I received this awesome question from Leslie:
Hi Shana, I am a long time reader of your blog and I love how you are encouraging moms to be stylish in ways that work for our lifestyle. I am taking your Fall Edit to heart and looking for some interesting jeans and am particularly drawn to flares…I love my skinnies but am ready for a break! But I am having the hardest time figuring out what shoes to wear them! Everyone styles flares with heels, which I love, but this momma needs the practicality of flats for everyday life (parks, play dates, Target runs…). Any styling tips?
Thanks so much!
Leslie, I HEAR YA. My biggest problem with flares is that they look so much better with heels. Like, no contest, heels win hands-down. But like you, I’m most often in flats. So I took this styling challenge to heart to see if I could figure out a chic way to wear flats and flares. After an embarrassing amount of tries over many weeks, I think I came up with something worth hemming for.
(And only one pair of flares were harmed in the process. RIP, Seafarer flares. Thank goodness you were bought on sale for a mere fraction of your usual cost else I would’ve lost my mind. #allinthenameofresearch)