What: Crystal-embellished platform sandals
Where: Zara (various locations)
Price Tag: $99.90
Why: High-end designer Céline finished off its spring/summer 2013 runway looks with fancy Birkenstock-inspired sandals that were more haute than hippie. It took a season or so for reluctant fashionistas to jump on the Birk bandwagon, but after Miley, the Olsen twins, and Rihanna gave their fashion blessing, a landslide of knockoffs has appeared. These grey leather crystal-embellished ones from Zara are more delicate than chunky Birks, yet they’re comfortable and will go with almost anything. Slip them on with a floor-length tank dress and a long pendant for a day date with friends or with baggy denim cutoffs, a chunky leather belt, and a white cotton blouse for a casual stroll on the seawall. Keep accessories to a minimum and finish off your look with a fresh face.