The fashionable and unbelievably comfortable Birkenstock shoe trend is making the rounds on runways, in the high streets and everywhere in between this fall.  Yes, this trend does tend to be a love-it or hate-it kind of thing, but with a few key styling tips you’ll be able to rock comfy Birkenstocks in a way that you and your wardrobe will love.

Laid back and casual Birkenstocks are a fashion favorite for style icons like Ashley Olsen, Heidi Klum and the ever-twerking Miley Cyrus. What we love about this comfortable footwear option is that they offer more structure and style than regular old flip-flops and you can pair them with  tons for different pieces from cuffed jeans to casual relaxed trousers.

If you think that Birkenstocks are only for those über-casual days then you are partially right, we don’t suggest wearing Birkenstocks to the office, out on a fancy date or to any other occasion where sandals are a no-no. With that said, there are some fantastic Birkenstocks out there that feature a little bedazzling for those times when you want to add a little oomph to your casual ensembles. Take a cue from designers like Giambattista Valli and Miu Miu who both showed jazzed up and blinged out versions of Birkenstocks on their 2013 runways.

Try The Trend Tips
If you are the type of gal who is looking for a comfortable yet fashionable shoe to strut around town in look no further than the Birkenstock. To make sure you put your best foot forward in this stylish trend check out some of the tips below:

This season Birkenstocks are being seen in monochrome black and white as well as bold eye catching metallics, we suggest investing in both types so that you have a casual pair and a dressier pair.

Birkenstocks add a natural earthy element to an ensemble  so go ahead and stick with the nature theme and try pairing your Birkenstocks with floral prints, which will also help to anchor the somewhat masculine appeal these shoe can at times have.