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ALL IN THE DETAILS: Bringing Back Birkenstocks

I will never forget the day that I told my mother I wanted to buy a pair of Birkenstocks. The shock she expressed at my desire for what she considers to be “granny shoes” is etched into my brain. Well, sorry mom.

Quite frankly, Birkenstocks are making a real comeback along with a whole lot of other ’90s fashion. It definitely takes some confidence to rock these adorable sandals, as did this handsome Fashionisto. He wore his Birkenstocks with an ensemble that looked so comfy and casual, yet totally chic. For a top he had a on a light-weight, off-white sweater which is perfect for the weather we have been having recently. For bottoms he wore a pair of black denim jeans with highly distressed knees. Thrown over his shoulder was an adorable yet simple canvas bag carrying all of his summer day essentials. One of those essentials happened to be an adorable pair of ’70s style circle-frame sunglasses.

Last but not least, this Fashionisto slipped on a pair of all-black Birkenstocks from Nordstrom. These sandals definitely give his outfit a relaxed vibe without making him look sluggish or sloppy. This choice of footwear is perfect because they are so easy to slip on and perfect for no matter what you’ve got planned for the day. This particular pair, curtsy of this Fashionisto, is ideal because they’re made out of a rubber texture rather than a suede which makes them easier to clean and more suitable for the beach and other settngs.

How To: Forget lacing up those sneakers of yours! Grab yourself a pair of Birkenstocks and pair them with a simple outfit filled with neutral colors and cozy textures. To prevent your outfit from being a total bore, add an accessory or detail to your outfit to bring edge. Great options are dramatic rips in your denim or a fun fedora!