This Season’s Clogs + How To Wear Them

Missoni Mules // Swedish Hasbeens Slip In Clog // Tory Burch Clog (Similar) // See by Chloe Studded Buckle Clog // French Connection Dakota Clog 

I obsessed over Julianne Moore’s clogs in ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love, and now I’m hooked. I won’t be able to shake this until I’m clippity-clopping across my kitchen with wood-soled kicks.

Clogs have long been a trend in Europe – when I studied abroad, everyone wore clogs.  My mom, ever adhering to one of her favorite trends, has sworn by clogs for years.  I originally blamed the 70s and her love of gardening, but alas, Mom-knows-best, and she has a stylish point.  Clogs are comfy and casual, and come with a built-in heel.  Genius.

A Few Tips for Wearing Clogs:

  • Choose your heel preference.  Clogs are typically made with either a flat platform heel, a wedge, or the thick wood heel.  My personal fave – the thick heel – but beware, risk of looking like Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) in ‘Grease’.  The wedge is ever-easy and can be styled with outfits like any other wedge you would wear.  The flat heel is a risk, but can result in major fashion.  See, the Olsen twins.
  • Pair Your Bottoms.  I prefer clogs with jeans/pants – especially flares and boyfriend cuts and skinny jeans … and … and (I like jeans and clogs).  I have short legs and the combination of bare legs and chunky-bottomed shoe = not so cute.  If you have great legs, go for broke and wear shorts with your new wood-bottomed friends, but keep your top classy – a trendy knit sweater is A+.  Clogs also look great with maxi and mid-length skirts – very bohemian.
  • Choose a Look That Suits You.  If clogs with a floral design and a low heel speak to you, go with those.  If, on the other hand, the studded 5-inch-heeled black beauties have your name written all over them, don’t think twice.
  • Subtlety is Key.  If you’re wearing clogs, no need for fringed vest, feathers in your hair, and a poncho.  Keep the clog look classic and update the shoe with more modern wardrobe pieces.
  • Jeans (in all forms) and Clogs = winning combination.

{image a la who what wear}

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  1. Natalie

    Those shoes in the middle are exactly how I plan on embracing this trend. Only kind of sort of!

  2. i think today would be the perfect clog day…so windy and fresh outdoors in Toronto!

  3. clogs clogs clogs! everywhere clogs! wiiiihi! I still have a pair from when I was about 2 years old that are hand painted with little flowers and my name!

  4. Such great selections. I’m rushing over to Polyvore to check some of these out… I love how imaginative some of these new styles are. Thanks!

  5. I don’t think I’m really a clog kind of girl, but you never know, there’s always a first time!!

  6. Julie

    Lexi- Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Love the clogs – especially the 3rd pair!

  7. Tereza

    Had a great time visiting your blog! thanks for stopping by mine!

  8. classiq

    It’s not my favourite style, but some wear clogs so well. Thank you for stopping by my blog.

  9. Linda

    Yup, definitely love them with the cuffed boyfriend jeans a la Rachel Bilson.

    Have you heard of Maguba? They’re a company that lets you customize your own pair. I discovered the brand at this little boutique in SF where they were selling GOLD(!!!) clogs with wooden heels. I keep meaning to purchase a pair, but, you know, procrastination. Haha.

    • Oh wow – I just took a look at the site – LOVE the gold and silver clogs!!

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