In what's shaping up to be the most comfortable Spring '13 shoe trend, the lower-heel profile continues its takeover with the chic oxford. We've already waxed poetic on the kitten heel, but now we're veering into a more traditional flat shoe with a distinct borrowed-from-the-boys twist. Whether the silhouette is classic (think brogue detailing and a patent finish) or culls fashion-forward accents like metallic shine, exotic texture, leather cutouts, or colorblocking, there's certainly a more dynamic way to interpret (read: wear) the flat oxford look. Luckily, Alexander Wang, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Fendi, and even Zara have all crafted their own versions to appeal to a handful of style personalities. As for execution? Remember that these shoes work for day and night — and as long as you show a little ankle (at the very least), you're good to go. Click on for 16 of our favorite oxford picks now.
We only have a few short weeks until March, which means we're nearing transitional dressing season. With that in mind, we're heading to Nordstrom's shoe clearance for a footwear refresh. Right now, a range of cool booties, loafers, and sandals are marked up to a whopping 50 percent off. Just click on to see and shop our top picks from the sale right now!
From fedoras to blazers, celebrities are always inspiring new ways to rock the menswear trend, and the latest piece to work into your mix is oxfords. Lucy Hale worked her spotted Dolce Vita oxfords with Winter basics and an on-trend fedora at LAX, while Naomi Watts kicked-up her borrowed-from-the-boys style with two-tone wing tips and boyfriend jeans in Santa Monica. See who was a step above the rest with oh-so-chic oxfords, get a closer look at their stellar street styles, then shop the trend — including exact pieces — for yourself.
Kim Kardashian worked a monochromatic look — white blouse, beige ankle skinny jeans, and nude-and-gold Dolce Vita sandals ($39, originally $69) — while visiting boyfriend Kanye West at a recording studio in Hawaii. Her light-hued look was the perfect canvas to make her black Hérmes bag, cat-eye Christian Dior shades ($295), and gold-accented sandals really pop. We've spotted a slew of Hollywood starlets rocking these versatile sandals, including Lauren Conrad, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Vanessa Minnillo, but Kim especially loves these sandals as she has them in a variety of hues. Shop Kim's exact sandals to sport with all your fabulous Summer pieces.
Dressing for a day at the beach may seem easy at first thought, but it takes more than a sexy swimsuit and a ho-hum cover-up to look stylish seaside. We've rounded up some of our Summer essentials — everything from crisp white jeans, retro-cool sunnies, and a graphic one-piece suit — that will look chic on any stretch of sand. So whether you're headed to Malibu, Miami, or the Amalfi Coast, click through now to see and shop 15 of our fave beach picks.
After spying high-waisted shorts on the runway — see Tibi, far left, and Adam's Spring 2011 collection, and then in some of our favorite editorials including a lovely Glamour cover with Freida Pinto, we got the hint — these shorts-up-to-here are too cute to pass up. For starters, we love that a higher waist means we can get away with wearing our cropped knits and tees, while showing off our stems. And, if you prefer to keep it more covered up, high-waisted styles are ideal for tucking in your button-downs and blouses — it makes your outfit seem sharp and helps create an hourglass figure. We've narrowed it down to 10 of our favorites, so just shop our editor's picks to start styling up your own pair.
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Stepping out in Miami, Joy Bryant mixes up a slouchy sequined top ($184, originally $368) and a distressed mini for a luxe but relaxed look. To keep it low-key, she accessorizes with neutrals, like her strappy platforms ($195) and crossbody bag, making this balanced, sequined style the perfect way to go glam for Summer. Just shop the pieces above to channel the same easy chic.
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Keira Knightley showed off a retro-inspired take on seasonal styling while strolling with James Righton in Venice. We love how her knotted button-down and sunny pleated skirt ($84) elevate her afternoon ensemble from the ordinary. To finish, keep it low-key like Keira and further the carefree vibe with a crossbody bag and a pair of flat Summer sandals ($70). Just click the items above to shop a similar style.
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This season, one of our favorite silhouettes is the maxi. So, when we spied some Fab celebs stepping out for red carpets and parties wearing amazing styles, we had a thought — why should they have all the fun? On that note, we've picked five of our favorites to inspire five fresh maxi styles. From Dree Hemingway's spot-on '70s take to Brooklyn Decker's all-out femme, click through to shop the looks we're crushing on.
The classic look loafers gave to your school uniforms is now the polish they lend to balance your effortlessly cool basics. It's an update on the old-school favorite that makes them a lot cooler than they were in grade school. This time, pair yours with skinny denim, cargos, or leather pants, and forget the regulation-length pleats. For inspiration, we're looking to some of our favorite celebrity influences, like Natalia Vodianova, Nicole Richie, Olivia Palermo, and Jessica Alba who stepped out rocking their preppy versions with relaxed staples, casual layers, and femme contrasts in mini dresses and lace tops. This is exactly how we plan to wear the trend for Spring, letting our edgier separates play perfect opposites against the classic kicks.