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Emma Roberts Pulls Off This Disputed Styling Move With Help from Her ‘Ugly’ Sandals

Emma Roberts pulled off one of footwear’s most disputed styling moves this week as she ran errands around Los Angeles.

The mom-to-be, who is currently expecting her first child with boyfriend Garrett Hedlund, stepped out around town yesterday in a maternity-style blue floral dress and a bright orange tote. The real kicker came as she tucked a set of pink and black socks into her double-strap sandals.

Footwear fans go back and forth on their thoughts on socks and sandals. While the combination is considered disharmonizing by some, others prefer the layering as it allows you to wear your favorite open-toe designs year-round. Brands like Fendi, Anna Sui, Simone Rocha and more included socks and sandals together in their recent runway shows — and you can even find Justin Bieber, Halle Berry, Kendall Jenner and Kanye West rocking their own takes on the disputed footwear combo.

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A pregnant Emma Roberts steps out and about in Los Angeles, Dec. 8.
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For her choice of sandals, Roberts decided to keep comfortable in one of 2020’s biggest footwear trends, “ugly” sandals. The double-strap pair bears resemblance to Birkenstock’s classic Arizona slides, a celeb-favorite for its comfortable cork footbed and smooth faux-leather uppers.

“Ugly” sandals, like clogs and ballet flats, are experiencing a revitalization amongst growing celebrity style trends and footwear favorites; the new appreciation for the classic slip-on style comes with an increased desire for comfort and stability in the fashion world amidst the current environment. These sandals fall in line with the regrowth of loungewear trends, slipper styles and more as influencers turn what once was considered taboo or plebian into the must-have pieces for fall.

You can find these double-strap pairs on everyone from Katie Holmes to Britney Spears and Chris Pine this year. Roberts’ sandals in particular retail for $100 at DSW.com.

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A pregnant Emma Roberts steps out and about in Los Angeles, Dec. 8.
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A closer view of Emma Roberts’ socks and sandals.
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Birkenstock Arizona sandals.
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Even though she is staying close to home, Emma Roberts has continued putting on chic looks and serving up stylish outfit inspiration for those of us struggling to even put on real shoes. The “Scream Queens” actress has been debuting a mix of en vogue maternity ensembles since announcing her pregnancy in August. The looks include everything from polka dot dresses with impressive 4-inch Miu Miu heels to Tory Burch floral frocks with square-toe boots.

Click through the gallery to discover more stars who tried out the “ugly” sandal trend for themselves. 

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