So many women want to be a princess. We dream of it, dress up like it, and this year Target even created a National Princess Week to celebrate our love of princesses. But if you had to pick a single (living) royal that most girls of all ages would most like to emulate, it’s the new Dutchess of Cambridge, the beautiful, Kate Middleton. You might be able to get a fascimile of her wedding dress (there is an entire collection, complete with Pippa gown, from Davids Bridal). You can DIY your hair and makeup as Kate did on her wedding day (some say she used Bobbi Brown’s makeup to get her natural, glowing look). And while you might not have the figure that Kate does to look great in super-skinny jeans or jeggings, everyone can wear one of Kate’s favorite forms a footwear: flats from Sebago. Kate wore on her first official trip, to Canada.
Blogger Kimmie Smith (Kitten Lounge, @cocoabebe) has designed a Sebago Boat Shoe for Sebago’s Artisan Collection. I got an eye-full at Robert Verdi’s Luxe Lab, last Fashion Week. Like many online writers, Kimmie doesn’t just have one focus, she writes about fashion, style, beauty, food, music and travel. While I wish Sebago had knocked on my virtual door and asked The Advice Sisters to create a style (I’d work with the advicesisters.net’s signature turquoise & rust), the limited edition, multi-colored Sebago Cabana (Sebago Spinnaker approx $110.00), envisioned by Kimmie, has a fun vibe. It is hard to be envious, when this obviously stylish woman has designed such cute shoes for the Sebago Spring 2012 Artisan Collection.
When you walk on the City street and you’re on your feet a lot (as I guess, Kate Middleton has to do), shoes are not just about style. They have to be comfy, too. For example, the style I wear tested was the Limited Edition Kimmie Smith Sebago Cabana. It is part loafer, part classic boat shoe, with a touch of a driving moc in the sole. It features dual-tones (my choice was cream and teal), with rubber slip-resistant soles, rawhide laces and non-corrosive brass eyelets. The genuine moccasin construction wraps the foot in a single piece of leather, creating a perfect fit. The lather sock lining means that even when you wear it without socks, as you really should, your feet can make it through the day, even if you’re pounding the pavement and it’s hot. The style is definitely a must for shorts, skorts, capris and pants, although you might also manage to wear it with panache, with a mono-tone sun dress. Most of these shoes are running about $110.00, depending upon the retailer.
Truly, Sebago shoes mean comfort. Look chic, and treat your feet! You can find Sebago shoes (there are plenty of other styles to love, including dozens of colorful Docksides–this one is “Spinnaker” ) in a number of retail stores and online, but for more information, visit www.sebago.com and follow Sebago on Twitter @sebago