A few of you have floated interest in the clog trend but added — “What on earth do you wear with them?” My tack is to make sure whatever I’m wearing with them is a tiny bit exaggerated/statement/on-trend so that people know the look is intentional, and on the feminine side of the spectrum to balance out the heaviness of the shoe. Sort of like the Birkenstock trend — if you pair with a breezy, on-trend, feminine dress, as seen above and below with chic peas wearing flower-bedecked Fabrizio Vitis, it becomes part of the panache of the look. To this end, a few feminine dresses I’m considering pairing with my clogs as we head towards fall…
THIS PRETTY FALL FLORAL (SOLD OUT LAST YEAR, BUT BACK NOW!)
Some more inspo for other looks…
This chic pea looks so effortless in her straight-leg overalls and Bryr clogs. I would probably roll up the hem a bit to show more ankle and pair the overalls with a feminine blouse (also love a flounce or tone-on-tone moment with overalls). Note her chic hoops, too! If overalls are too scary for you, go for wider-leg jeans and pair with a coat or sweater in an interesting silhouette, like this pommed cardi, this pilgrim-chic SEA, or this denim Ganni. (More fabulous coats for early fall here.).
OK, now this moment brought to you by hot label Ciao Lucia is a bit too close to home for me. This is actually exactly what I wore for four years of high school, green kilt and unbrushed hair and all, so it may be a tad too on-the-nose for yours truly. Still, I appreciate the vibe.
Last but not least, for the very adventurous, note how this chic pea styles these clunky rubberized clogs from XOCOI ($115, and it looks strikingly similar to Gucci). All about color paletting and texture. Imagine pairing your own with a Vince slip skirt in ivory (look for less) and this Ciao Lucia sweater. (Side note: someone please buy this ultra-elegant Vince skirt, on sale and only available in one size. So chic for an important fall work moment paired with a coordinating camel sweater.)
Finally, a note on clogs: I have still not made my final decision on which brand to go with, but I am pretty sure they will be No 6 or maybe those statement Vitis now that I’ve seen them styled so chicly. If you’re looking to spend less because you see this footwear as a trend and nothing more, I also found these fabulous ones at Anthro for $115!!! (come in great colors!); these sleek Everlanes; these studded J. Crews; and of course I love these Dillard ones because they come in a chic shade of blue.
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