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Birkenstocks

BirkenstocksCredit: Vogue UK

Birkenstocks. A man repeller if I ever saw one. Yet this year and last they have been dubbed the It shoe of the season. While these shoes have recently become darlings of fashionistas’ closets the world over, they were not always such celebrated pieces in high fashion. Indeed, for most, they conjure up images of 70+ grandpas and unfashionable tourists trudging around in the heavy, orthopaedic-type shoes.

But long-time lovers of Birkenstocks have cause to celebrate as they are currently as popular as ever. There are no rules to pulling these off. Dresses, cropped pants, silk-printed trousers, shorts, maxi skirts – I have seen them all and it never fails to surprise me that they actually look good. The feminine and masculine pairing gives way to a strong, assured look that exudes an incredibly appealing nonchalant air. The more I see them, the more I like them. The key with these, in my opinion, is to stick to the black version or, for the more fashion forward, the white ones.

While Birkenstocks have repeatedly fallen in and out of trend throughout the years, they will always have a solid fan base. They are, however, definitely not for the faint of heart. If you are confident you can and will pull off such a look once the main street trend has fizzled and died and they return to being classic German sandals, go for it. If not, I suggest remaining an admirer (assuming you are one in the first place).

One Response to Birkenstocks

  1. Anny says:

    And they are comfy!! Love your posts

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