March 11th, 2015
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Why I Like Them

Prada Clogs

And, just like that, it’s spring in NYC–from zero degrees to sixty in the blink of an eye. Time to pull out my clogs.

Last week, after I ran the photo of Financial Times fashion editor Jo Ellison pictured below, I decided that I loved her clog sandals. When I went to Prada to see when they would be in, I saw the other colorway, above on Tamu McPherson, which I prefer. 

My friend Alexandra asked me over coffee why I’m so into clogs, maybe it’s because I’m half Dutch—I don’t honestly know. But for fall, I predict that my style pendulum will swing and I will be sporting a more polished look. TBC.

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Images © jjmartinmilan, Adam Katz Sinding for W,  Dan Roberts for Vogue Paris


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Smocked-neck cotton-poplin top


Block-heel leather sandals


Shoulder bag


Linen top


Linen top


Striped wool-blend shorts


Rockstud sliders


Cashmere coat


Hammock bag


Striped trousers



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  • I love the casual get me self together… Sexy and unpolished. Natural!

    Thordis ArnadottirMarch 11th, 2015  1:54 PM

  • Clogs are fun now for spring and summer. Maybe the closed toe into the fall with marled socks. But I agree with your trajectory: I think the fashion set will be on to a new shoe come fall/winter. Maybe a sleeker, edgier platform? Something with a chunkier heel that doesn’t snag the flares. And I don’t think we have seen the end of the thigh high boots with skirts and dresses. I think they will get more extravagant in the years to come.
    I like your choice of caramel for the shoe- I think this and other earth tones are the popular colors in leather right now.

    Sara G.March 11th, 2015  3:40 PM

  • Oh dear, I think I’m going to NEED those…

    une femmeMarch 11th, 2015  3:46 PM

  • And when are they available??? I just spent the last week cleaning out the closets (too many snow days in Maryland!) and making some decisions on where I am headed for spring. I pulled out my Tods Italian Touch book to motivate. I am going for 3/4 length sweaters layered over short sleeve cotton oxfords…some casual trouser jeans/twill pants and clogs!! These or a similar pair at No 6 will be my choice…love the look. Thanks for more inspiration!

    Amy RichardsonMarch 11th, 2015  3:57 PM

  • I’ve had a least one pair of clogs in my closet since I was in college. I love these, did they say when?

    KathyMarch 11th, 2015  5:54 PM

  • I think its time for clogs to be seen as classic. Sometimes higher fashion than at other times, but always accepted. They are too comfortable, casual, and easy on & off to ever be “out”, in my opinion.

    AprilMarch 12th, 2015  9:37 AM

  • I still can’t like them, though the pictures show how impeccable some women look with clogs on ! I’m sure you’ll style them perfectly, but I will pass on that trend !

    CarolineMarch 12th, 2015  9:54 AM

  • I wear clogs all year round but in autumn I will definitely be wearing Mary Janes.

    RTGMarch 12th, 2015  2:38 PM

  • Hey Preston thanks for being a clogs supporter. And for showing pictures of cool clog wearers. I think they are great shoes. Practical, comfortable, classic and quirky at the same time. I love all of my pairs.

    JustineMarch 12th, 2015  2:54 PM

  • I’ve loved clogs ever since I was in college in North Dakota and watched people there wear them year round. I always own at least one pair and despair a bit when they fall out of style and are hard to find.

    LeahMarch 12th, 2015  4:30 PM

  • I love clogs, I’ve always loved clogs. Sleek heel one day, clogs the next! They remind me of my younger self, they’re easy, and they’re fun. But I only own a few pairs.

    joannawnycMarch 13th, 2015  9:06 AM

  • Hello from clog country (Sweden)….what brand are the jeans?

    Margaret SteinerMarch 16th, 2015  5:10 AM

  • The jeans are Louis Vuitton.

    PrestonMarch 16th, 2015  5:55 AM


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