Sunday, August 8, 2010
Clogs have been around all season (thanks to Chanel), but you'll be seeing a lot more of them come autumn/winter. There's no pussyfooting around this shoe trend - if you want to clomp and stomp, this is the footwear for you.
It's also the shoe to wear with next season's big hosiery trend: socks. Knee-high, over-the-knee, ankle, patterned, plain... the good old pull-up is having a moment. And nothing makes them look more quirky cool than a pair of clogs.
I'm liking these from Marks & Spencer's Limited Collection (above and top). In a pewter leather with braid and stud detail, they're £39.50 and come in navy suede, too. (I've teamed them with £2.99 purple over-the-knee socks from H&M). My only issue? I haven't quite mastered walking in clogs yet, which might be a problem!
Given that we're prone to rain (even in August), closed-toe styles are a good option. Check out these chocolate leather Topshop ones (below). They're £35 in the sale, reduced from £70. Plus, try New Look - it has a brown leather pair with buckle and stud detail for £40. And, if you don't like the idea of socks and shoes, wear your clogs with thick tights instead.