This Is The Transeasonal Footwear Trend We’ll Be Living In All Autumn


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Image via @urbanoutfitters

For as long as I can remember, my dad has lived in Birkenstocks. As a man with abnormally wide feet, they’re one of few shoes that actually fit him. He wears them out of comfort and functionality, not fashion, and growing up, my three cruel siblings and I persistently ridiculed him for that fact.

So when his “Jesus sandals” appeared on the catwalk back in 2013, we had to eat our words. Sure, the shoes shown were just a reinterpretation of the classic Arizona but the silhouette—which we’d all banished into ugly shoe oblivion—was undoubtedly the same.

Since that first appearance, Birkenstocks have made a real comeback. (A turn of events my dad likes to lay claim to). So much so, they’re the new Havaianas and we live in them all summer long. But with the recent change in season comes a reluctant but inevitable change in footwear. Soon, we’ll be pulling on socks and swapping sandals for our favourite sneakers…or will we?

It seems Birkenstocks wasn’t the only legacy of my trendsetting father. Rumour has it, socks and sandals are set to be the transeasonal footwear trend for 2017. Don’t believe us? Just ask the Olsen twins, who’ve been spotted sporting the combo on numerous occasions, or visit the Wikipedia page.

The way I see it, there’s no reason summer slides can’t be winter slides. I’m fully onboard the #socksandstocks trend. If you’d like to join me, here’s some style tips to get you started.


1. Go Neutral

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Free People March Catalogue 2017

Shop the look → Birkenstocks and socks. 

2. Or Contrast

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Shop the look → Birkenstocks and socks.

3. Pair It With A Floaty Dress

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via @billiebillie

Shop the look → Birkenstocks.

4. Don’t limit yourself to Birkenstocks

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Shop the look → Teva sandals (left & right) and socks (leftright).

5. Don’t Be Afraid To Go Bold

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Shop the look → Teva sandals. 

6. It Can Look Sophisticated

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Shop the look → sandals and socks.

7. Try Heels

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Shop the look → clogs and socks.

8. And Sporty Socks

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Shop the look → socks.

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Georgia Pretty
Growing up on the Northern Beaches of Sydney with a love of the outdoors, Georgia has always led an active lifestyle. She has a passion for health, fitness and fashion, and loves to travel and try new things. She graduated from the University of NSW with a Bachelor of Media (PR and Advertising) and initially pursued the public relations field but was always drawn to journalism due to her love of reading and writing. For Georgia, life is about balance. She leads an active and fulfilled lifestyle and nourishes her mind and body but won't shy away from a taco and wine!