Even with all the bright lights and big fashion of a runway show, it's important to take a moment and glance down every now and then — if not, you're apt to miss some of the spectacle's biggest shockers. Runway shoes can be insane and dramatic (and likely to never see the light of a store shelf) or elegantly simple and ready to be worn straight on the street. Click through for a close-up of the styles we're loving.
The piece: Manolo Blahnik Belta
The price: $925
Why we want it: We've been fans of the classic pointed toe Manolo Blahnik pump in both leather and suede for years and can't think of a more versatile closet staple. Normally we shy away from anything that feels too rocker, but we can't resist the craftsmanship of this pump. The studded ankle straps give us a little something extra we didn't know we needed but now know we can't live without. Pump up a classic jeans and t-shirt look, add a tough touch to a floral dress, or go all-out rocker and wear these with cropped leather pants and a slouchy cashmere sweater. Just think classic but never boring.
So we’re going out on a limb and guessing that a few of you love shoes. Are we right? If so, then Bluefly’s latest one-day sale is not to be missed. The discount designer retailer is offering deep discounts on every single pair of shoes in the house, including styles by Prada, Jimmy Choo, Rachel Zoe, and more.
Looking good doesn't have to cost a lot. Spruce up your shoe game in buckled boots this season — for under $150. The latest cuts from brands like Vince Camuto, Dolce Vita, and Sam Edelman feature styles ranging from moto booties to sleeker silhouettes. Wear Ralph Lauren's refined chain-embellished pair with a full skirt and blazer for an autumnal office ensemble. Come weekend, rock out in Steve Madden's studded biker boots, skinny jeans, and a plaid shirt.
Back-to-school shopping is still in full swing, and your little gents probably need some new kicks to round out their Fall wardrobes (you already picked up some bold shoes for the little ladies in your life, right?). We tracked down 11 of the coolest shoes around for school-age boys, including sneakers and high-tops from Supra, New Balance, and Ugg; slip-ons from TOMS and Vans; and some on-trend Chukka boots that can be dressed up or down. Keep clicking to find the pair that will give every other little boy on the playground shoe envy!
The piece: Saint Laurent Perforated Two-Tone Derby
The price: $790
Why we want it: The Derby style shoe is slightly more casual than a brogue but equally chic, and women everywhere — especially here in our office — have been embracing the comfort of a small stacked heel (we can walk everywhere during Fashion Week) with the appeal of the classic and minimal menswear styling.
The piece: Rebecca Minkoff Pip Heels
The price: $295
Why we want it: Fashion Week dressing is almost humanly impossible. You want to appear as impeccably styled as possible without ever appearing like you're actually trying, and still be comfortable enough to run in and out of shows, bounding through traffic and navigating subway stairs, all without ever tripping and falling in front of the throngs of photographers, celebrities, and models. It's a pretty tall order, so it requires a pretty awesome pair of heels. And, with a cool-girl strappy look and enough support to keep us on our feet all day, these are indeed about as awesome as they come.
If your kiddos are style-conscious from head to toe, they won't want to start the school year without a pair of high tops. There's a pair out there for every size and style — from preppy plaid crib shoes to designer kicks in Burberry's signature check. Click through to find the perfect pair for your trendy tot's tootsies!
TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie built a business on the one-for-one initiative, which quickly became a global movement, with a total of over 10 million (and counting!) shoes handed out to children in need since the company began in 2006. Now, he's taking his mission closer to home. On the heels of TOMS's success delivering shoes to children in need in 60 countries and helping to also restore eyesight in 13 countries outside the US, his next step is applying the same strategy right here. That means that your TOMS purchase could be going toward getting a child in one of 35 states a new pair of shoes or helping to improve a child's eyesight in one of 13 states by the end of this year. If you needed any excuse to shop, this one is ironclad. We've rounded up a few of our favorite styles right here, but be sure to check out all the styles (translation: all the ways you can help!) at TOMS.com.Leopard Burlap Women's Strappy Wedges ($69)