Although I personally never owned a pair, Birkenstocks have been a staple in summer footwear this year. These shoes seemed like the perfect accessory for comfort. I know this not from my own experience, but because I saw them everywhere. From high end fashion bloggers to sensible moms, these shoes really went through the ringer.
These shoes are the equivalent to your black flats that you throw on while leaving the house. However, Birkenstocks do not add a level of sophistication like flats do, but they serve the same purpose of comfort and versatility to some extent. These would not be the first shoes that you would lean toward when attending a meeting or a nice dinner with friends. No, they are perfect for rushing to leave the house at any time of the day and grabbing shoes that you know fit well and go with your outfit.
In monochrome attire, this Fashionista is the perfect example of putting Birkenstocks to good use. She added a graphic sweater to stylize the level of her comfort. The pop of color from her J.Crew pouch adds a nice element of change to the look. It is a great subtle focal point.
As I said before, I have never really been in to this trend for the summer, but I have seen it done well. Don’t worry, it is really easy to up the ante with this trend. You are not limited with Birkenstocks, it just involves getting creative!
How To: Running around doing errands all day? Pair these shoes with a cute denim shirt and colorful shorts. If you want to dress it up but still stay casual, I would recommend a loose white dress, a floppy black hat, a brightly colored cross-body bag and, of course, some Birkenstocks!