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Skechers lights for Halloween night! Amanda of Little Southern Life gives us an inside look on how she makes this spooky holiday so special for her kids, from head to toe.

This time of year is so much fun for our family. Not only do we get to do more out in the community, but I get to be creative with my little ones. With colder temperatures and fall colors comes the search for the perfect Halloween costume. I love the pre-made choices, but also have so much fun with the do-it-yourself flashes of brilliance. And of course, there’s the candy!

One of the finds I’m most excited about this year is Skechers’ line of light-up children’s shoes. Aside from the fashion statement they will make stomping to their hearts’ content, I know my little ones will be visible and easy to find in the hustle from house to house.

There are perks to buying a pre-made or DIY costume, so it really boils down to what type of work you want to put into it. When your kids are really specific about what they want to be, I vote to just purchase a pre-made from the store and save yourself the stress. This year, Nolan was very outspoken about the costume that he wanted. He is obsessed with superheroes and especially loves the Dark Knight – Batman! He also likes army men, so I decided to let him rock two. We go to several fall festivals and parties, so he will get use out of them before trick-or-treating as well.

Harper decided that she wanted to be a princess, and with so many choices she couldn’t decide on which princess, so I decided to make her a DIY costume. This was such a fun activity for me because I knew just the staples to use for her outfits. June and January just released their new pieces and they are all basic styles that work really well when making DIY costumes. I also decided to give her a second costume (there’s no way she would ever let it go if Nolan had two and she only had one). The June and January jumper works perfectly for a rocker look!

I paired both of the children’s outfits with the Skechers light-up sneakers. Coordinating the right shoes with Halloween costumes is fun and easy with so many styles and colors to choose from. Skechers’ light-up shoes enhance the children’s costumes, and help me keep track of them while they are trick-or-treating. And light-up shoes excite all children, so it’s a win-win both during and after Halloween.

For Nolan’s Batman costume we went with S LIGHTS: FLASHPOD – SCORIA. These have white lights along the bottom when he takes a step or stomps his feet (mostly stomping, because he enjoys watching them light up). Every time they light up, it makes him feel even more like a super hero. Nolan has had so much fun already that he has decided to forgo his name this week and only answer to “Batman!”

The shoes he is wearing with his army costume are HOT LIGHTS: DAMAGER II – ADVENTURE 2.0 and they have buttons that you press to light up each shoe. The lights change colors if you press the button twice and stay on until you turn them off. When Nolan is pretending to be an army man, the light comes in handy for his covert missions, along with the compass that is on top of each shoe.

Harper has the Skechers Twinkle Toes shoes for both of her costumes. For her princess costume, we went with TWINKLE TOES: SHUFFLES – STARLIGHT STYLE. These are gold with pink bows and gemstones on the toes that light up when you move in them. They really do look like princess shoes; she always asks to wear them when she plays dress up!

For her rocker look, we went with Skechers’ high-top Twinkle Toes. TWINKLE TOES: SHUFFLES – SWEETHEART SOLE immediately caught my eye when I was looking for shoes for her costume. This style screams punk rock chick, and are really edgy but girly at the same time. She loves the sparkles and they are pink, her favorite color.

No matter what costume your little one decides to wear for Halloween, light-up Skechers are the way to go for footwear. Not only do they add a fun pop to any outfit, they make it easier to keep up with your child in a crowd. Nolan and Harper love wearing them in the dark and giggling at the cool light that comes from their shoes. I love that they get excited about their sneakers and are involved in their own style!

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Now that you’re shopping for Skechers boots to wear this fall, what’s the best way to style all these great new looks? We asked Allie’s Fashion Alley to share some cute pics and tips!

Fall is my favorite season, partially because I get to go back to wearing comfy boots. Boots are so versatile and there’s no need to worry about the state of my pedicure. I’m so glad that Skechers generously hooked me up with some new kicks for this boot season. Read on to see how I styled two versatile pairs.

LOOK ONE: Slip Dress + Skechers

Layering a slip dress over a t-shirt is a major trend this season. This is a dressed up/dressed down look that can be worn for day or night. Skechers’ Amarillo booties in Chocolate Brown give this look a western touch. They’re made of real suede and have a super cushioned insole. Plus, the height of the heel is perfect to wear all day. It’s so hard to find boots that are both stylish and comfortable, but Skechers has nailed it with their premium fall boot collection.

LOOK TWO: Olive Suede

I love mixing cozy and luxe textures for fall. Suede is definitely my favorite. This look is all about the details with a lace-up tank sweater and pleated suede skirt. The Agenda boot in Olive (at select Skechers retail stores) is the perfect sleek shoe to complete this look. Olive is one the top colors for fall, so I’ve stocked up. It’s a neutral that’s versatile, but more fun than black. I think the brown leather wrap around straps on these boots really make them special.

Allie is the founder of Allie’s Fashion Alley. She’s a business student and social media strategist in Chicago. Keep up with her latest looks on Instagram.


We’re back with another look at boot styles… this time, for her!

For this season’s hottest looks, our team has been getting inspiration from the trends gracing the runways and fashion magazines around the world. Booties are hotter than ever, and we’re loving this season’s hottest designs. There are so many rich materials and warm colors to choose from, not to mention the addition of Skechers Memory Foam, which makes any shoe feel so much better. Check out what we have in store for the season!


Annie, get your gun (and get these booties, too)! This ruched upper suede bootie is the go-to style when you want to go from dress up to jeans and a fun sweater. Its rich chocolate suede will make you swoon, and the fact that it also comes in black will make you want to buy both colors!



This lovely bootie is exactly that. The warm brown color and Skechers Memory Foam comfort just may have you wearing these all day and night. Who says fashion needs to be painful? Also available in rich chocolate.



There is nothing mysterious about this mid-calf boot.  A great look, whether it’s paired with boyfriend jeans or a pencil skirt. A nice sleek leather, this cutie is the perfect black boot for fall.




No hidden agenda here, folks. Just a comfortable, rich olive suede bootie with a leather buckle strap across the vamp for added style. We’re loving the lug sole for a little edge. If olive isn’t your thing, it’s available in black too. (At Skechers retail stores and coming soon to



Sign me up for these quilted mid-calf lace-ups! Can’t you just picture them peeking out of your favorite long skirt, saying “Look at me!” Available in black only, this marcher is turning heads everywhere.🙂 (At Skechers retail stores and coming soon to

What new boots are on your must-hit list? Enjoy the season and happy shopping!


Guys, it’s time to re-boot your shoe game as we settle into fall! We asked one of our lead men’s merchandisers for the latest Skechers boots that offer great fit, style and function – and he had five stellar looks that are perfect for the cooler weather like we saw in NYC.



A classic utility boot, this iconic look never goes out of style. Made with Air-Cooled Memory Foam and waterproof leathers, it’s comfortable for all-day wear under any condition. Shown in Wheat; also available in Brown and Black.



Need a boot to hike the Flatirons of Boulder or trek the streets of NYC? The Ander boot is for you! Loaded with features like Gel-Infused Memory Foam and luxurious waterproof leathers, these boots are perfect for marching up that peak or hitting the city streets. Shown in Brown; also available in Wheat and Black.


A super lightweight Burst sport boot should be central to your boot collection. Sleek and stylish, this boot is perfect for anything and everything. Spend the afternoon walking around on our comfortable Burst midsole and then enjoy your evening pairing this boot with jeans and a sport coat. Shown in Black; also available in Light Brown.



When you think of a hiking boot, the Blais – Celek boot is the definition: tough and rugged, with lots of traction. You’ll be able to tackle the terrain of your favorite trail knowing that you have the comfort of Relaxed Fit Memory Foam and waterproof protection while enjoying life’s adventures. Shown in Chocolate; also available in Black.



Many men think of boots solely for work or outdoor activities, but this boot is quite the opposite. It’s for dressing up, looking sharp, and feeling confident. The rich smooth leather, moc toe design, and beautiful stitching on this boot will have you walking around town feeling like a million bucks. Shown in Brown; also available in Dark Brown.

Ready to boot up this season? Share your favorite Skechers style with us!


Can you believe one of the hottest current trends in women’s footwear is a throwback look to the late 90’s that’s now in the midst of its second revival?  Known as D’Lites, these signature Skechers profiles originated with one of our early blockbuster sport styles–the Energy. For anyone in high school two decades ago, the Energy was everywhere.  It could pair with almost any sport casual look. And after a certain mega pop star started wearing them in Skechers advertising, their popularity shot through the stratosphere.

Almost ten years ago the style was updated to be lighter, a bit more sleek–and D’Lites were born.  More recently, fashion cues from the late 90’s started coming back in vogue everywhere, opening the door for yet another revival. It hit first in Asia where last year D’Lites were suddenly seen everywhere once again. And now they’re back on top state-side too.  We profiled D’Lites as perfect normcore styles last spring, but the trend has since extended well beyond that niche look. The chunky heel gives you a little extra height and now with a soft Air-Cooled Memory Foam insole they’re more comfortable than ever. Whether you’re hanging out, chilling out, or going out, the distinct D’Lites profile will perfectly complement your easy going personality. We all know the irony and struggle of working the effortless casual look is that sometimes we have to put a lot of work into it! With D’Lites it’s just easy.

Our friends around the globe love sending us shots of their D’Lites out in the world. Check these out for some more ideas on how easy it can be to style your next pair of D’Lites.

Skechers loves Brooke Burke-Charvet and she gushes over the comfort found in D’Lites in her newest commercial. Check it out below and let us know in the comments how you would style your perfect pair of D’Lites!  And if you don’t have a pair, head to the store now!



It’s hard to believe that it’s that time of year again… it seems like just yesterday we were celebrating the end of school, and now suddenly we’re prepping to head back!  At a time when we should be celebrating the end of summer, we often find ourselves racing around like mad to get everything ready for the kids’ big day. What do you do to prepare?  We asked MEGLEEWEST fashion blogger and mom of three Meghan Westbrook how she plans her attack, and she had a lot of great ideas on how to stay organized and relieve potential first day jitters.

Shopping: Supplies and Clothing

As soon as the supply lists come in the mail, I hit the store immediately.  A lot of things sell out quickly and I want to make sure I get all the items on their lists with plenty of time to spare.  I try to purchase extra where it seems reasonable. Often teachers will ask for additional supplies throughout the year as they run out, so I’m one step ahead of the game when these lists get sent home and my items are ready to go.  It’s also good to have extra pencils, glue, and markers at home for school projects.  I can’t tell you how many times I learned this the hard way doing last-minute projects in years past that I didn’t have glue for, or tape for that matter!

As far as clothing, I keep things to a minimal to start.  Let’s be honest – underwear and sock restocks are first on the list!  A fresh couple pairs of PJs as we slide into the chillier evenings of fall somehow makes everyone “sleep” better (strange but true!).  We go through everyone’s closet and drawers and pull out anything that doesn’t fit so 1. we are decluttered and 2. we know what we have to start.  I like to take those items to a consignment store and get a little cash back in my pocket to help with the new items we’re about to shop for (cha-ching!).

Generally, I look for a couple pair of jeans, pants (leggings for my daughter and something easy to pull on for my son, such as joggers), a couple new tees that aren’t too summery (great to layer under long sleeved items), a couple tops with longer sleeves, a hoodie, as well as a fall coat and new backpack, if needed.   The most important item on my list though is SHOES!  Everyone needs new shoes – especially kids with their fast-growing feet!!  My kids require a great pair of gym shoes and then I like something a little more casual in addition to those, to give them variety.  Gym shoes in my opinion are the number one playground necessity!  I want them to be comfortable as they are running around (like when my daughter chases the boys) and provide support while they are in gym class.  My son will be looking snazzy and cool in his Burst – In the Mix Skechers.  My daughter will be equally fun and fresh in her Burst – Ellipse pair.  These are great choices as they both provide Air-Cooling technology and Memory Foam.


Haircut 2 - finalThis section is quite simple… your kids need haircuts!  I’m telling you.  Even if you cut their hair a few weeks ago, plan the back to school cuts 1-2 weeks before school starts.  Most often Picture Day happens in the first couple weeks, so what you think “looks good” now, will probably NOT look good in a couple more weeks, trust me.  I have mom-failed at this many times!  Make your appointments a month before school starts and set them for 1-2 weeks prior to the big day.  The earlier you call, the more appointment times you’ll have to choose from.  Don’t be left trying to fight the crowd or worse, wait until after school starts and fight your schedule and the kids’ new schedule!
My daughter and I hit the mall for her cut.  She has a hot pink streak in her hair that we get touched up every six months.  My boys, on the other hand, can head out with dad.  What a fun date day!  The girls can hit the mall and shop (win-win) while the boys can hit the barber and… well, do whatever it is that dudes do!  My guy will be heading out in style.  My hubby is sporting his Relaxed Fit – Palen – Nieto kicks with gel-infused memory foam.  My oldest is feeling as cool as daddy in his memory foam Outgo kicks!


Lunch Planning and Schedules

Why is lunch planning important?  Because I guarantee you your child does not eat the same thing today that he/she did last week.  OK, welcome to lunch planning.  I sit down with each child a week or so before school and talk about lunch items they had last year, things I have noticed them eating or not eating this summer, and go over expectations – both mine and theirs.  We brainstorm new lunch menus.  I want to make sure I am not heading to the grocery store buying items they won’t eat, but in fact getting items they have requested within reason.  If your kids buy hot lunch at school, you can turn this into dinner planning with the same concept.

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Additionally I like to go over their schedules as far as afterschool activities.  This way, everyone knows where they are going each evening if they do have an activity.  This also helps with dinner planning.  Lastly, I check the old containers and this is usually a good time to replenish the stock of sealed containers, purchase new water bottles and thermoses, as well new ice packs.  One last key item to bring this all together… a new lunchbox! Skechers even has their very own here.

Mornings are busy.  Keep things simple by finding something easy to throw on without taking the extra time to lace up while running out the door.  I’ll be sending my littlest off in his Lil Lad – Swagy soles.  My oldest will be confident in his Skechers Throwbax.  My daughter will be the talk of the bus stop in her Nebula – Prism Pop Skechers, and she wouldn’t have it any other way!  I’ll be keeping things easy and comfy in my air cooled, Flex Appeal 2.0 memory foam sneaks.

First Day Expectations

I like to get the kids back into a routine before the big day (or try to, anyway).  We hit Move-In Night at our school so they can meet their new teachers, find their lockers, and see their friends they’ve been missing all summer.  We review where other classrooms are and talk about the bus route if we have any changes for the new school year.  Taking a trip to the bus stop and reminding them to “BEHAVE – this is someone else’s driveway you’re standing in every morning” is always a plus!

Then there is that First Day outfit.  We choose our outfit a couple days before and get everything laid out and ready to go to make sure that first morning is a breeze, or close to it!  Do you take photos the first day?  We do.  I’ll admit they are usually lame with us all standing at the bus stop holding fingers in the air to show what grade everyone is in.  This year, I decided to get all Pinteresty and make signs.  OK, I bought signs, and I bought chalk.  Cute, simple, and reusable!  My little Princess will hopping her way to her classroom in her lighted Twinkle Toes – Shuffles – Sweetheart Sole.  My 4th grader’s stylin’ in those kicks he wore with dad earlier, Outgo.  And our little man’s just turning two, but he needs shoes to run around in as well – his Lil Lad – Swagy will allow him to do just that.

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Enjoy Summer!

This should be a no-brainer… ENJOY THE LAST DAYS OF SUMMER!  You know it flew by.  Take time in these weeks before school starts to enjoy your time as a family.  Get the ice cream you’ve been promising all summer.  Hit up the local Farmer’s Market.  Go see that movie they’ve been waiting to see.  Take one last road trip if you can.  Hit up the park and have a picnic.  Spend the time with your children before school starts.  Continue to make the memories and build on the bonds you have created.  My husband is doing it all in his Oldis – Stound Skechers (at select Skechers retail stores) – they go with everything and make chasing little ones around a breeze.  I like to be stylish, but I also like comfort and mobility.  The Jitter Bug sandals (at select Skechers retail stores) give me the best of both worlds!

We all have our lists, our To-Dos, our plans.  Yes, there are things that need to get done.  I encourage you to get those items checked off your list quickly and efficiently as soon as you can so you can truly embrace the last days of summer.  Because let’s face it… next summer is a long ways away!  XOXO

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Photo of Meghan WestbrookMeghan Westbrook is the blogger of the fashion, beauty and style site, MEGLEEWEST. Check out her tips and pics of the newest trends, home decor and more at Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.



Part two of our top trends for kids: the boys are back and ready to rule school! So many of Skechers’ latest looks are standout styles for comfort, color and cool, and these four topped our list as must-haves – offering everything from the latest gaming technology to roomy, cushioned comfort.



The Nitrate – Pulsar pairs the latest looks with the future of technology: Skech Knit mesh makes this a nearly one piece upper (so huge seamless comfort for kids) and fresh new 3D printed details perfect for racing into school. Jump into an easy slip-on design with stretch laces and a comfy gel-infused memory foam insole, and you’re ready to go.


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Skech-Air – Turbo Shocks are perfect for guys on the go… these shoes look blazingly fast with a black and silver upper, combined with a bold and fearless dual translucent green and orange air cushion outsole. Boys will love racing on air in these sneaks! And moms and dads can take comfort in the athletic mesh fabric and gel-infused memory foam, which means all-day comfort for their feet.



Sleek, fast and vibrant, the Rive sneaker is a popular favorite with boys. An easy slip-on athletic with glossy overlays, orange pops and a cool white bottom that’s super-smart. Plus it’s made with comfy breathable mesh fabric to keep you fast on your toes.



Gamers unite: here’s a style that’s sure to captivate kids into the year… the shoe that you play! Boys love the Damager – Game Kicks II Fight sneaker’s airplane game feature. Complete with a metallic leather upper that’s reminiscent of an old school fighter plane, this shoe’s got lights, sound and even a remote game controller!


Love our week’s top picks for boys and girls? Have some favorites of your own? Tell us in the comments!


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