Not all thong sandals were made of rubber and intended for the beach. Although that style, more commonly referred to as the flip-flop, has been accompanying far more than beachwear the past few summers, we'd like to expose you to a few other looks.
First, the printed flip-flops from the Gap ($19.50). A few steps up from the $5 black ones so poorly made they leave dark stains on the bottoms of your feet, these shoes feature thin, sleek straps and a soft sole. The cool zebra design adds a distinct level of chic to the flip-flop, making it wearable with your best denim or a breezy summer dress.
For more of a statement thong, look to bells and whistles that usually show up in the form of hardware or big buckles such as those that adorn this Stuart Weitzman style in silver ($225). The minimal heel and metallic sheen upgrade this style to office-appropriate, whether in a creative work environment or casual Friday.
Taking you out of the workplace and into a cocktail setting is the embellished thong from Giuseppe Zanotti ($550). While flat, the jeweled thong creates a simultaneous excitement and elegance appropriate for events with a party tone.