All Birkenstock shoes feature a signature molded footbed that will contour to your foot for a comfy, supportive fit. They may need a bit of breaking-in, but it’s worth it! Above all, there’s no denying the pure ease of slipping on a pair of Birks and being ultra-comfortable all day.
But if you think you must sacrifice your style for comfort, think again. I’ve come up with stylish Birkenstock outfit ideas that include six different kinds of Birkenstock shoes. Read on for the ultimate guide to how to wear Birkenstocks.
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1. Birkenstock Arizona Sandals with Denim Shorts
First up, and perhaps the most classic Birkenstock style of all, the Arizona soft footbed sandals are the epitome of comfort and ease. With a two-strap design and soft molded footbed, these slide sandals are as effortless and laid-back as it gets.
Wondering how to wear Birkenstock Arizonas? Since they have an earthy feel, you can’t go wrong by styling them with boho-inspired items like this flowy white crinkle material crop top and some distressed high-rise denim shorts.
This outfit is ideal for the summertime; just add a layered gold pendant necklace and some retro aviator sunglasses.
2. Birkenstock Gizeh Big Buckle Sandals with a Dress
Birkenstock’s line of “Big Buckle” sandals have a more upscale, polished look, making them perfect for pairing with dresses and skirts and casual clothing.
The Gizeh Big Buckle thong sandals feature (as their name suggests) an oversized buckle detail in shiny gold against the cognac leather upper. These also come in black leather with a silver buckle.
For a sweet, summery look, wear the Gizeh Big Buckle sandals with a linen-look white mini dress with feminine details like puff sleeves and a double-tie fastening at the bust. The Birkenstock sandals give it a more casual feel, making it wearable for a picnic, brunch, or walking around the city.
Accessorize with some chunky gold hoop earrings and a wicker basket bag; this one has a removable crossbody strap with brown and gold elements to match the sandals.
3. Birkenstock Boston Clogs with Jeans and a Cardi
Yup, clogs are back! The Birkenstock Boston clogs have become increasingly popular amongst fashion influencers and celebs (Kendall Jenner‘s a fan of them) and will be a major trend this upcoming fall.
These suede clogs feature Birkenstock’s signature molded footbed for comfort and an adjustable buckle strap. You can wear them with or without socks, which means you can pretty much wear them all year round, making them a worthwhile investment.
When it comes to how to wear Birkenstock Boston clogs, relaxed styling is the key.
Try this easy outfit combination for the fall: the Boston clogs, some relaxed jeans, and a cute cardigan sweater. The rib-knit cardigan can be worn on its own or over a top and comes in three other colors. Wear it with some ripped, relaxed-fitting jeans and a cute pair of earrings, like these flower-shaped pearl huggie hoops.
4. Birkenstock Arizona Essentials Rubber Sandals with a Bikini
I’m a HUGE fan of Birkenstock’s Arizona Essentials sandals, a.k.a. the brand’s rubber slides. They are a total must-have for the summer since they’re waterproof, ultra-lightweight, comfortable, and come in various colors. They are also the most affordable shoes on this list, which is why I own multiple pairs!
They’re perfect for a day spent at the beach or the pool, so pair them with your swimwear and a cover-up for a practical yet stylish look. This white button-down shirt and matching shorts set is airy and makes for a fabulous cover-up over a triangle bikini like this green, smocked bathing suit.
Don’t forget some oversized sunnies and a tote bag to complete the breezy, beachy ensemble.
5. Birkenstock Mayari Sandals with Overalls
The Birkenstock Mayari sandals feature the brand’s legendary footbed paired with thinner straps for a sleeker look compared to the classic Arizona sandals. These sandals pair well with everything from dresses and skirts to denim.
For a cute, casual outfit, try styling them with some cord overalls (pro tip: size up for a more relaxed fit). These khaki green overalls will look adorable with a simple white cropped t-shirt worn underneath and some metal hexagonal sunnies.
Bring the outfit together with a printed tote bag to carry all your necessities in style, like with this green and purple floral print tote that matches the overalls. It can even fit textbooks and notebooks, so you could totally wear this look on campus.
6. Birkenstock Arizona Big Buckle Sandals with Pants and a Crop Top
If you’re looking for a pair of chic, upscale sandals, try the Birkenstock Arizona Big Buckle sandals in high-shine black leather with oversized gold buckles. The patent-looking black and gold combo is far from “granola” (not that there’s anything wrong with that look!), and they have an elevated feel that works with dressier clothing items.
Style them with a crop tank top and some loose, relaxed-fit pants like this black pull-on pair made from a linen and cotton blend for a lightweight feel. Match your tank to this woven faux leather handbag that is a dupe for the iconic Bottega Veneta Jodie bag in the same shade of green.
Play up the sandal’s shiny gold buckle details by accessorizing with gold jewelry such as a gold herringbone chain necklace and chunky gold rings.
Complete the ensemble with trendy rectangular sunglasses and put your hair in a claw clip for a model-off-duty vibe.