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170251_6613.jpgQ. I just bought a pair of lovely leather gray boots. I know it is a neutral color, but I am surprisingly having a difficult time matching it with other colors. Does it work with black leggings? Would it look to harsh with dark indigo jeans? A bright colored top or neutral color? Ahhh, help me!

A. You’re right, it’s a neutral, so you can wear it with just about anything. Your black leggings and dark indigo jeans would look fabulous, as would a lighter jean, cranberry tights, purple dress, red top, pale pink sweater, etc. In other words, wear them with dark colors, bright colors, pale colors - anything!

alloyimage.gifQ. I’m looking for these cute sequin flats from a few seasons ago but can’t seem to find them. Can you help?

A. Unfortunately, these Dollhouse “Twinkle Toes” flats are no longer available. We did find some other cute sequin flats that you may like. (P.S. sequin flats are a fun way to dress up a basic jeans look - wear them day or night.)

Q. Hi, my best friend is getting married in June. Her wedding colors are baby pink and chocolate brown. The Bridesmaid Dresses are tea-length. The top half is pink and the skirt is brown. She wants us to wear chocolate brown shoes but with money being tight I am having a hard time finding inexpensive shoes. Help!

A. Sure thing! Here are several styles under $90, some as low as $44!

Q. My dilemma… I forget every year that I have this problem. I’d love your suggestions. Once the cold weather hits, I don’t want to wear my cute shoes for a couple of reasons - dangerous on the ice and not very warm. I know there are always boots but even cute boots aren’t very warm with the thin soles and sometimes heels. I’m a mom of two who mostly wears jeans, t-shirts, sweaters…casual wear. No skinny jeans here… I’m usually running around doing errands, driving the kids etc…I want some cute shoes or boots to wear inside and outside that are warm and somewhat durable. I have winter boots but get SO sick of wearing them all the time. And, I’m not talking about during a snowstorm but after it’s snowed and there is still snow on the ground but the roads & sidewalks are cleaned up. Any suggestions? Thanks!

A. Believe it or not, you don’t need to trade your “cute” shoes for winter boots when the weather gets cold and soggy. Weatherproof shoes have come a long way and women no longer need to settle for traditionally unstylish snow boots. Two of our favorite brands are Aquatalia and La Canadienne, each offering a huge variety of weatherproof shoes, ankle boots and tall boots that are so stylish, you’ll want to wear them even when the weather is fair. Though some styles are a little bit expensive, consider it an investment in a shoe you’ll wear for many winters to come. Below are just a few of our favorite styles, most of which are perfect for your casual, on-the-go lifestyle - and some are even on sale!

Q. I’ve just bought a pair of very dark brown Frye “Jane” stitch boots. I’d like to get as much use out of them as possible. Would I be able to wear them into Spring and what would I wear them with?

A. Love these boots! You’ll get years of wear from them, and they’ll only improve with age. As for wearing them in the spring, pair them with a flirty dress or skirt and you’ll look gorgeous.

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