Posts Tagged ‘shoes for summer’

Canvas Kicks: Part Four, Keds

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Warm weather is finally here and with its arrival we wrap up our series of perfect Summer time kicks with a serious American classic.  A true “O.G” in the canvas and rubber game, the Keds Champion first hit store shelves back in 1916 making them the oldest kicks to make our list.

A few years shy of their 100 year anniversary, Keds have stood the test of time and have proven themselves as a certified staple piece of classic footwear. There is no going wrong with a brand that offers the most basic of summer time appropriate footwear. The brands flagship silhouette, the Champion, pictured above, was originally offered in a just a few select colors.

Today, thanks to collaborative works with Taylor Swift and a few others, the Champion has stepped away from its one color only mentality, making use of seriously impressive prints and has even introduced a few modified versions of the classic, in the form of a slip-on and chukka.  What pair do you want for summer?

Photo via the Keds blog Brave Heats.

Loving our Manolitas

Thursday, July 26th, 2012
Manolita Casual Flat Shoe - Nude Harness Cheyenne Flat Ankle Bootie - Harness Valerina Casual Flat Shoe - Red Stripes

How can we not love the Guatemalan inspired brand 2568. 2568 creates vibrant handcrafted shoes in both boot and flat styles.  Their shoes are uniquely designed with decorative textile detailing and fused with lush vivacious colors that can either be slipped on or laced up. You can add a little spice to your looks this summer by sliding into a pair of bold print Manolitas.  The Manolita comes in neutral colored leathers that allow for multi-purpose wears and is integrated with beautiful striped fabric elements that all come together to make an ultra-stylish shoe!  2568’s Valerina style is just as sweet; a style completely layered in colorful multi striped fabric. These dainty lovelies are exactly what every girl needs. If you are looking for a more urban look then the intricate detailing of the Cheyenne boot will definitely snag your attention. The harness leather paired with the stunningly stitched colorful canvas is a match made in shoe heaven! Personalize your wardrobe with matchless ingenuity that is the 2568 brand!

By Christine Suero

 

Flattering Flats

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

What woman wouldn’t want to be fashionably comfortable this summer?  Exactly, we all do! This is why we are going back to basics with creatively chic strappy flat sandals.  Whether they are gladiator inspired like our super fresh Ivory Red Cayman Hi Flat Sandal by Jeffrey Campbell or simple and trendy like Damiani’s Leopard Flat Sandal; prints or re-inventive embellishment is KEY to creating a stylish summer look.

2589S2 Flat Sandal - Leopard Ryan Flat Casual Sandal - Platinum Natural
Rival Flat Sandal - Black Suede Cayman-Hi Flat Sandal - Ivory Red

Like most of Jeffrey Campbell’s inventions, the unique take on his Black Suede Rival Flat Sandal is an artistic design we don’t often see but it truly expresses undeniable elegance.  The sandal’s black suede layer would enhance any ensemble and give you that sophisticated classy appeal we all long to have. Juicy Couture also presents another glamorous style choice with its Ryan Flat. The Platinum Ryan Flat Casual Sandal is gloriously glitzy and the platinum leather straps will have you dazzling the streets for days on end. Be expressive and showcase your distinctive flair in any of these great fashionable finds!

By Christine Suero

 

Lavish in all Things Juicy

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

From flops to low tops, Juicy Couture has all your go to summer essentials! Juicy Couture finds inspiration and embraces all things glam and all things bright. This summer you can incorporate a little sparkle with Juicy’s Figi Thong Sandal and bring chic to the beach. Its striped canvas is fresh and fun while the bedazzling rhinestone jewels are the perfect amount of bling to make any casual look shine.

Fiji Jeweled Thong Sandal - Regal Navy Green Kody Wedge Sandal - Pewter Metal Giana Wedge Sandal - Pewter Metal

If you are looking for a little more elevation, then Juicy’s sexy wedge sandals will surely grab your attention. The Kody Sandal’s creative interwoven upper is set on a 4” cork wedge and you can best showcase the richness of this pewter shade against a pair of tasteful denim shorts or a white maxi skirt. If you love the tint and design then Juicy’s Giana Wedge Sandal would be another perfect style choice! This sassy espadrille’s striking metal silhouette will knock any outfit out of the park. Browse and lavish in all things Juicy, select styles more than 50% OFF!

By Christine Suero

 

White House Fashion Alert

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Michelle Obama Jefferson Casual Sneakers

 

First lady Michelle Obama and her daughters have become much more than just the president’s family; they are also some of America’s most admired fashion icons. While touring Africa, the Obama girls did a lot of sight-seeing as well as charity work, at all times looking flawless and appropriate. During one of their charity trips, Malia Obama sported the Native Jefferson Sneaker in lemonade yellow. Even at the age of ten, Malia has her mom’s superb sense of style, and she paired the sneakers with a hot pink pair of pants and a mustard cardigan.

The Native Jefferson sneaker is a great summer alternative to stuffy restrictive summer sneakers. With a similar old-school look to the Converse All-Star sneakers, the Jefferson doesn’t require anyone to wear socks, and its perforated rubber upper makes it just as refreshing as it is water-proof. There is no question that the Obama ladies know how to dress to impress. Not only is the Jefferson a great summer shoe practically, but it comes in a sweeping six color options to match your personal style. So to look like America’s smartest fashionistas and keep your feet happy this summer, opt for the Native Jefferson Sneaker!

Jefferson Casual Sneaker

Shoe of the Week: Yosi Samra Flats

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Michelle Trachtenberg wears the Merlin Flat

Summer is all about comfort and practicality. For that reason, when putting together a summer wardrobe, one must choose pieces that are versatile, comfortable, and that project a relaxed vibe. A staple item in everyone’s closet should be a good pair of flat shoes to wear with any summer outfit. Our favorite pick is the Yosi Samra Flat!

Spotted on Michelle Trachtenberg, the Yosi Samra Flats are the ultimate pair of flat-heeled shoes. The stretch edge makes these shoes extremely comfortable, since they adjust to your foot. The selection of prints and colors is extensive, allowing you to match them to any outfit. The best part about a great pair of flats is that they have versatility. These flats can be worn with a pair of funky jeans and a t-shirt as Michelle does, or with a girly summer dress for a more flirtatious look. Either way, you’ll be comfortable while looking fresh and stylish. Summer flats are a no-brainer, and with the Yosi Samra Flats you can get Hollywood style at a price you can afford!

Yosi Samra Summer Flats

Get Hilary Duff’s Look: Luichiny Aubrie

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

America’s sweetheart Hilary Duff is more than just a Disney Channel Star. The newlywed starlet is also known for her prime taste in fashion. As a fashion role model for her many teen fans, the Hollywood it-girl is put together from head to toe. Over here we have Hilary Duff looking cute and feminine with a floral print shirt and a pair of cropped jeans. The best part of her outfit, though, is her pair of super high, snake-print platforms. To achieve this glamorous look try, the Luichiny Au Brie.

The Au Brie features a five-and-a-quarter-inch high wedge, with a two-inch platform at the front for comfort. Just like Hilary Duff’s pick, the Au Brie features sky-high platform wedges, a peep toe, and ankle straps. These shoes are certainly a statement piece bound to add some flavor you any outfit. As Hilary shows, these shoes can bring an outfit from sweet to edgy. And they can also be paired with a little black dress and add a fun print to a simple outfit. So for a shoe that will instantly transform any outfit from cute to glamorous, get Hilary Duff’s look and go for the Luichiny Au Brie.

Luichiny Au Brie High Wedge Sandal

Shoe of the Week: Bernardo Xam

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Whitney Port  Bernardo Xam

Last summer’s hottest trend is back! Clog-inspired shoes are in this summer, adding a trendy yet vintage feel to any summer wardrobe. Hollywood’s sweetest fashionista, Whitney Port, has hopped onto the clog bandwagon with the statement-making Bernardo Xam. Whitney looks as perfect as ever, which illustrates the beauty of these shoes: they can instantly transform an outfit from simple and plain to stylish and interesting. 

Whitney pairs the Bernardo Xam with a pair of khaki skinny jeans and a denim shirt, playing up their vintage feel. The Bernardo Xam is great for summer, as it is both comfortable and airy. The backless style allows for a sandal feel, while the platform gives you height you’re looking for while staying comfortable for long hours outside.  The Bernardo Xam provides an instant glamor-boost to any simple outfit. So if you’re in the market for a great summer shoe, both comfortable and stylish, take a hint from Whitney Port and try the Bernardo Xam.

Bernardo Xam Mid-Heel Clog

Get Sarah Jessica Parker’s Look: Luxury Rebel Kessy

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011
Sarah Jessica Parker Heels shoe look

Sarah Jessica Parker

New York City’s number one fashionista is, without a doubt, Sarah Jessica Parker. As Carrie Bradshaw in the hit series Sex and the City, she became New York’s “it” girl and trend-setter. This summer, SJP has been spotted rocking a pair of white sandals reminiscent of clogs. One of her favorite items, these Bohemian-inspired sandals add a touch of fun to any outfit while keeping it glamorous. You can get Sarah Jessica Parker’s look with the Luxury Rebel Kessy Sandal.

Like SJP’s, the Kessy sandal features a white leather upper and a clog-like heeled sole. With a four-inch heel and a one-and-a-quarter-inch platform, these trendy sandals give you some height while still keeping you extremely comfortable. Like Sarah Jessica Parker does, these sandals can be paired with anything from jeans to summer dresses. The Luxury Rebel Kessy is the perfect choice for that staple summer sandal you have been looking for. It also comes in brown if you prefer darker colors. To look like the most stylish woman in New York, add some casual glamor to your everyday wardrobe with the Luxury Rebel Kessy.

Luxury Rebel Kessy Mid-Heel Sandal

Shoe of the Week: Jeffrey Campbell Ripple

Thursday, July 14th, 2011
tasseled heels

Stars love tasseled heels

One of our favorite summer trends is tasseled heels. Spotted on stars like Kristen Bell and Blake Lively, this off-the-runway trend has been quickly spreading over Hollywood. We love the tasseled heel, a new and creative way to add more detail to a shoe. We’re over studs, cutouts and hardware; it is now all about the retro glamor of tassels. The stand-out tasseled heel of the season is the Jeffrey Campbell Ripple high heel sandal.

At four-and-a-half inches high, the Ripple embodies style through and through. Featured in both brown and nude luxury leather, this sandal adds understated glamor to any outfit. It has a very thick heel, which allows you to be comfortable even though they are extremely high. The Ripple sandals can be paired up with a simple pair of jeans or a cute summery dress. They are casual, so you can look stylish and fabulous every day. For that fresh and vintage summer look, get on the tassel train, and go for the Jeffrey Campbell Ripple.

Jeffrey Campbell Ripple High Heel Sandal