We typically think of flip flops and espadrilles as shoes reserved exclusively for sunny days on sandy beaches, but we recently came across a company that is up for some serious reconsideration. Based out of San Clemente, California, Ocean Minded is making waves with its eco-friendly shoes and invigorating outlook on environmental activism. Collaborating with a few our favorite Chictopia bloggers, we came up with a variety of chic ways to style these awesome beach shoes.
Girly Next Door: Flip flops get a major upgrade with Ocean Minded’s gold toned Oumi Nite. Sazan shows us perfect way to dress them up with a skater skirt and loose buttondown shirt. The best part? They’re crazy comfortable and go with just about any of your summer looks. If you’re a fan of metallic beaded accents, the Oumi Luxe is another fab day-to-night option.
Cozy Chic: Sometimes a basic shoe like these Espadrilla canvas slip-ons can be the finishing touch to an easy outfit that feels just as good as it looks. Take tips from Blair, who keeps it effortlessly cool by pairing them with denim cut-offs and a bold cardigan.
Fun & Flirty: Festival season or not, we’ve already established our love for pretty crochet tops. Since you can never have too much of a good thing, take a style cue from Daniela of Nany’s Klozet and complement your top with a pair of matching Espadrilla crochet slip-ons for a look that’s cute and shows off your attention to detail.
Preppy Classic: Take those same lightweight Espadrillas and pair them with a classic chambray shirt for a more preppy feel. Add minimalistic accessories like a gold cuff or wide-brimmed hat and you’re good to go!
Ocean Minded has a ton of great shoes for everyday comfort, ranging from spring/summer essentials like the Malia II sandal (excellent for running errands or a relaxing yoga sesh) to boots, wedges and moccasin styles for your Fall wardrobe staples. Click here to check out the rest of their online shop.
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