Some pieces of clothing go together as if they were designed for one another. Take, for example, one of spring’s most sought-after looks: cigarette pants and sandals. If the weather permitted, I’d wear this look all year round. This pairing is a great idea for warm weather because it manages to look both relaxed and polished.

New York City had a true glimpse of spring-like weather late last week, and now that I have a case of spring fever, I’m ready to update my spring wardrobe with even more cropped pants and sandals. Read More…

Few materials or textiles inspire as much debate among high-end consumers as PVC. With spring footwear currently in stores and Fall 2014 pre-orders slowly popping up online, PVC is everywhere, and it only leads us to wonder: is PVC in luxury shoes here to stay?

One of the main reasons for the controversy with PVC is the quality of this plastic material, relative the luxury price tag of the designs it’s often used in. Read More…

A black stiletto is one of the most timeless pieces in any woman’s closet, and for Fall 2014, be prepared to see your favorite black stiletto revamped just a tad. Strappy Black Stilettos are going to be a dominant trend in the upcoming season, and these pumps are just as classic as their simpler counterparts. Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, and Alaïa are among the designers influencing this trend, and each design is as luxe and unique as the next. Read More…

April showers may not be bringing May flowers this season, but instead, we’re getting a full bloom of pale pink shoes. Recently we brought you the best pastel shoes of the season, and while pastels are synonymous with spring, pale pink is stealing the spotlight.

This season, designers like Alexander Wang, Manolo Blahnik, Salvatore Ferragamo and Giuseppe Zanotti are giving this covetable shade a cool finish. Read More…

It probably comes as no surprise to regular TalkShoes readers that I am a lover of glamorously embellished footwear; one of my favorite shoes I’ve written about this season was the Jimmy Choo pumps smothered in Swarovskis, for example. While last season was marked by minimalistic accents, spring is set to take things up a particularly sparkly notch. This season is going to focus on glitter, glitz and glamour, but don’t worry, they’ll be used in moderation. Read More…

For seasons upon seasons, the fashion industry seemed to feel, collectively, that the only way to look polished was to wear heels, and high heels at that. Stilettos served as a badge of honor, a sign that a woman cared more about looking good than being comfortable, a word that’s often conflated with “slovenly” in style circles. Flats, for a time, were forbidden. Read More…

April is by far one of my favorite months of the year. Maybe it’s because my birthday happens to fall toward the end of the month, but I think the real reason is that April is when true spring-like weather comes into full bloom. Floral prints and patterns are synonymous with spring, and the same could be said with floral shoes. Read More…

We love all kinds of shoes here at TalkShoes, everything from a minimalist mule to a maximalist crystal-embellished shoe. But more importantly, we love the power of a great shoe. A great shoe elevates our stature and self-confidence, puts an extra spring in our steps and proves to onlookers that you know a thing or two about style. While we favor all kinds of shoes, we also appreciate those that are essential to every woman’s wardrobe. Read More…

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