I know what you’re thinking and it might be the same thought I had about the undeniable go to for dirty hippies everywhere; not the fashion elite. Not the style bloggers, whom have been wearing Birks for two whole summers now. As many trends do they are subtle at first, slowly building notoriety on the runway and even Vogue, before being so sick of the 90’s revival waiting for the trend to be a distant fashion memory to join mom jeans, Patagonia jackets and jelly sandals. Despite the evidence against the latter, they are all a trend rearing it’s fugly head.
I tend to follow the dogma of Mae West my favorite quote embodying her outlook on life, “I’ll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure.” Unfortunately, this does not always apply to fashion, and definitely not Birkenstocks. I tried them in silver with midi skirts like I had see on blogs, I had hobbit feet. I tried them with skinny jeans and leather jackets, family and friends shrieked at the sight of my hippy feet. I tried them with yoga pants, carrying my mat to class…success. Some trends are not for everyone and most certainly not for everywhere. Proceed with caution, by the end of next summer I will be crying about the hideous reemergence of hiking sandals. Stay tuned.