Birkies are back in a major way and are one of the items on the top of my spring wardrobe "must-purchase-get-in-my-closet-now" list.
Birkenstock-inspired sandals have been popping up on runways and in high fashion magazines for a while now and I’ve officially caught the birkie bug. My mother, on the other hand, is absolutely appalled by my desire to wear / own this style of sandal. She recently even texted me her opinion against the flat sandal warning, “once you go comfy, you never go back.”
Let me quickly take you back to when I was a young teen and expressed interest in trying on a pair of birkenstocks. Let's just say, I still to this day have not lived down that “funny joke”. I mean, in perspective, my mom is super fashion forward and edgy. She approves, even envies my sister’s silver studded Dr. Martens. She rocks chuck taylors and Prada pumps and tells me stories of how she used to wear 6 inch heels in high school gym class, but mom will not let up on the birkenstocks – no matter what high end designer makes their own luxe version.
Well, over ten years later, with the editorial approval of Elle and The Zoe Report, this spring/summer season I am going to let my boho flag fly and add the sandal style to my wardrobe. I plan to pair one of the above “power bitch pick” styles with a fresh pedi – not patchouli – don't worry I won’t take it that far.
Peace, Love & Birkenstocks,
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5. ZARA black sandals with straps (not pictured)