If you haven't heard of Kate Brien yet, it's time to listen up because she's about to be a household name. Well, at least in fashion-forward households. Brien is the lady behind the lens of our new favorite Instagram account, View From The Topp, as well as a Los Angeles-based stylist. Her keen sense of tomboy style and unique perspective have already been featured on Vogue.com, Madewell's blog and another one of our favorite sites, Jean Stories.
View From The Topp showcases Brien's phenomenal shoe collection—Isabel Marant, Jenni Kayne and Celine—in photos she takes herself looking down at her feet. Think of it as the footwear selfie. We get to see snippets of her daily outfits in well-chosen settings like on sandy beach towels, mosaic tile floors and a plethora of colorful rugs.
Inspired by her mission, we decided to try our own version of Brien's pairings for our Wear This With That series. We took chic sandals, flat loafers and embellished pumps and paired them with lambskins, Kilims and printed rugs. When a rug and pair of shoes look this good together, there's no such thing as buyers remorse. They're just meant to be.