Style Session: Heeled Daytime Sandals

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Steve Madden Sandals

I thought it was finally time to show you guys what these sandals were all about. I’ve been wearing them all summer to work, and I’ve gotten a lot of compliments on how I use them to complete a look – and how I can wear them for a 9 hour shift without complaining!

I do realize we’re reaching the end of the summer and it’s a little late for styling advice on sandals, but if you guys live anywhere like the Bay Area or Montreal, you know that we have a little more time before it really starts to chill down. So I thought I’d show you guys some ways to make sandals like these work for this transitional time, while also accommodating that lingering heat.

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Look 1: Madewell Jeans, Aritzia Shirt, UO Necktie

For look 1 I went with a couple of western-inspired instincts – the necktie, the tied shirt, the denim.. and then I brought it back to reality with the sandals, and I brought it into fall with the dusty color scheme.

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Look 2: Zara Shirt, Free People Skirt, Brandy Melville Choker, LF Bag

Look 2 is a girly look at its core, with the skirt and off-the-shoulder shirt combo. I then masculinized it with the pinstriped fabric and structured bag, and gave it a touch of edge with the unconventional skirt and choker. The denim and brown leather in the shoes make this a nice September look – an older version of the classic first day of school outfit.

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Look 3: Zara Romper, BP Scarf

I’m not really sure what the inspiration behind Look 3 was. I think you can’t have a style session with heeled sandals without including some sort of dress (this is actually a cleverly disguised romper), and the scarf just seemed to lend itself to the look. What I ended up with is something you would probably see on a nicely dressed lady at a Mexican resort – but I would easily wear this out to a nice dinner.

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Look 4: Levis Shorts, Zara Shirt, Free People Belt

Look 4 is a personal favorite. This new belt is the love of my life. I softened up a rugged bottom half with this light 70’s inspired blouse for a look that feels effortless. Throw on some sunglasses and a crossbody bag and I could easily wear this all day long.

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End of Summer

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Free People Dress / Free People Shoes / Urban Outfitters Hat / YSL Sunnies

This outfit was supposed to have a leather jacket, but the weather really wasn’t having any of it. I’m now in Montreal and even though it’s September I don’t even think I could get away with wearing this much clothing in the weather we’re getting up here! (Meaning, it’s really hot and will be it seems for a while).

Even though I’ve got fall on the mind and my last two posts exemplify this, I guess I’ll just have to accept the hot weather and try to appreciate it while it lasts.

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O U T S I D E L A N D S

The Outside Lands Music Festival, which took place this past weekend, was an amazing experience that I will never forget. Seeing Elton John perform live was a privilege and a dream-like memory that I will hold on to forever. These days, it feels like the hype of music festivals surrounds basically anything other than what an amazing time they can be. Don’t get me wrong – the style was amazing and although I didn’t see any, a celebrity siting would have been interesting, but Outside Lands was a serious reminder that the goal should be an indescribable experience brought to us through music, and nothing else.

Famous Outside Lands Windmill

With that said, here’s what I wore:

Zara Jacket, Free People Jeans, Vintage Sunnies, Free People Scarf, Urban Outfitters Tank

And here are some more pictures:

meganmunroe: ‘we r ur aesthetic’ (Instagram) // On Megan (left) Lucky Brand Tank, Quay Sunnies

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On Sophia (right): Free People Dress, Ray Ban Sunnies

Did any of you attend Outside Lands, or any other music festival this summer?? Let me know!

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