What If Each Fashion Week City Were A Shoe?
Follow me as I take Charles & Keith's latest collection through the different cities of fashion month. Third stop: Paris.| October 3, 2016
They say that good shoes take you to good places. In the same way, it is not just about the shoe itself, but also about what you do with and in those shoes. While nothing is as “sensible” as a pair of sneakers when it comes to travelling, they don’t offer much in the pizzazz department – especially when you’re planning all those travel #OOTDs, eh? You guys know that I love my sneakers and loafers, but sometimes it is fun to take the fancy with you while you’re on the road. Who says you can’t jazz it up (i.e. be a little vain) while globetrotting?
Follow me over the next few weeks as I take Charles & Keith‘s Fall/Winter 2016 collection through the different cities of fashion month – New York City, Milan and Paris – and show you how to work it into your next travel wardrobe. First stop: New York City.
#1 New York City
When I think of the Big Apple, I think of its yellow cabs, flashing billboards, explosive energy and gritty, hardy people. If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere, right? To conquer the loud traffic junctions of mid-town Manhattan, I styled these chunky-heeled, half-sock boots (shop it here) with a long shirt and a pair of black jeans. If you want an easy-walking heel, a chunky boot is your answer.
The look is a very simple pairing of easy and comfortable everyday pieces that can be re-styled with the rest of your travel wardrobe. (You’ve seen me in that shirt and those jeans at least once each on Instagram, for example.) Throw on a small cross-body bag (shop it here) to fit your phone, wallet, charger, lip-balm, sunglasses and you’re good to go. I hate lugging big bags around, so I’ll take a micro over a tote any day. Simple gold hardware on this little cross-body adds that final touch of detail to the moody fall palette.
When you think about Milan and its fashion scene, you think about the colours, the energy, the sexiness of it all. For the second instalment of our partnership with Charles & Keith, we decided to focus on the quieter, chiller side of Milan. Little flower shops along the streets, the bakeries, the old buildings, the gardens. What better way to stroll along these sights than in a pair of fuss-free dainty, pointed lace-up flats? It helps that the weather in Milan since we got here has been so good. I even threw on a gingham blouse, a straw hat and a side of white blooms (which cost only 6 euros!) to really get into the daytime theme. Did it work?
Paris means old-school glamour and decadence. Home to the world’s greatest fashion houses, golden statues and the magnificent Eiffel Tower and Grand Palais. The palace is in Versailles, but Paris is where the energy and romance are. To go with the beautiful architecture along the Seine, I picked a pair of elegant black fur stilettos (shop it here) to go with a cream ribbed maxi and suede jacket. The pairing is easy again, a look that takes you from a stroll in the Tuileries – if heels are basically second-skin for you – to dinner at Palais de Tokyo (we happen to know a really good place there).
How would you style these shoes on your travels? No sneaker talk here, please!