The Cool Girl's Guide To Dressing For Your Daily Grind

By Elly Ayres

Ally Walsh is making moves. Whether she’s jet-setting for a modeling gig or brainstorming strategies for Canyon Coffee, her organic coffee business, she leads with her best foot forward. Walsh’s signature style combines her love of sunny bohemia with a sharp eye for pieces that command a room — it’s a fitting aesthetic, considering the California-based style setter does just that every day.

Inspired by a shared passion for coffee, travel, and sustainability, Walsh and her boyfriend co-founded Canyon Coffee in 2016. On the second anniversary of her brand, we’ve partnered with Kenneth Cole to take a peek into how Walsh strikes a balance between comfort and enviable style. Though Walsh’s 9-to-5 keeps her on her toes, the daily grind is a lot easier when you have footwear like Kenneth Cole’s Riley Heel, whose Rebound System is specifically engineered for women on the go.

Read on to find out more about how the Ally Walsh stays on top of her fast-growing coffee brand without sacrificing an ounce of style.

Featuring: The Riley 85 Patent Slingback Pump, Kenneth Cole

Walsh sets herself up for success with a daily routine kick-started by caffeine and the outdoors. “I start every day by making myself a pour-over coffee, which I then enjoy at home before taking a walk to nearby Elysian Park for a hike,” Walsh says. “I feel like that combination of a mindful practice and getting out in nature gets me feeling great and ready for the day.”

Here, Walsh pairs The Riley Heel with a romantic floral dress in her signature boho-chic style. Low-key but refined, the work-ready look is versatile enough to take on anything throughout the day. Because of The Rebound System on The Riley Heel, six layers of memory foam (plus a rubber-injected sole) keep Walsh as comfortable seated behind her desk as she is standing in front of a boardroom.

Her everyday look is ultimately determined by what her calendar calls for, but regardless of where Walsh is heading, she always reaches for pieces with staying power. “Totally depends on what’s on the agenda for that day, but comfort is always important,” she says.

For running between appointments, a leather jacket layer adds edge to polished black slacks and a breezy tank — perfect for meeting up with friends downtown or heading into Canyon Coffee HQ.

When post-work outings call for something special, Walsh again reaches for The Riley Heel. The slingback style keeps things from feeling too formal, and the memory foam insole ensures she's fully supported no matter where the day takes her.

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This post is presented in partnership with Kenneth Cole.