Yes, the plastic slip-on might have once been considered ugly, but today’s fashion slider has come leaps and bounds from those stripy numbers first made popular by Adidas. This year saw what some might call the accessory comeback of the year, from a furry Fall 2016 companion (thank you Gucci!) to sans fluff and poolside for Spring 2017 at Chloé. The new version has definitely been diluted – gone is the fuzz and in has come the rubber, a much more heat friendly alternative and one that both you and your toes will be grateful for when temperatures soar and you’re lazing sweetly by the pool.
It girls have been quick to sport them and it’s time to follow in their footsteps, each and every plastic one of them. Regional and petite style setter Dalia Nsouli took the breezy summer route and teamed hers with a kaftan, a colorful way to channel the trend and one that will transition nicely from chilling poolside to a casual night out on the town.
But for those still yearning for a bit of glamour, where plain Jane slides won’t do, Miu Miu and Dolce and Gabbana took those ridged squeaky soles and gave them a makeover with sparkly bits and the prettiest of gemstones. Trust us, these are slides that go beyond the water – take them poolside only if you dare.