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Shoes That Are Comfortable AND Stylish

As of late, I’ve had multiple clients searching for fall shoes and boots. And while these women care about style, fashion, and how they look (I mean, obviously, they hired a stylist). They also equally care about comfort. Done are the days of shoes that feel like knives in your feet. Or backaches from wearing too high a heel or a shoe with minimal support.

However, these clients do not want to settle for orthopedic-looking shoes or defaulting to running shoes with every outfit. And while it might seem that comfort and looks can’t co-exist in the footwear category – I’m here to let you know they can and they do! I’ve searched high and low to find the best looking fall comfort shoes and boots for you!

And surprise, I found a lot! From tried and true comfort brands that have (finally) married comfort technology with fashion sense. And from brands that I’ve personally tried or had a client try so I have direct feedback. Now, that all being said, footwear comfort is VERY personal. One person’s most comfortable pair can feel torturous to another person. So consider this your guide – they all have my stamp of approval in the looks department – and sometimes you’ve got to try on quite a few pairs to find the one that fits.

Sale. Sales. Sales.

There are a gazillion fabulous sales going on right now and specifically, the Shopbop sale is just beginning. It’s a great way to save money. Quite a bit in fact, because many of the sales are a buy more, save more concept. However, it can be overwhelming as well. Too many choices can be paralyzing. Sometimes less is more… So let me help narrow it down for you… And offer a few tips on how to best shop online sales.

How to Shop On-Line Sales:

READ THE FINE PRINT! Make sure to see when the sale ends. And the return policy.
SKIP IT IF IT’S FINAL SALE. Unless you’ve tried the item and know your size, without a doubt. If not, it’ll be yours, like it or not.
KEEP A FAVORITES FOLDER. Most stores allow you to “heart” or “favorite” an item. That way you can keep an eye on it and grab it when it goes on sale.
ASK YOURSELF THESE QUESTIONS BEFORE HITTING PURCHASE. Would you buy it for full price? Can you think of 3 ways to wear it with items you already have? When you walk away from the computer, can you not stop thinking about it?  If you answer yes, then ADD TO CART!
BUY A FEW SIZES AND RETURN WHAT DOESN’T FIT.  Items go fast during a sale. As long as things are returnable, I recommend getting a few sizes (if you’re unsure of the fit) and returning those that didn’t work. If you wait to exchange, chances are it might be sold out.
It’s All About the Timing

White Boots, Yes Really

If I had to pick a favorite purchase this season, it’s my white boots. They make me happy, and I feel springy, and hip, but not too hip to feel foolish. I’ve been wearing them A LOT. Like everyday for the past 2 weeks. Partly because I am sick and tired of my winter clothes, shoes etc and partly because even though it’s spring, the weather is still unpredictable. And like many people, my shoe selection seems to go directly from boots to sandals and this in between weather can sometimes leave me shaking my head. In case you can’t tell, It’s Hallie writing solo this week. Elana has been busy with, well, you know, life. But she’ll be back soon.

The Transitional Shoe Dilemma

My white boots seem to be the PERFECT solution to that age old transitional shoe dilemma. It’s too warm for boot, boots and even though the calendar says April, May or dare I say June, the actual weather has not gotten the memo. It’s cold, or rainy and just not true sandal weather yet.

When it’s rainy no one wants to wear open toe shoes and be all sloshing around the rest of the day. But wearing a dark pair of boots or even booties seems too heavy for spring. I know, it’s definitely a first world problem, but a problem none the less.

White boots, or really white booties, because they are not going past the ankle, They. Are. The. Answer! They’ve been on the scene for about 18 months, in fact I posted about them on IG this time last year and even toyed with buying a pair I found at TJ Maxx, but the heel was too high for me to wear on a daily basis. I schlep around all day long with bags and rolling racks, I ain’t got no time for super high heels. So I kept searching… And now that I’ve pulled the trigger I don’t know how I lived with out them.

But, HOW Do you Wear Them?

Now that we’ve all been seeing street style and social media photos of white boots, they don’t seem as out there and daring as they did a year and a half ago, but there still is this leap of HOW TO ACTUALLY WEAR THEM.

Literally, every time I wear my white boots, even with the uber fashionable gals, someone says “oh, I’ve been eyeing white boots but don’t know how to wear them” or “I have a pair sitting in my closet but I am not sure what to put them with”

Guys, consider the gauntlet thrown. Challenge accepted. Because adding a pair to your wardrobe is the easiest spring update you can make, I promise. There are a few simple rules to keep in mind, after that it’ll be easy to make a go of your white booties.

Winter Boots for Fashion and Function.

Ugh, the snow! Or, UGG the snow which makes you think of winter boots, right? Whether you like it or not, it’s here. Don’t let it snow on your fashion parade, though. Just as your winter coat (see the Winter Coat guide) can be both fashionable and functional so can your  boots. Keep your tootsies warm, toasty and dry this winter while you work and play and still be fashionable while you’re doing it.

How to shop for winter boots.

While shopping for your fashionable and functional winter boots, keep a few things in mind. 

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