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6.04.2012

How to Wear Keds



We've all been there: You put together a stellar outfit, then teeter around in your stilettos all night. Cruising a cobblestone street (so common in the Hub), you damage a heel. By the end of the evening, your shoes are ruined and your feet are throbbing. You shrug your shoulders and think "beauty is pain". 

But it doesn't have to be! Try creating outfits with footwear that is both charming and comfortable. And yes, such a thing does exist. I recently collaborated with Keds, Lord & Taylor, and fellow bloggers Amy and Nicolle to create some looks around the stylish sneaker. Each blogger styled a set of outfits, which we showcased on clothing racks and models. Keds Creative Design Director Michelle Kelchack and Lord & Taylor Visual Merchandising Director Nicholas Delegianis judged our looks while we chatted with customers. I am thrilled that my look - metallic Keds paired with lace shorts and a turquoise blazer - was selected as the winning outfit!

Keds' new collection retains the classic feminine shape and casual comfortability you recognize in the brand, but it also showcases enthusiastic prints and brisk colors - the shoes really exude an individual perspective. At such a reasonable price point, you can pick up a couple pairs and style away. Try pairing them with a flirty skirt for a date. Slip some Keds under a wide leg trouser and a sleek blouse for the office. Want more inspiration? Click through my collection above - you'll be amazed out how fresh and versatile the time-honored brand has become!

Which look do you prefer? How do you style your Keds?   


P.S. See other looks with Keds here, herehere and here

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Me with Amy Allen of A Stylish Year and Nicolle Saylor of NicolleSaylor

Lisa (in my winning look), with me and Michelle Kelchak, Creative Design Director for Keds


Nicolas Delegianis, Visual Merchandising Director at Lord and Taylor, Amy's model, Amy from A Stylish Year, Nicolle from NicolleSaylor, Nicolle's model, my model (Lisa), me and Keds Creative Design Director Michelle Kelchack

I'M WEARING: DRESS: Modcloth, JACKET: Gap, NECKLACE: ShopCalico, SCARF (on shoe): Banana Republic SHOES: c/o Keds
LISA IS WEARING: BLAZER: Nanette Lepore, BLOUSE: Collective Concepts, LACE SHORTS: Kensie, BAG: Kate Spade (all from Lord & Taylor) SHOES: c/o Keds