Do you ever feel sad for the shoes you don’t wear often? I’ve had this dilemma lately because I’m constantly reaching for my sneakers, like literally every day. I know fashion sneakers have become very popular in recent seasons, but I’m not even trying to be fashionable necessarily. My PS (personal style) is very low maintenance. I never, ever, want to appear as though I’ve tried too hard on any given day. But, I’m afraid lately this philosophy has morphed into I didn’t try at all. I recently wrote about incorporating more of a uniform into my dressing, and I have sort of done this (leather pants, sweater, said sneakers), but I’m really having emotions about the other gorgeous shoes left out of rotation. I don’t want this piece to become a piece about how lazy I am, which it could, but let’s not go there. Every season I covet a handful pairs of shoes and I invest in a few. This season it was these and these. And I love them, like really love them. Both are versatile, easily dressed up or down, and actually comfortable. So why don’t I wear them at least once a week? This is not rhetorical, does this happen to you? Sometimes I think the fear of scuffing them on the horrifically uneven New York City sidewalks is debilitating. What’s worse than not wearing a beloved pair of shoes? Ruining them! So, let’s all commit to trying a bit harder this year, not falling into silly outfit routines, and remember that fashion is fun so wear those over the top, Dolce & Gabbana embellished brocade Mary Janes!