STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: It’s Going Down, I’m Yelling Timber-Lands

Style Advice of the Week

Timberlands are one of the most recognizable shoes of all time, and in the fashion world the they’re suddenly more popular than ever. These shoes launched almost 40 years ago as a durable, waterproof shoe for workmen. By the time the new millennium rolled around, “Tims” were a style staple. Jennifer Lopez famously rocked Timberland-inspired Manolo Blahnik heels in her 2002 “Jenny From the Block” music video and Beyoncé and her then-boyfriend Jay Z wore matching Timberland-style boots in their “’03 Bonnie & Clyde” video. Now, with the recent resurgence of ’90s fashion trends, Timberlands have been spotted on the feet of trendsetters.

Timberlands add that extra toughness to an outfit. This Fashionista is spotted in all the latest trends. She makes way to class in a funky graphic tee, flannel, skinny jeans and her Timerblands. This Fashionista is all about comfort. She will not wear something that makes her feel uncomfortable in the classroom. She perfects the outfit with many layers to stay warm, but still looking fabulous while doing so. With their yellowish color, bulky rubber sole and bold grommets, they are the perfect shoe for winter.

There’s something so wholesome about some of these American brands that I don’t think you need to style them. It’s the same way when Marc Jacobs, in his grunge collection, showed the Birkenstocks. It was so American and so ingrained in us, and showcasing those items is fabulous.

Right now, this generation is so savvy and stylish that we can pull off anything. Pattern blocking is currently huge, so if you wear some fun, big patterns like an oversized houndstooth pair of pants or a cool sweatshirt with a graphic on it with a pair of Tims? It totally works.

It’s about mixing the glamorous with the sort of urban, rugged feel. I think Timberland is one of those brands that manages to go from urban to rough and rugged. They have the country vibe and the city vibe all at once, so when you put a little infusion of chic, all the better.

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