Summer Classics – Havaianas

I have my go-to items for each season, Acne Studios ankle boots for Winter, crisp white Superga plimsolls for Spring and Havaianas flip-flops for high-Summer, when I retire to the South of France and spend my time between farmer’s market, pool and the occasional beach excursion. This is a family tradition and each year my mum and I will go and hunt down a pair of Havaianas which will last us the entire Summer (and possibly more), but then each pair becomes associated to a specific Summer memory and you can look back at them and remember all the sunny fun you had. I like it. As a result my closet in our country home looks a little like a Havaianas museum but I can read those sandals like a scrapbook of Summers past. The pair below is very special already as it travelled with me to California, where I made new poolside memories at the Beverly Wilshire and Four Seasons Beverly Hills, getting into all sorts of shenanigans with my two partners in crime.

However, being a Parisian and possibly a bit of a snob, I don’t like wearing flip-flops in the city… So I will always carry them in my bag and change into my Havaianas once I am either on the beach, in the country or poolside. Things are a little different now as the brand started making various other styles (you may have seen their wellies last Winter?) which include a lovely espadrille style, which is much better suited to urban landscapes – you can see mine in the main image. I wore them quite a bit once back home in London and they are the perfect shoes to slip on to skulk down to the coffee shop on a bright day!

This is a collaboration with Havaianas