The Buzz Guide to NYFW Feb 2013

NY Fashion Week: Girl’s Best Friend Diary, Day 2 — Comfortable (Chic) Shoes

This New York Fashion Week I have three go-to pairs of shoes lined up: pumps, wedge boots and flats. In general, living in New York entails a lot of walking – especially if you have little patience like myself and get anxious when you're beached in a cab sitting in traffic. So, comfort is always key whether I’m in five-inch heels or flats.

Chuckies Minx Wedges are killer in the best sense of the word. I had to get them stretched because they were a little too tight at first (they’ll do it for free in the store), but they now drape perfectly over my go-to DL1961 Emma jeans (I plan on living in these pants this week). They’re super comfortable so I can literally wear them from day-to-night and be completely blister-free. The heel is about three inches, which is perfect to give me some height/elongate the look of my legs without leaving my calves strained. I’m wearing these today since I plan on going straight from shows to the opening of Vanessa Bruno's SoHo pop-up store at 131 Greene Street (in true Parisian style, the invite promises champagne and Ladurée macarons).

Not all outfits work with knee-high boots, however, so I also have Sergio Rossi pumps lined up for the week. I’m obsessed with their signature platform style and have gotten lucky and have purchased two out of the three pairs I own on major sale at Intermix. The black ones are incredibly versatile and just like the Chuckies boots, never leave me with blisters. They do, however, weigh on my knees and calves so I always make sure to have a pair of flats with me when I plan on wearing them. Yosi Samra’s flats are awesome because they come in every color of the rainbow and can be rolled up for portability. They’re kind of like your most trusted best friend – they’re always there for you in case of an unexpected emergency. Plus, since they come in countless iterations, you can match them with just about any outfit so it will go completely unnoticed – even amidst a fashion crowd – that you’re wearing flimsy little ballet flats.  

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