Chefs, nurses and comfort-shoe aficionados swear by Dansko clogs due to their sturdy construction and comfortable, contoured footbed. Although you want to be comfortable, you don't want to go about looking like you plan to muck out a horse stall. By pairing your clogs with the right clothes and accessories, you can look sleek and stylish in your Dansko clogs.
What Makes Dansko Different From Other Clogs?
Husband and wife horse-farming team Mandy Cabot and Peter Kjellerup discovered the perfect stapled clog in a tiny Danish shoe store on a horse-buying trip. When their friends caught sight of their comfy clogs, they started begging for some of their own. Cabot and Kjellerup started bringing back more and more shoes, and eventually they started selling them out of their station wagon between horse shows. In 1993 they sold their horse farm and launched Dansko, which offers clogs, boots, sandals, heels and flats. All of the shoes within the same collection feature the same footbed and heel height, but the uppers vary considerably. You can choose different materials and designs including offbeat choices like brocade or zebra stripes.
Skirts and Dresses
One of the main perks of clogs is their height. They can add several inches to your height -- and lengthen your legs just like heels -- without the pain and discomfort of stilettos. Pairing your Dansko clogs with short skirts and dresses can give you the appearance of sculpted, svelte legs. Dresses with flowers and frills make a fun contrast to practical, stapled clogs. You can also work the chic bohemian look by wearing the clogs with thigh skimming tie-dyed dresses or gauze tunics. Add girly, whimsical accessories like fringed purses and beaded necklaces.
Shorts paired with plastic garden clogs are a definite fashion "don't," but shorts with leather Dansko clogs can work. Avoid long, baggy Bermuda shorts. Instead, pair your clogs with rolled-up shorts or cut-offs that hit around the middle of your thigh or shorter. Pay careful attention to your hair and make-up to make sure you look stylish instead of sloppy. Aviator glasses add a sleek finishing touch to your look.
Slim-Cut Jeans and Pants
Wear black clogs with black slim-cut pants or dark-washed jeans to showcase your legs and give them the illusion of length. Don't pair brightly colored clogs with full-length pants since this can put all of the attention on your shoes, instead of your legs. If you want to show off a pair of colorful clogs, pair them with rolled-up jeans or capris.