Thursday, June 12, 2014

summer shoes :: jolie-laide (via trip styler)

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brush off your bongos and point your feet towards the nearest drum circle because this summer's shoe trends verge on hippie-dippie. see also: comfortable, 70s, man repelling and my favourite term from the french—jolie-laide. yes, it's the summer of pretty-ugly shoes, which bodes well for savvy travelers, who are always searching for packable, comfortable, stylish footwear. so, ladies AND gentlemen, grab a kombucha tea, settle in and check out this summer's trends. {i promise i don't mention the return of tevas or shower sandals, but they're ba-aaack...}

women {clockwise from top left}: birkenstock floral-print arizona, birkenstock stripe-print arizona, zara color bio sandal, birkenstock gold arizona, steve madden boomer sandal / Men {bottom left}: birkenstock black arizona

trip styler tips: try narrow-width birkenstocks for a slimmer silhouette. remember that there will be breaking-in time, so wear them around the house before you take them on vacation. finally, socks and sandals are no longer a fashion faux-pas—when done well. try the style with rolled boyfriend jeans or a boxy dress and contrasting or printed socks.

women {from top left}: jeffrey campbell atha espadrille, loeffler randall alfie espadrille sneaker, loeffler randall mara espadrille / men {from top right}: castaner alfonso boot, soludos for j.crew striped espadrilles

women {clockwise from top left}: swedish hasbeens suzanne sandals, isabel marant towson clog, sven peep-toe clog, bosabo ketty clog, old navy heeled clogs

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