TOMBOY, How We Flip-Flop.

Full disclosure: I am obsessed with Danish girls. They have the Je Ne Sais Quoi that is innate to French girls, but with this progressiveness. I look to Copenhagen Fashion Week and street style like a girl watching her mother do her makeup for the first time, and eye the Scandinavian girls who attend, just as closely.

This year, next to cycle shorts, python print and anklets, was the resurgence of the Havaiana. At first, I thought this was a joke, like that weird thing that happened with Crocs and Balenciaga. Until I realised it wasn’t, and like the Olsen twins, I started skirting around in ’90s cut jeans, and the ol’ thong. Not to be mistaken with the undergarment of the same name, which is kind of a staple in my wardrobe already.

Since the Danish endorsement of the otherwise overlooked, yet still perfect IMO sandal, I have seen more of them around. The surprising thing about them? Is how versatile, and unexpectedly chic I have found they are. 3 days after witnessing Emili Sindlev, Freja Wewer, and even Pernille Teisbaek wearing them with silk gowns, printed mini dresses, and jeans, I bought myself a pair, and styled them similarly to the images above, which, instead of trawling the internet to find proof of the fact that they look weirdly good, we decided to bring directly to you.

Weigh in in the comments section below. Thongs for spring? Groundbreaking, or Nah?


Look 1: Raey jeans, Lonely dress, Havaianas flip-flops.

Look 2: Anna Quan pants, Calvin Klein bra, Le Specs sunglasses, Havaianas flip-flops.

Words, photography, styling & art direct: Ella Jane

Hair: Anthony Nader

Makeup: Katie Angus using M.A.C Cosmetics

Talent: Emily-Jean Bester @ Chic

Creative assistant: Gemma Brookes