It's time to kick off your (uber-high) heels, because low heels (3 inches and below) are breaking ground. Seen at runways like Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, and Peter Som, this demure heel height isn't just more walkable; it's also right on trend. Watch our video to check out four pairs that will put a little Spring in your step right now.
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.
It's time to thank your Winter boots for all their hard work and invite wedges and gladiator sandals that sparkle and shine to take their place. You'll stand out while enjoying some sun-kissed warmth on your exposed toes, which will give these Spring shoes an extra glow. We've totally fallen in love with these versatile Spring shoe styles from Target.
- Wonderful wedges: Classic wedges are back in style this Spring with accents that are seriously on trend. Stay casual while still looking a bit sexy with statement wedges that wear wonderfully with office attire or a flowing wrap dress for an evening out.
- Sparkling sandals: Who doesn't love a little bling? It's time to attract a bit of attention even while standing still. With pops of sparkle and shine, these shimmering gladiator-style sandals from Target look wonderful with short skirts, shorts, or skinny jeans.
- Flashback flats: It's time to ditch those everyday-wear boots for sweet flats. With a bit of a throwback '80s style, peekaboo cutout flats are perfect paired with flirty skirts or walking shorts. And these chic Spring flats work with any outfit — day or night.
Manolo Blahnik revealed he's open to the idea of collaborating with a high-street store, according to an interview with Vogue UK. Does that mean a lower-priced shoe line, courtesy of Blahnik, could actually be in our future? It looks like we shouldn't get too excited (yet) — this is still just a pipe dream. The iconic shoe designer did assert, though, "If someone asked me to do high street and I really liked it, then why not? . . . If it was something exciting and I could really collaborate with someone marvelous then yes, of course." So, while we wait with bated breath for a mass retailer to step forward and take Blahnik up on this idea, we're asking you: would you buy into a lower-priced Manolo Blahnik collection? Weigh in below.
Now that Milan Fashion Week is a wrap, it's time to reflect on all the amazing shoes and handbags we saw hit the runways. Things got very furry at Fendi and Versace, while the footwear at Prada took a cool, colorblocked turn. Dolce & Gabbana showed off its signature brand of Italian sex-symbol chic with velvet, carved-wood heels and sky-high gold wedges, and Marni's metallic loafers had us hooked. Click through now to see 75 bags and shoes that made a lasting impression during Milan Fashion Week, and then check back when we round up the best accessories that Paris has to offer.
Who says comfortable shoes can't be cute? Just because you're pregnant doesn't mean you have to sacrifice style and can't rock ultrachic shoes. In fact, many brands are dedicated to combining sleek style with special technology for painless walking. Click on to see for yourself — we have a feeling you'll want to wear them well past pregnancy!
Where else but Milan can one expect to find the most stunning array of shoes every season? This past week's Fall 2013 runways certainly didn't disappoint, with everything from the kookiest to the sweetest styles well represented. Click through for an up close peek at them all — including Jil Sander's mannish loafer-heels, Versace's vixenish boots, Alberta Ferretti's delicate floral-embroidered flats, and more — right here.
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 the stacked-heel loafers at Mulberry and Moschino to the metallic kicks at Julien Macdonald, there were lots of hot shoes to hit the runways at London Fashion Week — and before we head to Milan, we're rewinding a bit to celebrate the selection of chic footwear that England had to offer. We've rounded up 40 of our favorite pairs from Fall '13 for you to peruse right now; get clicking, and prepare to start drafting your wish lists.
London Fashion Week street style has been a whirlwind of covetable looks, spanning every trend from the city's well-known subversive punk style to more ladylike outfits. Of course, the clothing is only a portion of what makes an outfit pop; the right pair of shoes, bag, or jewels is what takes these enviable looks to the next level. With that in mind, we're zooming in on the best accessories London Fashion Week has to offer — click on to see them all.