Buying new shoes for back-to-school is a tradition in my family, passed down from the time I was a little girl preparing for my first day of school. I still buy my boys a pair of shoes this time of year, even though they are now in college and high school. But I get charged when I find shoes myself; I think it’s because I never lose that excited feeling of starting a school year. You know – new shoes and clothes mean new beginnings and fresh starts – just in time for chillier weather and shorter days.
My new pair of shoes are “Gigi” by Tory Burch. I love them because they are versatile and go with everything. Somewhere between a flat and a heel (and what a perfect heel it is!), they are designed for true comfort – I can wear them to work and beyond. Described as ‘Sixties-inspired,’ I chose the patent leather, but this shoe comes in both patent and suede as well as a wide range of colors. I plan to pair them with either a slim-leg pant (seen above) or mid-knee skirt or dress.
I like Tory Burch shoes for their style and quality. I try to find them on sale whenever possible because they are pricey, yet there are certain fashion staples I think are worth the money. Shoes fall in this category. If you invest in a pair of shoes and take good care of them, they will last you a long time and provide you with a return on your investment. Classic shoes are timeless; mixing elegant pieces with fun and flirty styles will give you a well-rounded wardrobe. And there is always the dream of where the shoes can take you! Happy Back-to-School, for the student in all of us.
Photo by Abrina Hyatt