From left: Lilly Pulitzer McKim Sandal in New Green, $88, available at Pink Magnolia; Vaneli Irene sandal in Turquoise, $110, available at Marmi Shoes; Sesto Meucci 6261BIS sandal in Orange Patent, $99, available at Marmi Shoes; Jack Rogers Palm Beach Flat in Navy/White, $110, available at Laurie’s Shoes; Lola Cruz sandal in Copper, $220, available at MACS Designs. All sandals available in multiple colors. Palms provided by Ladue Florist. 

Flip-flops might be near-synonymous with fun in the sun, but tired, flimsy, rubber options need to be left at the beach or in the locker room. Instead, step out with a pair of quality, detail-laden thong sandals. In bright hues with metal or beaded accents, these must-haves upgrade a warm-weather outfit from ‘hot mess’ to ‘beach beauty’. Don’t forget the pedicure!

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