Fancy Feet: This Flip-Flop Collaboration Is Making Us Want to Dip Our Toes in the Sand
While warm, blissful summer weather may seem like a far-off fantasy, Havaianas and Mara Hoffman are helping usher in the season of sunshine (or at least make it feel a teensy bit more tangible) with a brand-new collection of poolside-appropriate footwear. The Brazilian-based company has teamed up with the designer known for her bold, eye-catching kaleidoscopic prints to create—what else?—flip-flops, fittingly, in an veritable rainbow of colors, with intricate patterns and eye motifs to boot.
Each of the four sandals’ vibrant, psychedelic prints is from Hoffman’s resort 2014 collection, which was inspired by Indian mythology. As you might imagine, Hoffman is an avid traveler, and admits she’s always felt a strong connection to the South Asian country after visiting on several occasions. “I’m constantly inspired by everything from the beautiful artwork, colors, and imagery,” she told InStyle.com. According to the designer, the Rays print, which features the eye, has long been a staple of her work, whereas the birds in the Ananda print “symbolize happiness and a free spirit.”
As for styling? “You can throw them on with whatever you’re wearing," Hoffman says. "If you’re someone that’s intimated by prints but want to give them a try, this is a great way to ease into it.” So when the temps rise and you’re looking to give that warm-weather ensemble a colorful kick, slip into these playful sandals. Snatch up a pair for $44 at marahoffman.com and havaianas.com.