So, other than celebrating what I'm calling Toe Liberation Day, the purpose of this post is to outline my thinking on how many pairs of shoes a person needs: one per lifestyle segment, per season. My summer wardrobe is so simple, here's what it looks like:
Leisure: My flip-flops. I wear them around the house, never for driving, and with swimwear.
Casual: My everyday shoes. My Chacos have black, brown, and khaki straps; they go with everything.
Business: I really don't need business shoes. But I suppose if I did, I would probably wear the vintage ivory patent sandals (they are really more dressy social).
Social: Here's where I was really having the problem. Summer social events around here are bridal showers and outdoor parties; the Chacos would be okay but didn't suit my sensibilities, poky heels stick into the grass, and I don't wear backless shoes. The solution? My new wedges. They're even comfortable!
But I do think it good to let shoes rest a day in-between wears. What about these for a second pair of Chacos?