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It’s no secret Jackie Kennedy Onassis was known for her impeccably sophisticated style, but did you know she actually inspired one of the most popular sandal brands that you might be wearing right now? If it weren’t for her, the brand Jack Rogers wouldn’t be around, and it just so happens that the brand has quite a few pairs of sandals similar to the ones she wore on massive sale at Jack Rogers — up to 42 percent off at Nordstrom! What better way to kick off the weekend?
It all started when Kennedy was on a trip to Capri, Italy in the early 1960s. While the isle was known for its vibrancy and elevated poolside style, Jackie was the one who managed to stand out even brighter in her effortless off-duty ensembles. During her holiday there, she discovered an elevated sandal that would eventually inspire Jack Rogers. She brought the shoe to a local cobbler when she returned to Palm Beach, where the Kennedys had a home. You can guess what comes next: The rest is history.
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The cobbler then crafted a pair of sandals just like the ones she brought back home, and the beginnings of Jack Rogers was born. The iconic American shoe, known for its whipstitching method and rondelle, has now become a hot-weather staple in many women’s closets around the country. Loved for its resort-style appeal, it makes you feel like you’re on the beach everyday, and who wouldn’t want that?
Today, the brand offers a variety of sandals paying tribute to its Jackie Kennedy roots, so if you weren’t aware of the brand’s impressive history, now’s the time to stock up on this Jackie-approved sandal for summer while they’re on sale.
While Jack Rogers has quite a few pairs similar to hers on sale during Nordstrom’s Anniversary sale, her namesake pair isn’t. But there are some very Jackie-worthy picks that you can shop through for a limited-time.
Jack Rogers Caroline Sandal — 40% off
If you just can’t live without her actual sandals, you can shop a colorful version of this famous shoe. They’re almost half off.
Jack Comfort Flip Flop — 42% Off
You can still get the classic Jackie Kennedy look — with a twist. This comfort sandal will give you a soft molded footbed with added height in a subtle way. This silver sandal and a pink version are both 42 percent off during Nordstrom’s Anniversary sale.
Georgica Jelly Waterproof Flip Flop — 40% Off
There’s even a waterproof version for the pool or beach. These jelly flip-flops usually go for $50, but they’re just under $30 right now.
For more chic and comfy warm-weather sandals, check out this slideshow.