The San Francisco Bay Area has been inundated by storm after storm since Fall 2009 to the present. It appears that the rainy season is not letting up anytime soon as we move into the Spring months with more rain showers on the horizon. Since fashionistas in the bay area have been donning rain gear more than fabulous 4″ heels over the past few months, it is no wonder that everyone is itching to slip their fashion hungry feet into the hot new “IT” sandal for Spring and Summer. Although the clog and wedge have been raved about in just about every fashion magazine on the planet, another Spring trend looks to take over the feet of fashionistas here in the Bay Area. The fabulous Flower Flip Flop, or Floral Thong.
The wonderful thing about the floral thong is that it is relatively flat. Some designers such as Valentino have shown the style with a slight wedge, but most designers such as Chanel, Prada and Manolo Blahnik have shown the floral flip flop as flat. The flower has also popped up on Spring 2010 styles such as evening pumps, wedges and tweed clogs. Of course here in the bay area, where the weather will be mild to warm for most of the Spring and Summer months, fashionistas will be turning to the more wearable flat version of this trend.
Thankfully fashionistas will not have to spend a fortune in order to sport this season’s floral shoe trend. Fabulous shoe makers and designers such as Nanette Lepore, Ellie Tahari, Kate Spade, Taryn Rose, Born, Enzo Angiolini and Miss Sixty have also introduced Spring/Summer styles with flowers by the toes. The beautiful part of this trend is that it brightens up this dreary weather we have been having and brings a bit of Spring to our toes; even if the sun refuses to shine!
These pretty flip flops and even the chunkier clog and wedge versions are a cheery contrast to the neutral palette we have been seeing in clothing for Spring. Imagine how cheerful an outfit can become with bright blue floral thongs! Unfortunately these fabulous flip flops are flying off store shelves, so if you have not found your perfect pair yet, start shopping!