Maybe you’re slowly becoming a fan of Birks even though you were always adamant about the fact that you could never put them on your feet. But people change and learn from their mistakes, so you gave in and ordered these famous slides. Now, you have a dilemma on how to wear Birkenstocks and style them the right way.
The main reason why these shoes became so popular is due to their comfort. They’re easy to put on and are a great option when you don’t want to end up with painful feet.
Now that you’ve finally tried them on, you understand all the fuss about them. However, you still don’t know what to pair them with and how to put together a trendy and effortless outfit.
Fortunately, Birkenstocks aren’t hard to style. You just need some inspiration and we’re sure you’ll then be able to come up with a ton of outfit ideas.
So, let us give you some suggestions so you can finally wear these slides out and about and enjoy their comfort.
How to wear Birkenstocks?
Before we start with inspirational outfit ideas, let’s first make sure your Birkenstocks fit you right. Once you take them out of the box, you should first flex them. Why should you be doing this? Well, Birkenstocks are made of stiff materials and they need some time to stretch out.
So, flexing them is going to help them feel more softer. This way, you’ll be able to enjoy their comfort faster.
After that, you should unbuckle all the straps, put your feet inside, and then buckle the straps back again. Once you do that, you’ll ensure your Birkenstocks fit you exactly how they’re supposed to. We could say that this process will help you get a custom pair of slides made just for your feet.
In the beginning, you may regret the fact that you bought them but you have to be patient. It will take you a couple of wears before your feet finally adjust to your Birks. After that, they’ll truly be your go-to shoes and you won’t be able to stop wearing them.
Now, let’s see how you can style them and enjoy their comfort day in, and day out.
1. Wear Birkenstocks with sweatpants for a cozy look
We all have those lazy days when we don’t want to leave the house. But it’s usually at those moments that you have something important to do. So, you make yourself get up and run some errands but as you’re getting ready, you realize you have nothing to wear.
Okay, we’re being a bit dramatic right now, but sometimes, we would love to wrap ourselves in the blanket and call it a day. If only it was socially acceptable to leave a house wearing pajamas and a blanket…
Well, on those days you want to be comfortable and put on your baggy sweatpants and comfy Birkenstocks. For extra coziness, put on your favorite knitted socks that are going to keep your feet warm.
This is probably one of the simplest outfits you can wear and it’s a perfect choice for those days when you don’t feel like dressing up. You know you’re going to enjoy its comfort to the maximum.
2. Choose appropriate pants for a business-casual outfit
Who said that you couldn’t wear Birkenstocks with business casual outfits? As long as your company doesn’t have a strict dress code, you can surely make these slides work well with office-appropriate fits.
What you need to do is choose a pair of pants that you enjoy wearing to the office. You can put on your favorite cropped jeans or palazzo pants. Feel free to choose whatever you like, as long as you know you’ll feel comfortable in them.
Pair your pants with an oversized shirt or a basic T-shirt and an oversized blazer. Again, wear something you feel good in because we don’t want you to be restricted in your own clothes.
Put on some golden or silver accessories (based on which ones you prefer more) and grab a purse of your choice.
To spice everything up, put on your Birkenstocks. Clog-like Birks will work great with an outfit such as this one but open-toed ones will also look nice.
And voila! You have just put together a combination of your dreams, perfect for days at the office. We’re sure you’re going to feel powerful and capable wearing this outfit. And the better you feel, the more productive you’ll be at work.
3. Go all monochromatic for clean-girl vibes
Monochromatic seems to be the vibe many women are going for. And we don’t blame them! Outfits that consist of only one color look effortless but at the same time, they’re right on trend.
So, if you want to try a combination like this and see how you feel about it, then Birkenstocks are a great footwear option. If you already own a pair of Birks, then it would be best to build the rest of your outfit around your slides.
Earth-toned Birks will pair well with leather pants and a trench coat in the same shades. Black Birkenstocks can be combined with wide-leg black pants and a leather jacket.
Besides these two options, you’ll be able to put many more different outfits together. Just first give a monochromatic look a try and see how you feel about it.
If your confidence grows and you finally get a better understanding of why people keep wearing Birks, then know you’ve hit the jackpot. This is your chance to get creative with your outfits and finally wear some clothing items that have been lying in your closet for a while.
4. Style Birks with a denim skirt for a dressy look
You know those moments when you don’t feel like going out but you already made plans for the night? Your girls are waiting for you but you’re so tired that you can’t imagine wearing high heels. What do you do now?
Well, have you considered styling a denim skirt with Birkenstocks? It does sound like a good plan, right? You’re still going to look good but at the same time, you’ll feel comfortable thanks to your saving-grace shoes.
Put on a simple tank top and maybe even a denim jacket for a denim-on-denim situation. You can also grab your favorite leather jacket if you want to make the whole outfit a bit edgier.
A cross-body bag and simple accessories will be just enough to make you feel good about your outfit.
Who said that Birkenstocks were made only for cozy days and sporty outfits? These slides are versatile and you can easily make them work with different outfits. Just bear in mind what you’re getting ready for and you’ll be good to go.
5. Pair them with biker shorts for an everyday look
Biker shorts are perfect for lazy days when you don’t need to look all dressed up. And pairing them with Birkenstocks is exactly what you’re looking for when you want to stay comfortable all day long.
This look isn’t made for days at the office or date nights. But it’s a great option when you’re getting ready for a walk in the park with your dog.
These slides are made to keep your feet comfortable. So, you have every right to style them however you want. As long as you feel good in your outfit, that’s all that matters.
6. Pair them with socks to keep your feet warm
This isn’t exactly an outfit idea but it’s still a tip that can make you prolong the wear time of your favorite slides. Once summer is over, we all usually store our Birkenstocks with the rest of our summery shoes. But what if I told you that you don’t have to do it right away?
You can still wear these slides as long as it’s not raining. Yes, fall days can get cold but pairing your Birks with socks will keep your feet warm and you’ll be able to wear them, at least for a couple of weeks longer.
This idea may sound silly, but you can style so many different outfits wearing Birkenstocks with socks. And all of them will look good.
Don’t worry, people won’t stare at you. If anything, they’re going to feel inspired by your combination and will want to try it themselves.
Socks are a great way to spice up your outfit as they come in different patterns and textures. So, you can go all out with crazy graphic patterns or you can keep things simple with neutral, ribbed socks.
The possibilities are truly endless and you can choose how wild you want your outfit to look like. If you’re not feeling brave enough, you can always stay in your safe zone and opt for a more simple outfit.
But in the end, you’re probably going to love the fact that you can wear your socks with slides outside your home. We’re sure this is a dream of every adult person out there.