The temperature is getting hotter and so are the fashion statements as June kicks off summer. For many celebrities, their go-to summer style staples will be bikinis at forthcoming pool parties, beach bashes, trendy red carpets and concert stages.
Simple flip-flops are perfectly sensible options for teaming with a bikini, but there are many clever alternatives that can elevate a full head-to-toe look.
Jennifer Lopez looked chic last year with a colorful Emilio Pucci jacket and matching bikini top teamed with strappy nude Gucci sandals at Drai’s rooftop party in Las Vegas.
Though the nude color didn’t compete with the hues of her top, the entertainer opted for a sleek style with a braided T-bar silhouette that incorporated hardware around the ankle strap.
Sneakers can look slick with a bikini — just look to Charli XCX, who rocked head-to-toe neon green. The pop star stepped out in Nikes with a matching bikini at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival’s Galore x Grindr pool party.
Hailey Baldwin stomped on the runway at the 2017 Tommy x Gigi show with a colorful bikini and Timberland’s mint green 6-inch boots ($170), highlighting the shoe’s versatility with a complementary colorway.
Naomi Campbell cut a chic figure turning beachwear into a smoldering red carpet outfit. The supermodel arrived at the 2016 “Zoolander 2” premiere wearing a Marc Jacobs coat with a black bikini top and brief. She completed the look with a pair of strappy silver sandals with ornate embroidery and cutout detail.
Click through the gallery to see how other celebs enhanced their bikini styles with striking shoes.