Fashion Over Reason: The Proof is in the Footwear

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

The Proof is in the Footwear

Fashion Over Reason in Santa MonicaYSL men's shirt, Ann Taylor striped shorts, Jeffrey Campbell x Free People pointed toe slides, Ray-Ban Lennon sunglasses

I am well aware that I often repeat myself on this blog. That's because I believe that certain style commandments never cease to apply and that are constantly relevant. One of those things happens to be my unwavering enthusiasm for footwear and I simply cannot reiterate this enough: shoes are e v e r y t h i n g. As in, EVERYTHING. As in, the be-all and end-all.

Which means that your outfit is simply not complete until you've slipped something onto your feet. Your shoes will literally dictate the big picture: are you dressed up? Casual? A tomboy? A vamp? You pickin' up what I'm puttin' down here?

Take this very simple outfit comprised of wide bermuda shorts and an oversized men's shirt - on the one hand (above), I am Santa Monica chic thanks to my pointed toe slides, and on the other (below), I am totally transformed into a kind of put-together office lady with my nude heels. Two pairs, two sides of the pendulum, two vibes, one outfit.

YSL men's shirt, Ann Taylor shorts, Vince heelsYSL men's shirt, Ann Taylor shorts, Vince heelsAnn Taylor striped bermuda shorts, Vince nude heels
Details:
Shirt - YSL men's
Shorts - Ann Taylor
Flats - Jeffrey Campbell x Free People
Heels - Vince

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2 comments:

Samantha Mariko said...

love this tomboyish, beachy look!! I might copy this look if I ever get to go to the beach this summer :)
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Manhattan Image and Style said...

I love this look! You look so effortless and chic as always sweetie! Perfect for a beach day! :)

Have you seen my latests YouTube video where I share best practices on how to look taller? I would love to hear what you think! <3

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