Summer is upon us. Quite quickly in fact. Tomorrow is already May 1st, what we people in Macau consider the official start of summer. Jackets come off, pools open, and the days suddenly seem brighter and longer. Sandals also become a major part of outfits again. While gladiators are quickly becoming the go-to sandals, Birkenstocks, slides and Tevas are still very much summer staples. I know a lot of you, though, are still on the fence. So here are a few tips on how to wear these divisive shoes:
PAIR WITH TROUSERS/JEANS
My personal favorite way of wearing my Birks are with trousers. I always have this feeling that wearing them with shorts or skirts seem a tad too casual, but wear them with trousers and it's a good balance. Trousers have a way of looking dressy the way skirts/shorts cannot. Cuff them at the ankle to show off your shoes.
DRESS UP ON TOP
Honestly I was not a big fan of Teva sandals, but after these two bloggers rocked it hard on their respective blogs, now I'm like...hmmmm...interesting. But it's not the tevas, it's how they rock it.
The thing about these ugly shoes is that they make outfits a little more casual and at the same time a lot more interesting. Because they are that left-field choice you make. So why don't you try dressing up in your usual chic way up top, and then instead of finishing the look with your trusty pumps and ballerinas, reach for this pair? You'll never know, you might like it. It'll be all the difference you need.
SLOUCHY BUT LUXE
Of course you don't have to go all out. Birks are actually great for those days when you just can't even. Maybe that's why I didn't post a lot of outfits with my beloved pair. But if you are going for lazy chic, do try to consider your outfit. Because the line between chic and just lazy is very thin. Maybe you're feeling ripped and hemmed denim, that's awesome, but then pair it with chic pieces like a breton shirt, peplum, or when it's a bit colder, a moto jacket.
So, would you consider sandals that are considered ugly? Discuss.