I could hardly sleep this whole weekend because I kept thinking about these shoes and I can’t decide how I really feel about them. Do I like them because they look comfy and different and they were all over the Celine runway? Am I drawn to possibly ugly shoes because my style icons wear them and look cute anyway? Do I just love shoes and look for any reason to buy more?
I did some research on this ugly-pretty sandal trend and found that there are a few rules to adhere to when wearing these: you must have a fresh pedi, the sandals should be in new condition and should also be a glossy or shiny finish (you definitely want to avoid the distressed, tan suede look of old Birkenstocks) and it’s best to pair them with a pretty dress or some other feminine outfit.
This weekend I went to listen to a band at Genghis Cohen in Hollywood and saw a woman wearing these Dr. Martens ‘Liza’ studded sandals and decided that they were the perfect foray into pretty/ugly sandals for me:
I was able to find them on Zappos and ordered them right away! What do you think of this trend? Are shoes like this pretty or ugly or both??