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.
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.
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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 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.
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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.