Fancy Flip-Flops

The only shoe you need this weekend

Fancy flip-flops are the only shoe you need to keep you looking fashionably fly this three-day weekend.

Whether you’re flocking to the beach, breaking your diet at some barbecue or simply chillin’ and taking advantage of the mega sales, this footwear will go great with with anything.
In Miami, local designer Ailette Valcarce’s Aily V line is popular in several boutiques like So Accesso and Shoes To You.
The all leather shoes made in Brazil have plenty of trendy and classic designs like peace signs, flowers and buttons.
Sasha Suarez, owner of So Accesso, said the line is always selling out at her Bird Road boutique.
Animal prints are big for fall, so getting a pair like American Eagle’s Tamara Sandal would be a great investment to make right now. Plus, at $9.99 these exactly won’t break your piggy bank.
Looking for something dainty and with a little bit of a heel? Try Juicy Couture’s Clever Ribbon Print Flip Flops. The wedge sandals are oh-so feminine in a bubble gum pink hue with grosgrain bow and gold-tone heart charm.
Payless also carries a knock-off pair at $7.99 for the frugal fashionista.
If you want to stand out on the shore, Prada’s fuschia flip-flops will do the trick. The free matching travel case is just another incentive to splurge. 
Designer labels like Tory Burch, Diane Von Furstenberg, and Cole Haan are ideal if you can afford them.
But even more tempting are the Havaianas you can custom make at Dini’s Boutique. Choose your favorite color and add a sparkly jewel of your choice.
Now all you need is a pedicure and you’ll be Labor Day ready.
Annie Vazquez is a Miami-based journalist and shop-a-holic. Email her with any fashion tips, boutique openings, events, sales and bargains at
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