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 Nordstrom right now.
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 Nordstrom has quite a few pairs similar to hers on sale right now, her namesake pair isn’t. However, you can still shop her identical pair from Jack Rogers at full price below, along with some very Jackie-worthy picks.
Jack Rogers Jacks Flip Flop
This favorite style most closely resembles the iconic Jackie pair, so if you want to get as close to her look, this is the shoe you should pick. It’s 35 percent off and under $100, so you can’t beat that.
Jack Rogers Gwen Wave Sandal
If you’re looking for something with a bit more support, this ankle-strap version will work perfectly with shorts and dresses alike.
Jack Rogers Sloan Sandal
This slide-on sandal also resembles Jackie’s namesake sandal, but it has a more modern silhouette.
Jack Rogers Ronnie Slide Sandal
If you want some height, these sleek slides should give you a stylish boost. The small cutouts take these everyday heels to the next level.
Jack Rogers Jackie Sandal
And if you just can’t live without her actual sandals, you can snag them at Jack Rogers for full price.
For more chic and comfy warm-weather sandals, check out this slideshow.