• A Timeless Aesthetic: Q&A With Style Blogger Isaiah Walls

    By Nick on Friday, January 09, 2015

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    ​Local Philadelphia blogger Isaiah Walls knows a little something about style. His blog Timeless Aesthetic, which he co-authors with Amara Nwosu, showcases a style that he calls “tasteful, unchanging and classic,” where “menswear and womenswear find their ultimate balance.”

    Through stunning imagery, Isaiah tells his style story, which includes a handful of wardrobe staples: a solid-color wool hat, a masculine wallet and (you guessed it!) black Dansko clogs. If Isaiah and Amara have ever left the house without looking fabulous, nobody has ever see them.
     
    Below, we detail Isaiah’s passion for fashion, including his love for Dansko clogs. Read on to learn more about the man behind the blog.

    1. What colors define your winter wardrobe?
    For fall ’14, I’ve been defining my wardrobe with soft neutral colors such as camel, grey and navy. However, I do sometimes like to “pop” my outfits with bold colors such as a hunter green or burgundy just to give my outfit an extra push. 
     
    2. How do you incorporate layers to stay warm while looking fashionable?
    Layers are the most exciting part of fall and winter. I tend to layer turtle necks with scarves and knit cardigans. And, to top it off, I like to throw a good strong coat to go over it all. I usually like to have fun with it.

    3. How does a solid color hat play into your look?
    Solids are usually the statements for my look, so I either center around the color or make it monochromatic and turn the whole solid into a look.
     
    4. Where or when do you feel most inspired?
    The streets of New York City is always a rush of inspiration for me!
     
    5. Explain the title of your blog—how does “Timeless Aesthetic” describe your style?
    Timeless Aesthetic is about this ideology of a timeless style—fashion you can wear today, or wear 10 years from now. Finding pieces that'll always be everlasting, that's the Timeless Aesthetic.

    6. If you had to trim your wardrobe down to one outfit, what would you keep?
    Such a hard question! Well…of course my black Dansko clogs, a good biker jacket, a classic white t-shirt and some great everyday jeans.
     
    7. Name one underrated style element or accessory.
    I would say the wallet—as a man your wallet says a lot about you.
     
    8. Describe your morning routine as you decide what to wear.
    I get up, maybe if I'm in the mood get coffee, turn or music that compliments my mood and check the weather. I start with my shoes, and from there the magic happens!
     
    9. Tell us about your Dansko clogs. Which styles do you own, and how do you wear them?
    Dansko is such a timeless classic shoe that makes such a statement. I wore Dansko clogs everyday this summer and received so many compliments. I own the Pull up Leather Clog, but I have my eye on the Karl oiled open-back clog. I personally wear mine with trousers which gives them a chic touch or, if I'm just hanging out on the go, a good pair of rugged jeans rolled up to give my look an effortless feel. 
     
    10. What qualities of Dansko shoes make you such a loyal fan?
    I love how comfortable but stylish Dansko shoes can be. I literally can walk all day in them and still feel comfortable. Comfort and style is very hard to come by, and that's what makes me such a loyal fan of Dansko shoes.

    To browse our complete collection of men's shoes and clogs, visit Dansko.com. Or, to visit Isaiah and Amara's blog, visit thetimelessaesthetic.com.
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  • 10 Winter Adventures for 10 Dansko Shoes

    By Nick on Monday, December 22, 2014

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      1. Turn Snowflake Cutouts Into A Garland: Grab your scissors, fold your sheet of paper in half and start cutting—this age-old craft never gets old! To seal the deal, run a piece of baker’s twine between your snowflakes and hang the garland from your mantle.

      On Your Feet: Pro XP 

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      2. Serve A Warm Meal In A Soup Kitchen: It’s the most wonderful time of the year—so why not spread a little joy by volunteering at your local soup kitchen? Grab a ladle and start serving the less fortunate.

      On Your Feet: Hillary

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      3. Watch A Local Hockey Game: Bundle up for a classic winter duel, whether you stop by your local high school or visit the city to watch the pros. After all, few events say “winter” like ice hockey!

      On Your Feet: Sabrina

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      4. Decorate A Gingerbread House: Start by gathering all the necessary ingredients: licorice, gumdrops, peppermint candies, graham crackers, frosting and any other decorative items that come to mind. Then let your creativity flow.  Want to build a small cottage—or a full fortress? Go for it!

      On Your Feet: Celeste

       

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      5. Host An “After-The-Holidays” Party: In January, the holiday calendar drops off, leaving us waiting for the next big event. Why not plan your own? Put together a delicious dinner menu and invite your friends to a (late) New Year’s bash.

      On Your Feet: Rach

       

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      6. Stop On A Caroling Tour: As “Silent Night” and “Carol of the Bells” ring in the air, you’ll be thrilled you participated in this holiday tradition. Find a local crew of carolers and follow them from one stop to the next.

      On Your Feet: Maria

       

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      7. Explore The City: This time of year, the city offers countless opportunities to feel merry and bright. From outdoor ice skating to pop-up winter wonderlands, you won’t want to miss any of the action.

      On Your Feet: Candice

       

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      8. Watch A Holiday Show: Visit your local theater, or your nearby high school, to watch a festive holiday production. You’ll be caroling the whole way home!

       
      On Your Feet: Marisol
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      9. Cozy Up In Front Of The Fireplace: Grab your favorite book—and your favorite blanket—and soak up the warmth of a winter fire. For a true holiday experience, brew a cup of hot chocolate and bake a warm dessert.

      On Your Feet: Pro Felt

       

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      10. Watch The Snow Fall: The next time you wake up, and see snow delicately falling from the sky, bundle up and watch the magic from your front porch or window. If you don’t live in a snow-friendly area, savor the experience by watching a classic winter movie—you’re bound to see falling snow!
       
      On Your Feet: Chantal
       
       
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  • Shop the Trend: A Natural

    By Christina on Friday, December 19, 2014

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    ​From cable-knit scarves to minimalist ankle boots, we have the natural trend covered. Check out our favorite items below:

    1. Cable-Knit Scarf: Encounter the cold in comfort and style with this cable-knit scarf, complete with a buttery-soft texture and a patterned honeycomb design.

    From: AnytimeScarf

    2. Poplar Wood Bowl: Gracefully crafted from recycled poplar trees, this 14" wood bowl adds beauty and versatility to every kitchen--whether used as a center piece or a special-occassion salad bowl.  

    From: oneofakind2woodbowls

    3. Jute Tote Bag: Laid-back, casual and ready for inner-city shopping or warm-weather vacations, this woven linen tote offers long-lasting durability and everyday style.   

    From: IndependentReign

    4. Dansko Maria: Maria, a contemporary wedge ankle boot, pairs clean architectural styling with softly-curved lines and smooth nubuck uppers.

    From: Dansko

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  • A Moment for Mindfulness: Holiday Party Planning

    By Mindful Magazine on Wednesday, December 10, 2014

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    The holidays can be both a joyful and chaotic time of year. Families get together—a lovely experience, but when we’re hosting relatives and coordinating gift exchanges, a sense of obligation can crowd out some of our jollier feelings. There’s often so much doing that we don’t make time for being together.
     
    Here are a few simple ways you can mindfully plan your holidays and spread feelings of kindness and compassion liberally this season:
     
    Have A Mindful Potluck
    Cutting down on cooking is not a cop out. Extending the invitation to family and friends to bring their favorite recipes into your home is a great conversation starter—after all, we all have a few recipes passed down to us from our grandparents. Potlucks also cut down on worries you might have about guests not enjoying the food. You can extend your generosity a bit further by coordinating your potluck with the fundraising efforts of local food organizations.
     
    Dodge The Dogfights
    Getting together with relatives can be a real joy, but it can also create many challenges. There are lots of unspoken expectations about the holidays. And sometimes when we visit relatives, we feel like we’re a teenager again and not an adult. And the personalities! When with family, stick to topics you can all agree on. 
     
    Have A Gift-Light Holiday
    For some of us, giving gifts is as essential as the star on the top of the tree. But the stress of looking for the right “thing” can eclipse actually seeing and talking to the people we’re buying for. Happiness can’t be wrapped up in a bow. Instead of obsessing over what to get someone, consider that the perfect gift might be your presence. You can also give a gift as a family: do some volunteer work together, or take some time at the year’s end to send donations to organizations you care about. 

    By practicing a few of these quick-and-simple suggestions, you can make the most of your family time—and holiday time—this winter.
     
    Visit mindful.org for feature articles or to subscribe to the magazine in print or digital format. Happy holidays!
     
     
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  • Five Looks for the Holiday Season

    By Christy on Tuesday, December 02, 2014

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    ​Ahead of family get-togethers, all-day errands and “the most wonderful time of the year,” we offer five chic looks for the holiday season. Take a look below:

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      The Party Hopper. This time of year, invitations to holiday parties arrive by the bunch. Laugh, eat, mingle and play with a perfect blend of style and comfort. 

      The Look: Colorful-yet-subtle cropped pants, paired with a solid cashmere sweater and a layered necklace, create a fashionable (and functional) holiday outfit.  
       
      The Shoe: Pretty, polished and ready for everyday demands, our Bonita ankle boot, complete with an easy on/off back zipper and a fashionable ankle cutout, raises the bar on the style without sacrificing comfort.

       

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      ​The Coffee Shop Enthusiast. From festive peppermint mochas to classic hazelnut roasts, coffee shop trips serve as a holiday staple. Set yourself up for dozens of compliments with a casually-chic winter outfit.

      The Look: Cuffed jeans serve as the perfect base for a delightful layered look. On top, add a traditional oxford button-down, a neutral striped sweater and a coordinating buttoned jacket.
       
      The Shoe: Experience our trimmed-and-tailored Oksana flat, a shoe that outlasts the busiest of days. A memory foam footbed delivers all-day comfort, while a decorative band offers a feminine touch.

       

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      The Casual Champion. Present buying, food shopping, errand running—the holidays have a knack for building busy agendas. Why not look your best while on the run?

      The Look: Grab your comfiest, coziest crew-neck sweatshirt and a pair of brightly-colored pants for a cheerful pop of color. Your simple ensemble will make a statement from the supermarket to the shoe store.    

      The Shoe: For comfort with a can-do attitude, step into Sabrina, our supportive, stylish, active-casual sneaker with soft suede uppers and a slip resistant outsole.

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      ​The Holiday Explorer. Whether visiting faraway family or nearby friends, the holidays offer the perfect excuse to explore a new town, city or country. Embark on the journey in comfort and style.

      The Look: Start with a pair of skimmer khakis in classic tan, and then add a touch of color with a button-down sweater in heathered plum. Finish the look with a quilted vest—left open, of course.
       
      The Shoe: Designed with versatility in mind, our Allison mule features a floral embossed upper and a soft, cushioned ride, offering a go-to shoe for everyday travels. 

       

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      The Girl Who’s Ready for Anything. Spontaneous trip to the city? Check. Dinner with friends and family? Check. Pulling off the biggest party of the year? Check. Head into the holidays with a chic new look, ready for the all of it.

      The Look: A solid-color sweater offers a perfect top layer, while bright-blue pants deliver an unexpected (and oh, so fashionable) finish.

      The Shoe: From wardrobe defining to wardrobe enhancing, Liza delivers modern style—and all-day comfort—with graceful lines and a crepe textured rubber outsole. 

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