Whether you love them or hate them, there’s no denying that “ugly” sandals have found a legion of loyal fans among fashion industry vets, none more so than the almighty Birkenstocks. The comfy slip-ons have become nearly as de rigueur as sneakers, adding an extra bit of ease to any everyday outfit. But while the sandals have been a mainstay for a few seasons now, the way we wear them has evolved, which is why we’re breaking down the 2016 way to style them.
We’re highlighting the one outfit that embodies the year in fashion, a look which toes the line between casual and sophisticated. Vintage-inspired jeans and Birkenstocks lend a relaxed attitude to the ensemble while a textured top and blazer bring balance and a hint of intrigue. Head to toe, we’d describe this outfit as just near perfect. Check it out and then shop the look at every price point below—no matter what your budget may be, you can give the look a try.
Read on for a look at the 2016 way to wear your Birkenstocks!
Style du Monde
Dress up these classic summer sandals with a cool pair of high-waisted jeans, a textured top, and a blazer slung over the shoulders.
Choose a relaxed blazer for a more laid-back look, then add loose-fitting jeans and a tighter top to mix things up.
Finish the look off with minimalistic slides.
For a daytime spin on the look, try a loose camisole, perfect in summer weather. Then opt for a blazer with an eye-catching detail like contrast piping.
Add on a classic pair of Birkenstocks and you can’t go wrong.
For a unique spin on the vintage-inspired jeans trend, try a pair with contrast paneling.
Want your shoes to make a statement? Try a pair in silver.
Mixing luxe fabrics like satin with distressed denim makes for an eye-catching combination.