Confession: I'd been quietly Insta-stalking Sissy Sainte-Marie Chacon from the safety of my phone screen for over a year before I finally found myself in the same room as her. The L.A.-based stylist has worked with Who What Wear on several shoots, and on one such occasion, she was styling on set for this editorial shoot, and I was the editor on the story. Meeting her in person only grew my fascination with the particular brand of minimalist style she shares on Instagram.
Like most stylists, she works with many a designer garment, and, likewise, her closet is an enviable one. When I saw that she was singing the praises of a certain affordable shoe brand, I naturally took notice. Not only is Charles & Keith, a line of trendy shoes and bags from Singapore, stylist-approved, but you'd really never guess that each pair of its shoes clocks in at under $100 (some way under $100). It's the reason Sissy finds herself placing orders for her upcoming shoots and when any outfit needs a quick update.
I know we all love an affordable shoe find here, so keep reading to see how Sissy is styling Charles & Keith shoes and shop the shoes (and bags and belts) currently in her cart (and soon in yours too).
Shop Sissy's picks:
"A versatile shoe like this lace-up kitten hee bootie is also great for when you're styling a lookbook and need to edit down to only two to three footwear options. These pair well with everything from stovepipe jeans and a print shirt, a corduroy suit, and sailor pants and overalls with puff-sleeve blouses."
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