Just when you all thought I was an unrepentant dark side… SURPRISE IT’S A LIGHT SIDE OUTFIT!
As some of you might remember, I did an outfit with a dark side dress from Black Milk Clothing back in the fall. Handily enough, that dress was reversible and is essentially two-in-one and I honestly cannot decide which side I like better. Both prints were so incredibly well thought out.
Rebel Dress: Black Milk Clothing
Grey Cardigan: BCBG
X-wing necklace: ThinkGeek
Star Earrings: Coach
Blue Snakeskin Pumps: Nine West
Entirely by accident, I turned around one day and realized that I had amassed a collection of Star Wars sneakers. Obviously, the only possible answer was to write up a post comparing and contrasting them. Because this is a geek fashion blog.
Stylistically, all three shoes bring something different to the table. Musterband’s Skywalker X-Wing sneakers are much flashier and eye-catching while the Sperry and Po-Zu offerings can fly under the radar a little better. I’ve mentioned before that I always get compliments when I wear the Musterbrand ones. That said, the design aspects of all three shoes are great. I wouldn’t have bought them if I didn’t think they looked cute. I love how the Sperry sneakers incorporate the Death Star wall motif on the back and how they introduce lime green into what’s usually a very drab color palette.
Comfort-wise… we’re dealing with two very different classifications. Po-Zu is known for how comfortable their shoes are supposed to be and the Falcon sneakers are no different although admittedly not quite as cushy as their Rey boots. There was no awkward break-in time involved. I’ve worn them all day twice in the week since I got them and had no issues. Likewise, the Musterbrand shoes are also fairly comfortable although they do get a little less comfortable later in the day. The Sperry shoes however… it’s not great. I found that they’re not terribly cushy inside and that the back cuts into the heel of my foot. Even with the addition of heel liners, they’re only shoes I can wear for a few hours at most which is a shame.
Bottom line? Musterbrand’s offering is eye catching and great, Po-Zu’s is incredibly comfortable and low key, and Sperry’s are… maybe pass on these.
Do you have a favorite pair of Star Wars sneakers? Share with us in the comments!
Honestly I don’t know what I love more: the sweater cape or the sneakers. Maybe the sweater cape because I have, on at least one occasion, gleefully run down my office’s halls holding it out behind me like a cape. This is one of those pieces that’s tricky to photograph but looks incredibly in person and is comfy as heck.
Are you still riding that Rogue One high? We’re still riding that Rogue One high. (Don’t talk to me about the Cassian Andor Problem I have now. I DID NOT ASK FOR THIS.) (Okay but actually more on That Problem in a week or two.)
ANYWAYS. Fairly close to Rogue One’s release, Hot Topic finally came out with their inspired collection and… honestly, I wasn’t terribly impressed with most of it. This sweater was definitely the standout though if you’re a fan of the cold shoulder trend! More importantly though, please check out these boots I found for this outfit. I’m not a huge fan of Steve Madden because they don’t fit my feet well but these are so damn cute for such a reasonable price that I’m tempted to buy them right freaking now.
Let me count the ways in which I love Leia Organa… oh wait I can’t because there are way too many of them. What I don’t always love so much is her wardrobe especially when it came to the Expanded Universe. Cover artists tended to just… give her the same outfits from the films and that’s just boring. When the Essential Reader’s Companion came out in fall 2012, I immediately fell in love with that half body shot of Leia facing off against Xizor. Within the text, she’s described as wearing galactic couture which just shouted my name.
Oh. And did I mention that she knees Xizor in the balls while wearing this? (I kid you not; it’s literally in the Shadows of the Empire text. I LOVE IT.)
…and because we are a bunch of nerds… this happened. With Anna’s commentary: