I was quietly making my rounds of the fashinterwebs, carelessly, completely ignorant of what I was going to find! Ashley Olsen, twin millionaire extraordinare, style icon and exquisite fashionista was seen wearing a pair of Birkenstock sandals!
Her pair of Birkenstock Gizeh sandals is an accessible fashion item, ready to join your wardrobe at any moment in exchange for $120. I guess the fashion ban on the Birkenstocks is over now? (I’m such a huge fan, so regardless of fashion and trends I will be rocking my Birkenstocks no matter what!) yaaaay for Birkies!
Who knew I have been fashionable since 1996!
Ashley has great casual style.
keiko, thís toe design was not insight yet in 1996 ;)
I have a gf who wore them all the time at home since ages. Not outside. She does since these are around.
Here in the Netherlands everyone and their dog wears these. Literally almost everyone! Old, young, skinny, curvy whatever female wears these. I have the greenish-bronze ones. Right now I wear them. They are expensive in the US! I bought mine for €35 and my German neighbour, who wears that health-design-look Birckies approved they were real.
I think I buy another pair: the health-design-look with thick real wool winter socks for cold winter days; indoors of course. My feet loves them :D
I said it as a joke – picking a random year! Because I too have been wearing them for as long as I can remember. My first pair of birkies were brought sometime in the 90s – didn’t mean to upset anyone. I was trying to be ironic because we can’t have an original fashion decision without a celebrity endorsement it seems these days?
um… actually, Keiko I was thinking more like we can’t have enough snobs / celebrity these days! Wearing high heels only because you can’t be caught on camera wearing flats is such a demented philosophy! I don’t wear my Birkenstocks around the house! I wear them everywhere from the mall to a walk in the city! I actually got sort of Birk-addict ;)
@keiko: oh sorry, I got it I only liked to point out that this design wasn’t around in the ’90’s otherwise I would have give it a 2nd thought :)
Kpriss: of course you are addicted. Put them on and it is like the toes start to curl from smiling and happiness. I also tried to wear those fugly clogs (or what’s the name?), these big plastic shoes with holes in it….ugh…they felt good too but they have dissapeared in silence right? These ones look even sexy on lots of females with nice feet :)
I also wear my Palladium’s again. I have walked long miles on those. :)
They definitely made a thong style in the 90s- I wore them to many Grateful dead shows ( along with many other hippies). I also had a pair of Boston clogs and they still make those as well. I had to order them from a catalog at the health food store :) I think the “normcore” trend is to blame for their current popularity, but any trend towards comfort and practicality is one I can approve of.
My thoughts exactly! The will soon fade out of hotness but they’ll forever be my favorite type of footwear! Whilst there seems to be an age when everything and anything is permitted (and by all means, I tried high and lo of both footwear and clothing), one’s style & personality will always shine through and in my books, personal style is a perfect blend of personal lifestyle comfort &fit and a healthy dose of ‘I don’t give a f about the latest catwalk’ :-)
The Gizeh was available in the early 90s. I can provide a photo from a French Marie Claire 1994 if need be.
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