Choosing Fashion Over Comfort

Who says style has to be uncomfortable?  You wear your favorite shoes and clothes over, and over again because you feel the most comfortable when you’re wearing them.  So, why not try for comfort and style next time you’re searching for new shoes?  Go for a derby!

If you have a casual work environment, go for a derby style shoe with a rubber sole.  A derby shoe is one of the most timeless, casual styles you can invest in.  Take care of them properly, and you will have them for a long time, long after the trends change.

            For a more traditional work environment, choose a classic, plain-toe derby with rubber or leather soles.  Wearing a derby shoe with a leather sole keeps your look classy and professional.  Adding rubber soles to traditional dress shoes, adds bulk and weight to your shoes, giving you a chunkier profile.  The upside to adding rubber is the endless level of comfort.  You’ll notice the difference immediately! 

On a typical New England winter day, no one will notice if your shoes look a bit chunky.  But, they will notice you’re the only one standing on the train platform wearing dress shoes.  Having a rubber sole helps your shoes last longer, and keeps you from bringing two pairs of shoes to work in inclement weather.  You’ll also stand out and be noticed for your fashionably practical footwear.

When Combat Boots Won’t Work

What’s a jump boot you ask?  Well think of your average, tactical, military boot, combined with a classic leather boot.  A jump boot is the combo of these two styles with a twist.  Usually form fitting, low to mid-calf height, and made of leather.  This style of footwear is very broad, but perfect for those of you who aren’t fans of combat boots.

Without even knowing it, you probably have a jump boot in your closet already!  This season, choose to invest in a pair of leather jump boots.  Play it safe in black or brown, or go bolder in tan or a suede finish.  If you’re really feeling special, treat yourself to all four options and round out your boot collection.  Opt for tan if you’re unsure of which color will give you the most versatility. 

Wearing a tan jump boot, allows you to make a casual statement with black jeans, or look more put together in a tan or navy pant.  Whichever colorway, brand, or style you choose, your investment will not go to waste on a jump boot.

Your Next Essential: The Pullover

Welcome back to AKCstyle!  Winter may be over, but we all still have one piece we’re clinging to this spring. Our early spring essential is the pullover sweater. Wear it casually, or a little dressed up for a fun fashion moment. Dig into your closet and find your pullovers before the humidity hits Boston. Our latest obsessions for the month, are oversized coats and classic pullover sweaters. 

No New England closet is complete without at least a few pullover sweaters.  Whether your pullover is casual or dressed up, we’re here to show you how to maximize the number of looks you can pull off with this staple piece.

Pair a casual pullover with your oversized coat or jacket to make a statement this season.  We love pairing a neutral color sweater with denim or a mini skirt to pull this look together.

Wear your pullover turtleneck in white or gray with a plaid mini or dark denim for a more traditional and business casual look.

Or, get comfy in a chunky, bright colored pullover with light wash denim, and neutral colored booties.

The pullover sweater will never go out of style, so this is sure to be a piece you will always wear.  It’s worth investing in neutral colors like white, black, gray, and tan to wear year after year.  Go for bold cobalt blues, corals and reds, yellows, and even shades of green for a trendier look.

What’s your go to sweater look this season?  Comment below and follow us on Instagram @AKCstyle.

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WE’RE BACK & More Obsessed Than Ever!

After a long few months away, we’re back to bring you the latest fashion news, and talk about what’s trending now.  There are quite a few projects in the works, and we can’t wait to share them with you all soon!

On to our latest obsession…the oversized outerwear trend.  From where we are in Boston, it’s pretty cold to say the least.  Bundling up in what essentially is a giant blanket with arms, is perfect for winter weather.  This is certainly a trend to get behind.  Having a staple oversized coat in your wardrobe is a must for 2019.

This trend is seen on everyone from influencers like Kendall Jenner and Hailey Bieber, to fashion editors and other chic influencers stylists alike.  We love an oversized coat with skinny jeans and sneakers to really complete your look. 

What do you think of the oversized outerwear trend? Tell us in the comment below!  Check back here for more style inspiration and the latest fashion news.  Find us on Instagram @AKCstyle.


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