Upcycled and Recycled Shoe Styles

2 Patagonia Women's Advocate MJ

While they may not be a runway phenomenon yet, shoes made from recycled material are getting increasingly popular as both consumers and producers become more eco conscious. Look for upcycled and recycled shoes made from materials as diverse as water bottles and recycled rubber. These shoes run the style gamut, proving that you don't have to dress like a hippie to prove you care about the environment. TOMS: Fashionistas, vegans and do-gooders alike already know and love TOMS, where each shoe … [Read more...]

Going Beyond the Classic Fashion Boot

Steve Madden Women's Blomm Ankle Boots

Steve Madden Blomm Ankle Boots Fashion boots are on trend this winter and set to remain popular for spring 2013. While every woman should have at least one pair of tall boots to wear with a classy look like tunic with leggings or sweater dress, there are so many other kinds of boots that are fun to wear as well as stylish. Incorporate some of these styles into your look to expand your personal wardrobe. Desert boot: This low-heel ankle bootie, often suede, makes a perfect complement to … [Read more...]

Work Shoes: Stylish Work Boots that Do Double Duty at the Office

Lovely Boots

Work boots are wonderful for yard work, heavy lifting, and slogging through slush, rain and snow. Historically, though, they've been reserved for hard work only and frowned upon at the office. A recent New York Times article suggests, happily so, that some of these rules might be changing. Not only is the  culture  around work-appropriate footwear softening slightly, the makeup of traditional work boots is changing to accommodate sleeker cuts and finer finishing. The Slip-on Boot:  Slip on … [Read more...]

Women’s Boots: Weatherizing vs. Style

Michael Kors Heeled Boot

Women who try to tell you that you can't have a good-looking pair of boots that serves a function are simply ill informed ... and have grown entirely too dependent on their ugly Uggs to get them through a winter's day. You can have it all with stylish boots that showcase your fab style and keep you warm and dry inside and out. Here's how. Style of Boots Any true fashionista knows that you need a well-stocked shoe closet to accessorize every outfit. The same is true of women's boots! From … [Read more...]

How to pick the right shoe for business casual men’s pants

Men's Biz Casual Shoes Photo

Business casual clothing bears a murky definition that leaves many professionals uncertain of what clothing is appropriate at certain events. Although there isn't a clear, consistent definition, the general assumption is that business casual attire should be relaxed and comfortable while still being neat and clean. This gives men a lot of options in terms of how they can dress in certain situations. Although some functions will specify on flyers or invitations that the dress is business … [Read more...]