Fashion Over Reason: Slip Slidin' Away

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Slip Slidin' Away

Crisscross slide sandals from H&M, J Brand ankle cutoff jeans, dark indigo denim

Slides -- the shoe of the summer, thankyouverymuch Phoebe Philo and now everyone else who has followed suit for summer 2014. While most of my fashion cohorts have opted for the height of the trend's incarnation: the classic and otherwise frowned upon Birkenstock, something about this one just had my instincts veering toward a less literal option.

Despite these oversized crisscross bands of plastic (sneaky Swedes) erected on a cork sole being a crossbreed of Céline, Isabel and the most polarizing German shoe in history, I am confident that my lack of commitment for this trend will leave me feeling extremely content by summer's end. You know, when everyone will be discarding it due to overexposure, kind of like fashion's very own Let It Go.

So here I am, being as simple as it gets in black and dark indigo. Adding a dash of dynamism is the result of my reaching for the scissors prior to leaving the house for a little trim 'round the ankles. Makes things less mundane, wouldn't you say?

Black sleeveless silk top from Ann Taylo, J Brand jeans, ankle cutoffs, vintage gold choker, H&M crisscross slidesSuburban Riot tote bag, J Brand ankle jeans, dark indigo denim, slide sandals, birkenstock, H&M, gold jewelry, silk sleeveless top, Ann Taylor, blonde, blond bob, messy hairGold accessories, jewelry, vintage choker, black and blue, dark denim, Suburban Riot, J Brand, Ann Taylor, H&M
Top - Ann Taylor (similar)
Jeans - J Brand (similar)
Sandals - H&M (similar)
Tote bag - Suburban Riot (similar)
Choker - Vintage (was my mom's) (similar)
Bracelet - H&M (similar)

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Samantha Mariko said...

looove your sandals!! perfect casual outfit :)

SprinklesofStyle said...

This is such a cute look - love how effortless it is!! :)

Layla xx

taislany said...

very pretty and casual! love it


Alexis Grace of North On Harper said...

I haven't completely jumped on this bandwagon either--- but I do like the criss cross on the H&M shoes, and think they are a great answer if you aren't totally sold on the look. As for your styling-- casual and cool--- well done!

Sam said...

This is the definition of effortlessly chic, love those sandals. I am always grateful for your every comment :)

Anonymous said...

I love your hair(cut)!

Unknown said...

Simple and very lovely look! <3

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Coco said...

I don't think I would manage to pull them off as brilliantly!
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Allie said...

Those shoes are incredible!

Sweet Madame Blue

A Very Sweet Blog said...

Now THOSE are cool! They look so good on your feet. You can tell good one's from poorly tailored ones.

Johanna said...

Perfect weekend casual look. I love it!

Melissa said...

I love your look, so simple yet elegant and beautiful! It looks amazing on you :)

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Unknown said...

These slip-in sandals are such a trend lately!
You totally rocked it!

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ALLIE NYC said...

Oh I want a pair, these are gorj! I am a big fan of it. Seems most fashion trends start in cities like NY, London and Paris and what do they all have in common? They are cities where everyone walks so this is not surprising. On Monday I was walking around all day in these flimsy no support sandals and my legs, knees, ankles and feet were killing me. It was like I walking directly on the pavement all day. So yup I wil take a pair!

Allie of ALLIE NYC