photos by Kaela Rodehorst Photography
Pointed-Toe – You may not initially be the biggest fan of the pointed-toe flat, but you need at least one! Whether its just strictly pointed-toe or in d’orsay form, they seem to be the breakout trend for flats this year.
Ballet – The most classic and lady-like of the flats. They can be accentuated with a sweet little bow, a jeweled brooch or criss-cross straps. They go with practically anything – maxi skirt, fit and flare dress, high-waisted shorts – all your basics for warm weather.
The Driving Shoe / Smoking Slipper – This style is most versatile with skinny jeans or cropped pants in the fall months, but there are a lot of new materials and updated styles that bring this shoe into spring – like the raffia and awning stripes seen above.
Now, we’ve got our basic shapes down, but these shapes can come in limitless patterns and materials. My favorites are lasercut, animal print, snakeskin, metallic and regular leather.
Over the next few weeks, I’ll be showing you exactly how to wear each one of these different shapes and textures with the first one (I’m so excited about this one) starting tomorrow, and there will even be a few giveaways along the way too, so get excited! 🙂
photos by Lydia Hudgens
Okay, I promise you this is the last you’ll be seeing of snow posts – from here on out, it’s spring all the way. Here’s to thinking positively as I sip hot chocolate and am covered with a blanket, right?
This is what I wore on my very last day in NYC which was perhaps the coldest since it had snowed ALL night long. Yes, I was freaking out. Fresh snow equals safe walking shoes, so my Hunter boots came to my rescue yet again. I also wore my thick faux leather pants (thick socks even though you can’t see them) and this amazing coat from my Warehouse/Oasis showroom visit. My infinity plaid scarf, gloves and fur hat (obsessed) were all fabulous Christmas gifts which were put into immediate good use.
Maybe once or twice a year would I have to wear all of these things at once in Louisiana. I might normally pick one or two at a time, but I’m so glad that I packed all of them for this trip.
For some reason, winter just doesn’t seem to leave! Hopefully with today and tomorrow’s last wintery posts from NYC, we can wish the cold a nice bon voyage. In the meantime, here’s a quick and classic way to bundle up while we wait for warmer days.
I love the combination of a pretty animal print with the iconic plaid of Burberry. The perfect example of classically mixing prints. I paired with my modern pointed-toe booties – these shoes literally saved me on this nyfw trip when I couldn’t not wear my Hunters. The color palette was the best backdrop for my Pour la Victoire bag which by the way is so great, I’d love to snatch it up in this cobalt color too.
So whether it’s a stroll through a very icy Central Park as seen here or just a night out for dinner in freezing conditions, consider mixing two classic prints and throwing a smidge of modern and/or vintage to make the look your own!
Probably my favorite outfit that I wore during NYFW because: a. I was somewhat warm b. I was somewhat comfortable. Y’all, faux fur is warm (no need for the real thing)!
Keeping it short and sweet today, but I’m taking a fun, calligraphy class tonight, so check social media for those updates and photos! (@KrystalBennett)
photos by Lydia Hudgens
Because not all of NYFW is walking around in fabulous heels and embarking on glamorous jaunts around the city. I mean let’s be real here, it was freaking 20 degrees and snowing while I was in NYC. For a southern girl, that’s almost unbearable coldness. So, when I saw people literally walking around with open toe shoes, crop tops or really any large amount of leg skin showing, I wanted to yell out ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME. But I get it. It’s fashion week and people want to take fashionable photos outside of the Lincoln Center by streetstyle photogs. But inside, I was really thinking they’d catch some slight case of pneumonia…
My Hunter boots were hands down the most valuable (and safest) set of shoes that I brought with me. People were literally sliding all over the place in their heels and wedges (me included at couple of times), so these definitely came in handy for my down periods of time. I have to admit that before I bought them, I couldn’t justify spending that amount on rain boots, but here we are years later, and I don’t know what I’d do without them some days. Plus, they’re a classic.