This week, our Famous By… series takes you into the life of Katie Michelle. Katie is a wife, mom, and creator of Katie Did What. Currently living in Northern California, Katie shares her experiences and best practices on fashion, fitness, parenting and more! After realizing that Birkenstocks are going to be a lasting trend this summer, she shared her top 3 ways to style her new favorite shoes. Special thanks to Katie for sharing her #ohsofamous moments with us!
HOW TO WEAR BIRKENSTOCKS
So here’s a trend alert for the summer: The Birkenstock is here to stay! Can you believe it? Fun fact: I used to haaaate Birks. No joke, I thought they were the UGLIEST shoes ever. Besides Crocs, of course. Well, somehow my opinion on Birkenstocks has grown into love. And that’s okay, right? I mean, people change opinions. That’s what makes life interesting. If we stayed the same, how boring would that be? But let me tell you something. My opinions on Crocs will never change. EVER.
Today, I thought it’d be fun to share some tips on how to wear Birkenstocks. They can be a tricky shoe to style, because they’re so clunky and masculine, it’s important to balance that look out with something feminine or on the “lighter” and less clunky side. I’ve got three different looks, all centered around my new fave shoes.
top: forever 21 // jeans: american eagle // sandals: famous footwear
Mixing trends is always fun, and I love pairing Birkenstocks with a boho-style embroidered top or dress. This top is one of my favorites, and paired with the ripped skinny jeans (the skinnier the better when you’re wearing Birks) it’s an easy look that you can just grab and go. A “uniform” of sorts.
hat: vintage // dress: topshop // sandals: famous footwear
Yes, you can dress up Birkenstocks! Seriously! I personally looooove them paired with a delicate little dress, and think the clash of styles is unexpectedly perfect. Remember, fashion is all about balance (masculine and feminine, tight and loose, dark and light) and I think this look is just crazy enough to work. 😉
kimono: windsor // tank top: riffraff // shorts: american eagle // sandals: famous footwear
When all else fails, throw on your trusty cut-offs and a kimono and you’re golden. An easy look, but isn’t that the best for the summer?
Check out the Famous Footwear #ohsofamous style gallery here for more inspiration and to see all that Famous Footwear has to offer! And share your own #ohsofamous look on social media!
Which look is your favorite? What are your feelings on Birkenstocks? Have you always felt that way?
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.