There are two kinds of people in the world – people who love Birkenstock and those who don’t. As a country of people who love slippers, most Singaporeans are probably the former, especially because these footwear are super comfy. The classic black and white leather Birks (as they’re affectionately called) are well-loved, often spotted on the feet of celebrities during their downtime. The only downside is that these Birks may be a bit too casual for night’s out. Fortunately, Birkenstock has just released a whole new range of new designs that will sweep your off your feet.
Out of all the designs, the shiny ones stood out from the rest. It wasn’t just because we like shiny things, but because they were bold and unique. People are often afraid of metallic looks because they seem too flashy but we beg to differ. We’ve put together some metallic-themed outfits that are bold but easy to wear. We’ve even included some makeup products that you can use to tie your whole look together!
Left to right, top to bottom: MANGO Wood Earrings $19.90, Topshop Metallic Foil Print Shacket $119, MANGO Striped Crochet Top $55.90, Birkenstock Gizeh Spectral in Platin $159, Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb $31, NARS Blush in Lovejoy $50, MANGO Frayed Hem Denim Shorts $55.90
Starting off with some subtle hints of metal, here’s a more casual everyday look. We love the geometric effect on these Birkenstocks from the Spectral series because it’s so simple yet chic and classy. We paired the metallic straps on the Birks with the metallic accents on the jacket. Throw it on over a red crop top and some denim shorts to keep cool throughout the day. If it gets too warm, just tie the jacket around your waist. For your makeup, keep it sparkly but natural with a nude gloss and a deeper warm blush shade (it’s a plus if your blush has shimmer in it!). Finish off your whole look with a pair of wood earrings for some textural contrast and you’re good to go!
Left to right, top to bottom: Swarovski Sparkling Dance Necklace $299, TOPSHOP Lettuce Sleeve Metallic Top $39.90, POMELO Jax Cropped Tank Top in Black $11, MANGO Metal Pendant Earrings $15.90, POMELO Norma Denim Culoettes $44, Birkenstock Mayari Spotted Metallic Stone in Black $129, Urban Decay Double Team Special Effect Coloured Mascara US$24, NARS Lip Gloss in Eternal Red US$26
For a sexy night out, this is definitely a go-to look for us. The shimmery see-through top will glisten under the night lights, catching the eye of those around you without blinding them. We chose to slip a black camisole under the top but you can opt for a bralette or a tank top, whichever you’re more comfortable with. For this look, we chose the Black Mayari Birkenstocks to add texture to the whole look. We then balanced the dark colours and the form-fitting silhouette with a pair of white flowy culottes. To match the silver elements in the apparel, we kept our jewellery white. Since the outfit is fairly simple, we decided to go bold with the makeup. Draw on a bold black cat-eye and coat your lashes in contrasting silver mascara. Swipe on a sultry red lip gloss for a pop of colour and extra shine.
Left to right, top to bottom: GUESS Glamazon Bracelet $210, ZARA Top with Sequins in Silver $59.90, MANGO Mixed Pendant Earrings $19.90, Maybelline New York Colour Sensational Matte Metallics Lipstick in Copper Spark $14.90, UNIQLO Women Belted Shorts $39.90, , Birkenstock Arizona Studded EVA in Silver $69, 3INA The Color Eyeliner in 503 Blue $16
For the last look, we paired an extra sparkly silver sequinned top with a pair of high-waisted dark blue shorts that cinches in the waist with a cute bow. For the Birks, we chose a pair of all-silver Birks that are accented with black studs for a little contrast and masculinity. For accessories, we chose a chunky graphic silver bracelet that mimics a snake wrapped around your wrist as a charismatic statement piece. Since there was a lot of silver, we chose a pair of mixed metal earrings so the gold brings a bit more warmth and contrast to the look. For makeup, go for a graphic eye look with a blue metallic liquid eyeliner that matches both your silver top and blue shorts. Since the focus is on the eye look, we went for a subtle shimmery nude shade for our lips.
Wearing metallics can be intimidating but it’s all about contrast and balance. Whether you’re having a casual day out or partying the night away, metals and shimmers can be weaved into our looks that we’re sure will draw attention from the crowd.
What’s even better is that Birkenstock is giving NYLON readers a 20% discount (with min. $120 nett spent) at Birkenstock stores! Now, you have the perfect excuse to try it out for yourselves and maybe cop a pair or two! You may just become addicted to shiny things, just like us.
JUST FOR NYLON READERS!
Quote “NYLON20” at the cashier and get 20% off regular-priced items, with a min. of $120 nett spent at selected Birkenstock stores.
Terms and Conditions:
– Promotion is valid until 25 June
– Only valid at Birkenstock stores at Bugis Junction, Paragon, Suntec City (North Wing), Velocity @Novena Square and VivoCity.
All featured Birkenstocks are now available in Birkenstock Bugis Junction (BHG and boutique), Birkenstock Paragon, Birkenstock Suntec City (North Wing), Birkenstock Velocity @ Novena Square, Birkenstock VivoCity and Birkenstock Tangs Plaza, and online at 360shoes.com.