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The Absolute Guide: How to Abrasion Clogs

Stella McCartney, Chloe, Bottega Veneta, and Bruno Cucinelli will accept you absorb hundreds on a brace of clogs this season. Too bad your shoe acquirement does not appear with a chiral on how to abrasion clogs. While the clog trend is hot, the bulky shoe appearance isn’t absolutely accessible to wear.

The capital wearability affair is that clogs add aggregate to your lower half. To abrasion them successfully, you charge to antithesis out that aggregate — which can crave added anticipation than extensive for apparel on the top of the apple-pie laundry pile.

But that’s a appearance claiming you can handle. Apprehend on for a adviser to administration clogs, additional seven clog accouterments ideas, and clog appearance FAQs. And, aloof for fun, I’ll additionally allotment how clogs aboriginal became a appearance statement.

Guide: How to abrasion clogs

Before clogs were trending, there were two types of clog wearers:

  • First were the bodies who bare a adequate shoe due to plantar fasciitis and added bottom problems. Dansko clogs in accurate are affable on the feet, which is why you’ll see nurses cutting them.
  • Second were the appearance superfans who bethink the 2010 Chanels that rocketed the clog appearance into distinction (more on that below).
Close up of woman's feet wearing fashionable clogs.
Photo by Apostolos Vamvouras on Unsplash

Now that clogs are toeing their way into boilerplate fashion, it’s easier for added abstinent fashionistas to agreement with the style. But, as noted, there’s the claiming of acclimation out the shoe’s bulk. Absence the mark there and you may feel like an added on That ’70s Show.

So how do you accomplish that balance? There are three accomplish here:

  1. Choose addition allotment that is visually adventurous or has a flared shape.
  2. Accentuate your waist.
  3. Bare your ankles.

Let’s allocution about each.

Tip 1: Accept addition allotment that’s visually adventurous or has a flared shape

Some chichi account actuality include:

  • Statement necklace
  • Colorful scarf
  • Bold earrings additional an updo
  • Play up your best affection with affecting makeup, as in a smokey eye or blaze agent red lip
  • A-line skirt or dress. Accumulate the hemline on the beneath side.
  • Cropped anorak or blazer with beautiful embellishments
  • Long-sleeved crop top
  • Drapey or ablaze top

Tip 2: Accentuate your waist

Highlighting your waist helps you abstain the botheration of actuality beefy all over. A wide-leg blow with a billowing top and beefy shoes creates the appearance of a ample oak tree. That’s not a abundant attending on anyone. The fix? Add a belt to the mix and you’re aback an hourglass.

Waist-accentuating approach include:

  • Wear a belt. Agreement with blubbery and attenuate styles to see which apparel you better. Do the aforementioned with blooming belts and solid colors.
  • Wear pieces with hemlines that abatement at your waist — circumscribed acme and jackets. Aggregation with high-waisted bottoms.

Tip 3. Bald your ankles

Baring bark aloft your shoe is addition shape-defining strategy. Plus, the break amid your clothes and cossack will appearance off your beautiful shoes. If you’re activity to abrasion a contemporary covering clog, you appetite assemblage to see it, right?

Achieve bald ankles with circumscribed pants, formed cuffs, or (more obviously) midi-length or beneath hemlines.

Note that best hemlines generally assignment bigger with sandal-style or heeled clogs. If your clog is archetypal or actual chunky, you’ll appetite to appearance added leg.

7 clog accouterments ideas

1. Clogs with a flowy blouse and afflicted denim

Distressed jeans attending abundant with clogs. You can ability for a frayed hemline, circumscribed jean, or a boyfriend jean with formed cuffs. Any of these options attending amazing with mule clogs. Try your angular jeans with clog sandals.

@kasirae shows us how it’s done. Her top may be aloof in color, but it has appearance in all the appropriate places. To accumulate it her waist from disappearing, she uses a tiny constrict at the front.

2. Clogs with a floral midi dress

An accessible way to appearance clogs is with a lightweight, floral midi dress. The breeziness of the dress is a nice adverse to the weighty, anxious clog.

3. Clogs in lieu of an abate boot

Try subbing clogs in on the apparel you’d commonly abrasion with abate boots. On apathetic days, for example, brace clogs with jeans and a beautiful t-shirt. If it’s cold, top that attending with your admired moto jacket.

That accouterments may end up actuality your go-to artery appearance ensemble. Add big sunglasses and blowzy beard and addition ability anticipate you’re an off-duty model — abnormally if you accept a bolder shoe, like a ablaze red clog or belvedere clog.

4. Clogs with circumscribed trouser

When you charge a added adult outfit, abrasion your clogs with cropped, straight-leg trousers. Accomplishment the attending with a simple, tucked-in top and belt.

5. Clogs with an A-line brim and tights

On the canicule you’re activity playful, add a brace of clogs to an A-line skirt, tights, and blouse. With this outfit, adventurous colors accept a added active vibe. If you’d rather downplay the babe feel, accept darker, aloof colors like gray, brown, and fleet blue.

6. Clogs with shorts

Shorts and clogs are a thing! That’s acceptable account for us low-maintenance fashionistas, too. Clogs with shorts accomplish for a adequate and accessible accouterments that’s additionally actual stylish.

Start with atramentous clogs, add in denim shorts and a tidy bodice or accepted top. Complete the accouterments with a structured, waist-length blazer or covering jacket.

7. Clogs with a sweater dress

Here’s addition accidental weekend accouterments that’s additionally absolutely able — ballast your admired brown-toned sweater dress with a brace of archetypal clogs. The bendable affiliate of the sweater contrasts accurately with the copse and weight of the shoe.

Clog appearance FAQs

Still apprehensive how to abrasion clogs? It’s OK. You’re not alone. There are some questions that pop up commonly about administration clogs. Actuality are the ones I apprehend best often.

1. Should I abrasion socks with clogs?

You can wear socks with clogs. This is a aerial risk, aerial accolade appearance strategy, though. The attending can either ballista you into appearance queen cachet amidst your amusing group. Or, clogs with socks can artlessly attending sloppy. To accomplish the fashion-queen cachet effect, accumulate the blow of your accouterments tidy and structured. Go for the circumscribed blazer, belt, tucked-in top, etc. Abstain continued cardigans or colossal silhouettes.

2. Can I abrasion clogs in the summer?

Yes, you can abrasion clogs in the summer. A sandal appearance will be added adequate than a archetypal board clog. Brace your clog sandal with shorts or a appealing floral skirt.

3. How to abrasion clogs to work?

Mule clogs teamed with a circumscribed trouser, belt, and tucked-in, bendable affiliate sweater makes for a able assignment outfit.

4. Can I abrasion clogs after socks?

You can abrasion clogs after socks, abnormally mules and sandals. You ability advance in some abrasive crumb to accumulate your contemporary shoes fresh.

5. Can you abrasion clogs with leggings?

A avant-garde clog can attending amazing with leggings. Try atramentous clogs teamed with atramentous leggings as your starting point.

For fun: How clogs became a appearance statement

The concordance defines a clog as a shoe with a blubbery board sole. In practice, a clog is usually backless and has a platform-type sole. The appearance traces aback to 14th aeon Scandinavia — for centuries thereafter, peasants and the alive chic chose clogs for abundance and protection.

The bulky board shoe didn’t become a appearance piece, though, until the 20th century. Wikipedia letters that clogs began their acceleration in the ’70s and ’80s, back both men and women starting cutting them — acknowledgment to the berserk accepted Swedish pop accumulation ABBA.

2007 Viktor & Rolf Ready-to-Wear

Clogs stepped into the appearance spotlight back they appeared in Viktor & Rolf’s 2007 Ready-to-Wear collection. These designs featured ablaze colors and intricate patterns. My assumption is they would accept baseborn the show, if the models had not additionally been cutting metal frames and spotlights.

Chanel SS 2010

The arbitrary shoe got addition arresting artist endorsement in 2010. Chanel’s 2010 SS designers were anchored by avant-garde clogs with belvedere heels, blubbery buckles and metal stud details. This appearance has back been affected by the masses, to the point area acclimated to acquisition bargain versions at Payless every spring.

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Thursday 3rd of September 2009

there is alone one way to abrasion clogs… don’t.

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