I am sure now you will ask: but is it really ok to wear flip flops? The answer is: those rubber flip-flops you picked up for cheap are fine for the beach, but you won’t want to wear them all day. Maybe you love them anyway, but the truth is you really can’t think to be good looking or fashionable with plastic fantastic on your feet. Plus they have virtually no arch support, which means your feet will start to turn toward the middle of your body instead of staying straight.
Flip-flops get a bad rap, and some will tell you that they’re never appropriate. But the fact of the matter is, there are times when flip-flops are not only appropriate, they’re actually ideal. They are a good choice at the beach and for very casual occasions. You can alway wear them with shorts, jeans, casual capri pants and very short skirts. A lot of offices have dress codes, and you’re probably painfully aware of yours. But even if there’s not a rule against flip flops in the office, they certainly don’t provide the most professional look.
Never wear flip flops at restaurants with cloth napkins, red carpet events, churches, funerals, business meetings, first dates and blind dates. If you love long skirts and dresses you can wear them with flip flops and feel free to enjoy the summer mood. Of course not all flip flops are the same, some are not plastic and made for the beach, they are leather and more elegant, but in this case we already talk about thongs. And that’s another story.