Category Archives: Shoes

Congrats Grads!

Whether you’re graduating from high school or college- four years of hard work has come to a close and your future is so bright! The thought can be daunting, but remember you’ve made it this far and with a few steps further each day you’re bound to produce a lifetime of achievements.

So what’s next? Interviews, internships, volunteering- all of the best for post grad! And of course you gotta look and feel your best. We’ve rounded up some tip top options for all your professional needs. Take on your next steps with cool and confidence. You deserve it!

 

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Forever21 Pleated Jumpsuit, $30; Chalayan Sculptured jacket, $1860; Ember Blush Suede heels, $150; Kate Space pearl studs, $48; Fossil word bag, $300

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Style Spotlight: Ingrid Van Diest

Today we’re highlighting ASOS student insider, Ingrid Van Diest! Ingrid is a Communications and Media Studies major at the University of San Francisco. She loves words and pretty pictures, Justin Timberlake and Stevie Nicks, and everything style and fashion!

She’s provided us with a few style tips, and a style board of her own. Check her out on Instagram to add serious inspo to your feed! @ingridvandiest

Closet Necessities: Classic leather jacket, Stilettos, a white tee, and cat eye sunnies
Dream job: Editor in Chief of Vogue Spain.
Sneaker of choice?  Converse Chuck Taylors. They go with everything.
Your guilty pleasure style stalk?  Olivia Culpo.
Favorite film to watch for style inspiration? Clueless, Cher Horowitz is my idol.
Favorite item you’re wearing at the moment? My Dior Cat Eye Sunglasses. I can’t leave the house without them!
What is luxury? Anything that makes you feel great and confident.
What is fashion?  An excuse to play dress-up everyday.

 

🐦: @ingridvandiest
👻: ivandiest
💌: ingridvandiest@yahoo.com

-Ashley Cooke, Social Media Intern

 

 

Staples are Forever

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Check out these amazing spring staples every fashion girl needs. All curated for a woman of any age- those who aspire to run the town as CEO or those who are changing the world from a creative lense. Our favorites have been pulled here- shop and curate on StyleChat for a wardrobe that will last you forever, and ever, ever.

Loren Stewart Hoop Earrings, $395; Fiera Silk Slipdress, $150; Nine West Strap Sandal, $80; J. Crew Wide Leg Jeans, $248; H&M Blazer, $35; Rag & Bone Turtleneck, $55

 

Ashley Cooke, Social Media Intern

 

Spring Break Forever

Cabo? Hawaii? Exotic Places? What’s your Spring Break destination?

Whether you’re planning ahead for an upcoming trip or scrambling to get things together before you jet off tomorrow, we’ve broken down some of the best spring break traveling must-haves you cannot leave home without! These major pieces are key to packing smart and packing light, where versatility is key. Check out these looks a tropical getaway, and don’t forget to collar with all your best gal pals on Style Chat!

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BCBG MAXAZRIA dress, $298
Marc Fisher LTD Espadrille Sandals, $140
Forever21 Straw Hat, $14
Aldo Necklace, $18

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Free People Dress, $128
TopShop Sandals, $125
Urban Outfitters Criss Cross Headband, $18
Mango Applique Belt, $36

 

-Ashley Cooke, Social Media Intern

5 Shoes Every Woman should Own

Choosing a pair of shoes to wear can be a daunting task when you have a closet full of them. On the other hand, not having enough pairs of shoes can leave you craving all the hot new styles. Whether you have too many or too few, there are five general types of shoes that every woman should own in order to be footwear-ready for any event or occasion thrown your way!

Photo Courtesy: Aldo
Photo Courtesy: Aldo

Black Ankle Bootie

First off we have the classic black bootie that will match with anything due to its neutral color. Opt for one with a medium heel; it will have you looking stylish while still keeping you comfortable. Sure, you probably wouldn’t want to run a marathon in them, but you could definitely walk a fair distance without being in agonizing pain. They’re incredibly multifunctional; they can take you from work during the day to a social event at night with no need for a shoe change in the middle.

Photo Courtesy: Frye at Nordstrom
Photo Courtesy: Frye at Nordstrom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

High Boot

Now that you have your ankle bootie covered, it’s time to invest in one that’s either to your knee or above it. Every woman needs a pair of show-stopping boots that will look great with a dress or a pair of skinny jeans. Wear them to a party or on a date, and you’ll be admired for your sense of style!

 

Photo Courtesy: Aldo
Photo Courtesy: Aldo

Ballet Flat

Owning at least one pair of ballet flats will have you jumping for joy on those long days that you spend standing on your feet. Choose a pair with a special detailing like metal hardware or a snakeskin material.

Photo Courtesy: Shoes of Prey at Nordstrom
Photo Courtesy: Shoes of Prey at Nordstrom

Pump

When you’re ready to pump up your style at the office, it’s time to invest in a pair of pumps that are feminine, professional, and chic! Pumps will help take a pencil skirt to the next level or make a pair of jeans more formal.

Photo Courtesy: Jimmy Choo at Neiman Marcus
Photo Courtesy: Jimmy Choo at Neiman Marcus

Evening Sandal

The fifth and final must-have shoe is the strappy evening sandal that will take you to any formal event. When shopping for an evening shoe, look for two important characteristics: a satin fabric or sparkly crystal detailing. Either one will indicate that you’ve got your party shoes on and are ready to kick up your heels!

Complete your shoe collection by using the StyleChat app for all your shoe purchases.

By: Jaclyn Parker

Stock up on the Hottest Leather Finds this Fall

Before we know it we’ll be packing away our summer hats, sandals, and dresses, and replacing them with hot new fall merchandise. It’s time to pack away the light fabrics and substitute them with leather. From shoes to bags, and much more, Elle.com gives us some examples of leather items that won’t break your budget!

First on the list is a pair of leather flats that would look cute with anything from a dress to a pair of jeans. Whether you’re going to work or going to school, these comfy leather flats will keep your feet at ease all day!

Cosstores.com ($125.00), Featured on Elle.com
Cosstores.com ($125.00), Featured on Elle.com

If you’re looking for shoes that are a bit fancier this fall, perhaps it’s time to slip on a pair of black leather sling back high heels with a touch of fringe!

H&M ($70.00), Featured on Elle.com
H&M ($70.00), Featured on Elle.com

These moderately priced H&M sandals can be dressed up with a skirt and top, or played down with your favorite pair of skinny jeans and a warm sweater for fall. Despite your outfit choice, these fringe sandals will keep you on trend!

Next on the list, we have a leather clutch that stands out with a vibrant bold bright pink color! This cute lip-shaped clutch could be a coin purse by day and a clutch by night!

Luisaviaroma.com ($122.00), Featured on Elle.com
Luisaviaroma.com ($122.00), Featured on Elle.com

Accenting with leather accessories can be a great way to ease yourself into fall season fashion. This white leather Nixon watch is feminine and chic, and will add intrigue to any outfit. Pair it with a white or beige leather clutch for the perfect matching look.

Nixon ($125.00), Featured on Elle.com
Nixon ($125.00), Featured on Elle.com

Last but not least, it’s time to think about your jewelry choice. This simple leather bead necklace would work with great with a pair of a jeans and your favorite t-shirt or fall sweater. It’s simple, chic, and perfect for fall!

Chan Luu at Shopbop ($105.00), Featured on Elle.com
Chan Luu at Shopbop ($105.00), Featured on Elle.com

Incorporating leather into your look should be a breeze with the wide variety of leather products hitting stores this fall. From shoes, to handbags, watches, jewelry, and more, the possibilities are endless! What’s your favorite leather accessory?

By: Jaclyn Parker

The Best Versatile Shoes: Wedding Season and Beyond

It’s that time of year again when the wedding invitations start coming in and you’re left wondering what you’re going to wear.

Well have no fear because we’ve got your shoes covered.  Refinery 29 gives us a list of shoes that won’t be just one hit wonders.  You can buy them to wear to your weddings without worrying that you’re splurging on something that you’ll only wear once.

Slide into some mule shoes like the ones featured below and you’ll not only feel comfortable and secure enough to dance the night away, but you’ll also be able to wear them during the day with your casual outfits.

These Nasty Gal mules let you show off your pretty toenail polish while adding a splash of pastel color to your look and making it feel super summer inspired!

Nasty Gal ($98.00), Image Courtesy of Refinery 29. Click to original article
Nasty Gal ($98.00), Image Courtesy of Refinery 29. Click to original article

The next one I like from the Refinery 29 list is a pair of Tory Burch sandals as seen below. These safari-styled chunky sandals will add life to any dress you wear to the wedding, while being perfectly stylish for your casual summer vacation ensembles.  Most importantly, the chunky heel and thick foot strap will give you the comfort and security you need to dance the night away in these uniquely geometric sandals.

Tory Burch at Neiman Marcus ($395.00), Image Courtesy of Refinery 29. Click through to original post.
Tory Burch at Neiman Marcus ($395.00), Image Courtesy of Refinery 29. Click through to original post.

Now it’s time to lace up your shoes and get ready to party in the camel-colored leather sandals.  These shoes will give your look a sense of casual and practical comfort while still adding some intrigue to your look.  The double-layered sole will help your feet go all night on the dance floor.

Heels.com ($199.99), Photo Courtesy of Refinery 29. Click through to original post
Heels.com ($199.99), Photo Courtesy of Refinery 29. Click through to original post

I did a little browsing of my own to find a pair of sandals that are feminine, fun, casual, and won’t break your budget.  The pink sandals from Aldo featured below will look stunning paired with a pastel summery dress or any neutral-colored cocktail dress.  These simple and subtle shoes will add a much-needed splash of feminine color to any outfit.  Whether you’re wearing a dress, a skirt, or a pair of jeans, these sandals will add a lovely touch.

Aldo ($80.00) Found on Aldo.com, click through to original source.
Aldo ($80.00) Found on Aldo.com, click through to original source.

Four, three, two, one, it’s time to get shopping for shoes! Use this guide to help you find a pair that won’t disappoint!  Check out the StyleChat app for all your browsing and shopping needs.

By: Jaclyn Parker