Fashionistas, this post is sponsored by ShoeBuy.com. All opinions are my own.
Back in November, we posted a list of AW15 runway looks for women over 40. This post was so popular, we knew we had to follow up with a shoes edition. I reached out to my friends at ShoeBuy.com and asked them to pair our runway looks with the hottest shoes of the season.
Shoes to Pair with Cozy Shearling
We recommended shearling coats as an effortless addition to your wardrobe that adds a lot of drama. Wear shearling over skinny jeans or pants, and pair them with ankle boots. Choose the boots for the occasion–dressier styles for evenings out and stockier, work-style boots for running errands.
Shoes to Wear with Knee-Length Midi Skirts
The next runway look we love is the patterned, pleated, knee-length midi. You can couple this style with a fitted top and simple, feminine heels or ballet flats. Stay away from chunky or adorned sandals, which can look gaudy with a fuller skirt.
Shoes to Wear with Houndstooth
Plaids and houndstooth are back in 2015/2016 in a big, bright way. A winning look for high-powered meetings is a fitted houndstooth set with sexy heels. If you prefer a softer look, choose a classic houndstooth pencil skirt with a solid color blouse and a straightforward set of black pumps. Err on the side of a sleeker, longer heel for extra sex appeal.
Shoes to Wear with Debutante Necklines
Now is the time to show off your shoulders and décolletage, ladies! When you let your neck go bare or show a little cleavage, you’ll get the most impact by keeping your midsection and knees covered. With this look, pick shoes that are slightly glam. Silver and/or sparkly details pair well with those high-impact necklines.
Shoes to Wear with Turtlenecks
Big sweaters are on trend right now, despite the unusually warm winter east of the Mississippi. A loose-fitting turtleneck is comfort-wear and always looks right over fitted jeans. This season, we like solid-color, large-knit roll neck sweaters paired with chunky, almost masculine boots. It’s your weekend look, and one that might even get you an approving nod from a millennial or two.
As a Southern California transplant now living in the Midwest, Catherine has turned layering into an art form and accepted that UGGs actually do have a place in the stylish lady's wardrobe. She's been featured in Woman's World Magazine, DrLaura.com, Refinery29, Wellness.com and has made appearances on ABC7 Chicago, FOX2News St. Louis, KCAL9 Los Angeles, Fox19 Cincinnati, WGN TV Chicago and WCPO TV Cincinnati.
Thanks for stopping by! I'm Catherine, your Budget Fashionista style editor. I'm a bargain shopper at heart, as I love nice things but hate paying for them! I'm also a personal finance writer who's been featured on USA Today and MSN Money.