The anti-fashion footwear revolution that is Birkenstock sandals was pioneered when models strutted down the runway in relaxed slouchy looks paired with Birkenstocks in Phoebe Philo’s Celine Spring 2013 collection . And just like that…sandals that had no fashion appeal whatsoever rapidly disappeared from store shelves in an instant. In a short year every store, high and low, adapted the style of this sandal for their fashion famished crowds.
Taking a closer look at street style inspiration (just google birkenstock street style), Phoebe was on to something. It’s a double win – not only are the Birkenstock sandals comfortable and orthopedically sound, it turns out they work perfectly to dress down literally any outfit. The Birkens upset the balance of outfits in an unexpected but good way. Comfort and daring style, sign me up please.
Am I the only one who thinks the denim, denim, denim, socks, birkens is totally cool? Am I? Okay.