Brighten Blue Monday up: ideas to decorate Havaianas flip-flops

They say the third Monday of the month of January is the saddest day of the year. Why? Well, Christmas and all the seasons’ festivities are over but our wallets still feel the backlash. It’s raining and cold in the northern hemisphere. New Year’s resolutions are all but forgotten, but not enough to let you get away with feeling guilty about dropping them…. What’s more, it’s Monday! Well, you know what? At Havaianas we refuse to give in to this drab mood: we want to make the most of the day and bring some colour into it by decorating flip-flops.


The most fun ideas to decorate your flip-flops

Cheer up, you can do this!

Picture your perfect flip-flops. At Havaianas we have a load of different models and colour combinations so you can find the one that best matches your personality and lifestyle, but we are aware of the fact that some details may be lacking here and there to make your flip-flops like a limited edition, of which you are the protagonist. That’s why we’re here: to share a few ideas on how to decorate your flip-flops and make you the envy of the Havaianas Community.

  • Tap into your creative side, use your flipflops as a clean slate on which to transpose everything you feel and turn them into a work of art. You will need to use a good flexible primer so that whatever you paint onto it adheres properly to the surface. It will be easier if it’s spray paint. Then, we recommend you use a highly flexible paint for plastic for the actual design, one that is compatible with the primer, that brings out the colours as well as your personality on the flip-flops. To avoid the design wearing off too quickly, you best use some non-toxic fixative after you painted them, to ensure they last as long as possible.

  • There’s no need to go to a paint shop to personalise flipflops. All you need is to combine them with some of the new and fun pairs of socks that match the flipflops. They’re ideal! If you’re working from home, they could be your new ally to help pick your spirits up on those listless days. Turn Blue Monday into Colourful Monday!
  • If you’re one of those people who regularly changes earrings, in order to combine them with the colour or style of clothes you’re wearing, then we’re about to make your day: we have pins to decorate flipflops. You can add and remove, combine them as you like… Good vibes here we come! It’s the perfect day to bring those Good Vibes pins into your life. Or better still, provide a touch of elegance? The eye pins with their Golden details would look great on your feet.

  • How would you feel about decorating your flipflops with ribbons? The number of different designs that you could achieve with one pair of sandals just by changing the combination, colour and texture of the ribbons is astonishing. Satin, silk, or cord for a more rustic look…. You could even try the fashionable tiedye method and die your own ribbons. You also have the option to mix and match the ribbons with countless colours so that they are 100% unique and incomparable.

Do you still think it’s terrible that it’s Monday? Can you remember what your New Year’s resolutions were? Well, why not solve two problems at once: Mondays are a great day to face new challenges and set yourself new goals. Get back to that book you wanted to read, spend a little time on that daily facial you wanted to do, organise that to-do list, or get in your daily step count - even if it is indoors in your Havaianas.

Turning Blue Monday into a great day is as easy as that, what’s more, at Havaianas we have a message for anyone who says blue is a sad colour: try walking by crystal-clear water on a sandy beach, and you’re sure to change your mind.

We hope our original ideas to decorate flip-flops have helped brighten up this Blue Monday! (Even if only a little)


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