I really never thought this day would come…
I own a pair of Birkenstocks. Even when these were popular in middle school, I always hated them. I thought they were for hippies, and that was so not my style. I mean, I used to primarily wear matching top-bottom outfit sets (by choice) and would even match my socks to said matching outfits in grade school. Needless to say, wearing cork-bed sandals with giant buckles wasn’t in my style repertoire.
But for whatever reason, I’ve come around. I didn’t give into the trend last summer, but when I saw that they were back this summer with lots of fun colors and finishes, I decided to give them a whirl! I mean, if J.Crew can get behind them, I can, too. I am in-love with the copper / rose gold metallic pair, but they’re sold out everywhere in my size. While I was on my mad shoe-hunt, I found a great selection of Birkenstocks in lots of different colors and styles at Zappos and decided to go with this metallic pebbled leather pair.
We all know I’m not very boho, but I gave my best take on “festival fashion” a few weekends ago when everyone was at Coachella. Birkenstocks and a chambray dress, balanced with a navy sweater (it’s not that warm in NYC yet), some fun jewelry, and my trusty navy crossbody bag.
This chambray dress was a little bit shorter than expected (and I’m wearing a size up) so I won’t be wearing it with wedges, but it will be great for low-key weekends in the city this summer and perfect for beachy weekend getaways! If you’re looking for a chambray dress that can be dressed up, too, this dress looks so cute — under $100 and free shipping & free returns!
What’s your take on the Birkenstock trend?
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Jack by BB Dakota Chambray Dress c/o Zappos
525 America Sweater
Birkenstocks c/o Zappos
Gucci Crossbody Bag (similar here for less!)
Lilly Pulitzer Sunglasses c/o Zappos
Samantha Wills Necklace
Kendra Scott Ring (also available here!)
Ann Taylor Bracelets c/o