Bring Home the Birkenstocks





Birkenstocks – would you or wouldn’t you? I was skeptical at first, but then my stylish friend Tracy arrived at happy hour sporting a pair of Arizonas and I was quickly convinced otherwise. Now they keep cropping up in my instagram feed on all the coolest editors and of course, I find myself longing for a pair (which will give my California hippie father a good chuckle). Did you know Birkenstocks have been around for over 200 years? Plus, they’re under $100 and last forever. That, my friends, is chic.

Sandals clockwise from top left: Black, Metallic Silver, Brown, Patent Black, Navy, White

UPDATE: I got these and I LOVE them. Tip: They run wide, I ordered the narrow width and they fit perfectly.

(images via studded hearts)

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14 comments on “Bring Home the Birkenstocks

  1. CoffeeCup

    I wear mine around the house as slippers, but I recently met up with some friends wearing them. They were super complimentary about how cool I looked in them, so I’m definitely trying to work them into my outside wardrobe a bit more.

  2. Tanya

    I know, I am most likely your only “child of the 60s” subscriber; but just had to chime in here and say that I bought my first pair of Birks in 1967 while living at the beach in SoCal. Have continued to buy and wear a variety of styles ever since. So, guess it’s safe to say I love them! And, yes, your hippie California dad is chuckling, I’m sure.

  3. Katie Armour Post author

    CoffeeCup – Love that you were being so chic around the house and you didn’t even know it. Sign of a trendsetter.

    Tanya – This made me smile so much! I think my dad has been wearing them in CA for over 40 years. Which makes you two pretty much the coolest :) xx

  4. Jade Sheldon-Burnsed

    Hmmm. I live in Oregon so birkenstocks have always been associated here with ‘hippies.’ But, honestly, I feel like their styles have definitely become more polished and modern. Definitely considering a pair (or two)…

  5. May Simone

    Yes! I love my brown Arizonas. I started wearing them frequently to school and the trend has caught on! I see people wearing them with both casual and more dressy outfits. Plus, they’re so comfortable!

  6. Tannikka

    I was in Italy last month and EVERYONE was wearing them and looked molto bene! Now on my list : )

  7. fashionablecollections

    ugh this trend is making me crazy I don’t know how I feel about this I go back and forth every day. I have to say the black ones are growing on me. I have a light tan pair but they don’t feel stylish enough to me.

  8. April

    I am a conservative attorney from CT. – I love my Birkenstocks. Once you wear them, you will always want a pair.

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