Alexa Chung Loves These £35 Sandals and I Can't Wait to Wear a Pair

Zoe Anastasiou
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As far as fashionable footwear is concerned, the prominence of Birkenstock Arizona sandals is nothing new. The style has been around for years (since 1973 in fact) and is heralded as one of the comfiest options available.

Then, arguably due to the pandemic, it became the world's second most-wanted item of clothing in 2020, after Off-White's face mask. According to Lyst, the global fashion search platform, it was the designer collaborations with Valentino, Proenza Schouler, and Rick Owens that helped to boost the brand's profile but I'd also wager that the time spent inside combined with needing shoes we can go for walks in boosted the shoe's desirability even futher.

Celebrities agree too, including Katie Holmes, Gigi Hadid and Alexa Chung, who over the past few years have been seen sporting the brand's Arizona style. With a minimalist two-strap detail and the signature Birkenstock buckle, the shoe is easy to spot when worn alongside almost any ensemble. It's also a big favourite among the street style crowd too, with plenty of influencers wearing the sandal to fashion week (when we could attend shows, of course).

Despite this status as a celebrity and fashion insider favourite, Birkenstock Arizonas are surprisingly both easily attainable and affordable, with the Eva styles starting at just £35. The footwear also comes highly recommended by several Who What Wear editors, thanks to their versatility and comfort factor, which means I think I'm about to purchase a pair too. Keep scrolling to see how celebrities style the shoe and then shop Birkenstock Arizona sandals below.

How to Style Your Birkenstock Arizona Sandals

Style Notes: Katie Holmes is seen out in New York wearing the comfortable footwear alongside an LBD and face mask.

Style Notes: Gigi Hadid styles a minimalist shirt dress alongside the two-strap sandals during a recent fashion week.

Style Notes: Alexa wearings a pair of white dungarees with a white shirt and black Birkenstocks. Bank this for your spring outfit ideas folder.

Style Notes: Socks with Birkenstocks is always a good idea. Pair with jeans and a colourful shirt for maximum impact.

Style Notes: Who says you can't wear a shearling-lined coat with sandals?

Style Notes: Don't want to wear heels with your summer co-ord? Birkenstocks it is.

Shop Birkenstock Arizona Sandals

Birkenstock Arizona Eva (£35)

Birkenstock Arizona Eva White Flat Sandals (£35)

Birkenstock 1774 Arizona Leather Sandals (£310)

Birkenstock 1774 Arizona Two-Strap Leather Slides (£310)

Birkenstock + Net a Porter Arizona Leather Sandals (£320)

Birkenstock X Proezna Schouler Milano Leather Sandals (£360)

Birkenstock 1774 Arizona Leather Slides (£310)

Birkenstock Arizona Birko-Flor Sandals in Dark Brown (£60)

Birkenstock Arizona Sandals in Mink Suede (£75)

Birkenstock Arizona Sandals Dusty Navy (£90)

Birkenstock Arizona White Flat Sandals (£60)

Birkenstock Vegan Arizona Birko-Flo Sandals in Black Exclusive (£65)

Next up, the biggest spring/summer 2021 fashion trends to know.

This piece was published at an earlier date and has been updated.

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