What’s a fashionista to do when this season’s shoes are all so awesome? One thing’s for sure… we’re coveting clogs. Clogs are having a moment. We’re talking about the kind popular in the ’70s and ’80s, with a chunky wooden base and hammered nail detail. If you don’t believe us, come to Los Angeles, where every trendista is rocking them. You can walk in them pretty comfortably, even if they’re aspiring to towering heights – and even in L.A. where no one walks, ever. Vintage-y, Woodstock-y clogs go great with last year’s gypsy boho looks as well as this year’s more glam trends. 

There are basic, utilitarian clogs with low wooden heels and iconic perforated leather. They are either made in Sweden or they’re Swedish-inspired, and they look perfect with denim flares and playful brunch dresses. There are super glam gold and silver versions, logs with groovy boho fringe and towering platforms. We want them all, for a variety of looks, from cute cutoffs to sophisticated city styles.

Jeffrey Campbell in L.A. has a dreamy collection that ranges from minimalist and sophisticated mule clogs to absolutely stunning pieces of art. Check out these marvels from the 2016 lookbook:

Photo Credit: Mule-style and platform clogs by Jeffrey Campbell


On the other side of the country, NYC designer Rachel Comey‘s clogs are chic and minimal like the super versatile Dakota with sleek, black leather and the sweetly pale pink calf leather Dekalb. But, of course, NYC designers are just as artsy as their West Coast counterparts. A Detacher has this incredibly sophisticated Stevie Clog that elevates the style almost to haute couture, while their lace-up Etta Clog manages to exude both earthy vibes and austere sophistication.


Sophisticated Clogs by A DetacherPhoto Credit: Clogs go artsy and sophisticated by A Detacher


When it comes to those must-have ’70s Swedish clogs that are popping up everywhere, MIA Shoes, based in sunny Florida, has you covered with divine clog sandals in vintage colors like “Wine” and “Luggage Leat.” We love the beautifully basic and iconically anatomic Alma in popping red. Bright red is the quintessential clog color.


mia-alma-clogPhoto Credit: Iconic clogs in iconic red by MIA


Hasbeens make the cool chick ’70s throwback clog that recalls sultry Swedish summers. They have that peace-love Euro vibe with a bit art school girl, too, a tad intellectual. If you want traditional, well-made clogs that will last, consider Sven Clogs, made in Minnesota since 1974. We love the low heel in gold and the mid-heel Weave Clog in metallic silver.


hasbeens-clogsPhoto Credit: Hasbeens Clogs (black Lotta, orange Louise)


Clogs can look very chic with socks or totally granola. It all depends on the rest of your outfit. They’re perfect for running to yoga class, dropping the toddler off at daycare or grabbing a coffee, but they can be elevated to haute couture as well. In SoCal, they have most definitely replaced the go-to Birkenstock of the past couple years and are beating flatforms out of town.


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