09/22/16

Something New

I’m always looking for new ways to change up my OOTD’s, and rather than making it a tedious feat, I observe the things I love the most in an outfit (usually shoes), and figure out how to elevate that element in a new way for your daily dose of inspo.  As you all know, I’m a major shoe guy, and these last few months I’ve been especially into sneakers.  I began with the trendy all white sneaker and was happy incorporating them into my looks.  As I began to evaluate your feedback, I realized you guys have just as much of a shoe addiction as me! I knew I couldn’t play it safe for long, so I began browsing for different sneaker styles and brands that I can showcase once I was over the trend.  If you’re an avid shoe collector, like myself, you’ve probably found yourself in the same boat.

As my cravings for something different increased, I began browsing shoe brands on Instagram and came across Aquatalia– it was kismet.  I perused the site for a bit and came across these dark green pony hair lace ups that I had to have.  They’re unlike anything in my closet, and have the perfect oomph that I’m always looking for in an investment piece.  Today, I paired them with tan chinos and a light sweater for a an elevated daytime look.  I wore this OOTD for coffee in the Arts District and some wandering around the city.  I love how these sneakers add a subtle pop of color with tons of character in the texture.

An added bonus for me was the transitional styling option as Fall is approaching quickly. I imagine two distinct looks with these shoes: 1) dark denim, checked shirt, and a blazer; 2) Grey suit for a street smart look. The best thing about sneakers nowadays is the versatility.  They’re just as appropriate dressed up as they are dressed down.  If you’re into a more conservative color palette, there is a black and navy option to this style as well.  You can head on over to the Aquatalia website to find your perfect pair!

Ashley Estrada

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