Patricia Field Talks Crocs, Shoe Wardrobe & More

Celebrity stylist Patricia Field is always busy dressing others, but she still finds time to pull together her own look. “I like a narrative,” she said of her personal approach to style. “I tell it with an accessory — a hat, a shoe color — something that isn’t typical, but still looks great and interesting.”

Field’s quirky sense of style caught the attention of Crocs, which tapped her for a special-edition women’s collection launching for fall ’15. “It’s a product that’s futuristic in its manufacture,” said Field. “It’s efficient and accessible.”

Her own shoe wardrobe is appropriately diverse, ranging from Manolo Blahnik and Dolce & Gabbana to the funky brand Creepers, a new favorite. “I started looking for cute flats, went into Trash & Vaudeville in New York and bought chartreuse, patent leather-and-white suede Creepers,” she said.

“I also wear sandals, and I like boots from Fiorentini & Baker.” While Field has an eclectic apparel and shoe wardrobe, her favorite fashion era is the early 1960s. “It was modern,” she said. “It was forward and optimistic.”

Field on…

Her First Pet:

“A white poodle named Bianca during my 20s and 30s. Poodles are my favorite because of their intelligence.”

Most Memorable Age:

“It’s difficult to have a favorite. The main thing is to have a good life and keep the years interesting and vibrant.

Best Thing About Living In New York:

“The myriad cultures, languages and people. It’s the most interesting and educational place to be.”

Designers She Admires:

“André Courrèges, Pierre Cardin and Rudi Gernreich.”

Andre Courreges
André Courrèges
CREDIT: Getty Images.

Must-Have Beauty Product:

“Bath oils and salts. Use them every day and you will have young skin in later years.”

Go-To Brunch Spot:

“Il Buco Alimentari in New York. The best quality Northern Italian food — organic, fresh and delicious.”

Il Buco Alimentari New York
Il Buco Alimentari in New York.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Il Buco Alimentari.
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