Kelly's outfit details: Rothy's Machine-Washable Sneakers / Old Navy Rockstar Jeans / Gap Striped Top / Lilly Pulitzer Cashmere Cardigan c/o

Rothy’s Machine-Washable Sneakers (Here’s my full review on Rothy’s shoes, and here’s my review on the Allbirds machine-washable sneakers, which are a bit more sporty. Which do you like better?!) / Large Navy MZ Wallace Tote (Also available in the Medium size.) / Old Navy Rockstar Jeans (AMAZING. So soft and stretchy, and they don’t sag throughout the day. They’re honestly better than any $200 pair of designer jeans I’ve ever tried. I’m wearing the maternity version. Here are all the Rockstar jeans! So many to choose from.) / Similar Sunglasses Here, Here and Here / Gap Striped Top / Lilly Pulitzer Cashmere Cardigan c/o

Since I can’t fit into many cute outfits these days, I’m going heavy on the shoe reviews. With any hope, though, the information might be useful? 😂

A couple of days ago, I reviewed Allbirds’ machine-washable wool sneakers, which I’d been dying to try! In short, I really, really love them… and think they’re super comfortable. (Full review here.) They’ll probably become my go-to shoes for flights, playground/playplace sessions, and long walks around Lincoln Park once the weather warms up and I can handle bare ankles again.

But I do think Rothy’s version of the machine-washable washable sneaker is a bit more me. ;) And they’re 100 percent my favorite sneakers in my closet. Admittedly, they don’t have much to compete with, haha… but still!

While the Allbirds are probably a little comfier, they’re also very sporty and casual… whereas the Rothy’s feel like classics; sneakers that I’m okay with wearing to some of Sea Island’s restaurants, for example. (Side note: I’ve included a few photos of the resort grounds in this post. Isn’t everything STUNNING?! I have so much more to share, but most of these pics were taken at the Cloisters, where we’re staying. Considering Chicago is under a lot of snow right now, this has been such a literal breath of fresh air!) My Rothy’s sneakers look adorable with button-downs, for example, but they also look cute with dresses–a true testament to their versatility.

I suppose the moral of the story is that Kelly is not sporty. ;)

To answer a few anticipated questions about the Rothy’s sneakers:

How do they run?

True to size! I normally wear a size 7.5, and I took a 7.5 in these.

Remember: Rothy’s mold to your feet and have a slight “give,” but they do not stretch out. They really do run TTS, but if you get it wrong, just take advantage of the company free and easy return/exchange policy. So simple!

Since they’re slip-ons, do they slip off too easily?

They’re really easy to get on and off, but no, I don’t walk out of them. The uppers go pretty far up the top of the foot, so it’s difficult to do that. I also have narrow heels and don’t have an issue with them coming out, either.

What’s the break-in time like?

There’s zero break-in time. I mentioned this in my earlier review of Rothy’s, but I can’t stand shoes that have a “break-in” timeframe. Like, what? I’m sorry, but I’m not paying for shoes that require me to be in pain for any period of time before they become wearable. Because it takes my feet months to recover from rubbing and blisters. And that’s not okay! My Rothy’s sneakers, though, were comfortable immediately.

What are they made out of?

They’re made out of a super soft, flexible and durable woven knit material, and they have a seamless construction. (No hard seams or stiff edges.) I call them Rothy’s my “Cloud Shoes.” They’re really that comfy.

Do they offer support?

Yes! But not as much arch support as you’ll find with the Allbirds. My feet are relatively flat, though, and I don’t have any issues with painful arches when I wear my Rothy’s sneakers.

How does the white hold up?

Weirdly, they have remained white throughout my whole Georgia trip, whereas the Allbirds have not. Now, this could all be complete coincidence, haha. I mean, I did wear my Allbirds to a horse stables, and I’ve mostly worn my Rothy’s around the grounds of the resort. Still, they don’t seem to pick up stains as easily, which is nice.

Do you wear them with or without socks?

Much like the Allbirds, you can wear them both ways. I’ve worn no-show socks with them, and I’ve also worn them without anything. (You can’t, btw, see my socks through the white fabric, which is good.) While no-show socks provide extra warmth in the winter and some peace of mind while walking through security at the airport (#gross), no-show socks, IMHO, are pretty annoying, as they tend to fall off my feet. So I like having the two options!

Do your feet sweat in them?

Borrowed from my last post, I thought I’d mention that yes, my feet get a little toasty if temps are in the 80s, but they do that in any sneaker or closed flat. With Rothy’s, they actually sweat less, since the shoes are knit and therefore breathable. They also absorb very well. Either way, though, they’re machine-washable, which means you don’t need to worry about it.

How do I machine-wash them?

Take the insoles out, and put both the shoes and the insoles in a delicates bag, and wash on gentle with cold water and a mild detergent. (I use Arm & Hammer. Works wonderfully and smells great!) Do NOT dry them or apply any type of heat. If you dry them, you’ll alter their shape, and they’ll likely shrink. Instead, simply lay them out to dry. It should take no more than a day for them to dry, in my experience.

Other questions? Let me know in the comments below. Overall, though, an A+ from me, and my favorite sneakers in my closet!

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Rothy’s Machine-Washable Sneakers (Here’s my full review on Rothy’s shoes, and here’s my review on the Allbirds machine-washable sneakers, which are a bit more sporty. Which do you like better?!) / Large Navy MZ Wallace Tote (Also available in the Medium size.) / Old Navy Rockstar Jeans (AMAZING. So soft and stretchy, and they don’t sag throughout the day. They’re honestly better than any $200 pair of designer jeans I’ve ever tried. I’m wearing the maternity version. Here are all the Rockstar jeans! So many to choose from.) / Similar Sunglasses Here, Here and Here / Gap Striped Top / Lilly Pulitzer Cashmere Cardigan c/o