As a girl who attended private school for almost all of her adolescent years, uniforms were just a part of day-to-day life for me. Although I appreciated the ease of not having to panic about what I was wearing every morning (although, looking back, I was wearing a plaid skort every day so maybe I should have panicked…), I was disappointed not to be able to express my love of fashion daily. With Monday through Friday being uniform-filled, weekends and just-for-fun outings became the place to showcase my personal style. More often than not, this meant that trips to the mall became a perfect chance to dress up. Even though most of my friends didn’t understand why I put so much effort into getting dressed for a simple shopping trip, I loved showing off my non-plaid, non-uniform outfits while strutting around the local mall.
Still, today, I love spending time on an outfit before going out shopping with friends or just on my own. I was browsing through some local vintage shops when I spotted this Fashionista sporting an ideal, shopping-appropriate outfit. It was almost impossible to miss her electric blue wedges, paired perfectly with her yellow, summer-appropriate dress. What makes this Fashionista’s outfit work so well is that it is stylish while remaining practical for the day’s activity. Wedges are perfect for any walking-intensive occasion, especially shopping. Try a boldly colored or patterned pair of wedges for a stylish and comfortable addition to your shopping outfit. Opt for wedges with ankle straps for extra support.
If you choose a bold shoe for your shopping ensemble, try finding a comfortable and breezy summer dress to balance out the look. Try simple fabrics and silhouettes like this Lanston minidress. The juxtaposition of simple items with bold pieces is always a chic choice and tends to create a look that seems expensive while not breaking your budget in reality. Finally, every Fashionista on a shopping spree is most certainly in need of a giant bag to fill with glorious purchases. With an outfit complete with bold wedges and stylish accessories, you’ll be the envy of your fellow Fashionistas and shoppers in no time.
One Simple Change: Try a more feet-friendly pair of ballet flats with this outfit to dress down the look or simply be even more comfortable. Try a bold color or pattern for a more modern pair of flats that will stand out in a crowd. J.Crew offers a variety of beautiful ballet flats.