Posts Tagged: footwear

Reader Request: How Do Shoes “Make” an Outfit?

Reader Alyssa and I e-mailed back and forth about her fabulous question before I got a bead on it. She’s got a very small wardrobe of shoes – one pair for each season – and initially it sounded like she needed some general shoe-incorporation advice. I sent along these links, which were somewhat helpful:

But, in the end, she was looking for guidance on how to WEAR fun and interesting shoes, and how the choice is made to do eye-catching shoes over, say, leg-elongating ones. She wrote: read more

Originally posted 2011-11-22 06:11:55.

How to Deal with Ill-fitting Shoes

How to fix shoes that don't fit perfectly, including advice for shoes that are loose, tight, or slip at the heel!

Now. The best way to deal with ill-fitting shoes is never to buy them to begin with. But there are many reasons why they might sneak into our wardrobes: They feel fine at the store, they feel fine for the first few wearings, they change shape slightly after the first few wearings, our feet swell, they were gifts, they were shot-in-the-dark eBay purchases. (That last one applies to my Faryl Robin Suzus, pictured above.) So, should you find yourself with a pinchy, wobbly, or otherwise ill-fitting pair, here are some of the most common solutions: read more

Originally posted 2012-06-15 06:34:14.

Distressed Boots: Fabulous for Winter

distressed frye boots

“Distressing” is a trend that, overall, makes me feel a bit cranky. Ripped-up jeans have been a stylish on and off for decades but, generally speaking, it was expected that the owner would handle the ripping, washing, and crafting of the various holes and associated fringe. The very idea that premium denim manufacturers believe they can and should charge $200+ for “distressed” or “destroyed” jeans – jeans with pre-made holes, rips, and fringe – blows my mind. “Distressed” tees, jackets, and other clothing also sell for bizarrely high prices and the whole thing just seems like a racket to me. read more

Originally posted 2011-12-07 06:14:22.