Friday, August 15, 2008

Rubbing me the wrong way

You've been looking good this summer, Boston. You've worn your breezy summer dresses, your shorts and those linen pants with much panache. I want to remind you, however, of the importance of follow-through. Why go through the trouble of putting together a great look when your hair is a mess, your clothes are wrinkled, or worst, your shoes just don't jive?

Imagine the above look with rubber flip-flops. I apologize to be the bearer of bad news, but enough already. The rubber flip-flops (or worse, the wedged flip-flops) bring your outfit down several notches. Leave them for the beach, the pool or for wearing around the house. Instead, opt for a pair of leather flip-flop/sandals that suits your style. The sandals from above are from Aldo. You can also opt for a pair from JCrew or if you're opposed to leather, Running with Heels has great article on fashionable yet animal friendly shoes. Gents, the aforementioned sites , Kenneth Cole and Vegetarian Shoes and Bags have options for you too. With leather sandals in
tow (pun intended) you'll certainly look sharper.

Even a look, such as Stephanie, immediately above, has a relaxed yet unsloppy look. Her sandals and accessories pull this look together. (There is also the debate of cropped pants, but that's for another post). I'm sure you know this already, never underestimate the power of shoes.

Don't get me wrong, rubber sandals shouldn't be completely abandoned. Afterall, little Sophia from below looks positively darling in hers.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you PLEASE talk more about cropped pants? I feel about them the way you feel about flip flops :)
btw, i love this blog!

August 15, 2008 at 9:34 AM  
Blogger Martini said...

I don't mind Stephanie's cropped pants...but I should talk about cropped pants since summer is winding down.

August 15, 2008 at 3:40 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

I LOVE that you mentioned Vegetarian Shoes and Bags!

I LOVE that site!!

September 2, 2008 at 12:49 PM  

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