STAUD & Birkenstock Make a Compelling Case for Hot Girl Summer

Two of our favourite brands meet to create a capsule collection full of sunshine and staples to wear for your northern hemisphere holiday.

Words By Brittany Lyons

Two brands with recent proven success within the collaborative space have joined forces to bring women around the world the capsule they are most definitely going to be wearing all summer long.

STAUD, an LA it-girl brand that is an expert in fusing sporty and chic have just come off a very successful two seasons creating vibrant goodness with New Balance, we covered the latest capsule here. Changing their speed to less performance and more summer vacation, STAUD has chosen to this season work with heritage German brand and sandal pioneer, Birkenstock.

Birkenstock, having recently teamed up with NYC institutions Proenza Schouler and Carrie Bradshaw’s favourite, Monolo Blahnik, they have managed to this time impress a new audience by jumping in bed with a west-coast household name who is better associated with summer and flirting with fun.

STAUD’s creative director Sarah Staudinger has put her fresh and modern spin on some of Birkenstock’s most iconic sandal shapes, the Arizona & Gizeh, via the addition of textured leathers and her signature contrast white stitch. And for the brand known best for their epic bags, you bet you’ll find a collection of carry-alls perfect to accompany you to your fabulous summer soiree. With a standout being a 90’s inspired shoulder bag aptly named the Kaia, one can only assume this bag is about to be as popular as its inspiration, Cindy Crawford’s supermodel daughter.

What is most exciting about the meeting of these two worlds is the collection of apparel that has been created to support these excellent leather accessories. Feminine silhouettes in fabrics doused in colour, accentuated by embroidery and lace and full of life, it’s hard not to feel joy when shopping this cohort of separates.

Reigning true to STAUD’s DNA, knitted dresses and a jumper in colour blocking are present, but for me personally, the standout of the entire 18-piece collection is the Mini Milla Dress in Gingham Plaid.

No matter your summer vacation plans, we know you’re in for a good time if you decide to invite any of the below STAUD x Birkenstock staples.