The Weekday to Weekend Edit: Cat Sanz

Hi I’m Cat Sanz, I’m a lover of fashion, mama to three kiddos and have been a business owner since I was 20. You’ll find me over on @CatSanz (Instagram) or @Catsanzofficial (FB) where I share daily outfits, and insights into my life as a working mum, pieces you can wear in the office, chasing kids at the park and out on the weekend. I grew up in a family of designers and created my own fashion label at 19. Getting creative with style brings me so much joy and hopefully what I share in this edit shows you just how these beautiful styles from FRANKiE4 work to bring comfort and style into every outfit.

Hi I’m Cat Sanz, I’m a lover of fashion, mama to three kiddos and have been a business owner since I was 20. You’ll find me over on @CatSanz (Instagram) or @Catsanzofficial (FB) where I share daily outfits, an insight into my life as a working mum, pieces you can wear in the office, chasing kids at the park and out on the weekend. I grew up in a family of designers and created my own fashion label at 19. Getting creative with style brings me so much joy and hopefully what I share in this edit shows you just these beautiful styles from Frankie4 work to bring comfort and style into every outfit.

Essentials for everyday support

I have been a big fan of FRANKiE4 for years now because I have wide feet and a high arch, these traits mean many shoes not only fit incorrectly but end up being painful after a few hours of wearing them. I can pop on a FRANKiE4 shoe and head to the park, shops, swimming lessons etc. with my kids and my feet are supported all day, the podiatrist-founded designs paired with fashionable style means they are consistently the shoe I select to wear.

Featuring SHAUNA Black

From work to home with SHAUNA

A standard weekend looks a little like this for me; I finish work always at 6pm on a Friday and as a family we normally have a relaxed pizza night celebrating the end of a busy week. I work from home but tend to have client meetings on the road in the morning and then work on campaigns of an afternoon.

The SHAUNA boot is perfect because the style of this ankle boot pairs beautifully with my classic jeans and shirt work wardrobe. The stacked heel gives me some height and the Sole HeroTM  Footbed feels like walking on clouds which is so important because I put them on at 7:30am and I need comfort all day.
Seen here styled with a cropped straight leg jean.

So when it comes to winter footwear, what are the pieces I recommend you invest in to create a hardworking and stylish wardrobe collection?

  1. A classic winter boot - start with black, then tan
  2. A pair of leather flat shoes
  3. A versatile loafer
  4. A fresh white or light coloured sneaker or shoe
  5. One trend-led shoe that you absolutely love

From playdates to pilates with DiMiTY

Saturday mornings I like to sneak in a workout before we take the kids to swimming lessons and normally from there our plans revolve around kids parties or playdates. Since activewear is my Saturday morning uniform, having a fun pair of comfortable sneakers to style back with my workout gear is key.

The DiMiTY in Mauve is a knitted design and creates so much support across my foot when I walk. I have a high arch and find the Triple Layer Support and Cushion System provides my arches the support they need between a pilates class and chasing the kids at their swimming lesson or playdate. My favourite part of this design is the fun coordinated snake print feature that you’ll see on the tongue and the back of the shoe.

Featuring DiMiTY Mauve

Featuring DiMiTY Mauve

Saturday mornings I like to sneak in a workout before we take the kids to swimming lessons and normally from there our plans revolve around kids parties or play dates. Since active wear is my Saturday morning uniform having a fun pair of comfortable sneakers to style back with my workout gear is key.

The DiMiTY in Mauve is made of a knitted design and creates so much support across my foot when I walk. I have a high arch and find the triple layer support and cushion design provides my arches the support they need between a pilates class and chasing the kids at their swimming lesson or play date. My favourite part of this design is the fun coordinated snake print feature that you’ll see on the tongue and the back of the shoe.

Featuring HEiDi Black

And that’s what’s happened with the sneaker trend. Today’s sneaker outfits embrace a contrast of casual and dressed up; Contrast the casual look of sneakers, jeans and a tee with the structure of a blazer. Bring a comfortable, yet fun element to a dress outfit by swapping sandals for sneakers. The ultimate in casual/dressy sneaker looks comes when you work back an elevated fabric, for example a satin midi skirt, back with a sneaker and blazer. It’s the juxtaposition of casual and elevated in one outfit that brings a sneaker outfit into the 2020s.

Your age has nothing to do with how you style a sneaker look. It’s about the attitude and confidence you bring. Best of all, your feet and legs will thank you with every step.

Dinner dates with HEiDi

If hubby and I are lucky enough to score a babysitter for the night, Saturday evenings might look like a nice dinner and wind down. We both work hard and appreciate the chance to sit down to a meal without an interruption. Heading out to dinner means I like to wear a heel, but I’ll admit since becoming a mum I’m not likely to wear a heel unless I feel really supported.

The HEiDi heel in black is the heel you could wear all day long. It’s a 80mm heel with the comfiest cushioning, and supports my wider foot so well. The additions of the straps both across the foot and around the ankle mean with each step you are completely supported. Considering we are headed into winter the closed toe works beautifully to wear with a dress, and of course if you’re in Melbourne style with a warm winter coat over the top.

Market strolls with ELENA

Sunday mornings we like to enjoy heading to the market all together. The kids have their favourite market stalls at Queen Victoria Market and so do I. We always head there with empty tummies and lots of ideas of things we might cook later that day.

Since we have three kids in tow I need comfort and style and the ELENA does that perfectly. This style is like so many FRANKiE4 sneakers I love with its rounded toe shape and lower side profile. If I am looking for a sneaker that can pair with something bright and fun, the detailing of the gold against the white is perfect. Another handy trick with the ELENA is the elastic inside that means they can be worn without laces.

Sunday mornings we like to enjoy by heading to the market all together. The kids have their favourite market stalls at Queen Victoria Market and so do I. We always head there with empty tummies and lots of ideas of things we might cook later that day.

Since we have three kids in tow I need comfort and style and the ELENA II does that perfectly. The style is like so many FRANKiE4 sneakers I love with its rounded toe shape and lower side profile. If I am looking for a sneaker that can pair with something bright and fun the detailing of the gold against the white is perfect, another handy trick with the ELENA II is the elastic inside that means they can be worn without laces.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my weekend edit with FRANKiE4, you’ll catch me wearing these daily on my insta stories because they are such comfortable styles.

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