Flip flops are usually the most go to footwear in sunny Singapore. The iconic Havaianas brand is super popular here, and great to wear while running errands, shuttling kids between classes and school drop offs.
These slippers have soft-cushioned soles that make you feel like you are walking on clouds. I love how they are so functional, and can be used for casual outings to beach escapes, making them an essential part of my wardrobe. While you can’t go wrong with the classic colours, the juicy colours are super fashionable too.
I love how they mix up their designs with florals, stripes and glitter straps. They have a whole range for kids too – flip flops, clog sandals and back strap sandals. For the younger lot, the brand has Disney princesses, Sponge-bob, Hello-kitty and everything else that tempts little ones.
The appeal for Havaianas has gone from a functional to a cult buy. Originating from Brazil, these flip-flops are now a global icon, known for their simple yet sophisticated design. Havaianas look equally good with every-day dresses, midi-skirts and jeans.
Havaianas was created in Brazil in 1962, influenced by the Zori sandal. The Zori sandal is a traditional Japanese sandal with cloth straps and woven rice straw soles. The brand replaced the straw with rubber, and updated the design. The Havaianas have a unique rice-grain pattern, that makes the design so unique. The name means ‘Hawaiians’ in Portuguese, and was named to honour Hawaii – the very glamorous vacation destination.
The US store has a huge collection, almost making me dizzy when I visit the store. However, if you live in Singapore, there are enough styles on the Singapore website.
They will most likely end up being the hardest working item in your wardrobe, and your feet will be happy too.
Check out the range at – https://havaianas.com.sg