Chunky slides have been around for a while (Birkenstocks, anyone?), but it wasn't until the Dior Cruise Collection 2018 show that they were crowned the most popular shoe style for (this and next!) Summer. And it doesn't take a genius to figure out the reasons behind their popularity: apart from being super versatile and tomboy-ish they're just incomparably comfy. And yes, when extreme comfort comes with a cute relaxed vibe, we're all in! But if you're hesitant to adopt the style because it may seem that your robust friends could come off a little, eh, too comfy, we got you covered with these 3 foolproof tricks to make chunky slides look chic!
1 / EMBELLISHMENTS ARE KEY
If you're looking to make heavy pieces look a bit more feminine, there's nothing that a bit of bling can't handle. This pair does it in the most clever way, by adding strass covered buckles and a black satin finish (aka the most sexy finish out there). Not a chance these beauties will be mistaken for their not-so-flattering masculine counterparts!
2 / ADD A FLIRTY & SOPHISTICATED MAIN PIECE
Now, it almost goes without saying that the main piece you add on top of your slides is key: you want something that comes across as flirty and sophisticated, and what does a better job than a lightweight shirtdress? Bonus points if it has a cheerful sunny print and flirty details such as widening sleeves and little slits at the bottom (such as this one from By Malene Birger, now on sale!). And don't think twice about adding some extra sass by wearing it off-the-shoulder (also seen here) and throwing in a matching anklet.
3 / THINK STRUCTURED ACCESSORIES
Now it's time to balance out all that flirty bling with structured classic accessories: black cat-eye sunnies, a structured black-&-white clutch, and iconic black belt to snag your shirtdress in at the waist.
Will you be adopting the chunky slides trend this Summer? I think it's such a cute style! :)