I don’t think I need to go into the necessities of owning a classic pump; we’ve been there and covered that already. While I bet all of us have a classic black pump that we cherish and love, what may not be as common in our closets is a black pump that’s a little quirky and unconventional. What’s surprising, however, is the many ways these pumps are as versatile as your classic leather or patent pairs.

These are the black pumps that will elevate any look, whether you are looking for a bit more sparkle or looking to turn heads. The different textures and unique detailing on these pumps give a little something extra, like standout embellishments, geometric cutouts and asymmetrical detailing. These pumps can quickly rack up in price (you’ll understand what I mean when you see the Gianvito Rossi pair), but the splurge will be well worth it once you realize how many ways these pumps can work in your wardrobe.

Summer 2015 is here, and we have already made note of some of the emerging trends for the current season. Get ready to see a major dose of summer suede, metallics and probably the most dominant trend of them all, knee-high gladiator sandals. But there’s one summer classic that never goes out of style: a pristine pair of white pumps.

Whether your style leans more toward the minimalist or maximalist side of things, there’s a white pump out there to suit your needs. After the long, dreary winter, white pumps are the perfect summer refresh we all could use. This season, we’re coveting a wide range of white pumps, from the classics to the unconventional.

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.

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