I’ve wanted a pair of TOMS shoes for over a year, but talked myself out of because of the price tag. Most TOMS run around $54 while my average pair of shoes cost around half of that. A year later, I finally gave in and purchased my first pair of TOMS Classics from Urban Outfitters.
They’re not particularly stylish, but the fact that every other woman is wearing a pair somehow makes it acceptable to wear what would otherwise be considered unattractive footwear. And I can’t help it–I love them! Since they’re so odd looking, they don’t match with anything. Some people might be annoyed by this fact, but I just take it to mean that they match with everything!
How I’ll Style My TOMS Shoes
To Work: I work in a casual work environment where TOMS don’t raise eyebrows. I plan on pairing these with some work outfits including my brightly colored skirts for summer. If I was at my old job where the environment was more formal, I would wear these shoes to walk to work and then change later.
Weekend Wear: TOMS are perfect for walking around the city. One obsession I picked up down South is wearing button ups with jean shorts. I think TOMS would paid perfectly with this combo on a hot Boston afternoon.
On the Road: This summer, I plan on going back down to South Carolina and up to Maine as well. TOMS are the perfect travel shoe because they’re versatile and can easily be taken on and off–perfect for long car rides and airport security checks!
And the best part? Laura of For Those About to Shop adds, “They have a wonderful charitable aspect: for every pair you buy, one pair is donated to a child in need. So you’re effectually buying 2 pairs of shoes. A bargain, really.”
Do you have a pair of TOMS? How do YOU wear them? Would you ever buy a pair?