Sponsored by Zappos. All opinions are my own.
To dress well, you have to make it easy on yourself …and why wouldn’t you? We’re all busy trying to conquer the world in our own way, so if dressing stylishly takes up too much time, it’s just not going to happen. The three way’s I make it happen is to:
1. Buy great staple items 2. Shop online when possible, and 3. Buy statement pieces.
Why statement pieces?
It’s sort of like the furniture you have in your home.
For example, IKEA has some cool pieces of furniture. I even bought an island kitchen top from them to use on my standing desk. But if everything in your home was bought on the cheap from a IKEA, (no judgment here – I’ve been there) it can look, well cheap.
But if you instead have some nicer, more interesting pieces that capture the attention, no one notices or cares about the other less interesting ones.
It works the same way with clothing.
Statement pieces can make an otherwise simple outfit look impressive.
So what type of statement pieces should you buy?
I like to find ones that go with lots of different outfits and have a unique style not many people are wearing. I usually like to buy shoes for my statement pieces, because there are so many different styles to choose from, which makes it easier. Again, I’m trying to make it easy on myself.
That’s why I buy a lot of my shoes from Zappos. They have a massive selection to choose from, free shipping, and free returns. I don’t have time to drive all around town hoping I’m going to stumble upon something I like, especially when you’re looking for something unique. It’s so much easier to pop open a browser, buy 5 pairs I think I may like, and then keep the one I like the best.
I really like these Protege boots by BED | STU because although the outside looks cracked and weathered, the inside leather amazingly supple for a great fit. Plus each pair is handmade, so each BED | STU shoes is unique.
I can wear these all fall and winter with a bunch of different outfits, and they add that “pop” that a statement piece should.
I like upping my style, but I’m not to the point where I’m willing to sacrifice comfort for it. If you buy nice boots, they’re not just usually going to last longer and weather better, they’re going to be a lot more comfortable. That’s why they’re worth the money.