Q: Tevas? Really?! —Sarah
A: Dear Sarah, Really. “Flatforms!” exclaimed accessories director Julia Kalachnikoff. “Yes! They go with everything.” Stylist Kate Young started wearing Tevas last summer, and the world followed. “I like how they’re made—very futuristic—injection-molded,” Kate told me. The so-unglamorous-it’s-glamorous shoe gives a frilly dress a tough, modern edge, spices up a plain suit, freshens even a T-shirt and capris. Fashion features editor Hayley Phelan put it brilliantly: “Wear them whenever you’d normally wear pretty ballet flats.”
“Teva everything!” Market editor Laurel Pantin was already digging under her desk.
“I mean, actual Tevas.” She emerged, holding a pair edged in neon stripes, dangling as if they were fish on a line. “These are a little crazy. When you’re buying Tevas, go with all black—” Here she held up a second pair: “Go with the clean, art-tech vibe.” Last, as at right, consider going short: Kate suggested a black Alexander Wang tank dress with a Rag & Bone anorak; Laurel wished for cutoffs, an enormous button-down and a long gold pendant necklace.