This '70s Shoe Trend Is Making a Major Comeback and Your Feet Will Be So Happy

Is this real life? Is this just fantasy? Oh, we assure you this latest shoe trend is very much a reality. Everyone’s favorite ’70s-inspired Scandinavian shoe is back and better than ever: clogs. The ever-comfortable footwear recently had a comeback on the catwalk with high-fashion labels like Gucci and Isabel Marant, and now it’s worked its way into the wardrobes of fashion editors, influencers and trendy gals alike.

Here’s how to wear the wonderfully retro shoe the 2018 way.

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Try A Bright Color

On-trend colors like cobalt blue, bright green or even millennial pink will give your shoes a modern flair, just like Coterie member Babba Canales’s cherry red pair does here.

Get the look: MIA ($90); Dankso ($150); Bryr ($268)

Match Some To Your Favorite Summer Frock

Clogs can’t help but invoke feelings of fall, but that doesn’t mean they don’t look just as fabulous in warmer weather. The trick is to connect your shoes to your dress through color, i.e., pairing black clogs and a maxi with thick black stripes.

Get the look: Easy Spirit ($79); Swedish Hasbeens ($169); Rachel Comey ($239)

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eva chen wearing gucci clogs with white skinny jeans
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Avoid Wearing Them With Vintage Flares

You might be tempted to go all in on the ‘70s vibe, but skinny jeans look much more modern with clogs, especially in crisp white or a pretty pastel hue.

Get the look: Gentle Souls ($80); Jeffrey Campbell ($145); Joseph ($192)

woman wearing clogs with a bright red coat
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Opt For Cropped-length Pants

If you feel you really must embrace your inner hippie, choose a cropped flare that hits just above the ankle instead of a longer, retro pant. Finish with a preppy coat, some Jackie O sunglasses, and you’re guaranteed not to look like a costume.

Get the look: Söfft ($70); Troentorp ($127); Nisolo ($153)

Get A Little Fancy

Clogs are inherently casual but that doesn’t mean they can’t be dressed up. A silk blouse, long elegant coat, dark-wash skinnies and a leather clutch are all you need to make these comfy shoes ready for a chic dinner with friends.

Get the look: Softwalk ($130); Naot ($170); Beklina ($270)

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tamu mcpherson wearing white clogs
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Choose A Pair That’s Been Thoroughly Updated

Still not sure you can rock a classic, old-fashioned clog? Look for shoes that lend a subtle nod to the trend instead. The three traits to keep in mind when choosing a clog look-alike are a thick wooden heel, closed toe and backless fit. 

Get the look: 1.State ($60); No.6 ($290); Rachel Comey ($391)



Abby Hepworth is an RRCA-certified running coach who has worked in fashion for over 10 years. Want to know what shoes are in this season? She's got you. Need recommendations on...