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Summer Sneakers

This blog on summer sneakers started because I was looking for a pair to wear myself on vacation this summer. However, as the weeks went by, more and more clients had the same request. What makes the perfect summer sneaker? A light color or material to keep your feet from overheating, true comfort, and of course a high enough score on the fashion meter.  By the way, he newer knit fabrics seem to be here to stay. Go ahead, try something new! So what am I going to get myself? I’m not sure! I’m obsessed with the rainbow factor of …

Work Wardrobe

Suits and Sneakers, A Modern Take

sources 1, 2, 3 . I can already imagine what you are thinking, the 1980’s picture of women in suits with white sneakers on their way to work. This is not only different, but super chic, pinky swear. You know I would never steer you wrong, right? Suits and sneakers, “Take II,” has been happening on street style stars for awhile, but it wasn’t until I saw someone I know and trust fashion-wise, that I really took the look seriously for Real Life. Lillian Schoeppler from Velvet Suite, that was you! What do you wear for an all day, shop …

Fashion Accessories

Which Fall Sneakers Will You Buy?

Just in case you haven’t heard yet, sneakers are back. I know we did a sneaker blog last season but there are so many new, exciting ones out that I just had to do another one. I’m still wearing my trusty grey flannel ones from the Gap last winter but I’ve got my eye on the Clarks black faux croc ones below. For all of you who have been asking after my Gap ones, Kenneth Cole is doing a good grey flannel sneaker this season. Also check out the fur ones pictured below. I’m between those and the faux croc …

Fashion Accessories

This or That: Espadrille Slip-on Sneakers

To kick off “This or That” week here at RLS, we are starting with one of the major footwear trends of the season: the suede espadrille slip-on sneaker. And yes, that is a thing. As always, we are going to look at the high end version first. The Tod’s version is gorgeous of course, with a refined straw edging the clean white rubber bottom of the sneaker. This is a great investment if you normally spend this much on your shoes. For everyone else, the $40 Lands’ End version is just as stylish and maybe a bit younger and edgier with …