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BLOG TAKEOVER: THREE WAYS TO LOOK CUTE IN WINTER BOOTS

Great boots are even better with a great stylist! We asked Michelle’s Paige how to dress up our most popular Skechers boots of the season… read on for three new ways to dress up your look.

I don’t know about you all, but when the temperatures start to really drop, so does my patience for putting together cute looks. All I really want to do is stay cuddled in my PJs and binge watch Netflix all day… but that’s not realistic for a gal on the go. In my mind, a good outfit starts with a good pair of shoes, so I’m thrilled to be teaming up with Skechers to round up a few easy ways to look cute this winter without sacrificing your style.

COZY UP

First up, I’m wearing these snuggly Skechers Keepsakes – Peekaboo booties that are so cozy and warm, I feel like I am walking around all day in my slippers! I definitely wanted to showcase peeks of the faux fur interior and the tweed fabric, so I paired these booties with cozy socks and basic black leggings. I completed this look with an oversized poncho sweater which added to the comfy nature of this overall outfit, making it perfect for cozy weekends. These booties are available at select Skechers stores.

WINTER WONDERFUL

Next up, I’m wearing an all-weather winter look thanks to the Skechers Highlanders – Portland boot. (You can’t tell in these photos, but the ground was still wet after a rain storm, so I was sinking into the mud!) So you can trust me when I say having these boots are perfect for trudging through fall/winter snow, slush and overall gross, muddy weather! I love that unlike most classic rain boots or duck boots, these have Thinsulate™ insulation for added warmth and comfort. Plus, the tan and navy color of these boots perfectly fits into my cold weather uniform of skinny jeans and neutral sweaters.

 

GO GLAM

Last but certainly not least, I’m showing you all how I dress up a pair of winter booties. That’s right – it’s possible to wear a pair of winter boots in a glam way! Usually when I head out to a holiday party, I wear my winter boots and then bring an alternate pair of shoes to slip on once I arrive at the party. With winter booties this cute, there is no need to change! They even have a hidden mini wedge! I decided to go for a monochrome black and gray look while wearing the Skch Plus 3 – Trois booties (at select Skechers stores). The darker shades keep the look sleek and make it look even dressier. I added polka dot tights and a red lip for some fun accessories and to help break up the dark shades in this look.

Which outfit was your favorite? How do you style your winter Skechers styles?

Michelle’s Paige is a personal style blog hoping to inspire visitors to take risks and test out trends as they get dressed each day. Check out Michelle’s site and her pages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

WOMEN’S HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

We’re back for part two of our holiday gift guide (this time, for her)! Deck out your squad, sister, mom and more in the latest sneakers, casuals, slippers and boots – perfect for walks, runs and relaxing by the fire.

HOT FOR HOLIDAY

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Give your gal pal beauty and bling with this star-studded platform slip-on from the new collection, Skecher Street! Fun and festive, this OG97 Double Up – Shiny Dancer shoe is loaded with beads and rhinestones – and the Skechers Air-Cooled Memory Foam insole means she can rock them all day and night. (Go ahead, treat yourself to an extra pair for your holiday party – we won’t tell.)

BOOT UP

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We’re so in love with these Flyer booties – this gorgeous style has it all! Ankle boots are a huge, huge trend right now, and this suede zipper look has attitude to the nines. Gift your friend a pair… and don’t be surprised if you see her ringing in the New Year in these with her fave jeggings.

SPORT AND STYLE

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For every family and friend who’d love to have a personal trainer rallying them through their workouts, the SKECHERS Flex Appeal 2.0 – Simplistic trainer is the next best thing. They’re great for taking gals to workout classes, workouts in the park, and everywhere in between – and the Skechers Air-Cooled Memory Foam insole makes them so comfortable!

SNUGGLE UP

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Make every day a snow day (blizzards optional!) with these gorgeously cute and comfy booties. Soft and cozy, the Skechers On the GO 400 – Snuggly boot is right on trend with its quilted fabric, soft suede upper and soft faux fur collar trim. Plus they’re insulated to keep your feet nice and toasty.

RELAX IN COMFORT

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There will be 53 lazy Sundays in 2017, and your friends are going to need the perfect slipper for every one of them. Generously lined with faux fur along with a plush foam cushioned footbed, these BOBS from Skechers – Keepsakes – Ice Storm sweater knit comfort clogs are perfect for curling up by the fire and relaxing on the couch. And BOBS helps make a difference for animals and kids – a perfect fit for the holiday season.

Hope you enjoyed our must-grab list for the holidays! Check out our top men’s picks here – and tell us what your favorite styles are in the comments!

TOP DENIM & SNEAKER TRENDS

Rock your old denims in the hottest new sneakers! We asked our fashion-savvy marketing intern Taylor for her top three Skechers sneaks, and tips on how she styles them with her favorite jeans.

LOOK 1: ATHLEISURE

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Casual cuties and fitness fanatics REJOICE (as if you need an excuse to wear sneaks with your outfit)… the athleisure trend is going absolutely nowhere! We’ve got this look covered with Skechers Burst sneakers that pair perfectly with black denim skinny jeans. Who says you have to be heading to the gym? Not us! Rock your Skechers Burst – Divergent to grab a yummy juice or meet up for lunch with friends. No matter the occasion, athleisure is IN and on the rise, so take advantage of this comfy-chic trend while you can. 😉

Tip: These high-tops work great with a jean jacket, simple white T and skinny jeans – sometimes you just have to go #backtothebasics.

LOOK 2: WHITE SNEAKS

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In terms of sneaks, WHITE is the new black. Plain white sneaks are all the rage, so slip on these classic Skechers Originals in white with a pair of light blue skinny jeans and you’re all set this season. These are the perfect walking shoes – so whether you’re running around town or are taking a relaxing walk through the fall foliage, you can do it all in comfort.

Tip: Invest in some low-cut socks! Socks are out and bare ankles are IN!

LOOK 3: RETRO D’LITES

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We’re celebrating ten years of D’Lites! Pair our black and white D’Lites – Biggest Fan sneaks with some loosely fit boyfriend jeans and stroll around downtown – the perfect place to rock the “IT” trends. On top of being super comfy and cute, D’Lites make you a little taller – so stash those painful heels in the back of your closet and rock this fun retro style!

Tip: Cuff your BF jeans at the bottom and show off your ankles – it really completes the look!

How do you style your Skechers sneaks for fall? Tell us in the comments!

BLOG TAKEOVER: FALL STYLE WITH ALLIE’S FASHION ALLEY

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.

BLOG TAKEOVER: LIFE ON CAMPUS

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Finding your way as a first time college student at a new school can take time and effort. As one of our favorite Skechers team members is just over a month into her third year at Stanford, we asked her to give us some insight and tips on surviving campus life and how Skechers fits in to her Fall Semester. 

In October on campus, it can be especially hard to dress correctly for the weather when it’s freezing in the morning, 80 degrees by the afternoon, and anywhere in between in the classrooms! Ankle booties like the Skechers Lovely keep you warm in the mornings and during cold classes, but allow for ventilation when it heats up. Light sweaters are crucial for layering during this transitional time of year, and they’re especially versatile when thrown on over a breathable tank top.

October is also a time when you might feel a lull in motivation after getting settled into the swing of things on campus. So try to remember the excitement you had at the beginning of the semester! Maybe you’ve stopped writing down your assignments or meetings in your calendar, or maybe you never had one to begin with. Maybe your exercise routine has fallen flat as you’ve become busy with other commitments. As fall kicks into full gear, take the time to review your habits and make sure you’re still doing your best to stay organized.

The leather Relaxed Fit Palen – Demore for men or the burgundy Skechers Originals OG 82 for women deliver on comfort through long study sessions.

Here are some of my favorite study tips to ensure success in class:

  • Get a planner or use the calendar in your phone!
  • Schedule when you are going to do which homework. Even if you don’t get to the exact assignment you scheduled, you’ll still have a dedicated time to work on whatever you need to.
  • Find your ideal study environment. Do you need silence to read? Or do you like having people around? Are study groups your thing? Try out different options to see what you like best.
  • In class, if the professor defines a key concept or term, write it down in your notes.
  • Also take notes on assigned readings. That way you’ll have a quick summary of the main points and what you think about them, and you can review those notes before the test – instead of having to skim the whole reading over again!

The men’s Equalizer 2.0 or the women’s Skech-Air Varsity are great footwear options for a quick workout.

And when your brain needs a break, workout your body to relieve school pressure! Consider these suggestions to make the most of your fitness time:

  • Just like you should do for studying, schedule in time for exercise. This will keep you more accountable because you know you have the time to work out! Thinking ahead will also help you prepare better, for example wearing your exercise clothes to class so you can work out right after.
  • Get going with a pump-up playlist – whether it’s EDM, pop, or rock, make sure it’s full of your favorite upbeat music.
  • Find a form of exercise you actually enjoy! There are so many different ways to do cardio, toning, and resistance exercises. For cardio try cycling, jogging, speed-walking, swimming, dancing, or anything else that gets your heart rate up. As for more focused muscle building, try a barre class, weightlifting, Pilates, or yoga! If you look forward to exercising, it will be so much easier to find the time for it.
  • Your campus gym can also be a great resource. Look into whether they offer free or discounted access and explore everything it has to offer. Don’t be afraid to wander around slowly learning the ropes of the machines or weights – that’s what they’re there for! Everyone has to start somewhere.

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What are your tips and tricks for staying motivated both academically and on the fitness front through the experience of college? Tell us in the comments!

BLOG TAKEOVER: FALL MOMMY AND ME STYLE

As we transition into autumn, we asked Laura Boswell of Walking in Memphis in High Heels for some seasonal style thoughts for mom and daughter.

I work all day Monday through Friday, so come weekend, it is mine and Leighton’s favorite time to get out and about together! As soon as the clock hits 8AM, Leighton is up. I am usually already ready in my favorite running gear and my Skechers Flex Appeal 2.0 sneakers. Once she gets up, it’s off to our favorite park in the stroller! Our absolute favorite place to be is outdoors. We do lots of running, strolling and of course we squeeze in some time on the playground too. Leighton’s Skech Appeal – Fabtastic sneakers are perfect for our fun morning out and about together.

This past weekend it was still hot (like summer weather hot!) so we still got to dress in our favorite summer outfits complete with a Skechers Originals slip-on for me and a cute Twinkle Toes moccasin for her. I love how easy these shoes are to throw on. Come Saturday and Sunday I am all about comfort after dressing up for the corporate world. There is nothing easier than sliding on a pair of comfy shoes and jeans to chase your toddler around. ; )

Fast forward to this week, and it finally feels like fall! Like most everyone, fall is my absolute favorite time. It’s when my husband and I started dating, got engaged and when Leighton was born. It just brings about so many special memories. My other favorite part of fall is the fashion. I love living in warm cozy layers and boots. I’m actually even keeping my fingers crossed for a little snow come winter just so I can pull these adorable Skechers Duck boots out even more. Now I’m just waiting on Leighton’s feet to get a little bigger so I can get her some big girl boots too!

You can usually find me and Leighton at the park strolling, babywearing, riding bikes or doing something outdoors. It is definitely our escape and our way to spend special mom and toddler time. Thanks for spending a little time with me and Leighton today, and I hope everyone has a great October!

Check out Laura’s blog—Walking in Memphis in High Heelsfor style tips and fashion inspiration. And be sure to follow and like her on InstagramTwitter and Facebook to see more of her latest seasonal looks.

BLOG TAKEOVER: WORKOUT AT HOME WITH SARA HALEY

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On this Must-do Monday, we asked prenatal and postnatal fitness expert Sara Haley to give us a few tips on easy at-home Fall workouts for busy parents.

Fall is one of the busiest times of year for my family. This year my oldest started kindergarten, and my youngest started preschool three mornings a week. Needless to say, our lives have been full of transitions lately, which also means workouts have fallen lower on the priority list. I’m determined to get my workouts back on track before fall is over. If you’re in the same boat as me, or just looking to switch things up, here are some ways to workout at home and make getting or staying fit a priority this fall.

GET OUTSIDE . . . while you still can! I currently live in Southern California, so this isn’t as much of a problem for me. I was, however, raised in the Chicago suburbs and spent years in New York City before kids, so I know the reality of winter workouts. Take advantage and do as many workouts as you can outside while the weather is nice. You’ll be kicking yourself come January if you don’t. Skechers Flex Appeal 2.0 are perfect for slow or fast walks. If you’re a mama, I have some great FREE stroller workouts available on my YouTube channel.

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SWITCH IT UP WITH FALL INSPIRED EXERCISES – As a mom, I sometimes have some “entertaining” to do during my workouts, so this Peek-a-BOO Ghost Squat works my butt, legs and heart while keeping my two-year-old entertained. Squat down (option to take hands covering your face). Push off the floor (opening arms and yelling “Boo”) before landing back in squat. Do a total of 10 in a row. Rest and repeat three more times. I love the Skechers Flex Appeal 2.0 air cooled memory foam because it adds support during plyometric exercises like these.

USE PROPS – I love props, or “toys” as I refer to them at home. They make things fun and different, so I don’t get bored, which ultimately means I workout more often. One of my favorite props for fall is of course a pumpkin! Skechers Skech-Air Extreme – Evolve give me the support I need to get the most out of these “Pumpkin Chops” that work the core, legs and butt.

I hope you have the happiest and healthiest fall and are inspired to get outside, perform some fall inspired exercises and use some new props!

Sara Haley is known for her expertise in fitness through pregnancy and motherhood. She has developed a series of workout DVDs for soon-to-be and new moms and speaks often about prenatal fitness on news programs as well as in major newspapers and magazines. Sara is sharing fun and effective Fall-inspired exercises all through October on her blog at sarahaley.com and be sure to follow @sarahaleyfit on Facebook & Instagram for additional healthy lifestyle tips and inspiration.

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