So, I’m at a neighbor’s party the other night and a friend asked me what kind of shoes she should buy for fall. Her criteria were that they are comfortable and not too dressy. ‘Ummmm, how does she know my personal style mantra?’, I wondered. Maybe it was the cutoffs, t-shirt and sneakers I was wearing.
Anyways, I thought why not make a blog post dedicated to her and all my other practical footwear friends out there. If you’re looking for something new that you may not have, these are my three favorite styles that I highly recommend:
1. The bootie
The bootie itself has been a style staple for years. The trick in staying on-trend is knowing the subtle updates to look for in this seasons new bootie. The shape hits higher above the ankle then years past. The wooden heels comes in a block shape and a very practical height that will leave the balls of your feet thanking you. And the fabric is a tan or taupe suede. Now, you could do this same bootie in a black leather with a higher heel and you’re all set for a dressier date night look. From top to bottom: Madewell ; Nordstrom BP; Dolce Vita
2. The Mule
The mule made an appearance last spring and is still going strong into fall. If you love flats, then you’ll the mule. Its like the flats’ trendier, cooler sister always looks impossibly chic. It takes a basic outfit like jeans and a tee and makes it look…well…chic! Add the black buckle mule and oversized blazer to said outfit and hello, you’ve perfected tomboy cool. Or an all black outfit with a dose of leopard? Yes! How about white skinny jeans, a slouchy camel sweater and a metallic (or white!) mule Absolutely. From top to bottom: MICHAEL Michael Kors; Dolce Vita; Target
Sneakers… what else do I say? They’re a mom’s best friend. And I couldn’t be more thrilled that they are an actual style statement. I’m riding this train as long as I can. Sometimes I wonder, am I going to be a grandma still sporting “trendy sneakers? Am I ever going to grow up and wear adult shoes?” Probably not. Don’t judge.
So many options for so many different looks. Love the New Balance paired with a camel sherpa vest, distressed tee and super skinny jeans. The new Stan Smith with Velcro isn’t for toddlers anymore (fist pumping with excitement). Red vans to sport the “it” color of the season. And the black vans pair well with athleisure outfits or something floral and girly. Clockwise from top left: New Balance; Adidas Stan Smith; Vans; Vans