Look out world, it’s birkenstocks + jeans all summer long! Gimme all the Birkenstocks outfit inspo…
I got my first pair of Birkenstocks in fifth grade. They were the classic look with weathered black leather and a back strap. I wasn’t hip, but they were comfortable. When I was in college at Berkeley, I got my second pair of Birkenstocks – this time the sleeker classic, double strap in brown suede and I loved them just as much as the first pair.
Sometime in grad school I stopped wearing them (probably when we moved to Oakland and sandals weather didn’t really exist for me). And now it’s time for round 3, because I just got another pair of Birkenstocks and I’m obsessed just like I was all the other times!
These ‘Madrid’ Birkenstocks are a single strap. I was worried they wouldn’t be as comfortable, but my fears were unfounded and I’m basically living in them nonstop. Running out for coffee? Birks. Dinner with friends. Birks. Travel? Birks. It’s become a bit of a thing.
What can I say? Looks like this Birkenstocks + jeans ensemble are perfect for lazy summer days and these sandals are just so, so comfortable. I’m looking into getting another pair. Perhaps this strappier pair?
Do you wear socks with birkenstocks?
In general, I’m not a fan of socks with sandals in terms of having style, but I am all about having warm, cozy feet. There are certain styles of Birkenstocks (and certain outfits) that do better the socks – try the classic Arizona style and the Boston clog types.
You can always play around with what socks you wear too – more of a contrast (bright white crew socks, here’s your time) or more subdued (a tan or black to match the sandals).
At the end of the day, it would be difficult to wear socks with yoru Birks and have it really be called a BIrkenstocks outfit!
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