Fashion Styling Alert: How to Wear Those Fur Slides You’re Seeing Everywhere
Whether you saw them on (OK, all over) your Pinterest feed or on the feet of your impossibly chic bestie, you’re toying with the idea of fur slides. The only problem: What else do you wear with the damn things? Fear not; just follow these six tips for getting in on the trend and not looking like you’re walking around with stuffed animals on your feet. And while you're at it, find more styling tips on our Pinterest fashion board.
Contrast a Chunky Shoe with a Floaty Dress
One complaint we’ve heard about fur slides is that they’re cumbersome to the point of being unflattering. Our response: Try balancing the bulkiness of the shoes with the airiness of a peasant dress. Suddenly, something you thought could never look elegant or delicate looks a little bit more so.
Dress Them Up with a Silk Jacket and Ladylike Bag
We won’t skirt the issue: Many fur slides look like glorified pool shoes. But that certainly doesn’t mean you can only wear them on your way to a swim. Remember what we said about styling with balance. Take this glam gal: She elevated her rubber-sole sandals with a silk smoking jacket and a structured, compact purse.
Wear Them Like You Would Any Other Flat Sandals
Think about all the outfits you wear with your go-to leather sandals. Now swap in a pair of fur slides and just go for it. Classic summer looks like a white-jeans-striped-top combo can actually benefit from the unexpected twist of a funky shoe.
Keep Your Overall Palette Neutral
Fur slides aren’t for the faint of heart, but if you’re on the fence about pulling them off, consider toning down your look with a casual jeans-and-sweater ensemble. Minimal color stories let your shoes shine without being overwhelming. (You can also make the look more feminine by shopping for sandals with a petite block heel and ankle strap.)
Add Some Height with a Platform
What do you get when you combine three shoe trends in one? Pretty glorious espadrille flatforms with fur details, that’s what. The rest of this look might be a little busy for your taste, so we’d choose one standout element (either the embroidered jeans or the bomber jacket) and keep the rest simple. That way you won’t distract from the awesomeness that’s happening on your feet.
Transition Them Into Fall with Layers
Think slides are just for spring and summer? Think again. Sandals fit right into fall as long as you wear them with more seasonal pieces like a graphic hoodie and what we’ve decided is the statement coat of our dreams. Sure, you probably won’t want to rock these when snow starts to fall, but we say they’re fair game for September and October.