This Polarising Shoe Trend Is Back for Summer and Looking Better Than Ever

If you’ve long thought of yourself as a person who wouldn’t wear clogs—at least not as a serious, fashion-conscious adult, anyway—we’re here to tell you that 2018 may be the year that changes. Figuring out how to wear clogs with everything in our summer wardrobes is currently one of our top priorities, but if you’d asked us months back if we saw this coming?

Well, the answer might actually have been yes—after all, Balenciaga did a stellar job making its stacked Crocs (yes, you read that correctly—Crocs) look fabulous, albeit divisive, while several other designers flirted with clog-inspired sandals on the S/S 18 runway. But we get that for the uninitiated, the clog may feel a little left field.

So to help make the case for this season’s take on the Dutch slip-on shoe, we’ve created an easy guide to styling them right. Keep scrolling to see street stylers making clogs look incredibly cool, plus the best options to buy to right now should you be feeling the clog vibe. Spoiler: From jeans to dresses, you’re going to want to wear these with everything.


Monochrome Sundresses
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Put a chic spin on classic clogs by opting for a monochrome palette. This polka-dot dress–and–heeled clog combo from Kelly Eastwood has us ready to shop the whole look ASAP.


Straight Cut Denim
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Straight-cut denim, a coordinating jacket and a basket bag? Stylist Monikh Dale just nailed how to wear clogs in London.


Summer Skirts
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Peep-toe clogs and summer skirts are the combo we’re all over right now, as demoed by Alice Zielasko. Especially when said skirt is a Rouje floral print and the cute clogs are from Swedish Hasbeens.


Office Midis
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Go for sandal-inspired clogs in sleek black like blogger Kristabel Plummer’s to add a summery finish to smart office midis. Equally great for shopping trips. 


White Denim
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Need to add some punch to white jeans? Look no further than colourful clogs. Keep your denim cropped or ankle-skimming like Leandra Medine Cohen to really show them off.


Winter Warmers
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Who says you need to put your clogs away once the sunshine fades? Not Tamu McPherson, that’s for sure. Get yourself a fluffy lining (see the perfect Gucci pair below), a quilted jacket, and may we also suggest layering in a pair of snazzy socks?

Amy Lewis