The new fall/winter 2022 It-shoe has been crowned and it is an unlikely one. While some might contend for Bottega Veneta’s Puddle ankle boots, Crocs have vehemently made a strong case of its own—as seen in recent appearances from high-octane collaborations to the red carpet.
You might have noticed A-listers like Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, who have been spotted fronting the once-scorned shoe in everyday ensembles and the footwear brand’s bevy of partnerships with artists and labels in the vein of Post Malone, Drew House by Bieber and the new MCM. One notable collaboration would be its work with Balenciaga. The maison‘s creative director, Demna, has been working closely with Crocs for a few seasons now—redefining the Croslite foam on ready-to-wear runways.
But here comes the defining bit: styling, which plays a crucial role when slipping into a pair of chunky Crocs. It’s a choice that could either make or break your entire ensemble. The good news? There are endless options to play around with in the brand’s line-up of slides, platforms and sandals, that can be styled for different occasions. Below, as seen on celebrities—from avid-wearer Bieber to Blackpink’s Jisoo, here’s how to style your own pair.
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Pair your Crocs with pieces in your closet that are of a similar hue. For a more stylistic approach, layer on a few different tones and textures.
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Monochromatic chic: Sophia Hardy
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Monochromatic chic: Thuy Le
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Just like Bad Bunny, pair your Crocs with a matching hoodie and sweat pants to ace the ultimate loungewear look.
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Just lounging: Ariana Grande
Alternatively, an oversized sweater-turned-dress is always a cute look.
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Just lounging: Mark Lee
Keep your loungewear interesting by colour-blocking with an oversized hoodie while keeping the rest of your ensemble more understated.
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If colours and prints are your thing, go all out and dress to impress in your craziest combination. Pair it with your designer Crocs and you’re set.
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Maximalist prints: Remi Wolf
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Maximalist prints: Ruby Rose
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Black to black
When in doubt about how to style a pair of Crocs, go black—with different variations of the hue. Try matching your black separates to ensure that your fit is on fire.
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Black to black: Jisoo
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Black to black: Saweetie
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Taking a page out of Bieber’s book, a simple pair of Crocs can be worn with tropical prints for the perfect look to a pool party. Ensure that the colour of your Crocs is coherent to a selected colour of the print and you’re good to go.
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Poolside fun: Jin
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Keeping it casual
Dress down a suit and tie with these comfortable clogs, who can blame you?
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Keeping it casual: Nicholas Braun
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Keeping it casual: Justin Bieber
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Should all else fail, match your fun-coloured crocs with your ensemble by tying in another article of clothing of a similar colour to give a form of cohesiveness to your outfit.
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Matchy-matchy: Bretman Rock and Bella Poarch
Just like Rock, pairing your crocs with matching trousers helps to elongate your legs and proportionate your body.
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