- Cape teacher accused of assaulting student at football game (10/23/16)41
- Pedestrian killed during traffic collision on I-55 (10/23/16)9
- Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter faces challenge from criminal investigator Wes Drury (10/21/16)9
- 18-year-old killed in one-car crash Thursday morning (10/21/16)1
- One issue reveals Clinton's character (10/25/16)18
- Man arrested after dispute at school spurs brief lockdown (10/21/16)6
- One victim IDs his attacker in shooting that killed woman (10/25/16)1
- 'I feel for them' (10/20/16)1
- Hundreds turn out for VintageNOW fundraiser (10/23/16)3
- R.P. Lumber chain buys Southeast Missouri Builders Supply in Cape (10/25/16)7
Starting class on the right foot
We all know the back-to-school rite. Go with mom/ dad/friends for some before-school shopping. Pick out the clothing principals (polo, denim, cargos, hoodie), take them home and try them on in front of the mirror. Model for mom/dad/friends. And don't neglect the shoes. Countless hours have been spent hemming and hawing over boots, flats, sneaks and slides. And this year should be no different.
Kids of all grades -- kindergarten to high school (and yes, college students) -- are slipping into fashion-inspired footwear. Some old favorites with a new twist (see Mary Janes and sneaker boots with kitten heels). Mostly "fall is relaxed and comfortable dressing," said Lord & Taylor's fashion merchandiser LaVelle Olexa: a modern look with a sleek edge, clean, simple shapes and a little '50s ladylike glamour.
And yes, one young lady will wear her funky fringe, retro-inspired high suede boots on her first day of school and be positively sizzling.