The Best Vintage Clogs

The Best Vintage Clogs

The charms of Spain’s Costa Brava (which translates as “wild coast”) are well known. Stretching north from Barcelona to the French border, the rocky stretch of coastline is beloved for its picturesque seaside towns, exquisite beaches and coves, and for being the playground of some of the most influential artists of the 20th century—from long-time resident Salvador Dalí to Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, and Truman Capote, who penned his masterpiece, In Cold Blood, from the fishing village of Palamós. 

While the sun has never stopped shining on the Costa Brava, a new creative energy can be felt along its shores. It’s all thanks to a younger generation of artists and creators who have emerged across the region, breathing new life into its fishing villages and medieval towns. Some are newcomers to the region, while others are descendants of Costa Brava’s old guard. Take James Pons, the proprietor of the 12-room Casa Nereta guesthouse, in Cadaqués, whose grandfather Joan Ponç—a friend of Dalí and a member of the Dau Al Set artistic movement—lived and worked in what is now the reborn hotel.  

I’ve never limited myself to trends—I’m not going to stop wearing a certain style of jeans just because they’re suddenly “out.” However, I do sometimes pay attention to the latest thing: Puffy sleeves gave me great joy (still do) as did clogs (again, still do). Generally, though, I find myself most satisfied by pieces that’ll stand the test of time. 

This week, I’m sharing my longtime loves—variations of items I personally own that have given me serious joy. These include but are not limited to: a vintage double-breasted navy blazer, a pair of glass cocktail cups, and a pretty cardigan. Sneak a peek below for eight items I love and think you may, too.


One of my favorite possessions is this wool double-breasted blazer I took from my mom. It makes every outfit look more put together. I’ve worn it with sweatsuits, jeans, dresses, leggings… you name it. It’s also great for this time of year, when it’s chilly but not full-on jacket weather. And, hey, guess what? I found some for you, too.


While clogs are pretty hot right now (see the recent Hermès spring/summer 2021 collection), they’re also eternal. My vintage ones are my favorites (and are the most comfortable). Here, I present a variety of styles, from slingbacks to mules, all of which are pretty amazing. I did include this not-vintage J. Crew suede and a a pair of Sixty-Nine cow print ones because I cannot stop thinking about either of them, sorry.