Bye-bye bunions! Your feet can rejoice this spring and summer, as supportive sandals are set to be the biggest shoe trend.
The geeky-looking Birkenstocks have for years been considered acceptable to wear only when taking out the trash or walking your dog, but they are back on the fashion scene with a bang with style gurus such as Alexa Chung rocking them.
But how do you wear supportive sandals with style? Our stylist Bianca Pizem shares her top tips.
Best feet forward
Birkenstocks expose every single one of your toes, so make sure your feet are looking immaculate. In other words, a fresh pedicure is a must.
Balance with chic
If you wear your supportive sandals with a daggy outfit, the overall impression will be “meh”. However, pairing your Birkies with tailored pants, dressy shorts, well-fitting designer jeans or a ladylike dress will help to counterpoint the look.
Pair with boyfriend dressing
For a more casual look, Birkenstocks work really well with an oversized shirt, boyfriend jeans or a menswear inspired tuxedo jacket – but don’t wear all garments at once!
Do you have a skirt or dress that’s just a few centimetres too short for your comfort? Try pairing it with your supportive sandals. The flat heels will bring it down a notch, and make it look less walk of shame and more walk of casual fame.
Will you be wearing Birkenstocks this spring? Share in the comments below!