Birkenstocks And Socks. (You Had To Know This Was Coming)

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Birkenstocks with socks: comfortable, stylish, trendy. The Mom Edit is nailing this '90s style throwback for all seasons & you can too. Here's how.

It seems inconceivable, as I spent the last few hours today sweating around NY in a miniskirt, that only two weeks ago I was wearing thick wool sweaters. That is the way of Michigan summers, I suppose. As a teen growing up in Marquette, MI, summers meant new bikinis and a new J.Crew cotton rollneck sweater. Remember those?  [snort]

But because I’m a ’90s girl, summer also meant Birkenstocks. So cool with that rollneck sweater! And fall? Well. Fall meant Birkenstocks WITH SOCKS.

How To The Nail Birkenstocks & Socks Trend

Birkenstocks with socks: comfortable, stylish, trendy. The Mom Edit is nailing this '90s style throwback for all seasons & you can too. Here's how.

I loved it then, I love it now. Naysayers, say what you nay! I’m unabashedly, unapologetically, unashamedly going to rock Birks with socks.

Birkenstocks with socks: comfortable, stylish, trendy. The Mom Edit is nailing this '90s style throwback for all seasons & you can too. Here's how.

 

Birkenstocks with socks: comfortable, stylish, trendy. The Mom Edit is nailing this '90s style throwback for all seasons & you can too. Here's how.

I had to work through a few things, though. Here’s what I learned:

1.  The newer Birkenstocks that say “soft footbed” are MUCH more comfortable than the Birks of yesteryear *cough*90s*cough*. No break-in period required. And that birko-flor stuff is crazy soft, as is the suede. As much as I wanted to be all die-hard CLASSIC LEATHER BIRKS OR BUST…those were the pairs I returned.

2.  For wearing birks + socks with skinny jeans, the socks matter. Trying to get the right level of scrunched at the top of the sock was driving me nuts until I found these socks from Free People. The little crochet hem saves it. (Of course, one doesn’t need to worry about scrunching socks if wearing Birks old-school: straight-leg jeans with ripped hems, Wigwam socks. #ohyesIwill #withachoker)

 

Birkenstocks with socks: comfortable, stylish, trendy. The Mom Edit is nailing this '90s style throwback for all seasons & you can too. Here's how.

Outfit Details

sweater: Marc Jacobs James Sweater, on sale!! at Nordstrom

jeans: rag & bone (old)…but the similar rag & bone Stretch Skinny Jean in seaside wash is on sale for $118

shoes: Birkenstocks Arizona Soft Footbed in Golden Brown Birko-Flor

socks: Free People Short Highland Boot Sock (If you don’t want to pay shipping for just a pair of socks….I strongly suggest this sweater. It is everything. Or hey – Nordstrom has similar socks in a longer length.)

lipstick: Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm in Coy

All of these pictures were taken not far from my parent’s lake house (“camp”). Didn’t I grow up in a gorgeous place? #blessed #justkidding

I have such a love-hate relationship with #hashtags.

Anyway, happy Friday!! Mike and I are headed up to NY for the Reward Style party on Saturday…anyone else going? It’s always a good time, and Mike’s bringing the camera, so hopefully we can find some good #nyfw inspo….we will see.

xo,

S