“OK, but you’re not 4 years old.”
“OK, but you’re not a retired gardener.”
“OK, but r u ok?”
Every time I’ve brought up wanting Crocs, I’m met with confused responses.
I say… “OK, but can everyone just stop!”
It’s hard to argue that Crocs are anywhere near visually appealing. But it’s also hard to argue how in ugly shoes are. Especially Crocs — thanks Christopher Kane and Balenciaga!
I hate trends, but when the trend costs $29.99, can be purchased at the hardware store, and elicits rude remarks from “friends,” I’m all in.
I’m so all in that I’m not even copping out with a pair of black, navy blue, or white Crocs… I’m going all in with a pair of BRIGHT fuchsia Crocs.
I might hate trends, but I love a good challenge.
HOW TO WEAR CROCS FASHIONABLY
Once an oxymoron, but now a reality, Crocs CAN be worn fashionably. You just have to take one key aspect into consideration…
While super lightweight, Crocs are a clunky and loud shoe. Because Crocs are so massive, they look “best” with…
You need a skinny or bootcut jean to give yourself more length and streamline your silhouette. If your ankles can show, that’s great too. Flared jeans don’t work well because the bell bottom hides the Croc too much.
-Midi Length Dresses
If your dress hits below your knees, it’ll work. Over the knees and it looks messy. Right at the knee and it stunts your leg. But an inch or so below your knees? That works…
-Pony Tail or Big Hair
You want more volume up top (or you’ll want your hair to be more sleek, but big!) because these shoes are so clunky.
Since my Crocs are incredibly loud that means that they look best when the outfit is more monochrome or simple. I already dress relatively simply and monochromatically, so this isn’t a huge stretch.
I want these outfits to be real and not another Buzzfeed or fashion blogger unwearable outfit. So, let’s get into some cool and wearable Crocs outfits…
(… or what I consider a “cool” Croc outfit!)
CROCS WITH DRESSES OUTFITS
Left to Right: Equipment slip dress with Jennifer Fisher x Goop hoops, and a Marc Jacobs clutch; Calypso St. Barths dress with Jennifer Fisher x Goop hoops, and a Chanel bag; MIKOH slip dress with a Chanel bag.
Focus: The high hair with the midi-length dresses adds more vertical space to your outfit. It also helps negate the slouchy feel of the Crocs.
CROCS WITH JEANS OUTFITS
Left to Right: Rag & Bone skinny jeans with Celine sunglasses, a Rockins white t-shirt, and a Miu Miu bag; Siwy jeans with a Lunya top, and a Chanel bag; Rag & Bone skinny jeans with Celine sunglasses, a Rag & Bone t-shirt, and a Louis Vuitton bag.
Focus: Jeans and a t-shirt never fails… even with Crocs! If you keep the outfit simple, you are more likely to make it work.
While I think that I managed to make Crocs look (relatively) cool and wearable, what do you think?
Are you into it? Or do you think this article is just a croc(k) of 💩?
Would you wear Crocs?
Let me know in the comments!
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