Let’s talk clogs. Traditionally clogs were made completely of wood and were used as protective footwear, but today we wear a more fashionable version of clogs which usually feature thick wooden soles. The style of shoe most people define as a “clog” are slip-ons featuring a rounded closed toe, usually made of leather. When I think of clogs however, I don’t think of the chunky wooden versions, I think of the comfortable rubber versions that chefs and gardeners wear.
Today, we have two variations of the clog which are a little different, but more stylish than your traditional or rubber variety. First, a popular clog that has the traditional rounded toe, but with a cute sandal strap. And second, a very retro slip-on open-toed clog with a high wooden heel. Dare I call it sexy, for a clog. What this shoe style brings to the table is a whole lot of quirkiness, which makes it fun. They may not be the sexiest shoe, but if you’re looking for a comfy, funky sandal option, go with Dansko. They’re super comfy and great options for your feet and posture (and especially good for long hours on your feet, trust me on that one).
Instead of a boring pair of flip-flops, how about pairing your basic t-shirt and cutoffs with a fun pair of clogs? Extra points if you have an amazing statement jacket. Here I’ve chosen an embroidered jacket from Zara. They have quite a few available and it makes for very fun summer outerwear. Imagine wearing one over your summery dresses. But even without the jacket, your t-shirt and shorts combination can be made much more interesting and retro-inspired with some chunky footwear. Comfortable and cute! A wide brim hat brings it all together and a few pieces of jewelry, including a gold collar add dimension.
This outfit puts a romantic summer spin on this trend by pairing vibrant colors and a lace off the shoulder blouse with a pair of retro inspired open-toed clogs. The pumpkin colored skirt can be worn now with a light blouse and clogs for spring and summer, and in fall you can layer with a fitted sweater and coat. The clogs here may be super ’70s inspired but I wouldn’t go for bell bottoms with this style when you can modernize the look with a ladylike midi skirt along with a chunky leather strap watch and delicate gold jewelry. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a smidge of ’70s to match your clogs, add a mood ring or two for a little extra fun.
– Julia of Style and Cheek
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