Leather slides, as in Birkenstock sandals and look-alikes — whether high-end designer versions or mass-market productions — are what’s in fashion this summer. That’s why it came as no surprise to find one of the most fashionable Victoria Secret angels, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, sport a pair last week.
Would you like to know how Rosie styled her leather slides?
The leggy blond kept things simple but feminine by wearing her macho sandals with a floral maxi dress that was detailed with a thigh-high split on one side to show off her gams. She then complemented the combination with oversized sunnies and a boxy purse. It was a very straightforward ensembe, but a sexy one at that.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley checks out some magazines at a newsstand in Malibu, California, July 11, 2014
How do you like the way Rosie styled her slides? Don’t you want to take a cue?
The outfit is the perfect marriage of masculine and feminine. Leather slides are not exactly sexy or glamorous, so offsetting those characteristics with a feminine frock is the best way to strike a balance and nail the look.
If you’re thinking of giving those Birks or leather slides a try this summer, but can’t quite figure out how to go about it, why not copy Rosie’s outfit here?
I’ve yet to get the details on Rosie’s sandals, but my hunch is they’re from Givenchy. Below is a similar pair with another kind of floral print. These slides are crafted from calf-leather material, and feature two thick buckled straps at the vamps. They are quite pretty, but also very expensive. A pair will set you back $980, although they are currently on sale at $686 over at MyTheresa:
Givenchy Floral Print Leather Slides, $686 (was $980)
In any case, I don’t think you need to spend that much money to get Rosie’s look. Those good ol’ reliable Birks will do just fine. Personally, I prefer these metallic options from Mephisto and Birkenstock, just so you get a touch of glam out of the high-shine texture:
Mephisto Helen Metallic Snake Print Slides, $139
Birkenstock Florida Metallic Birko Floor Slides, $
Pair any of these leather slides with a floral maxi dress that comes with a thigh-high slit, then add a pair of sunnies and a purse, and you can be on your way to looking chic in your leather slides this season.
Trina Turk Lane Silk Print Halter Dress, $368