You’re right, there is no such thing a Dutch Clog Fairy except how would you explain this summer shoe trend without her? I’m not talking about those rubber florescent colored Crocs that yuppies wear. Burn those. Or the Birkenstocks that are made from recycled books that poetry-majors sell to pay back Salle Mae. You’re right again, it isn’t nice to stereotype or judge, fashion is all about style. But bear with me for a second, imagine strutted the streets of LA, Rio di Janero, or even St. Tropez with a wide-legged harem pants, a floppy hat, a simple white tank and artisan made jewelry. You’d get double takes, but its not the outfit or your contouring skills but how you work those clogs. These wooden beauties come in leather, suede, even white lace and they’ve made a comeback since the 70s and looking more down-to-earth than ever before.
Zara this season brings forth the simple black leather clog with the classic studs around the edges with a perfect 5inch heel. Easy to dress with a white summer dress or even overalls for that bohemian Selena Gomez look. Free People even sells a slip-on pair lined with sheep wool. Forget those Frey Melissa Button riding boots, who all the basic east coast girls wear with leggings, slip on these puppies while wearing your ex-boyfriend’s sweats and your favorite t-shirt (aka your pajamas); just add a statement necklace and your winter to spring transition outfit is complete. Need something with a strap for chasing the ice cream man or a boyband member? Swedish Hasbeen is you’re new best friend! Made from 100% vegetable leather (I don’t even know what that is either) but all made by hand these little European monsters are great for that everyday outfit. They have the power to dress down a black jumpsuit while still looking chic to even bringing a new vibe to your mom’s 1970’s light-wash flare jeans. So put your other hippy shoes under your pillow and perhaps the Dutch Clog Fairy will exchange them with the clogs that are made for your lifestyle and for any occasion.
– Javiera Pierattini