RW&CO. was one of my go-to shopping destinations when I was in university and shortly after I graduated. At the time, it couldn't be beat for blazers and embellished skirts, and for affordable but quality basics like their nearly indestructible layering camis. (I still have a white one from 6 or 7 years ago. Really.) My tastes changed though, and while RW&CO.'s colour palette and aesthetic remained muted and restrained, I found myself straying to other stores for trendier, brighter pieces.
When RW&CO.'s publicists offered to outfit me head-to-toe to celebrate the launch of their new footwear collection, I took it as an exciting opportunity to get re-acquainted with a brand that had slipped off my radar in recent years. And what a re-introduction it was! I was pleased to see a bright colour palette for spring/summer 2013 (think red, coral, orange, mint, and bright emerald) and lots of on-trend pieces. Coloured denim, bright cropped trousers, loose-knit sweaters, sailor stripes, jackets and blazers galore, plus their extensive accessories selection...
I had a hard time narrowing down the clothes I wanted, but there was one shoe in RW&CO.'s spring/summer footwear collection that stole my heart: these blue suede ankle strap beauties. With its well-placed ankle strap, contrasting suede and patent textures, and skinny heel, this shoe looks like it'd be right at home on a street style blog. Stylish, made of leather, comfortable, and very well-priced at $90. In the end, I decided to build the rest of my RW&CO. outfit around them, selecting a pair of red cropped trousers (love the fit!), a 3/4-sleeve white blazer (such a versatile staple), and a loose-knit beige sweater (a springtime essential and great for chillier days).
Experience some of the RW&CO. magic yourself with their Facebook contest. One lucky fashion lover will win the entire RW&CO. spring/summer 2013 footwear collection. That's a lot of shoes to take you from the office to the evening in style. Click here to enter, and good luck!