Chic urban label Club Monaco debuts its first-ever shoe collection, including 18 new designs that are pret — and perfect — for Fall. With pumps, booties, sandals, slippers, and pointed flats, the footwear line has you covered with designs that easily go from the office to a night on the town. Step to it.
Get ready to overhaul your Fall footwear collection: Club Monaco has just unveiled its first-ever collection of shoes — and you can shop them right now, online.
The five-silhouette collection offers a range of styles that we can easily see taking us from the office to dinner with friends to running (chic) weekend errands. We're talking pointed-toe white flats with black piping for a nod to the 1960s, sleek two-toned ankle boots (a Fall staple!), and our undeniable favorite: heels in a sophisticated brown and blue snakeskin print. And for when you're ready to let loose? Pony-hair shoes in eye-catching leopard print, black flats with silver studs, and a showstopping pair of red pumps might just do the trick.
Ranging from $150 to $350, grab these shoes online now — they don't hit stores until the end of the month. Until then, here's a look at every style of every silhouette, just so you can determine which will make your wish list.
Take note from the boys, and don a pair of cap-toe shoes for a polished take on off-duty style. Pair Prada's or Miu Miu's sleek black-and-white combos with cropped denim jeans and a blazer for an easy weekend look, or get studly with Christian Louboutin's subversive spike details. For a more neutral take in the trend, check out tone-on-tone options from Stuart Weitzman, Vince, and Gianvito Rossi.
Call it the Suri Cruise effect, when it comes to little girls' footwear, heels and wedges have become the new normal. According to a recent story in The New York Times, the increasing popularity of fashion-forward shoes for girls is part of an overarching "mini me" trend in childrenswear. More and more designers are creating apparel that mimics mom and dad's looks, and kids' shoes with grown-up style are just a part of the mix.
A representative from Steve Madden, where half of the Spring/Summer line for kids features some form of a heel, told the Times, "Something sells well in women's, we'll pick it up in kids." Steve Madden isn't the only brand designing grown-up shoes for little feet. GapKids, Nina, Michael Michael Kors, and Stuart Weitzman are all in on the heel game as well.
Sarah Cannova, the owner of Sassanova, a chain of shoe and accessories boutiques in the Washington, DC area, has a different perspective. "You're basically giving the green light to expediting childhood and going full speed on to womanhood. Childhood is over soon enough as it is."
Where do you stand on the great heel debate? At what age do you think it's appropriate for girls to get a little lift?
The piece: Alice and Olivia Stacey Flats
The price: $295
Why we want it: We first laid eyes on this quirky shoe — with its black-and-red swirl and a face that included black-studded sunglasses and an embellished red lip — as a pump at the Alice and Olivia Fall 2013 ready-to-wear presentation. After the original style's success, designer Stacey Bendet, the namesake and obvious inspiration for the glam depiction, took an about-face (sorry, we had to) and transformed the heels into a just-as-lovely pair of flats. And they've just arrived, so even if your shoes don't, that's definitely something to smile about.
When it comes to fashion, Jennifer Aniston has a signature style — and she has no problem sticking to her favorite pieces. One such obsession is her Stuart Weitzman Alex crochet wedge sandals, which she's owned since 2009! The actress has sported her go-to shoes on countless occasions, especially on movie sets and her recent date night. The best part? You don't just have to watch her wear them — you can own the same pair in tan, black, or white. Jennifer is proof enough that they're a versatile (and comfortable) purchase — just keep clicking to see how she's styled them, and then shop a pair for yourself.
Ankle boots are a year-round wardrobe essential, but we especially love them in the Fall. Make your seamless transition into the cooler months ahead with budget-friendly choices from top shoemakers like Steve Madden, Dolce Vita, Aldo, and Vince Camuto. Wear them right now with flirty skirts and tees, and once the temperature drops, layer your boots with tights and chunky knits. Shop our selection featuring a range of colors and silhouettes — all priced under $150!
When you have a favorite style or treasured item in your closet, there's nothing wrong with giving it the attention it deserves — by wearing it all the time. As a testament to this, we've spotted Alexa Chung making use of one very chic pair of Louis Vuitton heels. Her bow-adorned pumps have served her well through fashion parties and premieres (year after year), adding a sweet, polished touch to every look. And because we love when fashion is also functional, we're big fans of this low heel!
You may not be running out to score a pair of Louis Vuittons, but after a glimpse of Alexa showing off their styling potential, you may just want to shop something similar. We've already done the legwork — just click through for a closer look at her sweet footwear, then shop a pair for yourself.
Channel your inner Grecian goddess in chic gladiator sandals this season. Pair them with diaphanous sundresses, maxi skirts, and cutouts for an ethereal bohemian vibe, or contrast a little black dress with a metallic pair for a twist on downtown cool. We're currently coveting Isabel Marant's edgy grommet embellishments, J.Crew's high-shine finishes, and Giuseppe Zanotti's romantic laser-cut details. Step into the trend with all of our top picks now.
Lace-up heels are all the rage this Summer, but before you shop your favorite pair, allow seven very stylish celebs to show you how they're done. Seeking some flirty flair? It's all about Emmy Rossum's ensemble. Want something a bit more streamlined? Look to Emma Roberts. And for a bohemian style, refer to Katy Perry. But they're not the only famous faces who have rocked lace-up heels recently. Click through to get inspired to work the trend every day of the week.