This has happened to me many times. When platform shoes started replacing pointy-heels I was in a serious rage. I had a closet filled with pointy shoes that looked sleek and sexy and I refused to go back to the days of platforms which I had in High School.
Fast forward a few years later my closet is dominated with platform shoes. I'm not sure how it happened but the story of someone stealing my credit card, buying all these shoes and then returning both the shoes AND the credit card has failed to convince a good many people hence I've had to take full responsibility for it. And now the time has come again to face an old foe.
My memories of clogs extend to my mother wearing them in photos with large floppy hats in her hippie days. I had my own rendezvous with hippie-ness in 2000 when I wore more flowy skirts than recommended by the American surgeon general but I happily grew out of that phase and began bathing sometime in '01. Now a decade later I can say the words I never thought I'd say again: 'Here comes the clogs'.
We can mainly blame Chanel who featured them prominently in their Fall collection this past year. So a few months and many illegal uses of sweatshops later we have more clogs than I can handle at one given time.
My opinion on this new beast is still on the fence. On one hand I can see some refinement coming to these basic shapes that I am grateful for. On the other hand, like all elusive trends, it can get out of hand. More flowy-unbathed individuals can come from this, people, we need to be made aware!
So I ask and tell; what do you think of this baby? Are you passing? Are you being swayed? Were you in clog-camp from the moment you saw them in the Fall? But even more importantly; if you liked it, how would you wear it?
If I were to wear them, which is still an IF... I would wear them paired with this season's neautrals which fit the line of thinking of the clog. Yet I wouldn't forget a structured purse with it because I need some structure in this and of course a girly dress.
So how about it, what does thou think?