The Coolest Clogs (That Aren’t Dowdy)

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As a clog lover, I’ll be the first to admit. Some of them just look…frumpy. If you follow me here, I think (and hope) frumpy would be the last thing to describe my style choices. Ain’t nobody got time for that lewk, friends. Haha.

So, What Makes Clogs Look ‘Cool’?

After years of searching thousands of shoes, it’s no surprise I’m picky about details. And it’s interesting details that make clogs or clog sandals way more cool and chic, and less dowdy. Unless you’re quite tall, the rounded toe shape of some clogs can really cut off the length of your legs visually, so these special design elements can help prevent that. So as a 5’4″ gal who loves clogs, I typically look for the following when searching for a new pair:

These little details make all the…difference and keep the pair from entering frump-town territory.

Interesting details make clogs & clog sandals way more cool + chic, thus less dowdy. Think: studs, prints, heels, tread soles & more cute deets.
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I totally get it that some clogs are made for comfort, especially for those who work in them. Understood. But we’re talking about fashion clogs here on this here fashion blog, my friends. And while we still wear them for good back support and we want them to be comfortable, I’ll be honest, my first priority is “yeah, but do they look good?” We aim for both! And right now, clogs (like these! ๐Ÿ˜) can add that ’70s-style outfit vibe that is oh-so-desirable these days.

And speaking of cool ’70s vibe…I just tried on this super cushiony, comfy pair of clogs from Kork Ease. They’re selling fast, but you can find a few more pairs, including in a pretty cayenne earthy orange, here and here. And a very few sizes here at Amazon.

Now let’s get into the rest of the roundup! (Oh AND if you’re looking for cute options beyond just clogs, Linzi’s amazing summer comfort shoe post has us all covered!)

10 Pairs Of Chic Clogs To Snap Up Now

These are the clogs I’m currently loving. And I know the price of clogs tends to be a little on the higher side, but have no fear! There are plenty of pairs under $150 and even some under-$100 options here. Yay! There are slides, ankle straps, closed-toe, higher heels, and lower heels. All the options, but still in a highly curated collection.

Interesting details make clogs & clog sandals way more cool + chic, thus less dowdy. Think: studs, prints, heels, tread soles & more cute deets.

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1 | Frye Zelda Seam Clog: Gah. Gorgeous. Leave it to Frye, one of my favorite shoe brands. Also in brown.
2 | No 6. Frida Wedge Clogs: These are on order. SO pretty. Comparing them to #8 in an upcoming post. My FAV clog brand.
3 | Lotta Highwood Brown Wooden Clog: SO cute & reasonable at just over $100.

4 | Kelsi Dagger Brooklyn B/W Print: This print is so rad and unexpected on clog!
5 | MIA Greta**: Sustainable, cute tread, at Nordstrom AND just over $100. LOVE.
6 | Dingo Dreamweaver: Under $100 with that cute huarache-style woven detail. Love the studs, too.
7 | Lotta From Stockholm Classic: These are a classic style but that tread adds edginess I love.

8 | No. 6 Abuela Mid: The pair I’m trying along with the Frida above. SO cute. An upgrade from Dr. Scholls.
9 | Veronica Beard Hannalee: Beautifully gorgeous high end pair. Also comes in white croc.
10 | Madewell Ayanna: A really beautiful option from Madewell.

And which clogs from my recent try-ons did I learn are decidedly NOT cool? (Even in leopard print, haha). These. I blame the Memorial Day sales-brain for this order. If shoe-specific curiosity would kill the cat, I’d be in trouble haha. I thought leopard might be able to save the Crocs but no. It did not. I still stand by my #nocrocsnoway vow to myself years ago. You do you, boo, but this girl is still going to vehemently avoid them.

Interesting details make clogs & clog sandals way more cool + chic, thus less dowdy. Think: studs, prints, heels, tread soles & more cute deets.

Stay tuned for a try-on sesh with a couple of the No. 6 clogs above! I’m so excited to see how they stack up. And as usual, if you have gorgeously cool clogs you love that I’ve missed, do share!

Until next time…

xo,

L

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Hey hey…this one’s for the Pinners…

Interesting details make clogs & clog sandals way more cool + chic, thus less dowdy. Think: studs, prints, heels, tread soles & more cute deets.

8 COMMENTS

  1. Love these! I have to mention a local shoe designer here in Montana who makes the MOST gorgeous clogs (which is why they sell out all the time). You can see most Missoula women wearing them all the time–if we’re lucky enough to snag a pair. http://bean-an-ti.com/

  2. I love the idea of clogs but between noisy hardwood floors and weak ankles I just can’t. I once owned a pair of Dansko’s that were a moto boot style. If they brought those back I might have to try them again.

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