You can take a casual outfit from hot-mess, to intentionally sporty with a few simple updates. Think of the one woman in your neighborhood, who always looks cute, even when she’s just driving the kids around and running errands. The one you bump into at Target and wonder how she has it all together. Here’s the deal, looking like you have it all together, and actually having it all together are two very different things.
Chances are girlfriend is exhausted and overwhelmed just like the rest of us. I’m sure her recycling bin has more wine bottles than water bottles end of every week (just me?). But, she has the right pieces on hand to pull a look together with ease. That’s the only difference between her and the rest of us.
One of those pieces is a casual yet still polished shoe. When I found these while pulling for a client last week, I lost my mind, in a good way. Creating a fuss free outfit that can take you from the kids school, to a mid week lunch to Friday night drinks at your neighbors requires a little bit of thought. Your go-to sneaker can be appropriate, but not all the time and most slip-ons are a little too … I don’t know … stuffy? They never look quite right.
These slip on shoes, by none other than national treasure Ellen DeGeneres, are incredible. They are so comfortable, simple, chic and perfectly unobtrusive. They are a grown up, more sophisticated version of a TOM. How do you wear them? With any casual bottom like jeans, leggings, or twill ankle pants. They would make ideal airport shoes since you can slip out of them easily, you can run to catch a flight, and when you arrive at your destination, you look totally pulled together.
ED, by Ellen DeGeneres, has a curated selection of easy, lovely, comfortable shoes worth checking out. Below are a few of my favorites from her line.