Stocks & Socks: How to Style Your Birkenstocks this Winter


Slip-on sandals and clogs, like the Birkenstock Arizonas and the Boston clogs are easily some of the comfiest and easy-to-style footwear out there. Stylish slide-style sandals were all the rage in 2020 and their appeal continues to spill over into 2021 as chic-comfort continues to rule fashion trends. Even better news? Despite what you may think, these comfy shoes are a year-round fashion staple. That’s right, just because the temperatures are dropping doesn’t mean you need to pack away your favourite Birkenstocks until next spring. Winter is the season of ‘stocks & socks’ and we’ve put together a handy guide to styling your favourite sandals or clogs for the cooler months. With a pair of warm socks and the outerwear of your choice, rocking sandals and clogs can still be easily done in winter. Here’s how to style your Birkenstocks during the winter months.

A fuzzy feeling

Birkenstock Zurich shearling sandals.
We can’t do a ‘socks & stocks’ style guide without mentioning Birkenstock’s shearling sandals. These oh-so-comfortable fuzzy sandals are a must-have this winter. Fuzzy sandals are still a hot ticket fashion item, so you’ll definitely turn heads wearing these. Whether you’re working from home, running errands, or meeting friends for a casual lunch, these fuzzy sandals make the perfect companion to keep your toes warm and your style game on point. Pair them with a pair of skinny jeans and a slouchy knit for a casual but cool look. If you need a little extra warmth, slip on a pair of thick knitted socks to elevate your look and keep your toes warm and cosy.

If you’re heading out exploring, then slip on a plush, super cosy teddy jacket and matching beanie, and you’ll be ready to take on the world in your Birkenstock Shearling sandals.

Head to toe layering

Birkenstock sandals

Layering is an essential element of winter fashion. Not only will multiple layers keep you warm when it’s cold outside, but it also adds a multidimensional element to your outfit and creates interest. This winter, head to toe layering is a key trend and a pair of Birkenstock Arizona leather sandals are just the thing you need to complete a layered winter look. Rock your ‘stocks’ and woolly socks with skinny jeans, a shirt dress, and a cotton sweater for a workwear look that is comfortable and cool.

Or, for a casual weekend look, pair your Birkenstocks and socks with straight-leg jeans and a warm knitted jersey. Don’t forget to roll up your cuffs for a more polished look that will show off your ‘stocks’ and socks.

Simplicity with clogs

Birkenstock clogs

If you’re looking for a closed-toe slide that’s just as easy to style as your Birkenstock sandal then you can’t go wrong with a pair of Birkenstock Boston clogs. Birkenstock Bostons are simple, but they’re still a statement, so when styling them this winter be sure to keep your outfit as low-key and simple as possible. You can make a splash with a pretty print but keep the lines and shapes of your outfit simple, and you will be on to a winner. Pair your clogs with woolly socks, a flowy full-length skirt, and a knitted jersey for a cosy winter look that will wow at lunch with the ladies.

Or, relax at a braai in a pair of jeans, thick socks, and a cotton shirt on the weekends. If you’re looking to create a more polished day-time look on a warm winter’s day, then simply ditch the socks, roll up the hem of your jeans to show your ankles, and pull on a warm cosy fitted sweater to complete the look.

See Also

For more style inspiration and to shop these looks, visit the Birkenstock South Africa website.


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