While wandering the streets of Denmark's capital between shows at Copenhagen Fashion Week, we were surrounded by stylists, influencers, models and editors, all providing ample sartorial inspiration. Some key take-outs: pea green will be your new ultra-flattering colour of choice, and bias cut silk is still a reigning favourite.
At first, we were sceptical. We saw an unusual amount of men wearing flip-flops to the pub during the World Cup (beer-soaked feet, nice) and we most associate the foam sandal with protecting our feet from pool-side nasties. But could they work with your wardrobe's best pieces this summer?
As the street style set proved this week, yessiree. Egg-yolk yellow flip-flops were co-ordinated with rainbow-bright sequin bags, neutral-hued pairs were worn to allow outfits to pop, and some women colour drenched from head-to-toe, starting with their earrings and ending with their foam footwear. Amongst all those colours and fabrics, the humble flip-flop somehow...works?
Of course, those on the streets of fashion week weren't the first to don the sandal. Back at New York Fashion Week in September, Kendall Jenner hit the runway in black flip-flops at Michael Kors, while Riri debuted a heeled take on the show, and Marc Jacobs gave us embellished platform versions.
While we won't be dedicating our entire summer wardrobe to our Havaianas (yellow and blue, bought in Portugal 2004, still going strong), we will be trying the trend. Our get-up of choice includes a slogan T-shirt, kick flare denim, lots of shell jewellery, and fuchsia flip flops. There you have it, holiday dressing is wearable back home.