We are finally starting to get cooler nights (yay for turning off the AC and sleeping with windows open!), and hints of fall are in the air. It’s been blissfully lower humidity lately, so even warm temps feel much more tolerable.

I’ve put away my sandals, and am taking advantage of the emerging season to give my transitional footwear some outings. I don’t have much in the way of the territory in between sandals and boots, except for sneakers. I try not to invest too heavily in those styles since I gravitate more to boots, which are easier to fit on my feet securely than styles like loafers, which fall off my heels. I’m trying to give my sneakers a bit of a break since I’ve been wearing them a lot the past two years and am craving a little change, but I’m not totally feeling boots yet while the weather is still warm.

Two of these are in my holding zone box:
- the Pliner snake print loafers, which I somehow never reach for, but I’m going to make an effort in the coming weeks. I love snake print, but I’m not sure I’m feeling this high contrast print at the moment. I’d almost like to see what they look like with a black/grey finish instead of the black/white.
- the 10+ year old Hush Puppy/Anna Sui oxfords, which are super comfortable but I somehow never wear anymore. They haven’t felt especially current but I’m thinking of hanging onto them because the classic style is bound to feel fresh again, I think?

The hot pink FP flats are so cute and comfortable but the color is such an outlier for me that I rarely wear them. I’ll be challenging myself to give them an outing soon too.

And I still love the other oxfords — the blue Cole Haans and the Clergeries, even though they’re not as stompy as current preferences.

I’ve recently worn the black Free People flats, and the dark green Freda Salvador oxfords got worn yesterday. Here’s my WIW, for a studio visit with a curator. My studio was without AC yesterday so I stuck with a sleeveless top. The morning was cool enough that I wore a jacket to drive in to the city.

What’s your strategy for transitional season footwear? I’m thinking of adding one more pair of clogs or mules (my western Dolce Vita mules from yesterday’s post aren’t in Finds, oops), but otherwise I’d like to wear what I’ve got, if I can make them work for my current preferences. What does the YLf hive mind think? Are the oxfords still looking current enough for me?

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