How To Make The Ugly Sandal Trend Actually Look Cute

Yes, the “ugly” shoe trend is really happening. Celine may have started the movement with the revival of their Birkenstock-like sandal, but Isabel Marant sealed the deal with its spring debut of the thick-soled, chunky leather-strapped Holden Sandals ($510). I like the unappealing sandal in theory—the excuse to forsake a heel is tempting enough—but in actuality? Well, I had to test it to really see. Click through to see if I pulled off the impossible: making an uncomely shoe look stylish...