This Ugly-Pretty Shoe Is Making Its Chicest Comeback Yet. Like many trends, what goes around, comes around, and now, clogs are back in fashion. The ongoing ’70s fashion revival has had surprising staying power over the past few seasons and if the Spring collections I’ve seen so far are any indication, then the feel-good mood of the era isn’t disappearing anytime soon, with Saint Laurent, Chanel and Isabel Marant all including them in their collections this year, and Prada having recently sent its models down the runway wearing clogs, their place as a key piece has been signalled as a marker for 70s-inspired looks. The humble clog is having it's moment... The Clog is a fun, boho style shoe, with a beautiful, wooden platform heel. This shoe has evolved throughout the years and is now available in all sorts of styles. Some of the latest ones include straps on the back and the open-toe, strappy or slip-on, simple lines or stud adornments. Many have beautiful wooden heels, available in a variety of shapes, colours, and heights, from a sky-high block heel to a mid-range platform to the seriously wearable flatform. Choose a classic solid shade or pattern. The Clog is a versatile shoe and can be styled with any outfit. Expect to see these clunky heels everywhere this season. Whether they're paired with the jeans and a top or a patterned sundress, the shoes will add a bohemian touch. Below are a few tips to get you started:
Choose a heel. The main clog heel options are flat, chunky, or wedge-heeled. Clog wedges provide a different, often more wearable look. They're also easier to walk in than traditional clogs!
Versatile. They are versatile, and work well with so many different styles and looks, virtually anyone can pull off clogs with just a little bit of inspiration
Keep it classic. Whenever you're sporting a trendy or over-the-top item, it's a good idea to keep the rest of your look classic and simple. This way, not only will your statement piece (in this case, the clogs) stand out, but you'll also avoid looking trend-obsessed and silly.
Try wooden-heeled shoes. This fall we're going to be seeing shoes featuring signature clog details: wooden platform heels and visible studs. So, if you're into that look but dislike the shape or feel of traditional clogs, you're in luck! Expect to see clog-inspired sandals, boots, and even shoes this season!
MY MUST HAVES:
Check out my picks and start shopping if you can’t wait to try the trend.
1. Topshop LAUREN Stitch Cross-Strap Clogs 995zar 2. Farfetch GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI DESIGN 3. Topshop SMILE Two-part Clogs 615 ZAR 4. Tillys BAMBOO Wilson Fringe Womens Clog 465 ZAR 5. Michael Kors Beatrice Clogs 1 120 ZAR 6. Swedish Hasbeens Women's Ornament Clog 905 ZAR 7. MIA Elsa Black Leather 1,459.90 ZAR 8. Nordstorm Charles David Tony Clog1 330 ZAR
STREET STYLE INSPIRATION:
To help inspire you, here’s a roundup of the trendiest clogs on the web to get you wearing them with confidence.
clogs by Free People
clogs by Jeffrey Campbell + Free People
clogs by Swedish Hasbeens
clogs by Free People
clog Rachel Comey Carmelia Colorblock
clogs Giuseppe Zanotti
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