July 26, 2014 in Fashion by Andy


I consider myself to be a person who tries to get challenged into trying new things. As a girl growing up in a small city, where “everything” you would wear, specially considered out of the ordinary would be a bit of a joke to people around you, I forced myself to change my approach towards styling when I moved to Europe. I do believe on taking risks when it comes to styling and I have taken a beating or two on this very blog because of it.

With that said, I don’t or at least I try not to fall into every single trend I see out there, Why? Simply because 1) I don’t like them or 2)I don’t think they would suit me….Birkenstocks with socks is one of these trends. I admire people who have attempted this trend and perhaps even nailed it, but I personally cant get my head around it.

As I was walking in Paris, I saw a very adorable old man crossing the street, he was wearing a white t-shirt and khaki shorts, very suitable considering it was about 35 degrees outside, but then I looked a little lower and thats when it hit me! He was wearing a brown pair of Birkenstocks with some sort of mid calf white sport socks. Yes! thats where I have seen it before! This “trend” isn’t new, no no, this has been around for as long as I remember, I only remember it differently.

I am quite certain and I would even dare to say 100% sure that when you were a younger, you probably saw a man walking around the beach, city or what not wearing Birkenstocks with socks and I am QUITE certain you told your Father; If you ever wear that Dad, I will deny I am your daughter! and with that said, I am also sure you used to find this trend atrocious.

Now fast forward a few years and this trend has become big, but why?

I would like to clarify that I denied myself the pleasure of attempting this trend simply because its not something for me. I do own a pair of Birkenstocks which I bought out of impulse a year ago, but they are sadly sitting in my closet. I am always curious to see people attempting this trend and I am not in any way criticizing them, I am just curious as in why this has become “something”. If you know, please do enlighten me.

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