take me away :: What Shoes to Pack

Shoes can take up a lot of space in a suitcase. I always try to limit the number of pairs I bring by carefully editing my shoes.

Here are two quick tips:

  1. When packing boots, wear them on the plane to save room in your suitcase.
  2. If you are traveling to Europe, leave the stilettos behind. Cobblestone streets are not friendly for stiletto heels. Instead, choose a flat or a stacked heel.

Here's a round-up of my top picks:

Cole Haan Air Bacara Ballet
These flats
are my number one obsession. Firstly, they are adorable and available in so many colors. Most importantly, NIKE AIR technology is cleverly concealed in the padded sock lining and the rubber tread on the sole makes them fit for city streets. Available at My Filosophy and Holt Renfrew.

Cushe Koa Canvas Shoe
When the day begs for more support than a ballerina flat, I reach for these comfy metallic canvas shoes. The moulded foot cushioning and breathable canvas makes walking all day super easy. Available at Campers’ Village.

Jeffrey Campbell Trudeau Wedge Sandals
Wear these wedges to the beach, around town or out for dinner. The leather sandals feature crisscross straps and 3” stacked wedge heel. While on vacation, I promise you’ll wear them every day!

Havaianas Flip Flops
A cult favorite. The 1970’s slogan ‘Havaianas. The real ones.’ because ‘they don’t lose their shape, don’t smell and the straps don’t get loose’ reasonates with me. For a little beachside chic, I like the Havaianas ‘Silm’.

Running Shoes
For running, playing tennis or working out but NEVER for strolling around town. Wearing running shoes is the surest way to be identified as a tourist.

I always pack heels. Throwing on a pair of heels can make you forget you are living out of suitcase. They are elegant, dressy and classy. Depending on the type of trip, I drastically change my choice of heels. The heels featured in the photo are: Red Valentino Two-Toned Patent Leather Pumps, Oscar de la Renta Scalloped Suede Pumps and Nicholas Kirkwood Glitter and Patent-leather sandals.


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