So today, going along with the athleisure trend that I keep talking about, I’m going to introduce you to a brand that I’m so excited about (and give you a sneak preview of their new Fall/Winter ’16 collection). I love my stilettos but the fact that we’re on the course for the “athleisure” trend means that I’m taking advantage of the opportunity to dress up while being comfortable.
I was super excited when Scentra reached out, because as you can guess my style tends to be very traditional. I’ve been eyeing the chunky shoe trend with curiosity but hadn’t made the plunge. I’m #sold.
To get you up to speed: Scentras creates scented, organic & eco-friendly shoes and bags (but they’ll soon be expanding to apparel and other accessories). They’re designed in California and manufactured in Spain, so they have those beachy roots with global vibes – pulling together fashion concepts from all over the world.
I got a chance to virtually sit down with the Co-Founder of Scentra Shoes, Sid Vij to get a behind the scenes look at the new collection.
So, Sid. Tell me how you came up with this idea of these fabulous smelling shoes.
Living in California [for college] got me to dress casual and yet up to date with fashion. When I [moved] back to India and saw people only dressing up for the occasion and never being comfortable, the founder (who is my brother) and I had a discussion to fill the gap in India. That was when we thought of Scentra. To keep you smelling as good as you look. They are your all day partners and its fragrance will keep you smiling all day long.
Let’s talk styling recommendations for our fashionistas. There’s a lot of ways to wear the shoes. What’s your favorite way to style your Scentras?
These are no brainers. Most comfortable yet high on fashion unlike your painful stilettos. More over they go with anything– a skirt, dress, denim or trousers. These are ideal for work, a day-out, shopping, partying, movie night and almost anything you could think of.
My readers are getting a behind the scenes look at the new collection. Where is that inspiration from?
These are traveling shoes. So the design, pattern and sole– everything is inspired from global fashion capitals which varies from collection to collection.
This season our all new spike sole shoes are trending.
What can we expect from Scentra in the future?
It’s a lifestyle hot fashion brand. We launched utility bags last season and we will continue to offer more from everything that comes under fashion & lifestyle.
Back to G:
When I received my Scentras (I got two pairs – a bright pink, and a dark denim) I immediately had ideas for what to do with them. The pink is perfect for a pop of color to break up my usual monotone color scheme. For the pink look, I went with a patterned blanket scarf that pulled in the pink from the shoes, and a bright blue clutch. I went with a pair of ripped leggings instead of my usual plain ones to add a little extra oomph! I think this look is great for a trip to the mall, lunch, brunch, and even the beach.
The denim are a little more versatile – you can dress them up or down. They were so versatile that I couldn’t decide how exactly I wanted to style them. Since it is pretty cold in Seattle right now, I went with a warmer look. A belted military jacket, jeans, and a maroon clutch to pull in the maroon from the knit headwrap.
I’m going to be doing a lot of traveling in the next few months so I’m excited for a chic travel shoe. Because let’s be real, when you’re stuck in a metal box for hours, who wants to be wearing uncomfortable shoes?
*Disclaimer: Post sponsored by Scentra Shoes, but all thoughts are my own*
Which look is your favorite babes?