Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Oh, we assure you this latest shoe trend is very much a reality. Clogs, everyone’s favorite 70s-inspired Scandinavian shoes, are back and better than ever. The 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.
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 Babba Canales’s cherry-red pair does here.
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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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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.
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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 you’re wearing 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.