I fight the urge to hit snooze and hop right out of bed since I’ve packed my schedule with back-to-back commitments.
What to wear?! I think mid shower. My outfit needs to take me from breakfast with the boss to lunch with a potential client to midday yoga to drinks with friends, and finally, dinner with the boyfriend.
Towel wrapped around my head, I scan my closet, wondering what I’ve gotten myself into. Eventually, I zero in on a flowy knee-length dress, which can look both office appropriate and flirty—as long as I grab a few accessories, and the right footwear.
Dressed. Make up done. Hair dry. Teeth brushed. I’m ready to go—except that my feet are still naked! Luckily, I know I can rely on my new Kari sandals, which are somehow both comfortable and stylish. With crisscrossing straps in rose gold leather and a one-inch rubber sole, they’re easy to wear—and match.
“Should we walk?” my boss asks. After such a great meeting over omelets and coffee, I don’t want to refuse. Thank goodness I’m not in heels, I think, as we cover the ten-block stretch from restaurant to office.
You’re ready for this! I coach myself. Minutes before leaving for my big lunch, I throw my cardigan over my shoulders and tie a scarf around the handle of my purse to spice up my outfit a little.
With a firm handshake, I seal the terms of a deal with a major new client. Mission accomplished, I practically skip down the street on my way back to work.
Time for a little breather before I tackle my inbox and a slew of to-dos. In the bathroom, I slip into the yoga pants and tank top stuffed in my bag. With a glance at the full-length mirror, I realize just how versatile my Karis are. I’ve mastered the athleisure look with a pair of shoes I can also rock at the office. Go me!
Back in my dress at my desk, I switch into high gear, determined to get everything done so I can clock out for the day and meet my best friends from college for drinks.
I’m smiling wide as I hail a taxi downtown, thinking about how much I’ve accomplished, and how much fun awaits. I shove my cardigan in my bag so I can feel the warm spring breeze against my bare shoulders.
It’s bittersweet to leave my girlfriends so I can be on time for dinner. I hug everyone tightly before popping into the bathroom to touch up my makeup and buckle a thin leather belt around my waist, cinching my dress and accentuating my shape.
A block from the Italian restaurant where we’ll be celebrating my boyfriend’s recent promotion, I stop to check myself out in a store window. Somehow, after the crazy day I’ve had, my feet aren’t the least bit sore. Head to toe, I feel sophisticated and fashionable—and ready to dig into dinner.
The next time you’re facing a jam-packed schedule, try tackling your entire day wearing a single pair of shoes like UGG’s Kari sandals. When you’re in a rush and every minute counts, the last thing you want is to waste any precious time rethinking your footwear.