“The desire to be comfortable is profound, shaping attitudes and markets.” This quote from Cathy Horyn’s last article for the New York Times (Suz is also linking to it below) caught my eye, as I’ve been thinking a lot about how I want my footwear to be 100% comfortable and 100% stylish at the same time.

Cathy Horyn’s words also resonated with Miss Sophie from les anti-modernes*. In her blog post on practical luxury, she writes “the idea that real, honest comfort is fundamental to inhabiting one’s sense of style has always been at the core of my own sartorial philosophy.”

Just last month, The Guardian reported that the demand for comfortable and lower-heeled footwear continues to grow, and that financial investors have started to take notice of this trend.

Fab Links from Our Members

Suz loved the photo illustration in Cathy Horyn’s article, showing how close today’s relaxed minimalist looks are to their ’90s forebears. She’d wear any of the pictured outfits in a second.

Elizabeth P thought this post on age-appropriate dressing was fantastic.

Krishnidoux really enjoyed this NPR article about designers presenting comfortable clothes with quality craftsmanship for women. A new trend, that she hopes will last.

Annagybe loves this Magritte-inspired collection from Opening Ceremony, especially the Birkenstocks.

Angie encourages us to take a peek at the street style that surrounds London during fashion week, where the temperatures are a lot milder than arctic New York City. Neutrals and pastels reign supreme. 

In this experiment four women are photoshopped into cover models. Ironkurtin wonders how she would feel and how you would react.

April thought this piece contained lots of good advice for how to dress alluringly as we get on in age.

Laurinda is fascinated by Anna Dumitriu’s work. This artist combines bacteria and textile design to explore our relationship with microorganisms.

LACeleste wanted to share Phoebe Philo’s take on the power of quiet clothes.

Lisa found this post about the four universally flattering clothing colours quite interesting. Who knew there were colours that work for everyone?