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Q. I just moved to Wisconsin and the snow and cold have chased away all the flip-flops I wore all winter while in Texas. I’d like some cute snow boots that I wouldn’t mind wearing all day or when going out downtown. The only problem, I have wide calves. Are there any boots out there for me?
 -Cold Feet

A. These stylish winter boots should comfortably slide over your wide calves and banish the winter blues you’re facing. I also suggest you invest in several pairs of cashmere blend socks to keep your feet warm. May you trudge fearlessly through the snow and wear your flip-flops around the house…

Juicy Couture SnowflurryUgg
LibertyShearling Boots
Via Spiga GraffAquatalia by Marvin K. Ranch

1. Juicy Couture Snowflurry, $199 at
2. Ugg Liberty, $279 at
3. Shearling Boots, $89.50 at
4. Via Spiga Graffa, $260 at
5. Aquatalia by Marvin K. Ranch, $378.95 at

Q. I love your site and would love to get your advice on a matching issue. I have a casual chocolate brown blazer that has a velvet-like texture to it and I’m looking for an everyday shoe that I could pair it with. Comfort is super important to me so something that is either flat or has no heel would be perfect. I’m concerned that wearing brown shoes is too matchy, but that black wouldn’t be appropriate (in any case, I have way too many black shoes). And can you recommend any cute footwear in neutral colors?
-Matching Madness

A. Wearing brown flats with a brown jacket is not too matchy-matchy. I’ve shopped for flats that should offer all day comfort and are far from plain jane styles. Whether textured, embellished or in a pattern, these flats should stretch to coordinate with other items in your wardrobe.

Nine West
LeduceCity suede ballet flatsMaisie printed calf-hair driving mocsCorso Como Fleur

1. Nine West Leduce, $82.95 at
2. City suede ballet flats, $125 at
3. Maisie printed calf-hair driving mocs, $250 at
4. Corso Como Fleur, $130 at

Nine West Heech
Q. I am crazy in love with! I just ordered these gladiator sandals by Nine West. Can you give me some outfit suggestions?
-Standing Tall

Nine West Heech sandals, $92.95 at

A. You want to be sure you don’t add anymore “weight” to your outfit so keep the pieces light. Wear trouser jeans to balance the wedge heel or skinny jeans cuffed or long to reveal the full sandal. As for skirts, an A-line or a pencil style that has a hem that hits around the knee will be most flattering. It’s a strong shoe that you can balance with softer pieces on top unless you kick it rocker chic and add a modern cut jacket.

Sleeveless sash tunic Kimchi & Blue Floral Cutout TopStriped boatneck T

1. Sleeveless sash tunic, $44.50 at
2. Kimchi & Blue Floral Cutout Top, $42 at
3. Striped boatneck T, $22.99 at

 Lux Hi-Waisted A Line Skirt Lux Carousel Circle SkirtCuffed denim caprisTheor2021411496 Prod Medium

4. Lux Hi-Waisted A Line Skirt, $58 at
5. Lux Carousel Circle Skirt, $68 at
6. Cuffed denim capris, $29.95 at
7. Theory Strani Pant, $225 at

Q. How long can you wear boots for into spring?
-Boots On

A. While I’ve been surprised to see women wearing boots in 95 degree heat in Florida and California in the summer (how stinky and sweaty!), I still have high fashion hopes that most women know that boots are for cooler temperatures. Typically, the season is late September through March.  You can squeeze in April if your city gets hit with the occasional freak snowstorm or cold snap.

Q. I recently bought an amazing python-skin sheath dress. The problem is, I do not know what type or color shoes to wear or what type of accessories would be best to show off this magnificent dress.  I am 5’2" and a size 4.  I love heels.
-Bare Feet Chic

A. Well, enjoy these suggestions from full pump to open toe to strappy heel depending on where and when you plan to strut your sassy self in your hot new dress.

Picture 1-33Cynthia Vincent AnnaBCBG Max Azria MarocaCharles by Charles David

1. Steve Madden Treason, $90 at
2. Cynthia Vincent Anna, $350 at
3. BCBG Max Azria Maroca, $230 at
4. Charles by Charles David Muse, $79.99 at

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