Worldwide Trend: Won’t Clog Your Style

Even some of the most fashion-forward style cohorts had a tough time swallowing last fall’s uber-tacky trend of the chunky clog so reminiscent of something grandma would wear. This spring however, the clog has been modified into something much more digestible and glamorous thanks to the willingness of designers trying to bring back the trend. The clog sandal is diversified in such a way that it is effortlessly chic worn casually by day or dolled up for the evening mixed with a multitude of styles. Try it low with bare legs and denim shorts or trouser shorts. Try it high with rolled up cargo pants, boyfriend jeans, skinny jeans, capri pants, mini-dresses, and jumpsuits. This is the new walkable and versatile shoe for spring and summer that comes in an assortment of colors, heights, and styles. At least this time around, your grandmother won’t become nostalgic looking down at your shoes.

Tags in this order from left to right: Miu miu, Topshop, Ted Baker, Jimmy Choo, Stella McCartney, Givenchy, Michael Kors, Celine

Style: Shanghai

As I was strolling down the escalator of a subway station in Shanghai, I noticed this girl’s hair! How ingenious! Her upper half was french braided and tucked in with clips and the rest of her hair was left down.

Style: Shanghai

I was amazed at the emergence of personal style awareness I found with locals this time around! This young man made my heart sing with his perfectly proportioned, perfectly orchestrated, head to toe urban guerilla-chic style. His look left me with an impression, a metaphorical reference through an apparent voice of visual creativity and individualized personality without having to say a word in a society that still considers freedom of speech a taboo. This is why we turn to fashion. Fashion is democratization at its best.