• Kaylinn Escobar

Crocs Are Hot?

2020's fashion just keeps on getting weirder

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Hear me out. Crocs kinda slap.


No, I’m not talking about the sound they make when they hit the floor when you break out into anything above a jog. I’m talking about the clout that’s somehow emerged from their rubber soles. 


The rubber clog hit existence in 2002 when some bros in Colorado decided it was a good idea to combine a questionable material with any even more grotesque shoe style.


Calling Crocs an ugly shoe is just low-hanging fruit in 2020. As Crocs celebrate their 18th birthday, it’s time we broaden our horizons and finally accept these baddies into our ugly fashion arsenal. With iconic collaborations with Bad Bunny and Hailey Beiber’s husband, it’s impossible to ignore these rubber beauties.


Ugly fashion has been on the rise in 2020 with an interesting convergence of childhood statements and vintage revivals. From bucket hats to sweater vests, a lot of the fashion we saw in our youth has been reclaimed as a staple in fashion today. 


While you never may be able to dress up Crocs, don’t diss them altogether! If you bought some Bad Bunny crocs and are at a loss regarding styling...you’re in the right place.


The best way to create a cohesive look, clogs in hand, is to match socks and top. By creating consistent colors, you're able to keep the gaze from stopping at your feet. 


During Bustle Magazine’s Rachel Ellisons week of wearing Crocs, she illustrated how the shoe can work seamlessly in a properly layered fit.


(Rachel Ellison / Bustle)


Here’s the trick: LAYERS. Distract me with a vibrant pant or a long coat. Pair it with a quirky purse! A beret! Possibilities are endless and the comfort is ceaseless.


Although customizing apparel may edge on the tacky side, jibbitz are kind of everything when done right. Etsy is home to thousands of custom jibbitz to stud your Crocs and truly make them sparkle.










Kaylinn Escobar is a Staff Writer at Rowdy Magazine. She's fond of underrated claymation, sitting in extravagant chairs, and yearning to the sound of the 2005 Pride and Prejudice soundtrack. She adores classics, healthcare, and re-told historical fiction. Reach out to her at kaylinnescobar@ufl.edu for more info.