How to wear Birkenstock Gizeh sandals

How to wear Birkenstock Gizeh sandals

Birkenstocks are the top shoe trend for Summer 2014. While I’m not a huge fan of the classic two-strap Arizona or the god-awful Boston leather or felt clogs, I do love the simple and sleek design of the Birkenstock Gizeh. I have a couple pairs in silver and my favourite colour, mint, and I wanted to share a guide on how to wear Birkenstock Gizeh sandals.

How to wear Birkenstock Gizeh sandals: Shorts

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Denim shorts, a crisp silk shirt in a summer print pair perfectly with the Birkenstock Gizeh. The shorts are super casual to match the sandals, but the elegant shirt elevates the look. It’s a nice juxtaposition, especially when paired with a chic handbag and cool sunglasses.

Outfit details:

Levi’s 501 denim shorts in slash, Joe Fresh printed silk shirt, Ray Ban mirror aviators, Rebecca Minkoff Collin Camera bag, pearl bracelet from an Athens market, Birkenstock Gizeh sandals in silver.

How to wear Birkenstock Gizeh sandals: Kimono

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This look is a more casual version of the one above. I paired the Birkenstocks with jean shorts once again, but kept things more casual with a plain white tee. I layered a pretty printed kimono to elevate this simple cut-off and tee look. I could have easily worn this outfit with sneakers or flip flops, but the Birkenstock sandals were a more practical and cooler alternative while sight-seeing in Athens.

Outfit details

Floral kimono, white t-shirt from Forever 21, studded cut-off jeans, tortoiseshell sunglasses, Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC bag and Birkenstock Gizeh sandals in silver.

How to wear Birkenstock Gizeh sandals: Romper

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While wearing a dress with Birkenstock Gizeh sandals is a bit daunting, I think rompers are a cute and practical alternative. I’m wearing a pretty printed romper, which is light when it gets really hot and humid in the city.

Outfit details: Floral printed romper, Ray-Ban mirror aviators, Coach duffle bag in lime, Birkenstock Gizeh sandals in silver.

How to wear Birkenstock Gizeh sandals: Sundress

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The secret to wearing a dress with Birkenstock sandals is to keep things simple. This whole outfit has a cool colour palette and I accessorized with a dainty silver necklace to incorporate the silver of the sandals. This look is casual, and perfect for a weekend by the dock.

Outfit details: White dress with blue embroidery c/o Chicwish, silver moon necklace c/o The Infinitine, Birkenstock Gizeh sandals in silver.

How to wear Birkenstock Gizeh sandals: Maxi Dress

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You might think wearing Birkenstock sandals with a maxi dress or skirt is a bit too hippy-dippy, but if you stick to solid pieces and elegant accessories you can pull it off! I took on the pastels trend with a coral maxi dress, lilac tote and mint Birkenstock Gizeh sandals for a colourful summer look. This is a great outfit for travel, because you can wear the jersey maxi dress all day with comfy Birks sandals, then swap them out for a pair of heeled sandals for nighttime.

Outfit details:

Coral maxi dress, Lilac tote from Indigo (similar Michael Kors Jet Set tote), Love Eyewear sunglasses c/o Clearly Contacts, honeycomb ring and necklace c/o The Infinitine, bangles from Alex and Ani and Birkenstock Gizeh sandals in mint.

Whether you wear your Birkenstocks with a dress or casual shorts is up to you, but I’m finding that the classic (and trendy) style of these German sandals can go with a lot of looks! If you’re still hesitant, I suggest getting a metallic pair of Birkenstocks (I’m in love with these copper metallic Birkenstock Arizona sandals) or a pair in your favourite colour (how cute are these pink Birkenstock Madrid slides?) I bought my Birkenstock sandals in Berlin as a souvenir, but they’re definitely worth investing in if you like to walk, are looking for travel shoes or have foot problems. I hope my guide on How to wear Birkenstock Gizeh sandals gives you some outfit inspiration!

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