When fashion conflicts with your lifestyle
Hello FBers! In the past few months I've run across a new situation. What does one do when the fashion one likes conflicts with the lifestyle one has?
I'm not talking about money here. I'm a big fan of looks centered around nice shoes and jackets. My problem is that I'm a walker, by nature. If I spend a day in the city, I end up walking 3-4 hours. I walk at least an hour each day (30 minutes to work and back, up a trail through the woods...there is no other possible way to walk there). This means that my most common shoes are..hiking boots. Not the most stylish, by any means.
So what have other people done when faced with this problem? I bought a pair of leather penny-loafers last year that I have hardly worn, even though I love the look. Do I give up and start dressing like an outdoorsman (maybe British countryside/heritage/American western wear)? Or are there stylish shoes somewhere that are also really comfortable (and can handle mud)?
Maybe I should just keep the loafers at work and change when I get there. That still doesn't leave me with a good option for long days in the city, though.