By now you've no doubt seen the bevy of eye-catching designer clogs like Chanel's fanciful collection adorned with floral appliqués and lace details, Louis Vuitton's suede, peg-heeled version with tassels, and Miu Miu's youthful cat-and-bird print iterations. Daily readers also know we discussed Alexa Chung's go-to iteration and some of the best in-stock options in our Go Buy Now: Clogs story earlier this spring. But while we've shared our favorite styles and have discussed the ways the high-fashion versions were worn (primarily with fancier, feminine ensembles), now we have some real-world examples for your viewing pleasure. Even better, as our celebrity quartet shows, the best way to translate this trend is also the easiest: simply mix them with your everyday staples and you're set!
Overall, the styling note to take is pretty straightforward: when wearing clogs, opt for abbreviated jeans and chinos worn with a slight cuff, as this will allow your shoes to shine. In terms of the combo you create, why not look to Rachel Bilson for sartorial advice and pick up a candy apple red pair? The actress was spotted strolling in Hollywood a couple of months ago wearing her vintage clogs with AG Adriano Goldschmied's Ex Boyfriend Crop Jeans ($225) in 17 Years Damaged and a rouge 3.1 Phillip Lim Page Handbag ($695). Back on the East Coast, Chloe Sevigny also opted for rolled jeans--albeit a skinnier style--but she accessorized her black Chanel Clogs ($895, 800.550.0005) with a pair of white socks.
Spring's many chino options also look darling with our footwear du jour, as Ginnifer Goodwin and Sarah Jessica Parker so amply demonstrate. At a Sex and the City 2 press junket earlier this month, recent Style Spotlight-star SJP mixed her Current/Elliott The Captain Trousers ($162) with a pair of nude Gerard Darel Leather Studded Clogs ($280) and Halston Heritage's Tie Dye Sac Bag ($195). (FYI: her exact bag is sold out, so check out the Canvas Sac Bag ($175) in green or black for a similar solid style.) Of course, you don't have to limit yourself to leather-only options, which Ginnifer Goodwin stylishly demonstrated recently while shooting her new movie, Something Borrowed. You can always try to wrangle a custom-made pair of vegan No. 6 clogs like hers, while carnivores can also get the look via their nubuck Open Toe Weave Clogs ($230). Just be sure to wear them with some relaxed cotton pieces, like Boy by Band of Outsiders Pleated Flood Pants ($380) and Helmut Lang's Flecked Linen Jacket ($380), to mimic Goodwin's on-set style.
According to our assembly of style stars, there is a clog for everyone. If you're after a chunkier Chanel-inspired iteration, definitely check out Jeffrey Campbell's Charli Platform Clogs ($148) in black or natural. It's such a cute style and looks very similar to Karl Lagerfeld's pricier footwear! (To further channel the runway, try either color with a charming pair of sheer tights, like the Large Scale Floral Tights ($14) by Urban Outfitters.) For a splash of color à la Bilson, we suggest Swedish Hasbeens' Clogs ($250) in red, but be sure to pair them with your favorite broken-in boyfriend jeans to achieve a similarly darling off-duty outfit. To emulate Goodwin's peek-a-boo shoe moment, try Steven by Steve Madden's Barc Clogs ($111) in black or camel suede. The Barc has a more ladylike heel, but it still shares some of the earthiness of Goodwin's No. 6 pick and is a savvy alternative overall. Finally, for those of you who need the most sure-footed styles, we'd like to direct your attention to two last options. The first is a slingback platform shoe--specifically, Topshop's Prima Sling Clogs ($160)--that is just as enviable as the backless styles and can be perfectly matched with super-short shorts or a whimsical floral dress. The second is a sturdy option from style guru, DVF; von Furstenberg's Octavia Wooden Wedges ($295) are high, for sure, but they're also oh-so cool. --Jessica Baker
Photos of Rachel Bilson and Ginnifer Goodwin, courtesy of PNC; Photos of Sarah Jessica Parker and Chloe Sevigny, courtesy of Splash