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The #1 and #2 Shoes of Summer Are Under $85

The #1 and #2 Shoes of Summer Are Under $85

We interrupt our regularly scheduled fall fashion programming to remind you that it’s still summer, and we still have at least another month of wear left in our summer gear, which brings us to Lyst’s seasonal report (aka The Lyst Index: Q2 2019), which ranks the hottest fashion brands and products of the summer. 

Typically, the brands at the top of the search platform’s heap are the usual suspects (Gucci, Balenciaga, Prada), but it’s the Hottest Products section that is always fluctuating and always piques our interest. This season, it’s a mix of It bags, special clothing items, and, of course, shoes. While we knew the two shoes on the list were hot items, we were surprised that they were the only shoes on the list: Teva Hurricane XLT2 (the report states, “searches for Teva Hurricane up 350% globally over the last three months”), and Topshop Strippy Sandals, … Read the rest

The Shoe Styles That Always Break Us Out of a Fashion Rut

The Shoe Styles That Always Break Us Out of a Fashion Rut

If you take pleasure in putting a look together but always feel indecisive about your shoes, it might be that you’re lacking the failsafe styles to finish your outfit off. With our footwear, we buy into the seasonal trends, a bright color perhaps, as it’s one of the easiest ways to update your wardrobe. However, you need to balance out those frivolous finds with classic shoes to ensure you have every sartorial base covered at all times. As such, they’ll work in tandem to ensure that your outfits always look perfectly pulled-together. 

So which types of shoes are really worth buying into? We’re glad you asked. We’ve taken the time to whittle down a well-rounded shoe capsule. So keep scrolling to see how many types of shoes you already own, and then set about filling in the blanks with our top picks.

Style Notes: Backless mules have become effortless
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The Only 6 Shoe Styles You'll Need for Your Next Europe Trip

The Only 6 Shoe Styles You'll Need for Your Next Europe Trip

If there’s one thing that can be said about Europe—that isn’t related to its historic landmarks or architecture, of course—it’s that there’s a lot of walking. Between sightseeing and roaming the streets alone, you’ll probably max out on your steps each day, which means you’re going to want the best possible shoes for traveling to Europe. After all, nothing can put bring down a beautiful vacation like aching feet. 

As you’re packing your bags to head across the pond, it’s best to keep in mind specific styles of shoes that won’t end up giving you blisters. Of course, just because they’re comfortable doesn’t mean they can’t be chic. To illustrate our point, we’ve gathered the only shoes you’ll need when you’re gallivanting through your favorite European cities. Scroll down to see them below, and then add them to your bags before your flight takes off.

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Beyoncé Wore One of Fall’s Buzziest Trends on Her Feet

Beyoncé Wore One of Fall’s Buzziest Trends on Her Feet

Invite Beyoncé and Jay-Z to a theme party and they will show up wearing Oscar-worthy costumes.  They proved this over the weekend when they attended their niece’s 21st birthday party in New York, which happened to be Great Gatsby themed. The pair took that dress code seriously, with Jay-Z in a tux with a white jacket, scarf, and matching cane, and Beyoncé in a glamorous custom-made Walter Collection beaded gown (and plenty of diamonds to complement it, naturally). But let us not forget the shoes. 

For the occasion, Beyoncé chose a pair of shoes that embrace one of fall’s biggest trends: feathers. Feathers were a prominent fixture on a slow of F/W 19 runways, including Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta, and Prabal Gurung, and Beyoncé’s Jimmy Choo heels further prove that this is a trend that’s going to be big. See her look below and shop … Read the rest

The Fashion Crowd Has Completely Lost It Over This Brand's Shoes

The Fashion Crowd Has Completely Lost It Over This Brand's Shoes

It’s become the norm that when a fashion house gets a new creative director who reinvents the label, it becomes the new-old It brand that everyone wants (perfect example: what Alessandro Michele did for Gucci). It’s happening again this year, and this time it’s Bottega Veneta. This classic brand that we used to all think about for luxury Italian leather goods has been revived by Daniel Lee, who was appointed creative director last year. And now, his designs, which offer a fresh, modern approach to ’90s-inspired trends, are all the fashion crowd wants to wear. There’s even an Instagram account called @newbottega that’s dedicated to his work.

The newly revived Bottega Veneta has very much been embraced across the board (including its It bags), but I’m here to talk about the shoes. Lately, I can’t even open Instagram without coming across multiple shots of the exaggerated square- and … Read the rest

Of All the Shoes Out There, These Are the Only 7 I'd Wear With Jeans

Of All the Shoes Out There, These Are the Only 7 I'd Wear With Jeans

We all know how versatile a pair of jeans can be. After all, what other garment can take you from work (some offices, at least) to the weekend to nights out with the same stylish flair and universal appeal?

However, their ease is often dependent on another item: footwear. Shoes have the power to instantly change the mood of your jeans. For example, for a cocktail party, a pair of bejeweled heels will elevate your classic blues to glamorous new heights. Similarly, ballet pumps will add polish to ripped or frayed-hem jeans—simply add a tailored blazer and a button-up blouse and you’ve got yourself a chic workwear ensemble.

So which shoes would I recommend wearing with jeans? I’m glad you asked. I’ve whittled down the shoes to wear with jeans that I truly believe work for just about every occasion you can think of.

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The Only 5 Shoe Styles Worth Owning, According to Eva Chen

The Only 5 Shoe Styles Worth Owning, According to Eva Chen

It’s no secret that we’ve been longtime admirers of Eva Chen’s style. (Please see exhibits A and B.) Given that the former editor in chief of the Condé Nast magazine Lucky and the current head of fashion partnerships at Instagram has garnered an audience of over one million followers on the aforementioned social media platform, it’s safe to say we’re not the only ones who are currently coveting her enviable style.

If you’re also one of Chen’s devoted followers, then you’re no doubt familiar with the viral #EvaChenPose hashtag and the many, many shoes that she’s snapped herself wearing while riding in the back seat of taxis throughout NYC. Thanks to a recent Instagram Story posted by Chen in which she solicited questions from her followers, we now have an edited list of the modern style icon’s favorite shoe styles.

One curious follower posed the question, “If you could … Read the rest

13 Insanely Comfortable Nordstrom Shoes With an Under-$5 Cost Per Wear

13 Insanely Comfortable Nordstrom Shoes With an Under-$5 Cost Per Wear

In case you haven’t heard, Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale is currently running through August 4 (after that, prices go back up), and we’ve been doing our part to make navigating the sale easier for you. We’ve been committed to recommending the sale’s very best fashion and beauty finds, and this time, we’re talking about shoes, actually even better: comfortable shoes.

With its vast selection of styles like sneakers, flats, and boots, and brands ranging from high to low, Nordstrom is perhaps the best retailer there is for seeking out comfortable shoes. And lo and behold, plenty of them are included in the sale, and they’re more affordable than ever with prices ranging from $47 to a still reasonable $190. To make things really interesting, we chose the most stylish and comfortable pairs that truly have a cost per wear of less than $5 if worn a reasonable number of times … Read the rest

Hands Down, These Are the 15 Best Ankle Boots for Wide Feet

Hands Down, These Are the 15 Best Ankle Boots for Wide Feet

This is weird, but my mom swears that when I was born, the first thought she had about me was that I had fat feet. That is not an exaggeration, and she now feels guilty that her first thought didn’t drift to the gift of life that was my birth. To this day, my wide feet have remained a curse that has kept me from wearing strappy sandals and thin wedges—both of which can’t contain my bricks (my mother’s word, not mine).

Consequently, ankle boots have become my best friend. I’m just as likely to wear them in winter with boyfriend jeans as I am in summer with a flirty summer dress. That said, there are ankle boots better suited to my *unique* feet (my word, not my mother’s). Boots with a pointed toe are likely to cut off my circulation, while combat boots are a wide foot’s … Read the rest

Found: The 15 Best Sandals for Narrow Feet

Found: The 15 Best Sandals for Narrow Feet

My summer vacation is quickly approaching, and there are a few things I’m spending way too much time scouring the internet for: namely, a tourist hat, shell jewelry, and brightly colored sandals to pull my outfits together. But as much as I love online shopping, there are few things more disappointing than finally getting your hands on the perfect pair of bright strappy sandals only to put them on and find your feet swimming in them.

Having to go through the process of returning items bought online nearly makes me want to avoid shopping altogether. That’s why we’ve rounded up the best sandals for narrow feet so that you can easily order them online without the worry of making a return. These sandals are about to bless your outfits, upgrade your Instagram Story, and be completely comfortable as you stroll along the streets of Sintra (or wherever your travels might … Read the rest