WHY I LOVE … My sparkly clogs, by Gayle King

MY SPARKLY CLOGS

InStyle (USA) - - Contents - by GAYLE KING King is co- host of CBS This Morn­ing and edi­tor at large of O, The Oprah Magazine.

I think clogs get a bad rap. Peo­ple say that they’re old-lady shoes. Or that if you wear them, you’re a crunchy gra­nola type. I’m not that per­son, but I do love a clog. I got my first pair when I was a se­nior in high school. They were navy blue with wooden heels, and while they weren’t par­tic­u­larly stylish, I was hooked. Now I wear clogs al­most ev­ery day be­cause they’re fun and make me happy. I have tons of them, at least 20 pairs. There is a good va­ri­ety too—flo­rals, plaids, metallics, and suede. I al­ways say the brighter, the bet­ter. I’m not wear­ing them to blend in. My fa­vorites are these sparkly sil­ver ones by Bos­abo that I found in Spain. They were sit­ting in a store win­dow, and I said, “Oh my god, what are those?” I had to buy them be­cause who doesn’t want sparkles on their feet? They’ve trav­eled a lot with me over the years. I wore them when I cov­ered Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wed­ding [in­set, above], mainly be­cause I had to stand on live TV for six hours and I knew no one would see my feet on cam­era. Guess what? My feet didn’t hurt at all. I’ve worn them to White House events and to lots of fancy-schmancy par­ties. I usu­ally start with stilet­tos and bring out the sparkly clogs about mid­way through. For my 60th birth­day, my friends ar­ranged for ev­ery­one to wear clogs at my party. Oprah wore them be­cause she was just go­ing along with the pro­gram, but she’s not re­ally into them. I’m try­ing to get to the point where ev­ery­one has the same ap­pre­ci­a­tion for them that I do. So far none of my friends feel the same way, but that’s OK. I still love them.

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