Chic and Comfy Spring Shoes

Springtime means blooming flowers, April showers, and the perfect excuse to stock up on new shoes. As much as we love a stiletto, our busy, active lives demand that we take both comfort and style into account. Luckily, we can have our cake and eat it too with these comfy and chic shoes!

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Embellished Flats

Supermodel Karlie Kloss shows us a pair of jazzed-up flats work just as well for formal occasions as they do for a weekend brunch.

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Faith B-Amoss ivory satin flat shoes, $80, asos.com

springshoes-pastelbootiesPeep-Toe Booties

A pair of midheel peep-toe booties will effortlessly take you from spring to fall and everywhere in between. Try playing with an on-trend pastel color, which also is hot for all seasons. Model Liu Wen opted for baby blue, but pink, mint green or lilac work just as well!

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Nine West Miraculous dress sandals, $99, amazon.com

springshoes-leatherespadrillesEspadrilles

While her sisters wore their sky-high heels for a cross-country flight, Kourtney Kardashian smartly opted for a pair of easy-luxe espadrilles. Her warm-weather-friendly flats get a downtown-edgy update with sleek leather.

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Club Monaco Ryan leather espadrilles, $150, clubmonaco.com

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Silver sandals will be a staple in your spring and summer wardrobes. The metallic sheen complements a spectrum of colors. Plus, a chunky heel brings you stability in anything from slouchy boyfriend jeans to a dressy flared midiskirt, as seen on Rashida Jones.

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Coach Lexey heels, $198, coach.com

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Flat Ankle Boots

Add a white-hot pair of booties to your go-to flat ankle-boot arsenal. Wear them with jeans and a printed spring coat like Emma Roberts, or pair them with shorts or tapered trousers. Edgy and comfy—can’t go wrong with that.

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Miista Marci moto boots, $254, urbanoutfitters.com

springshoes-pastelsneakersLuxe Sneakers

If you didn’t get the memo, luxe sneakers are the hottest accessories for the season. So take a cue from Rihanna (and her Chanel kicks) and wear them in an Easter-egg hue with a skirt (or just your weekend-casual jeans). Your feet will thank you.

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Saucony Jazz Low Pro sneakers, $53, nordstrom.com

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Sienna Miller brightened up her spring neutral outfit with a pair of low-heel, cap-toe pumps. A gold-accented pair makes for the perfect statement shoes to wear at the office—stylish but not too out-there.

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Elie Tahari Sasha kitten heels, $250, bloomingdales.com

springshoes-balletflatsPink Ballet Flats

Grab a pair of pink shoes to go with your pink coat! Or wear them with spring-ready white jeans and a slouchy sweater, like Eva Longoria. Either way, with ballet flats you’ll be on-trend and on the go.

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Kate Spade New York Brynn flats, $198, nordstrom.com

What Spring shoes are you Stepping Into?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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7 Dresses Always In Style

These dresses will stand the test of time. Keep these seven frocks as closet mainstays, and always be in style!

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A-Line Dress

This flattering dress dates back to 1955, when Christian Dior introduced his “New Look”. Resembling the letter A, this feminine style usually has narrow shoulders and flares from the waist out to the hem of the skirt.

On Bilson: Chanel dress

Get The Look: Rebecca Taylor Tweed & Ponte Dress ($375), French Connection Lace Dress ($288)

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Shirt Dress

Bridgitte Bardot made the shirtdress sexy in the 1956 film And God Created Woman wearing a flirty shirtdress cinched at the waist.

On Blanchett: Michael Kors dress

Get The Look: J.Crew Pleated Shirt Dress($198), Acne Dee White Dress ($310)

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Wrap Dress

From ancient kimonos to Diane Von Furstenberg’s ‘70s revival, it’s safe to say the wrap dress is worth investing in. Not only is it insanely figure-flattering, but it’s perfect for work and play.

On Nyong: Prabal Gurung dress

Get The Look: Phase Eight Cross Front Dress ($131), Anne Klein Houndstooth Dress ($99)

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Halter Dress

This back-baring frock gained popularity in the ‘40s and ‘50s and underwent a disco-drenched revival in the early ‘70s thanks to style icons like Jerry Hall and Bianca Jagger. If you’ve got a glam, floor-length halter dress, keep it!

On Huntington-Whiteley: Gucci dress

Get The Look: River Island Print Maxi Dress ($70), Tibi Long Draped Dress ($495)

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Slip Dress

20’s movie star Jean Harlow made us fall in love with this slinky number. And each generation has found a place for it, including Kate Moss in the ‘90s, and presently Rihanna.

On Rihanna: Calvin Klein Collection dress

Get The Look: Need Supply Carousel Dress ($62),Pixie Market Velvet Lace Slip Dress ($89)

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Evening Gown

 The bouffant ball gowns concocted by American couturier Charles James are classic . If you’re lucky enough to attend soirees requiring such a dress, choose a gown reminiscent of these designs.

On Kruger: Prabal Gurung dress

Get The Look: Halston Heritage Floral-Jacquard Gown ($695), BCBGMAXAZRIA Strapless Peplum Gown ($598)

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Shift Dress

We can all think of our favorite ‘60s muses, like Jean Shrimpton, donning the shift dress, and luckily, this dress is still incredibly stylish today.

On Moretz: Christopher Kane dress

Get The Look: Topshop Poppy Shift Dress ($180), Dorothy Perkins Animal Collared Shift Dress($35)

Your Always In Style!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Stun in Statement Necklaces

Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but rhinestones are like your life-of-the-party college buddy. They’re loud, a little outrageous, and when clustered together on a necklace never fail to be the center of attention.

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Lina Soderstrom: Denim and rhinestones are a classic combination. The model gives the look a modern twist with a tailored blazer and shirt from GANT Rugger. Note how she buttons her blouse all the way up to better showcase the necklace.

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All that glitters is not a statement necklace as Eva Mendes made evident with the vintage-inspired bauble that she designed and wore to the of launch of her New York & Company collection.

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This stunner from Rochas’ F/W 13 collection is currently sold-out. But if you get your hands on one, it can be styled six ways to Sunday.

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Anna Wintour: If Vogue’s Queen Bee wears a look, you can trust it’s going to stick around for a while. She put a Park Avenue spin on the necklace by pairing it with a tweed suit during New York Fashion Week. And her younger companion proves the trend has trans-generational appeal!

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The rectangular crystals on this Dries Van Noten F/W 13 necklace are offset by the thin silver-plated band. It’s ‘90s minimalism meets early ‘00s bling.

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Rihanna: Out on the VMA after-party circuit in New York, the singer’s rhinestone choker almost diverted attention from the plunging neckline of her Balmain Jacquard V-Neck Dress . An eye-catching accessory is a fail-safe way to spice up a little black dress.

Chunky costume necklaces are back in a big way this season and you can find the perfect one for yourself for under $100 with My Picks!

A/X Statement Necklace ($58), Asos Emerald Stone Bib Necklace ($36), Forever 21 Glam Bejeweled Necklace ($13), BaubleBar Maharaja Fringe Strand ($44), Mango Touch Faceted Stones Necklace ($60), Zara Crystal Drop Necklace ($30)

You’re a Stunner!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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High Fashion Sneakers

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When it comes to truly stylish, comfortable footwear, sneakers are the new ballet flats. Isabel Marant first introduced her now-ubiquitous sneaker wedges in 2010, which quickly became the go-to shoe for fashion’s elite, including top models, and celebrities. Since then, the humble sneaker’s been reinvented in lively colors and new heights, elevating them to must-have status for any cool girl. In fact, a number of trendsetters are wearing sneakers to add a fresh, contemporary flair to their looks.

On Celebrities
WHO: Rihanna
WEAR: Silver Spoon Attire Vintage Cameo Beanie ($68); Trapstar Irongate Stadium Jacket ($143); Rihanna for River Island Grey Thigh Split Sweat Maxi Skirt ($100); Adidas Pro Model Shoes ($78).
WHY: Wear a classic pair of sneakers with a casual maxi skirt for an edgy downtown look.

WHO: Chloe Moretz
WEAR: Zoe Karssen Ooh Chic Sweater ($113); blue jeans; Puma By Mihara MY-66 Sneakers ($120) in Dark Denim.
WHY: Sporty wedge sneakers elevate Moretz’s off-duty sweater and jeans combo.

WHO: Jessica Biel
WEAR: Black scarf; Fendi jacket; JET jeans; leopard-print gloves; Nike Jordan 1 Phat Sneakers ($73).
WHY: Sneakers with bright laces add a playful pop of color to a laid-back look.

WHO: Jessica Alba
WEAR: Opening Ceremony OC Varsity Patch Jacket ($340); white t-shirt; skinny jeans; Isabel Marant Bayley Suede And Leather High-Top Sneakers ($640).
WHY: Athletic-inspired wedge sneakers play up the vibe of Alba’s varsity jacket.

On You
Feeling inspired? Snag a cool pair for yourself with one of these picks. Flat Sneakers For a chic upgrade on the iconic sneaker, look no further than Nike’s Dunk High Skinny Shoes ($85). They’d look perfect with an oversized button-down and cutoffs for a relaxed ensemble. You could also opt for Zara’s Colored Sneakers ($90); offset their sporty feel with a leather mini skirt and graphic shirt. Wedge Sneakers If you don’t want to sacrifice height, invest in a pair of hidden-heel sneakers. Puma’s Sky Wedge Sneakers ($100) make a statement teamed with skinny jeans and a slouchy t-shirt. For sneakers with a flirtatious appeal, try Marc by Marc Jacobs’ Cutout Sneaker Wedges ($328) in Green, which show off a hint of skin. Pair the on-trend mint hue with a floral skirt and knit sweater for a feminine spring look.

XOXO

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