Sofia Richie welcomed a special guest to her home this week who came bearing snacks galore.
The model was surprised by a delivery from Popeyes including a full-blown food truck and even an on-theme Santa Claus. To welcome in the restaurant’s take on Father Christmas, Richie went comfy-chic in a slouchy sweater layered over a sports bra and heathered gray leggings.
Not only was Richie sporting socks and sandals — a bold move in the footwear industry — but the 22-year-old also opted for one of 2020’s biggest shoe trends. The fuzzy “ugly” sandals come from Rick Owen’s beloved collaboration with Birkenstock and feature a cowhide-coated take on the footwear brand’s classic Arizona silhouette. Embossed with “Rick Owens” across the insole, the avant-garde design retails for $252 at Birkenstock.com.
Considered traditionally “ugly” in the fashion world, Richie joined the expansive list of celebrities (such as Heidi Klum, Katie Holmes and Chris Pine) switching out their sleek heels for orthopedic-looking or sport-leaning sandals like iterations from Teva, Prada and, of course, Birkenstock.
Sofia Richie herself previously wore the furry Rick Owens take on the trend as she stepped out in Los Angeles in October. The model paired them to an athleisure-inspired look that teamed a red and white crop top over a black Set Active sports bra and matching full-length leggings. She completed the workout-ready look with yoga socks, a specialized pair of socks with an open, cross-strap top and textured bottom for added grip during low-impact movements; similar designs can be found for $18 at Amazon.com.
Oftentimes when it comes to footwear, Sofia Richie turns to DSW for her more wallet-friendly picks. The brand ambassador first collaborated with DSW in May when she, as well as Reebok and Vince Camuto, came together to use footwear for good. She announced that DSW and the two brands would be donating more than 100,000 new shoes to frontline workers. DSW was also to partner with Soles4Souls to encourage shoe lovers to donate a pair of new or gently worn shoes at the retailer and via curbside pickup for communities that need them the most throughout May.
Since then, the 22-year-old media personality has continued to share a selection of her favorite styles from the retailer across social media, matching the pairs to everything from workout apparel to chic summer dresses.
In addition to joining hands and feet with DSW, Sofia Richie previously has created her own capsules with brands like Frankie’s Bikinis and Misguided as well as starred in campaigns for Mackage, Tommy Hilfiger, Rolla’s Jeans and more. Her own rotation of relaxed footwear includes everything from Fendi slides to APL sneakers and fuzzy Ugg slippers.
Click through the gallery to discover more stars like Sofia Richie who have tested out the “ugly” sandal trend.