Posts Categorized: shoes

Reader Request: How to Style Grey Boots

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Reader Paula emailed me this query:

Here’s my question, and it’s something I’ve been talking about with some other people, and we’re all a little stumped.. I recently bought a beautiful pair of grey Dansko short boots. They are lovely! But nothing I wear really seems right with them, and I’d love (if you think it would be useful to other people) to hear how to wear boots that are grey or other non-standard color. I never can quite know if I am choosing the right leggings or tights, and it always feels a little off to me. It might be because I am used to wearing darker shoes?


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Reader Request: Styling Flares

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Reader Sarah emailed me this question:

I wondered if you could do a post or a question in your column or something on styling flares. I love that flares are back in style (great for balancing hips), but I am having trouble with the silhouette. Fitted on top or not? Long or cropped tops?, etc. Also, what shoes?

Oh flares, my old friends. I wore you throughout college, and well after … even when the rest of the world had switched to skinnies. And now I can’t quite believe you’re back. Already. Although, in my mind, 1990 is only 10 years ago


This Week I Love …

Freebird by Steven.

So Steve Madden, right? I remember the 90s and how having a pair of his shoes was a BIG DEAL back then. (At least to teenagers such as myself.) And then the brand shifted out of favor for a while, and now it’s just a mainstream, accessible, solid brand. (My most worn pair of shoes is by Steve Madden.)

But Freebird by Steven – a newish offshoot of the parent brand – is a different story. For one thing, it’s WAY more expensive, so always poke around Amazon and eBay before pulling the trigger. But for another, the designs are edgy and tough, made from gorgeously distressed leathers, and adorned with subtle details and creative hardware. I am so very smitten with this brand.