- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)40
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Ray's of Kelso, Plaza by Ray's to change ownership; Fonn to buy enterprise (04/20/16)3
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)6
- Cape council approves nearly $1M in park, sculpture projects with little public discussion (04/22/16)37
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Tanker truck catches fire near Oak Ridge (04/24/16)7
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
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.