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.