Inside Tanya Snyder’s Closet

For Tanya Snyder, getting dressed for game day begins with footwear. As wife of the owner of the Washington Redskins and a lover of fashion, the NFL called on Snyder to be a spokesperson and help debut its branded line of women’s apparel and footwear earlier this year. “It’s all about the shoes,” she said. “To me, the shoe certainly makes the outfit.” Here, Snyder tells Footwear News what she likes to wear while she’s watching the Redskins play and shares some of her favorite shoe trends.

Pairs owned: More than 250
Favorite brands: Alexander McQueen, Christian Louboutin, Prada, among others. “There’s not a shoe that I don’t love.”
Last pair bought: “I opened up a New York Times and saw a white pair of Anne Klein’s with a 3-inch platform. It was the most beautiful shoe I’ve seen in a long time. I picked up the phone and ordered it immediately. I wore them to a Larry King event, and everybody stopped me and took pictures of my shoes.”
Currently wearing: “I’ve been on a black suede Prada trend. Prada’s been my go-to.”
Picks for places to shoe shop: Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingbirds in Aspen, Colo., Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue. “Believe it or not, I don’t get to go out and shop enough.”
Favorite shopping cities: “No. 1 is Paris. New York is a close second and then Italy.”
Lucky pair: Red patent-leather Louboutins. “I wore these during the pre-season and we won all of those games [when I wore them]. That’s something people don’t know: When your team wins while you’re wearing something, you tend to wear it again.”
Go-to pair for the gym: “I do Pilates, so I go barefoot, but on the way, I usually wear my Prada patent leather flats or Nike flip-flops.”
Best style for men: “I love a black crocodile leather, but not anything too flashy.”
Biggest shoe regret: “I’ve invested in some shoes that were so beautiful, but they’re not comfortable at all. I’ll endure anything for beautiful shoes.”
Shoes on my wishlist: “There are certain things that catch my eye. I saw a Ferragamo shoe in a houndstooth in a magazine, and it’s something that I’ve been trying to find.”
Favorite shoe trend: “I love to see women in black suede.”
Least favorite shoe trend: Rough boots on women.  “It’s really not flattering for me, but to each her own.”

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