I couldn’t be more excited that jellies shoes are back, because these were my absolute favorite 80s fashion trend as a kid. Well, friendship bracelets were totally rad too. And I did love my tie dye everything. Let’s just say I’m thrilled that some of my favorite 80s styles back, and that my daughters are loving it too. So I’ve looked around and put together some awesome jellies shoes for kids and teens.
And, yes, for those of us grown women who wants to rock some retro footwear fashion too.
I mean come on — affordable, comfy, and reminiscent of a “simpler” time? What could be more perfect in the world of pandemic-era comfy fashion?
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Jellies Shoes for 2021. Like, totally tubular
When I think about the classic Jellies style from the 80s, a style springs to mind that’s similar to these star cut-out jellies at Old Navy. We’d wear these playing the creek, then rinse them off to wear to dinner. Versatility at its best, right?
For younger kids who might struggle to keep a ballet flat on their feet, these glitter fisherman-style jellies shoes from Boden are a practical style. And on sale! Plus, glitter that doesn’t get all over your house? Yes, please. (Just note that sizes are incredibly limited right now so go quickly if you love them,
If your kids love that rainbow look, and the adorable fisherman style sandal, also check out these rainbow jellies shoes for kids by OshKosh B’gosh, which I found for a fantastic price at DSW. Fabulous. And the best part is ,that they’ll go with pretty much any outfit your kid chooses this summer.
I cannot get over the adorableness of these opaque sunny jellies shoes by Mini Mellissa, spotted at Nordstrom. There are four different styles, and all of them just make me smile! These are the kind of shoes that will get you stopped everywhere you go, with people asking where you got them, so be prepared.
Teens and stylish tweens can absolutely get in on the flashback fun too. There are lots of color choices for these geometric jellies flats at Los Angeles Apparel, but the 80s kid in me loves the flashy neon. Whoo! Speaking of which, I just may get them myself. They start in women’s sizes 5 and up. And considering they’re under $20 — and the ratings are fantastic — I might not have to choose between colors at all.
If you love the jellies shoes look but don’t want a totally retro vibe, this Birkenstock style jellies sandal by Jaylen Jelly is so practical for summer. I’m getting myself a pair for the beach and pool, because they don’t just look cute, they’re super easy to rinse off after they get all sandy.
One more option if you’re veering from traditional 80s styles: The Circus jellies slides by Sam Edelman. There are 7 gorgeous shades from this go-with-everything black, to clear, a few fun pastels, and a bubblegum pink with a hint of sparkle. With a solid five-star rating on Zappos, I would absolutely bank on these. Just note that some say they’re a little on the narrower side, but all the customers claim they’re comfy and that’s just what we’re going for this summer.