If there was still a shred of a doubt that the early 2000s are back in a major way, Kendall Jenner's flip flop kitten heels have officially demolished it. The 23-year-old supermodel enjoyed some R&R on vacation in Mykonos on Tues., and photos showcasing the eldest Jenner sister's leisurely summer style promptly surfaced online. Donning a vivid floral tank dress in the Grecian island paradise, the tastemaker topped off the breezy ensemble with patent leather heeled sandals — a clear signal that now is the time to resurrect the divisive staple from throwback style archives.
From high fashion runways to influencer Instagram grids, the thong sandal has been popping up repeatedly this summer, and Kim Kardashian has been spotted in the Yeezy style numerous times over the last few weeks. It looks like Kardashian's younger sister is also onboard with the nostalgic footwear trend, because she hopped on the bandwagon in the most chic way — proving that the debatable summer shoe will soon become ubiquitous.
Paired with the '90s-inspired sun dress and a white Prada shoulder bag with a gold chain, the laid-back look was what summer dreams are made of — offering a vibrant dash of color and oozing fashion-forward cool girl vibes.
It's no secret that the fashion set loves to reclaim and resurrect "ugly" footwear trends. From Sophie Turner's dad shoes to Elle Fanning's rainbow Tevas, there's enough to go around — and flip flops are next on the list. The kitten heel and patent finish on Jenner's Simon Miller sandals bring a sense of sophistication to the look, and they read more elevated than the classic thong style you likely bought in droves from Old Navy back in the day. Ahead, shop her exact style, along with additional heeled options that put a modern twist on the highly-debated staple of yesteryear.