Whether your Spring afternoons are going to be spent chasing tots or balancing a baby bump, wedges are the best shoes of the season for both busy moms and moms-to-be. The extra height elongates legs without the challenge of walking (or running) in heels. Since everyone's height threshold is different, choose a pair that you're comfortable and confident in. Just make sure that they have an ankle strap, because a backless shoe just isn't practical for a mama on the move!
For many of us, wedges are the easiest type of heel to wear; they give you more support than a classic pump and offer the casual, comfortable vibe that stilettos just don't have. They're ideal for days at the office and can even work for a picnic or barbecue, since you won't risk sinking in grass. We're helping you step up your Summer shoe game with seven chic pairs of wedges that all happen to clock in under 100 bucks. Let us know which ones you end up snagging after you click through!
Jessica Alba stepped out in Santa Monica, CA, fusing prints, pastels, and neons to perfection, then she balanced her colorful look with a white Gerard Darel crossbody bag — here it is in grey and tan ($315). The actress donned a grey polka-dot blouse by Splendid with cuffed boyfriend jeans and hot pink and yellow neon wedges, then layered on a striped green blazer for extra pizzazz. She finished off her bold style with Lindsay Vallan wrap necklaces, double-finger ring, and orange shades. Re-create Jessica's trendsetting look with a light blazer, polka-dot blouse, boyfriend jeans, and neon wedges for your next daytime adventure.
>> Looking for just a tiny bit of lift? These super-slim wedges clock in at barely-there heights, combining the breeziness of a flat with the leg-flattering chicness of your favorite little heels. Pair with tailored shorts, a floaty dress — or even something fancier. Click through for the best of this Summer's easy-walkers.
The Piece: Charlotte Olympia Miranda Wedges
The Investment: $902
Why We Covet: You know that if you wear these, at least ten women, and probably a few men, are going to stop you on the street and ask you where you got these fabulous shoes. They're meant to be checked out. They're meant to get attention. They're meant to make you six feet tall because they have whopping 6-inch wedge heels, but you won't die of discomfort because of the 2.5-inch platform. Beyond that, we love that the leopard is trimmed in bright, sunny yellow and the little knot across the toes.
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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.
Sometimes, a few simple pieces that you probably already own come together to create a totally wowing look. This Grey Magazine editorial is the perfect example. You probably already own a blue tee (or any other bright color works too), white cropped trousers, and a pair of platform wedges. And even if you don't, these are good pieces to invest in for Spring. Wear them all together, sans jewelry, and voilà, you have yourself an easy, breezy, beautiful ensemble that can be worn from everything to meeting friends for lunch to an outdoor bridal shower. Click on the pieces above to shop.
The California sun has been giving us some gorgeous weather lately — which gets me more and more excited for shedding a few layers and investing in some chic new Spring footwear — and Piperlime displayed perfect timing when revealing its latest cool-girl shoe picks. The selection of wedges is just what I want for Spring: brass buckles, cool cutout details, and of course, extra height. Click through to see the 10 kicks I'm crushing on.
We're all used to seeing the signature Toms canvas slip-on shoes. Well, for Fall, the signature has been tampered with. Along with several sneaker styles, here is a sneak peek of a peep-toe wedge style by the philanthropic brand. It's undeniably Toms — the tag, the canvas, the worn-in color — but with a more elevated, fashionable twist. Are you feeling these new Toms or not?
Alexa Chung steps into the designer spotlight for Madewell. Showing a sweet, schoolgirl simplicity in her line mixed with a throwback to 1970s countryside jumpers and denim, the laid back collection also included a trend that is popping up all over the runways: socks with sandals.