Jhene Aiko’s bohemian-esque image goes along with her spiritual, and thought-provoking music. Now she’s stepping off into the fashion world to bring fans an earthy sandal for the summer.
The 28-year-old recently released three sandal styles for the The Teva x Jhené Aiko collection. The Teva is synonymous with comfy, Velcro sandals and the styles include the Original Universal, Hurricane XLT, and Flatform Universal.
“Jhené embodies the spirit of self-expression, search for positivity and sense of exploration that are at the core of the Teva ethos,” notes the company’s director of marketing Erika Gabrielli.
Aiko told Billboard her favorite style is the Flatform Universal, which gives her some height since she’s only 5’2”.”It helps me feel a little more taller,” she said. “The Hurricane is sporty, while the Universal is more every day. The Flatform is about fashion; the in thing. When I was younger and the Spice Girls were big, girls liked to wear the big chunky shoes. It’s nostalgic for me to wear something like this again.”
She continues to describe the line,”Style-wise, the color palette goes very well with denim from shorts to ripped-up jeans; also sun dresses and long dresses for the summer. Because there are so many colors in the palette, it’s cool to pick up on the different ones. I have a long yellow dress that has hints of blue and I wore my sandals with it. Perfect.”
Cop a pair of The Teva x Jhené Aiko sandals on Teva.com and DSW.com. Prices start at $60.
Peep the styles below: