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Out with the Old, in with the New

I think all of us can agree that we are so happy to say goodbye to 2020 and hello to 2021. Ringing in 2021 hopefully means leaving behind the struggles of 2020 and moving towards better days. It also means a time to declare New Year’s resolutions. We rounded up a selection of styles to help you achieve various New Year’s resolutions from being more active to updating your wardrobe. At Plum Bottom, our New Year’s resolution is continuing to improve the shopping experience for both online and in-store customers, expand our reach to more customers throughout the U.S., and open our Camp Hill location as effortlessly as possible! We look forward to welcoming you, our loyal customers, and new customers into both our Harrisburg and Camp Hill locations this year!

New Year’s Resolution #1: Be more active

Buy shoes to support your active lifestyle

I know that many of us strive to live healthier lifestyles as one of our New Year’s resolutions. Whether that means getting your steps in daily, striving to run a 5k, eating healthier, or getting more sleep, improving your health is an extremely beneficial goal both mentally and physically. In order to get your steps in and get your body moving, you need the right shoes. At Plum Bottom, we have many excellent sneaker options, which you can read in our Casual-Chic Comfort Sneakers, Slippers, and Accessories this Fall blog. One current style that I would like to highlight is this comfortable Remonte sneaker, which is available in two different colorways: black/grey or bronze. It offers excellent arch support and a cushioned, removable footbed. This sneaker is also perfect to pair with athleisure looks.

New Year’s Resolution #2: Update your wardrobe  

The start of the New Year also marks the time for some of us to finally clean out our closets and give our wardrobes a face-lift, and this is where Plum Bottom comes in! If you need to replace a pair of shoes or you're looking to add to your shoe collection, Plum Bottom has certainly got you covered.

Invest in classics that never go out of style

It doesn't get more classic than a loafer, and one style that really stands out is our newest Bueno loafers. Chose from either the Buffy for a truly classic loafer or the Barnes for a classic loafer with a twist (calf-hair detailing). The best part of these shoes is that they are honestly so comfortable. After trying on the Buffy in black, I discovered that the footbed is nicely cushioned and the soft leather molds comfortably around your feet. 

Ballet flats are a more feminine alternative to loafers, and they are also considered a classic. Ballet flats are hands-down one of the most versatile shoe styles a woman can own. Dressed up or dressed down, ballet flats can be worn with jeans to run errands or slacks to wear to work. The Ara Bambi is your quintessential ballet flat, yet it has a medallion broach on the toe box to make it utterly unique.

Another style that is a classic is the cowgirl boot. Just because something is labeled as classic, doesn't mean that it is boring! Western-inspired cowgirl boots will add a lot of personality to any outfit. Check out the Pikolinos Vergel for a shorter cowgirl boot option and the Pikolinos Cuenca for a taller cowgirl boot option.

A bit peppier and more sophisticated than a cowgirl boot, equine-inspired riding boots are a wardrobe classic and must-have. They can instantly elevate your outfit, making it look more tailored and expensive overall. The Pikolinos Aldaya is a great option to achieve an equestrian-inspired look.

Finally, Chelsea boots are not only totally on trend this season, but true wardrobe staples! Shop the Eric Michael Domino to get your pair of Chelsea boots.  

Dress up again!  

As much as I love wearing comfy loungewear, I think 2021 is also our chance to move away from sweatpants and hoodies and dress up again! This means wearing heels! One style that is an easy way to transition from sneakers and more casual shoes is the Vaneli Tace Heel. It's a comfortable mid-heel, so it’s not too high or too low. This shoe is also a classic, versatile style, so it will stand the test of time and be a shoe that you will wear on repeat.

Shop for shoes your feet deserve

One of the best parts about Plum Bottom is that we have shoes that are both comfortable and fashionable. Plum Bottom has shoes to suit any style, and we specialize in finding the perfect fit for you and your individual needs. We have plenty of shoes with arch support, shoes that are bunion friendly, and shoes available in wide widths. The Caldi, or "magic shoe" as we like to call it, fits nearly everyone, including those with bunions or wide feet. The upper elastic provides a nice stretch that comfortably hugs the foot, and the memory foam footbed provides all-day comfort. 

New Year’s Resolution #3: Support local businesses

After a tough year for retail, in particular small businesses, local businesses could use all the support you can offer! Along with Plum Bottom, other local retail businesses such as Little Black Dress, One Good Woman, Simply J, Three Little Birds, and Knock Knock would greatly appreciate your business in 2021!

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