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This year has resulted in the rise of many a micro fashion trend. Some we expected as a result of the pandemic, like sweatsuits and face masks. Others were less predictable, like for example, the return of this noughties footwear style: the platform flip-flop. The rise of Lindsey Lohan and Paris Hilton’s preferred choice of footwear in the early ‘00s was certainly a surprise. However, like the standard flip-flop did back in the summer of ‘18, platform flip-flops have defied the odds by becoming a summer-to-autumn transition andmust-have in 2020.
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One in five women under 45 would be unlikely to visit a doctor if they noticed any unusual changes to their breasts, according to research released to mark the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Concerns about the coronavirus pandemic have caused women to deprioritise their breast health, according to the research from Estee Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Campaign. More than two in five women also said they would be less likely to share any concerns about their breast health with friends and family, than they would have been before the pandemic.
The rise of said lifted thongs was first brought to our attention when iconic ‘00s duo Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen’s luxury brand, The Row, released a pair in ivory and black leather this summer. Soon, fashion girls were flocking to them, including, Alyssa Coscarelli, and . (Others, like and , opted instead for the brand’s platform clogs, which are equally as covetable.) Today, the Ginza sandals, along with about a dozen other similar styles, are impossible to escape — and they aren’t going anywhere just because summer is over.
At Source Unknown, a recently launched fashion brand that specialises in affordable, trendy clothing and shoes, the platform flip-flop selection includes everything from Ginza-like styles withto more throwback styles made of . take is made in a cognac colourway and showcases a Maison Margiela Tabi-like toe design, while the offering at Simon Miller has an even higher lift and comes in colours like neon green and cocoa. (Speaking of which: The Coaster Thong sandal is currently on sale.) Reike Nen, Dries Van Noten, and ATP Atelier are all also selling unique iterations of the platform flip-flop.
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In a year of change, we've all turned to beauty. But in VERY different waysOnline sales for beauty rocketed, with beauty-first retailer LookFantastic seeing a 200% increase in sales due to the initial lockdown, and Cult Beauty seeing similar figures across the board, including a 317% surge in the 'relaxation and stress-relieving' category, unsurprisingly. Beauty flooded our social feeds too: Instagram lives of how to dye your hair at home/master your own pro manicure/Zoom you way to an expert facial... the list goes on. Not to mention the endless horrible but hilarious Covid-haircut fails.
Of course, this isn’t the first time in recent seasons that we’ve seen a classic item get trendier with some added height. The same thing happened with ‘70s style boots, as well as combat boots. Later, we saw it happen with loafers, followed by leather slides. It was only a matter of time before fashion gave the flip-flop the same treatment. Furthermore, since we’re still spending the majority of our time indoors, there’s really no reason to stop wearing something you like just because it’s no longer technically weather-appropriate.
Now that flip-flop season knows no bounds, shop our favourite lifted styles, below.
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