We’re creatures of habit. Even when it comes to our wardrobe. Good thing a little goes a long way. A simple tweak, like spicing up your shoe selection, can completely transform your look. Here are some more chic and stylish options for the girl who loves her . . .
Uggs—They’re cozy and extremely comfortable. They make you feel like you’re walking on clouds. But let’s face it, they’re hideous. And it should be a known fact to man that they’re not appropriate for every occasion (ie. don’t try to rock them in the office or to dinner). Try a shearling lined, leather boot. The exterior is chic and sleek. The interior, warm and plush.
Our Pick . . . Dolce Vita “Derek” Over the Knee Shearling Boots, $298, ShopBop
Ballet Flats—We know, we know. They’re super-easy to slip on and they go with particularly everything from skinnies to skirts. Switch things up with an oxford. There are so many styles, there’s something for everyone. Plus, the menswear-inspired look compliments structured pieces like trousers and contrasts with more feminine silhouettes like A-line dresses. Dress them up or down!
Our Pick . . . Steve Madden “Trouser” Oxfords, $69.95, Steve Madden
Stilettos—The skinny, sky-high heels gives you killer calves. But not to worry. You don’t have to sacrifice that sexy, elongating effect. Try a wedge shoe with a platform. You’ll get that desired “omf” and the added bonus of comfort. Contrary to popular belief, wedges aren’t necessarily clunky. Go for a sleeker, skinner style.
Our Pick . . . L.A.M.B. “Plum” Suede Wedge Pumps, $275, ShopBop
Chucks—You’re a t-shirt and denim kind of gal. You don’t fuss about your outfit, so the last thing you’re thinking about are your shoes. Well, there’s a just-as-easy option for you too. Give a lace-up bootie a go. The casual style goes great with tucked-in jeans. You can even wear them with tights and denim cutoffs. If you’re feeling really bold, try one with a heel.
Our Pick . . . Wanted “Prague” Lace Up Booties, $69.99, Endless.com
Knee High Boots—They’re classic, just like your personal style. You can wear them to work or while running your weekend errands. Trust us when we say calf- and ankle-high versions are just as sophisticated and versatile. Just skip the really trendy pairs that have embellishments like studs and zipper, and choose one with a sleek and simple design.
Our Pick . . . Cole Haan “Air Clair” Short Dress Boots, $198, Macy’s
-Audra E. Lord