She always kills it on the red carpet, the sidewalk and the festival field. At this point, Jamie Chung should just change her name to “#OOTD Inspo.” Her latest fashion feat? Making one of the most casual shoes out there, those would be flip-flops, look extra chic. See how the queen of laid-back luxe pieces styles her sandals to perfection in the Havaianas summer lookbook.
We have a feeling that Chung really loved this shoot — not only because flip-flops are her go to (“They always come in handy!” she tells PEOPLE), but because we get the sense she was inspired by the clothes on set: The jacket she has tied around her waist in one of our fave photos from the lookbook (above) is the same one she wore out a month ago! We remember because it’s one of our fave day-to-night outfits ever.
Before the shoot, Chung had dozens of bright pairs of Havaianas to choose from, but it wasn’t tough for her to pick her favorites (even with her pup Ewok as a distraction!). “I love the Slim Hardware in army green with star studs, the purple Luna T-strap sandals, and the Slim Organic tropical print in blue silver,” she says.
And the style setter totally figured out a way to make flip-flops go with anything, even tough-to-style trends (like that sassy wide-leg jumpsuit, below). “You might think anything that is tea length like a midi skirt or culottes could not compliment flip-flops,” she says. “But that is not the case. If you style any outfit correctly with the right proportions, flip-flops can be fashionable and look great.” Trust us, this girl knows proportion when it comes to creating outfits around flats; She belts her longer skirts to create a defined waist, and balances short hemlines with structured tops.
For us, the biggest element of making flip-flops look more chic than casual is of course finding the perfect pedicure. Chung suggests “Metallic silver flip-flops with a bright red pedi and beige flip-flops with white pedi.” Her wildcard pairing? “Green flip-flops with a plum pedi.”
And it turns out there aren’t too many times the beachy sandals can’t fit into Chung’s wardrobe. “I would never wear flip-flops while moving, you could accidentally drop something on your foot!” she says. “I also try to always look at the weather before heading out in flip-flops, I don’t like to be flopping around in wet streets.”
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