- As the Birkenstock enjoys a fashion renaissance,
CHRISTA D’SOUZA explains how to do sensible with style
At last. Vindicated. Way before Phoebe Philo hijacked them for Céline and turned them into the single most important thing a woman can wear on her feet this year, I was championing Birkenstocks. It gives me such a warm feeling to see how Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are rocking them with white socks; how there is a waiting list this long for a pair; how those geeky things that the late, great Steve Jobs wore in the ’80s have now become such a semaphore for cool.
But of course it is not just Birkenstocks that have regained stylish status this season: pool slides, hiking sandals (see
IN HER SHOES
Wear with a crisp shirt
and wide-leg culottes for
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