We’ve waited so long for this moment, but sandal season is finally here! Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, and Summer 2015 calls for some new sandals! Sandals can really rack up in price, but you certainly don’t have to drain your bank account to own a stylish pair or two. (I highly recommend you save the bank account draining on a fabulous vacation.) Shop these 25 summer-ready sandal options, all $350 and under, and just remember: your freshly painted pedicures deserve some killer sandals. (more…)

The warmer weather has finally arrived after a long (and dreary, and cold, and wet) winter, and now it’s time to bring out the vibrant kaleidoscopic shoes. These crazy colors and patterns can be found on everything from sneakers to the beloved espadrille and beyond. These wildly colored shoes will compliment many summer ensemble, and we bet this won’t be the first batch of kaleidoscopic shoes we’ll be obsessing over this season! (more…)

Today, you’re in for quite a treat! I don’t need to explain how tempting it is to click on the words ‘New Arrivals’–we all know that feeling all too well. Earlier this week, I stumbled onto the Saks New Arrivals page, and let’s just say these newly debuted shoes were really good.

Pre-Fall 2015 shoes are starting to roll in, and that means new designs from our favorite designers, like Christian Louboutin, Saint Laurent and Valentino! Most of these Pre-Fall 2015 shoes are available for pre-order, which gives us plenty of time to start saving, and trust me, you’re going to want start squirreling away spare pennies (or $20s) once you see what’s coming!

Check out my five favorite picks below, and be sure to check out all the New Arrivals at Saks!

It’s that time of year again: time to break out the espadrilles! Whether you love ’em, hate ’em, I’m here to tell you that espadrilles are worth a second look. Trust me–I was ambivalent to these lightweight, casual shoes until now.

As I embrace comfortable footwear more and more, I’m beginning to see the advantage in owning a playful pair of espadrilles. They are lightweight, so it feels like you are wearing a sandal, and they offer much more support than a flat thong or open-toe sandal would. If you love a great pair of polished flats, then these 16 espadrille options are more casual, lighthearted shoe alternative. After all, breaking out a pair of espadrilles means the warmer weather is here!

Shoe veteran Jean-Michel Cazabat is known for his vibrant, exuberant footwear, and the arrival of the designer’s Spring 2015 collection continues that tradition. You’ll see vivid colorblocking, a heavy use of luscious suede and, my personal favorite, plenty of brightly colored exotics. Fun fact about this Spring collection, many of the shoes from this collection, mainly the luscious suede colorblock sandals and pumps, are a part of Cazabat’s runway collaboration with Sophie Theallet. What’s noteworthy about this spring collection isn’t just the arrival of some fancy footwear, but the start of the designer’s plan to expand his namesake brand.

Previously, Cazabat’s namesake line only produced signature pieces in limited distribution, which doesn’t leave much room to incorporate new styles and designs into the brand. Now that Cazabat has acquired a new atelier in Italy, the brand is well on its way to changing that. Spring 2015 is the start of more alluring and sophisticated footwear to come.

Shop this spring collection now through farfetch.com.

Last season, designers and fashion people decided they loved comfortable sandals, for better or for worse. First, we saw many celebrities rocking Birkenstocks. Then, androgynous Adidas and Nike shower slide made their way into the luxury market, and of course, how could we forget that summer 2014 was the season of flatforms. As we begin to bare our toes to embrace the warmer weather, it looks like designers aren’t stepping away from these styles just yet. In fact, they’re dressing them up.

On their own, these shoes tend toward androgyny, but with a few embellishments, they feel a little bit more feminine. They don’t lose any of the comfort, of course.

Over the weekend, I got together with family and friends to celebrate my birthday, and one of my friends told me that she wanted to treat herself to a new pair of shoes; her budget was about $300. She needed some brand recommendations, commenting that she currently “couldn’t afford a pair of Louboutins or Jimmy Choos.” I quickly rattled off names like Tory Burch, Rebecca Minkoff, Kate Spade and Michael Kors; these designers all make enormously stylish shoes, even if they’re not in the very top tier of luxury brands.

Below, I made a list of 20 contemporary brands that won’t break that break the bank while still looking more expensive than they are. These shoe are on trend, all for less than $500. If you’re looking for some fresh spring updates at a fair price, you’ve come to the right place.

Suede pumps and sandals may raise some eyebrows in the heat of the summer, but trust us on this one. Some of your favorite designers have incorporated this luscious, luxe material into their summer collections, and the results are mesmerizing and vibrant.

The brightly colored suede shoes are so saturated and vivid against this plush fabric that it’s almost hard to resist. Even the blush and neutral suede options have an ultra-sumptuous appeal; they’ll make for the perfect finishing touch. Check out all of our favorite suede shoes that we can’t get enough of, below! (more…)

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