Sunday, 23 March 2014

Style and inspiration


image: freepeople



Sock it to them?

Socks and sandals, even, socks and Birkenstocks...


The days when the combination of socks and Birkenstocks spurred these reactions seem to be long gone. The lovely Topshop calls the socks-in-sandals their new obsession and has devoted a section of their online shop and their tumblr to the combination, Chloe Sevigny is rocking her socks-Birkenstocks:


Garance Doré has embraced socks-Birkenstocks and is trying to convince her readers to do so as well in the post aptly titled 'I know, but listen...':

image: Garance Doré

and in the post 'Don't hate me cause I Birk' (in which she looks lovely; a true promoter of socks-Birkenstocks):

image: Garance Doré

Even Vogue has adopted socks-Birkenstocks:

image: Giampaolo Sgura for Vogue Paris 

And Pinterest is filled with convincing examples of socks-Birkenstocks:

image: freepeople

image: free people 

image: over the rainbow

Perhaps not all examples are filled with persuasive power, but I think socks-Birkenstocks are quite lovely. However, I haven't even taken the skirt-socks hurdle yet, so I'm not convinced I can plunge right into the socks-Birkenstocks. That, and the fact that I haven't seen anyone in Nijmegen wearing this combination, so wearing them would put me right up there with the tambourine lady. Have you already embraced the socks-Birkenstocks? I would love to hear your thoughts.

Thanks for reading!