While we love nothing more than kicking off our heels on Friday evening and not even thinking about what we're going to wear for our weekend adventures, we're not about to slack off in the styling department either. It's about trading in our more constricting pencil skirts and buttoned-up blouses for slouchy t-shirts, go-to flats, and a sleek (but totally cozy) pair of jeans — mind you, all while striking that perfect balance between low-maintenance and superchic. To keep your off-duty look as refined and as sharp as your Monday through Friday approach, take cues from these slick street stylers, who've mastered the art of effortless cool dressing. Whether you've got a brunch with your girlfriends or plan on hanging in the park, there are certainly enough inspired ensembles to go around. Click through to see them all now.
Are you thinking what we're thinking? It's the weekend(!), which means we'll be kicking off our heels for a more laid-back kind of fashion. The weather might be a little too chilly this weekend for exposed toes, so we're looking to pastel patent oxfords, ballet flats, and cute colored boat shoes as a quick step-in. Thanks to the latest batch of street stylers, we're inspired to pair our cute flats with sharp white accompaniments, fun tribal-printed trousers, and bold jolts of colors. If you're looking for a slightly more feminine look, we also captured some pretty skirt pairings for you to consider. Just click the slideshow to see how these stylephiles are putting their own spin on Spring flats.
While the weekend is most definitely for relaxing, don't let your laid-back point of view affect your downtime-dressing prowess. We're all for piling on our comfiest jeans, softest layers, and worn-in sneakers, but that doesn't mean we let our sense of panache fall by the wayside. Need some weekend warrior inspiration? Take notes from this slick style-setting bunch — it's all about donning your favorite pair of Converse (or pumped-up Isabel Marant kicks) and keeping it simple and chic, from head to toe. Whether you show off your weekend wares with a plush fur coat or top it off with a retro varsity jacket, your Saturday-Sunday mix can maintain its cool even in off-duty mode. Click through now to glean a little more street-infused inspiration for your chilled out wardrobe mashup.
How many of you wore skippys all summer while growing up? I clearly remember getting crisp white skippys at the beginning of the summer and rocking them out like every day - running around the neighborhood playing tag, jump robe, and having water gun fights. I guess that's the beauty of Brooklyn.
Skippys were the ultimate affordable footwear at the time, and behold - Today's Obsession is the new school summer skippy: the flat espadrille. I am in love. Can't wait for another fun filled summer!
$24.94 at DSW
Put away the big boots and give those stilettos a rest. We're having a flat moment — an ultra-chic flat moment at that. What's better with our cropped skinnies and little dresses than a pair of irresistible flats? Maybe the season's new flatform silhouette? Here, we've found 20 amazing pairs you'll want to add to your closet right. this. minute.
Classic, impeccably chic, it was a no-brainer when these Christian Louboutin Pigalle Patent-Leather Flats ($575) caught my eye. The perfect pair for almost any occasion — and a must have for any girl's wardrobe. But, even after I counted all the pros of this pretty pair, I couldn't justify dropping that kind of cash.
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I had my annual doctor's appointment with McDreamy. OK, he's not the McDreamy, but he comes close. I don't normally plan my outfit when I see my other doctors, but in this case, I wanted to look cute. Nothing wrong with wanting to look good for a studly doc, right? I just didn't want anything too over-the-top.
I started you off with these Charles Albert Cobra Eyelet Flat ($30) — they'll be comfy for my walk and sparkle when he looks at me. Let's see your creations.
Stop the presses — Victoria Beckham is wearing flats. True, she is en route at Heathrow Airport, but that doesn't usually stop our high heel devotee from teetering through customs. You may recall she once said she never wears flats. Never say never (one of my favorite quotes). She may not feel as powerful, but she still looks darn cute in her navy shift, black tights, signature sunnies, and black Birkin. Is this kind of a big deal? Might VB be loosening up her fashion ways?
I have my annual doctor's appointment with McDreamy. OK, he's not the McDreamy, but he comes close. I don't normally plan my outfit when I see my other doctors, but in this case, I want to look cute. Nothing wrong with wanting to look good for a studly doc, right? I just don't want anything too over-the-top.
I'll start you off with these Charles Albert Cobra Eyelet Flat ($30) — they'll be comfy for my walk and sparkle when he looks at me.
Let's go Fab Finding. Be sure to come back and tell me your Fab Finds are up, or just tag your Fab Finds with McDreamy. Now, you can build outfits by creating your very own widget of clothing items. We have everything you need to build outfits, and you can use your Fab Find bookmarks, too. This is an even better way to put together an entire outfit when completing your Fab Finding missions. Learn what a Fab Find is and how to make one. And here's a detailed explanation of bookmarks from GeekSugar.
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