Birkenstocks are still a controversial shoe option since some people adore them while others would never put them on their feet. But things got even more dramatic when people started wearing Birkenstocks with socks. What?!
Slides and socks were never a match made in heaven. At least that’s what some major fashionistas and trend-setters tried to make us believe. But it looks like things have changed.
What used to be forbidden and taboo in fashion is now considered cool and different. And Birkenstocks worn with socks seems to be the proof.
But does it mean that you can finally leave your house wearing knitted socks with your Birks? Or will people stare at you, giving you side-eyes like there’s no tomorrow?
Can you wear Birkenstocks with socks?
Let’s be clear, there shouldn’t be any rights or wrongs in today’s fashion world. We’ve evolved from following rules blindly to having an opportunity to wear whatever we want, whenever we want.
So, you can wear your favorite Birkenstocks with socks and enjoy the comfort and warmth they provide you with. And guess what? You shouldn’t bother the least about what others will have to say.
People are always going to comment on something, that’s just a part of our nature. But as long as you feel comfortable in your own shoes (pun intended), you shouldn’t worry about the opinions of others.
If you’re an avid lover of Birkenstocks and enjoy wearing them with socks around the house then you can finally experience that sensation even outside your home. Set your own rules and embrace the freedom of choice. Just because someone’s not going to like your outfit, it doesn’t mean that you should change it.
How to wear Birkenstocks with socks?
Now that you know that you can pair your favorite Birks with socks, the question remains on how to style them. Even though you can’t wait to leave your house wearing them, honestly, you don’t know where to start.
Will this combination work well with dresses and skirts? Is it better to simply wear them with jeans or sweatpants? You have all these outfit ideas in mind but don’t know how it will all work together once it’s on.
Well, allow us to give you some inspiration and help you put a great outfit together.
1. Cropped pants and crew socks
When you plan on wearing Birkenstocks with socks but don’t know how to style the rest of your outfit, go for cropped jeans. They’re comfy and casual, exactly what you need to achieve that relaxed fit.
When it comes to socks, opt for crew socks that are a bit longer so the hemline of your jeans stretches right above your socks. That way, you’ll look all tidy and put together even though it literally took you a minute to plan an outfit.
When it comes to your top, you can go whichever way you like. A basic tee and a bomber jacket will work well. But if that’s not your cup of tea, you can also go with a white or baby blue oversized shirt.
It all depends on the occasion and how relaxed you want to look (and feel).
2. Ribbed socks and a flowy, simple dress
You’ve always been a huge fan of women who knew how to combine unusual pieces of clothing and make them work. For example, you love it when you see someone wearing a girly dress with masculine shoes but you don’t think you can pull it off.
What if we started with something simple that also gives the same vibes?
Pair your plain, flowy dress with a denim jacket. Then, put on some ribbed socks and your favorite pair of Birks. Just like that, you’ll successfully combine contrasting pieces of clothing that you assumed could never work. But in reality, you just needed to try them on.
Once you spend a day in an outfit such as this one, you’ll love the idea of wearing comfortable outfits that make you stand out. Casual streetwear, here she comes!
3. Knitted socks and jumpsuit
Denim jumpsuits are God’s blessings. You put it on and you already have an outfit. Add some accessories, choose a bag and you’re good to go.
What’s also great about denim jumpsuits is that they go great with Birkenstocks with socks. Just grab a pair of knitted socks in any color you like and put on your Birks. Trust me, you’re going to look like a real celebrity enjoying a day off.
This outfit is simple and relaxed and certainly won’t make you feel like you’re stuck in your own clothes. You’re going to enjoy its comfort.
4. Mom jeans and plain white socks
If you’re dying to go out wearing Birkenstocks with socks but you don’t have any of the clothing items from the list or some of them feel like too much, then we have a solution. Mom jeans and plain white socks are staples in everyone’s closet. It’s also easy to style them.
So, put on your favorite mom jeans, the ones that feel so comfortable that you could live in them. Opt for whichever top you like, preferably something you feel good in as it’s going to make this whole experience of experimenting a bit easier.
Then, put on some basic white socks. Avoid wearing low-cut socks with Birks as they’re not the vibe you’re going for. You need a bit higher pair of socks that can scrunch. They should be your main choice as they scream “I wasn’t trying hard but I still have a perfect outfit.”
And just like that, you’re ready for a day out. This simple combination will take you minutes to style but it’s still going to look amazing.
5. Knitted socks and a boho dress
If you’re a huge fan of boho style and would love to wear your Coachella outfit even outside the festival then this is your chance. Knitted socks, Birkenstocks, and a boho dress are your chance to thrive.
You can go with a shorter dress with fringes or an over-the-knee patterned one. It’s all up to you and your preferences.
When it comes to socks, the best option is to go with the knitted ones. Just make sure that the color of your socks matches the colors of your dress. You want the shades to be at least similar to create that coherent look.
Then put your Birks on and enjoy the fact that you can finally wear them even after the summer is over. This method with socks definitely prolongs the wearing period of your favorite slides. We’re sure all Birkenstocks fans will enjoy this.
6. Sweatpants and crew socks
Let’s say that you have to run some errands or do some grocery shopping. You want to be comfortable as these tasks require walking around or standing in lines. So, you planned on wearing your Birks but then you realized that the summer was over and your feet could get cold.
That’s where socks come to the rescue! Put on the comfiest pair of sweatpants, grab some crew socks, and put on your Birkenstocks. You’re not only going to be warm, but you’ll enjoy the comfort of this whole outfit.
Birks are adored by many people simply because of their comfort. Their soft cushioning ensures your feet stay pain-free, no matter how long you’ve been wearing them. And now that you can enjoy their snugness even after sunny days are long gone, it truly feels like you’ve won the jackpot.
7. Denim shorts and patterned socks
Denim shorts pair well with Birkenstocks. But what can you do when you want to elevate your whole outfit to the next level? How can you add some spice to it without overcomplicating things?
Well, have you ever considered wearing your Birks with patterned socks? It may sound crazy but trust me, it’s going to work.
Socks come in all these different patterns so they’re a great way to spice up your outfit. You can opt for a simple polka dot pattern, you can make things more feminine by going for a floral pattern or you can go all edgy with crazy graphic patterns and weird prints. It’s truly up to you.
Plain denim shorts won’t contrast your choice of socks much. If anything, this piece of clothing gives you all the freedom to do whatever you want.
When it comes to the top part of your outfit, you can opt for a simple T-shirt and a denim jacket for a denim-on-denim situation. You can also wear a textured top to add some additional contrast. In that case, just make sure that the color of your socks matches the color of your top.
Add some cool accessories and a cross-body bag and you’re ready to go. You’re going to look like a real trendsetter but the real truth is that you simply wanted to wear the most comfortable slides you own (a.k.a. your favorite Birks).
As you can tell, you have plenty of options to choose from when you’re trying to style your Birkenstocks with socks. It all depends on your style and preferences. So, find something that works for you and enjoy the freedom of wearing Birks even after summer is over.