Posts Tagged ‘Chelsea Crew’

Hot Trends: Aztec Accents and Native Nuances

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Techno tribal meets natural beauty seems to be the way of the fashion warrior this 2012 spring/summer and as I start to plan my wardrobe for Coachella I am not opposed to this movement. The peaceful hues combined with clashing patterns has me at odds with my paycheck trying to determine which shoes and accessories should be accumulated from now ’til then. The time has come to retrograde our cosmos of a closet for a new age of Native American attire and accessories.

Trendy tribes around the globe have returned to their design roots during the Age of Aquarius. Pulling inspiration from our ancestors by way of South Western routes and South American regions, woven Native nuances and tribal accents are being incorporated by designers all over the fashionable lands.

Everything from shoes to belts and blankets, backpacks and apparel are being decorated with the indigenous markings adding depth to our excavation of modern artifacts. One brand familiar for their Navajo niche is Pendleton. Their Southwestern collaborations with multiple companies range from bags to dog beds and have become overwhelmingly popular with carriers such as Urban Outfitters.

South America’s archaic  influence is seen in a variety of motifs going into Spring with Aztecan zigzags  and jagged symbols reminiscent of Mayan pyramid steps. As modern brands contemporize ancient symbologies and heiroglyphics with a juxtaposition of earth tones and fluorescents, we  have woven shoes like the Joe’s Jeans Trixie Wedge, Chelsea Crews Samba Oxford and Freebird’s Cablo cowboy booties into our DNA.

♥ Amy K.

Trend Alert: Vintage Inspired

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

vintage

From Betty Page to that old picture of your great grandmother, you’re inspired by tradition and aged fashion. You don’t follow the latest celebrity buzz nor do you spend your life savings on “what’s hot”. You’re saturdays are filled with antiquing and scouring Brooklyn’s vintage shops. With your hair in perfect pin curls, today you’ve set out to fill your shoe wardrobe and we’re here to help.

 While on this blog we don’t typically focus on casual footwear, we figured it’s time to give our vast selection of “casual heels” the attention they deserve. Brands like Chelsea Crew, Seychelles, Kork-Ease, and  Franco Sarto know a thing or two about the vintage-inspired look, melting today’s trends with styles of the past. With 424 vintage inspired shoes in our selection you’re sure to find one that fits perfectly seated next to your antique sewing machine.

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Holiday Footwear Gifts Under $50

Friday, December 9th, 2011

gift guide

While the holidays are about giving, in this economy it’s important that they are about saving as well. Here at DNA Footwear, we know a thing or two about fashion for less and the importance of a balance between quality and price. It is a common misconception that lower priced items mean lower quality goods and we want to prove you wrong with our ‘Holiday Footwear Gifts Under $50″ guide.

From Sam Edelman to Chelsea Crew, we have slashed our prices just for you (intentional rhyme). Give boots, wedges, clogs, and flats to the lady in your life (for less). The best part? She doesn’t have to know they were under $50!

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By: Ashley Tschudin


Double Trouble

Monday, November 28th, 2011

jeffrey campbell chelsea crew

Let us start by wishing you a very happy Cyber Monday (Don’t forget to use coupon code ‘CM20′  for 25% off – excludes UGGs,Pajar,Sorel)!

Now, onto the blogging. In the fashion blogging industry, one shoe stands apart… the Jeffrey Campbell Lita — a fashion cult classic. Since the Lita’s rise to footwear stardom many brands have joined in on the platform high heel boot trend. One of these lookalike brands is Chelsea Crew who calls their “original creation” the Timber High Heel Bootie, boasting a hidden platform and lace up detailing. Similar to the Lita in design, the Timber has a 4 1/2″ heel and 1 1/2″ platform while the Lita has a 5″ wooden heel and 2 1/4″ hidden platform. Another difference is the price, which Timber gets our vote for; $79.99 as opposed to the Lita’s steep $145 price tag.

Which fits your style and budget best?

Timber (Black)

Timber (Brown)

Lita (Black)

Lita (Brown)

By: Ashley Tschudin

How To: Budget Shoe Shop

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

When you come to DNA Footwear you can expect to not only get top quality shoes but also the best price possible. When shopping vast selections of shoes it is often difficult to find your favorite styles at a price that fits your budget (If you’re like me your taste doesn’t match my bank account balance).

How to shop for shoes on a budget:

1. Allot a “shoe budget” for yourself — this can be weekly, monthly, or yearly depending on your shoe addiction level. Put this money in your savings account or that shoe fund jar that’s collecting dust on your desk.
2. Create a schedule of shoe purchases based on the seasons. Say, you’ll need 3 pairs of boots come November then you may need to up your budget in November (boots are often pricey).
3. Moodboard It — Create a visual collage of styles and designers you fawn over, which will give you an idea of what fits your personal style best.
4. Research sample sale sites like Rue La La, Gilt Group, and Mintbox, bargain footwear companies like us (of course), and lower price-point brands such as Steve Madden, Minnetonka, Chinese Laundry, Chelsea Crew, Asics, Merrell, Keds, Converse, Vans, and more!
5. Keep your eyes peeled for coupon codes and giveaways (Hint Hint: We host 2 giveaways a month AND offer exclusive discounts on our Facebook).

When in doubt, make a wish list and beg your friends and family to contribute to your "shoe-aholic fund"!

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By: Ashley Tschudin

Catch a Prince with Classy Wedge Heels!

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Last month, audiences worldwide were captivated by a storybook royal wedding.  Kate Middleton, a common Brit of humble backgrounds, married her beloved Prince William, making her the new Duchess of Cambridge.

The day after the couple bonded in matrimony, Kate took a stroll with her new hubby in this elegant outfit:

Kate Middleton wedge shoes

Kate’s slender blue dress and snappy black blazer gives her an air of aristocracy but her simple black wedges eliminate any sense of snobbery.  The duchess’s wardrobe gives us a very clear message to women everywhere; if you want to catch a prince, live in a castle AND look the part– keep it simple, silly! The easiest way to achieve this look on your own is to find a pair of classy black wedges like the Chelsea Crew Jane High Wedge Bootie.

Blow away your own prince charming with this put-together look. Your clothes don’t have to be flashy to show off your best stuff.  Let your beauty shine by matching a soft color with these classy yet simple shoes.  Focus on neutral colors; black, brown, tan and navy.  (Let’s face it ladies, they match with everything!)  And that wedge heel will bring out the best of your legs.

Good luck on finding your prince!  With the Chelsea Crew High Wedge Booties, you won’t need it!

Get the Look: Reese Witherspoon’s Louboutin Booties

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Reese Witherspoon leaving Louis Viutton

Check out Reese Witherspoon’s simple, classy and fabulous winter look. The best part of Reese’s all-in-black outfit is the understated Christian Louboutin booties, which are totally enviable and totally outside most fashionista budgets. How to get this sophisticated celeb look at an affordable price? Don’t worry, DNA Footwear has the answers! The shoe for you is the Chelsea Crew Escalate. Like Reese’s booties, the Escalate features a black suede upper and a thick chunky wedge, as well as a hidden platform. The Escalate booties are super comfortable, and perfect for looking classic and refined while shopping or at a posh event. As winter comes to an end, let’s say good bye to it in style like Reese does so well, with a pair of Louboutin-lookalike booties that won’t break the bank. Escalate your style with Chelsea Crew and keep enough cash in your wallet for a great pair of sandals!

Shoe of the Week: Chelsea Crew Nova

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010
Queen of Pop Katy Perry swept over the Today Show this past week and made an impression with her lively performance of her hit song “California Gurls.” But what attracted most of the attention was her original ensemble — from the streaks of pink hair in her high pony tail to her bubble-gum pink stone covered body suit and all the way down to her hot pink shoes. To complete her electric pink get-up, Katy chose the Nova sandal from Chelsea Crew.
Katy Perry in the Chelsea Crew Nova sandals

Katy Perry in the Chelsea Crew Nova Sandals (coolspotters.com, amygrindhouse.com, starpulse.com)

The Nova sandal was a great choice for Katy for its vibrant, fuchsia color and its comfort. The heel height and width of this Chelsea Crew sandal allows the shoe to be just as comfortable as it is stylish. Naturally, Katy needs shoes that let are comfortable enough for her to rock out and put on the awe-striking performances that she so often does. The Nova sandals are comfortable, trendy, come in an an eye-popping color, and have an air of vintage style. The Chelsea Crew Nova sandals may seem like they could only be a Teenage Dream, but they could be any girl’s perfect shoe!
Chelsea Crew Nova sandal

Chelsea Crew Nova sandal