirky flip-flop (think of Havaianas’ many footbed designs), try the Nine West Hula Sandals ($29 at NineWest.com), which come with fun fruit patterns along their footbeds for a Carmen Miranda-esque flair. Options include: a sandal with glossy black straps and a red cherry motif along the footbed; a style with shiny green straps paired with a green apple print footbed; a style with white straps and a yellow lemon motif along the footbed; and a shoe with deep orange straps and a sliced orange motif covering the footbed.
All of the fruit-themed footbeds appear hyperrealistic, like photographs of fruits that were manipulated to create more vibrant and dense collages. They’re ripe for the pickin’!