There’s an art to pulling off the whole summer-comfort-shoe thing. (It’s called not doing it.)
But we’ve got to hand it to the pros behind Painted Bird, a line of chic crocheted flats that flies in the face of crunchy fashion.
Co-founders Jennifer Samson (a former fashion publicist and interior design fabric expert) and Nicole Halpern (a surf apparel industry vet) were inspired by shared loves of style, travel, and Laguna Beach life.
Boldly colored rayon/silk ballet and ankle-strap stunners complement street or surf wear, and rubber soles and leather uppers stand up to indoor yoga sessions or a bonfire throwdown in the sand.
Particularly groovy combinations ranging from speckled (Songbird) to geometric prints (Broadway, pictured) are peacocks in a pigeon-like crowd of clogs.
Because you don’t want to look like every Toms, Dick, and Harry.
Available at shoppaintedbird.com, $72.
Photo: Gillian Crane / Courtesy of Painted Bird