Last week I was really excited to show you the sneakers I designed from Aliveshoes. I’ve been really stoked to create my own pair of sneakers. To be perfectly honest, I’m not a big sneaker wearer but I do have a few pairs in my closet. However the chance to design my own pair meant that I could get something that was uniquely me.

I wanted a great looking shoe in muted tones. I opted for earth tones but with just a hint of color but nothing too flashy. That’s why I added the burgundy. I think this little subtle color makes this shoe a winner.

Now with the sneakers in hand, I set out to find some great looks to wear them with. Have you ever got an article of clothing and designed your whole look around it. That’s how I felt with my new sneakers. These Aliveshoes were the first things I grabbed as I planned a quick weekend getaway to Philadelphia.

It’s hard to believe that it’s the beginning of spring when last week we where facing icy cold conditions and snow. The weird thing is that the weather this winter has been so mild so the cold snap was kind of a surprise. That was the surprise that hit me as I tooled around the City of Brotherly Love.

Fortunately I have not packed away my chunky sweaters and grabbed one that was ideal for the artic blast the hit the city. I like a classic sweater with a little bit of character and I’m a big fan of cream. Think about contrast against your skin tone to make a piece a little more dramatic. While jeans would be an okay choice I found a great pair of corduroys that matched the strip in my shoe. How cool is that? And I took Philly by storm!

Shop My Look/Details

Chunky cream sweater – Zara (similar); Berry corduroys – Saks Fifth Avenue; The DCFashionFool hightop – Aliveshoes (use CUSTOMNOW for a 15% discount)

Photography by Lauren McGrath