Chic and Cheap: Golden Thongs Fit For a Goddess

Flip-flops are a warm weather staple, but you know those occasions when your Havaianas are just not dressy enough? Slip into an elegant pair of flat golden thongs and show off your gorgeous pedicure. They add a glamorous polish to a bikini-and-shorts ensemble for a vacation outing or with a sundress when heels are just too much (or too uncomfortable). Belle by Sigerson Morrison makes a luxurious pair called Pin Thong Sandals for $195 at Nine West’s crystal embellished Vernazza sandal is a more affordable alternative at $69 available at, and just as cute. The good news is these flats are as comfy as flip-flops for dancing the night away.

—Serena Kim