When it comes to wearing clogs, opinions are always ambivalent. Some women like them, whilst others don’t see themselves following this 70’s inspired shoe trend. Some clogs may have their downsides, which include a less appealing similarity with the traditional Dutch footwear however, 2011 marks a dramatic change in how clogs look. World renowned fashion houses like Chanel and Louis Vuitton have been showcasing upgraded versions of the usual clogs, encouraging women to embrace this trend in a more unconventional way.
New Clog Styles
It seems this footwear will make quite a style impact in the upcoming season, and given the fact that the bohemian 70’s trend is going to be highly fashionable this spring/summer clogs are becoming, if not must-haves, than at least more popular, drawing the attention of their versatility potential and making great alternatives to ankle boots or sandals.
Changing their traditional look, clogs look a lot more appealing and they will definitely take into assault the shelves of footwear stores that will display new and surprising clog styles – this welcomed change originating in the fashion shows exhibited by Chanel and Louis Vuitton. Chanel for example, has suggested a more embellished type of clog, adding jewels to muted linen, whilst staying true to the conventional wooden heel and classic studded sole. Louis Vuitton’s version of clogs is much more modernized, getting rid of this shoe’s characteristic chunkiness by replacing the clog heel with more subtle kitten heels, and adding to it a tassel decoration.
Looking Great Wearing Clogs
A bit of attention in the matching stage of composing an outfit and you’ll make a truly fabulous appearance wearing clogs. Since clogs can be hard to walk in, you can go either barefoot, or you can avoid uncomfortable designs by choosing clog-like sandals that have straps to facilitate your walking. If you do opt for untraditional clogs, wear these shoes with knee-high socks and prairie-inspired dresses for a bohemian/country look.
For a warm, spring look, you can also pair clogs with a denim dress, a canvas tote bag, and brown/beige/nude accessories such as a belt and a wide watch design, or multiple wood bracelets or a pair of oversized sunglasses. A more summery appearance would include a pair of clog-style sandals, a light colored outfit comprising a white tank top with a ruffled, nude-colored skirt and a brown college-like over-the-shoulder bag with gold, layered chains and a feminine touch in the form of a bow-embellished sunhat.
Stripes, oversized tees and denim are very fashionable in the upcoming season, so why not pair your favorite denim short with a large, striped tee, college bag, multiple bangles and a pair of sunglasses? Remember that clogs were a 70’s hit and since this trend is totally “in” this upcoming season, it would be ideal to pair clogs with 70’s inspired clothing pieces and accessories such as: flared jeans, high-waist wide-leg pants, wide-legged culottes, halter-neck jumpsuits, maxi skirts or floral dresses.
Before you disapprove of clogs from the start, keep in mind this footwear will be available in all kind of colors, patterns and styles, so look for unconventional clogs on your spring shopping spree.