Wear Your Personality on Your Feet
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not one of those people hip to the latest fashion trends. Frankly, I’m more about how things work for me. How they look with my body shape. Whether they are comfortable. If the colors are good for me. I’m not a slave to the latest fashion style and will openly admit that I’m probably often out of style.
But I’m ME and not trying to be someone else. First and foremost in personal identity and self-esteem, that’s so important. When you are working hard to be someone you aren’t, then you lose yourself in the process.
I remember as a kid, I wanted a Forenza sweater because everyone at school had them. All the cool kids at least. When you attend a private school with a uniform of plaid skirt, white collared shirt and only certain colors of sweaters or slacks, little details that make you stand out (in a good way) are important. It wasn’t in our budget but my mom saved up to make it happen. I didn’t make me cooler in the eyes of everyone else. When I got to high school, I wore a denim jacket with the sleeves rolled up and a pinky ring that was my “good” ring when I was little. I still have both of those because they mean so much to me and what being an individual is all about. It set the tone for the way I dress and carry myself now. I’m trying to teach my girls the same thing.
That doesn’t mean I’m not excited about new trends. Actually, I’m always excited to see where fashion styles are moving and it’s fun to see how the girls are excited too. For example, take the newest fall trends in shoes. My girls and I all think the styles and colors are fun and festive.
My mom recently took the girls to afternoon tea at the Butterworth Center while Scott and I were out of town for Gen Con. She sent me photos of the girls in the garden and on the steps. Miss K was proudly wearing her new American Eagle CAIA Ballet shoes. She didn’t need to talk to friends or ask if they were fashionable. She KNEW they were perfect for her. That’s what style and grace are all about. But I guarantee when she gets to school, she’ll want to be showing off the latest fall trends.
Miss M doesn’t think much about fashion, rather about whether she can feel herself in the style. Her new Airwalk Retro Oxford shoes sum up her personality perfectly. The entire line of these fall trends are full of character! If I had asked if she wanted leopard print shoes like her sister, she would have strongly declined. Yet she saw these and was head-over-heels for them! She isn’t a shoe person, but if I let her, she would probably want one of each design. I personally love the graffiti pattern.
It’s nice when fall trends can be bold in some styles and subtle in another. We walk into a store like Payless and find all kinds of affordable options that both my girls like. It’s a bonus that they happen to be in style!
Do you value price, trends or comfort most?
32 thoughts on “Wear Your Personality on Your Feet”
I love Airwalk and I think I’ve been wearing them for the past 15 years!
At 48, I would say comfort is what I look for first. But, I won’t choose a pair of shoes that is not on trend no matter how comfy they are.
These shoes certainly have a lot of personality. Kids this age like to assert themselves as individuals and have their own style.
My youngest has a fascination with shoes! That the first place she visits in any store we go to LOL It’s fun watching her eyeing and trying on all the shoes. I always go for comfort. I have flat feet so I need to be sure the shoes I pick are very comfortable for me to wear.
At my age, I choose comfort over style. Airwalk has great designs and it’s our go to shop when it comes to footwear.
Those shoes are super cute! I want a pair for myself!
I love Payless for cute, trendy shoes for myself and my girls. Shoes are one of my fave fashion accessories 🙂
Those are the cutest shoes ever! I want a pair for myself. They are snazzy.
These are really nice shoes – I didn’t know PayLess carried those brands!
These are so cute, I would love to get one of these for my daughter.
Those leopard sneakers are SO cute! I want some for myself!
For me, comfort tends to be most important these days. I’m on my feet all day. My daughter loves to find shoes that are different from the rest of the crowd, so I know she will love the shoes you featured in this post!
Price and comfort and very important but that being said, they also have to look good! Those are very cute shoes!
I like your leopard print shoes, and the stripy ones too!
These shoes are so cute, I love the leopard print ones! I am sure my daughter would love a pair or two like this for back to school.
Those shoes are all so cute. I love the sneakers!
These are such cute shoes!! Why were these shoes not around when I was in school.
Payless always has some great shoes available at fantastic prices. They always seem to have a perfect pair or two for the entire family.
Those are cute. We are actually heading to Payless to get some back to school shoes.
I’m not always on top of the latest styles and trends, but I do like to have a little flair! I love the look of these new fall shoes and they look pretty comfortable too…win-win!
Comfort and style are both a must, so these have my vote. These would be cute on the kiddo.
I really like that graffiti pair. They really are cute. Nice!
That is such a cool pattern on those shoes. I’ll have to do some browsing at Payless to find some more cool styles like that.
Super cute shoes and you have a most excellent model there to show them off for your post! I am sure she didn’t mind getting new Payless shoes to do it!
These are cute shoes. I love Payless but tend to forget checking there since I don’t have a store close to the house.
I don’t think there’s anyone in the world who can resist a good pair of shoes. These are all cute designs! I have to tell my girls about it!
Payless is very popular now, those shoes are looks cool.
These are a lot of fun! I like Airwalk brand
I don’t think I’ve ever owned a pair of Airwalk brand shoes, even though all I wore growing up were shoes from Payless. But I can see why they’d be a great choice for kids today since they’d be attracted to the designs and patterns!
my daughter would love these shoes, i’ll have to show them to her.
Great for summer fashions
These shoes are so adorable1