How to Wear your Birkenstock Shoes
The acclaimed and adored Birkenstock brand should be an essential staple in all your wardrobes, whether you are male or female, young or old. Timeless in their design and practical in their architecture, Birkenstock shoes and sandals are the ideal footwear to comfortably take you through the seasons. From their unrivalled popularity in the 90’s, we have seen them rise and fall at the hands of our big time fashion icons, though 2016 has seen them kick off back into full swing. Flooding the floors at fashion week and adorning the feet of the rich and famous, our favourite chunky sandals are back on top and are more highly desired than ever!
My Instagram feed has been full of bloggers and models sporting the shoes this summer and I just couldn’t wait to get my hands on a pair of my own – FINALLY! It took me about three hours to ‘umm’ and ‘urrr’ over which colour to get – typically, I ended up with the classic and ever irresistible black two-strapped Arizona sandals. Though a part of me really wanted to give in and grab the pink – I just knew I would love and appreciate a wearable pair for everyday like the black or white ones (the white is next on my list)!
At first I was unsure if I could pull them off, I mean, I hardly look like any of the wealthy and successful beauties that I stalk daily on my social media feeds. But I snooped around the internet to gather some trend inspiration and before I knew it, my Birkenstocks had arrived and I had a wardrobe full of voguish potential. Because they’re such a casual and effortless shoe, you can pretty much style them with anything – though day time urban edge is the overall vibe I pinpointed from my style scouring…
OCCASION: Ideal for city-scaping and shopping!
HOW TO STYLE: I’m a sucker for a bit of monochrome, and this get up is as understated and flattering as they come. Pair some black skinnies with a grey marl tee and oversized cardigan to get a similar look – of course adding some complimentary chunky black accessories such as a cross body bag or large sunglasses will bring this look from comfy to chic in no time!
OCCASION: Perfect for a festival or concert
HOW TO STYLE: Ripped denim jeans or shorts teamed with a vintage band t-shirt will add elements of grunge whilst the fedora and sunnies harness old school glamour, perfect for a festival. Its casual cool and will make you feel badass top to toe. Add long tiered chain necklaces for some accessorising – and a cute little anklet to channel that inner rebel bohemian.
OCCASION: Casual outings
HOW TO STYLE: You could easily take both of these outfits and work them with your Birkenstocks. The dark denim dungarees have that cute, laid back ‘don’t give a’ appeal to them – with the right hair and makeup, a look like this can really flourish despite it’s simple connotations. The second inspirational image shows off Birkenstock’s rainbow array of shades with their rose gold coloured sandals – which I am now head over heels for.