I'm a college girl in Indiana, and with winter fast approaching, I'm on the lookout for a pair of cute "going out" shoes. I already have a pair of brown leather boots, which are great for really wet or snowy days, but I'd really like something more fun and dressy, without being totally inappropriate for the weather. Any suggestions?
Good question, Alyse! I always have a hard time walking the fine line between being fashionable and dressing appropriately for the weather. You obviously want to stick to closed-toe shoes, preferably with a sturdy heel (sky-high stilettos+icy sidewalk=accident waiting to happen) and made of a water-resistant material. My go-to shoe in wet weather is a pair of bright yellow patent leather platforms (the heel is only an inch or so high). Stay away from soft leathers and suedes, which will stain, and be on the lookout for any shoe with a textured or rubbery base, which will help you keep your balance on wet pavement.
Here are a few of my favorite pairs for under $100:
Patent Anna Wedge, from Urban Outfitters, $38
BP 'Lavender' Leather Pump, from Nordstrom, $59.95
Franco Satro 'Card' Patent Leather Flat, from Nordstrom, $78.95
Franco Sarto 'Gamble' Pump, from Nordstrom, $89.95
BP. 'Catty' Patent Leather Flat, from Nordstrom, $59.95
Naturalizer 'Tres Chic' Pump, from Nordstrom, $74.95
BCBGirls 'Titta' Patent Leather Pump, from Nordstrom, $97.95
Friday, November 30, 2007