Inspired by the latest episode of the Sorta Awesome podcast, where Megan and Kelly talk about five things that make them excited for the summer, I'm jumping on the bandwagon and listing a few of my favorite things about this season:
1. Footwear. The warm months make the best shoe style. Living in Los Angeles, we can kind of wear flip flops all year long, but not totally. I've been rockin' boots and booties for months now, just like everyone else. But now it's time to break out the sandals and I'm just gonna say it: Birkenstocks. Oh, I know. I've been singing the praises of this cliche hippie shoe now for years, and a lot of y'all have made fun of me for it. I'm normally kind of a prissy dresser, but Birkenstocks have won my heart forever and always. And they've come a long way in the style department, due to their popularity in the last few years.
The Gizeh Birko-Flor are the most common Birkenstocks that I see stylish women wearing. I really like the plain, matte black ones.
The Mayari in the Habana oiled leather are what I have on my feet right this moment. And they are heaven.
Even J.Crew has gotten in on the action, collaborating with Birkenstocks for this fun pink pair.
The classic Arizona shape now comes in several options, including this snakeskin. I don't like the soft footbed (because my feet need more support), but I know a lot of people do.