Spring is my favorite season for fashion… Living in California, I can include items from pretty much every season – a fall sweater, winter jeans, spring tan, summer sandals and I’m all set! Last week J and I enjoyed a yummy alfresco dinner at one of our favorite spots Naschmarkt Restaurant, and I threw on this outfit.
So this may be a slightly controversial post, because today, I will be talking about – wedge sneakers.
When I first heard about the concept I was horrified, and like most fashion trends I come around to them. Granted I started out with a $20 pair from Target, but I really like these (although my mom and sisters are currently trying to talk me out of them – thoughts?!).
I find these to be the most COMFORTABLE shoes, and while I’m not all aboard the “wear your Nike Frees with your brunch outfit movement,” I am working on introducing them to somewhat classic outfits – because it is very ideal to run your weekend errands in these (not gonna lie).
I have a few personal “rules” when it comes to wearing these shoes:
- Do not pull your wedge sneakers out from the 90’s – you know… this and this pair? It’s ALL about the HIDDEN wedge.
- Dressing is all about proportion (general rule) – but because the sneaker can be a bit bulky on your foot, leggings or skinny jeans are a must. A large sweatshirt, or longer jacket on top helps to balance out the look.
- Use this look for errand running/sporting events. Do not rock wedge sneakers at work, dinners out (unless you are ordering your meal from a counter) or anywhere you don’t want to deal with people commenting on said sneakers (it’s going to happen).
Despite the rules and regulations, I have had some of the most productive days in these shoes. You feel bada**, and it is the joy of wearing heels (good posture, certain body parts look particularly nice, etc.) but with the comfort of a sneaker – what isn’t to like!?
I always love a reason to get dressed up and this time of the year lends its hand to many a reason…
I love mixing formal and causal pieces together and I have been living in this cable knit sweater all winter – so why not mix it up with a festive maxi skirt and a fabulous pair of heels?
I’m also convinced a great statement necklace can make an outfit and my mom recently scored this one (which I HAD to borrow) – isn’t it great!?
I also love the idea of separates for holiday dressing. While buying a dress for the holiday season is a great option, I love investing in a classic skirt, blouse and sweater that I can mix and match to create different outfits all season long!
So much about fashion right now is the winter white movement… It looks super crisp, clean and refreshing but in a cozy, comfortable way. Unfortunately the white jean look is not a flattering one for yours truly, so I prefer a winter “light approach”…
I also love the idea of being able to wear slouchy jeans and a cozy sweater, and pulling everything together with a structured coat and stilettos.
I have been on the prowl for a cozy fisherman’s sweater this season, and have been living in them – one of my favorites is this Gap sweater, that for the price, cannot get ANY better!
I I also am loving J.Crew’s denim department lately, and recently caved and bought my first pair of distressed jeans (my dad’s voice in my head throughout the transaction – “why would you pay for ripped pants?!”).
My family loves a good reason to get dressed up and Thanksgiving is no exception… Despite the fact Thanksgiving is usually spent with our immediate family we still make an effort to get out of our PJs and into something a little more festive. Here is what I plan on wearing on Thursday!
Here are 3 main Thanksgiving outfit requirements: a. stylish, b.stretch, and c. sparkle.
I would avoid any fabrics that don’t handle “food that misses your napkin” well – ie satin and silk.
Make sure you are comfortable and can move around easily in case a 2nd (or 3rd, or 4th) pair of hands are needed in the kitchen – I wore this skirt last year and I’m lucky my family didn’t kill me after taking up 25% of any given space.
What are you planning to wear this Thanksgiving?