Manolo says, here is the Manolo’s latest column for the Express of the Washington Post.
I’m looking for an everyday shoe that can be worn with jeans, slacks, or skirt-and-tights. So far my search has brought me only headaches, as it seems every shoe is obnoxiously trendy, has too-high a heel (defined as more than 2 inches), or looks too much like a man’s shoe. Is it too much to ask for something stylish, feminine, classic, and practical?
Manolo says, here is the example of the person who is expecting too much from the single pair of the shoes, hoping to find that perfect and magical pair that looks beautiful with the jeans, the dress slacks, and the skirts.
This is like shopping for the economy car with the performance of the Ferrari and the roominess of the school bus; after the lengthy search you will finally end up buying the Chrysler minivan.
Still, the Manolo sympathizes with this request, for it is born of the desire to be frugal, to buy only one pair of the shoes instead of many. But this is the false economy, for one needs several pairs of the shoes, so that one does not wear the same pair of the shoes two days in succession.
Look here is the All Tied Up from the Kenneth Cole Reaction, practical, stylish, feminine, and perfect for wearing with the dress slacks, or perhaps the skirt.