How to style clogs
One of my favourite pairs of sandals is a pair of clogs from Lotta from Stockholm. These clogs are versatile, comfortable and look really good with a variety of looks and style.
I’d looked into getting clogs for about 4 years, but each time I was about to press the buy now button, something would stop me. Maybe it was the price, maybe it was the thought that my wardrobe’s shoe area was overflowing. However, in September last year, I decided that the time was right…I needed to buy the clogs. And yes, it was a case of needing them, not just wanting them.
The ones I decided on were tan leather, with a wooden sole/heel. These became the staple of all my outfits during the Spring and Summer months here in New Zealand, and I feel like they will be the most worn shoe in my wardrobe for many years to come.
Now, how should these clogs be styled?
I put together some outfits over the Summer to show how I styled these clogs (yes, I thought that far ahead):
I get these aren’t the traditional clogs that you’d get somewhere in the Netherlands, but I don’t think I’d be able to pull off wearing a pair of clogs!
As you can see, I styled these clogs with a variety of different style dresses, skirts and trousers. I didn’t style them with Jeans because it was too hot and these are a summer shoe. Although I have nothing against wearing sandals with jeans, it’s just not something I usually do!
I decided to wear the clogs with my 1940s repro trousers and awesome sleeved top because I was trying a Lauren Bacall inspired look (see the post here).
The blue dress (middle, top row) is one that I made myself, using a 1950s pattern. The blue skirt is a 1950s style skirt, which went perfectly with the blouse and clogs. A kind of dainty look, which isn’t usually me because I’m not a dainty person.
Mustard is a colour that is very in at the moment, and I really like this skirt with the red belt and the cool sleeves of the top. It’s a very ‘out there’ look which is vastly different to what I usually wear, but I’m trying to be more open with my style choices.
And finally the last look, a brown cord skirt from the 70s with a pyjama top and a vintage cardie (Bamble Vintage).
Which look do you like the most?
What is your favourite Summer-time footwear?