A new question has popped up in my inbox over the last few weeks:
Are the Tory Burch Miller Sandals Still in Style?
So, let’s get into it because I saw the TikTok that created this buzz, and I almost threw my phone across my room.
It’s a video of a stylist in a shoe department telling us that the Tory Burch Miller Sandals are “dated.”
And my first reaction was actual shock at that the level of ignorance coming from influencers and stylists these days.
Not the Hollywood ones, because they work with people who aren’t living in reality, so a certain out-of-touchness is expected.
I’m talking about influencers and stylists who work with and cater to regular women, like I do.
Women who are running homes, working, raising kids and managing all the things.
And I just want to ask them, isn’t your grocery bill is out of control?
Don’t you think if a woman spends a couple hundred dollars on what are essentially dressy flip flops, she should fully expects to wear them until they fall apart?
I just cannot fathom having the audacity to tell you that the $200 shoes you bought last year, are now suddenly out of style, for no good reason.
It’s so grossly out -of-touch and wasteful.
This sort of flippant attitude towards spending is really crazy to me.
And this isn’t limited to the Miller sandals.
We were told last spring to burn our skinny jeans.
Just burn them, it doesn’t matter if they are your best fitting style of jeans.
And, according to my social media feed, the Louis Vuitton Neverfull is now “chuegy.”
It’s a $2000.00 handbag.
What is happening?
I take my job very seriously, and I preach buying the best you can afford so your purchases have longevity.
But if we make everything disposable, what’s the point?
All we’re doing is making fast fashion make more sense.
So let me stop my rant and tell you that, the Tory Burch Miller Sandals, especially in a neutral, are modern classics.
They are like a pair of Jack Rogers. They are preppy and timeless.
They have been in style for years and will continue to be a staple.
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Tory Burch Miller Sandals
You can wear them with so many things in the warm weather including: shorts, ankle pants, flowly skirts and dresses, even your bathing suit.
In fact, I bought a new pair (above in the color “make up”) for my recent trip to Key West in January and I wore them the entire time.
They take you to the beach, to lunch, dinner, the bars … dancing!
I love them and will be featuring them frequently this season.
So if you have bought them or are considering them for this season, go for it, wear them.
Because they are not “dated.”
Here’s the deal.
Yes, items go out of style faster than ever these days.
That is simply the nature of this industry.
Trends are the first to go.
Sometimes trends are popular for a blip and then disappear, that’s why I don’t want you spending on trends.
We start to see things fall out of popularity because, collectively, we stop wearing them.
Other items slowly fade away and are replaced with something else, like a natural evolution.
But we haven’t stopped buying or wearing the Miller Sandals and nothing has come along as the next or better replacement.
They are the top-selling shoe for Tory Burch, who continues to drop new colors, like this patent pink, which is guaranteed to sell out.
I would argue that the Miller Sandal stop being a trend and transition into a modern staple – like a white low-top sneaker, or a dark pair of jeans.
They are a modern classic summer shoe that serve an actual purpose, ideal for spring break, summer vacation or simply to wear by the pool as a more polished alternative to a flip flop.
So they are not going anywhere, they are not being replaced by anything, they do not “date” your look.
Stop listening to these people. 😉