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FASHION Mixology — The Age of Kicks

#LILGRIPESFashionMixology:  

The Art of Mixing + Matching – Easily, Lazily

~ Lillian Gao

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Photography Credit: Min Gao

FREEZING AS IT IS IN NEW YORK CITY this late October, it may be officially long past due to dust your Autumn-Winter kicks off the shelves.  There are some new booties on the market I am really craving, but the time of the boot has dawned and set. Boots, whether ankle-length or thigh-high, will always be around, but it’s time to usher in the Age of Sneakers… They’re warm, sartorially versatile and meant to tread the harsh terrains of winter. Lemme show ya how I stunt:

1. Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Lo-Tops, here for $50

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Ensemble Essentials: Michael by Michael Kors Trenchcoat in Plum and Staring at Stars Romper

The time of the boot has dawned and set…It’s time to embrace the Age of Sneakers… They’re warm, sartorially versatile and meant for the harsh terrains of winter.

2. Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Embroidery Mid-Tops, here for only $21.00!

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Yes, the folded-hem look is in for denims, since most of us are not 5’9″.

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Ensemble Essentials: Sun & Shadow Cardigan Vest, Theory Deep V-Neck Sweater, and Diesel Deep-Distressed Jeans

3. Converse CONS Weapon, ON SALE for $60!

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“The key to feminizing CONS Weapon is wearing them with a long, sleek jacket or cardigan and dark cigarette jeans.”

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Ensemble Essentials: Theory Long Cardigan in White, 7 for All Mankind Cigarette Jeans in Indigo, and Topshop Crop Tank Blouse

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FASHION: Sneakers Are the New Girly-Chic

THANK YOU, CARA DELEVINGNE. Thank you for proving that oh-so-comfortable-looking sneakers can be chic as hell, as well. Maybe singlehandedly so, in fact.

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Cara rocking blue mid-tops with white laces with distressed jeans, casual tee, and a long, tailored fall shawl coat.

As someone who’s always hated wearing high heels, I have limited options for footwear and get bored of my low-heeled booties and ballet flats time to time. Sneakers are sooooo comfortable but even the androgyny look of the 90s did not embrace them. I’m not talking Keds or Toms. I’m talking straight-up running or jogging Nikes, Adidas and Converse All-Stars.

Even the androgyny look of the ’90s did not embrace sneakers. No more.

Ways to cool up an outfit with sneakers, à la Cara:

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A Prorsum Coat with Leather leggings and Wedge sneakers
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Wanna get chic and comfy in a sec? Oversized black blazer over just a bra and Black skinny jeans with Hi-top sneakers.
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Beige cigarette jeans, Canvas sneakers, and a Sleeveless crop top for the summer.

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Snapback, Silky white blouse, and Harem pants tucked into Black hi-tops

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