THE SPORTY SHOE
Not only will the right shoes instantly transport your outfit into the here and now, but in pure sartorial terms, proper footwear is as powerful as any mood-altering drug. Want to join in fashion’s Olympics this year without resorting to clothes that look as if they belong in a track-and-field event? Here’s your answer: a pair of appliquéd sneakers (Team Jacobs), some robust yet elegant Givenchy Jesus sandals, or Marni’s stripeysoled thongs. Any of these will take your feminine, chic, bordering-onthe-trad outfit from zero to 60. Wear with: whatever you like, from city shorts to a ball dress.