Packing clothes for a holiday is hard, especially if your baggage allowance is against you – turns out shoes are actually quite heavy if you pack 10 pairs, like I do. Having been stung by a fine before, I thought I needed a little help for my next trip abroad, in order to curate the perfect shoe capsule without going overboard.
So I asked Jessie Randall, the creative director and co-founder of LOEFFLER RANDALL, the cult NYC accessories brand taking over Instagram, to share her knowledge. Here’s what she said to pack.
1. A wow shoe
I love to have one very special shoe in my wardrobe to wear to weddings and parties, something that truly evokes an emotional response and takes your breath away. For me this season, it’s our Penny, a metallic pleated sandal that is so special.
2. An easy slide
I’m always running all over the place from dropping off kids to work in the city and out to the beach. I love a slide for summer because they are so easy (you don’t even have to bend down to put them on) and they are very on-trend and chic. I’ll be wearing our Shirley bow slide this summer. It’s got a striped bow and ric rac detail and is made in fabric that is hand woven in Marrakesh.
3. An everything shoe
I like to have a shoe in my wardrobe that works with everything in it. This is the shoe that sits right by the door because you wear it so often. For me, it’s our Celeste knotted mule in velvet. This shoe is so comfortable both because of its height and its soft velvet. I wear mine nearly every day because they go with something casual like jeans or high waisted pants but also work perfectly for an evening even
t. This is the shoe that feels appropriate with my flowy summer dresses, a fancy dress and also the casual pieces in my wardrobe.
4. A sneaker
Sneakers are just so comfortable and easy. Now they work with everything from jeans to dresses.
5. A polished sandal
It’s nice to have a heeled sandal for summer, something open and airy but also a bit polished and put together. I love our Jill bow sandals. I ran all through the streets of Paris with them in May trying to catch a taxi.