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Espadrilles that will make you want to ditch your flip-flops

Summer is here, which means it’s officially sandal season! While flip-flops are a staple every woman needs in her closet, espadrilles are a chic and fun way to change things up a bit.

Although espadrilles have been around for centuries, they’ve been especially popular over the last few years — so much so that even the Duchess of Cambridge was recently spotted wearing a pair!

If you’re wanting to channel the former Kate Middleton this summer, we found some options to add a royal touch to your wardrobe. Whether you’re looking for a pair of flirty wedge espadrilles or some colorful espadrille mules to add a pop of color to your outfit, there are plenty of trendy options to choose from.

10 Shoes to Wear With Summer’s Biggest Dress Trends

Summer is just around the corner, and while we may not be traveling or attending many fun gatherings like in summer’s past, we still want to look and feel good in summer’s chicest pieces. One item that’s going to be on heavy rotation this upcoming season is unquestionably? Dresses. There are plenty of cool trends out there to suit every sartorial taste—from puff sleeves and crochet fabrics to open-back frocks and voluminous silhouettes. Which poses the question: What shoes should we be pairing with all our cool dresses this summer?

Below, we’re sharing some of the chicest footwear trends that will look gorgeous with your frocks this warm-weather season. From sporty sandals to retro sneakers, consider pairing one of these cool pairs below with your minis, midis, or maxis.

Chic Flip-Flops

This season, flip-flops are getting an elevated upgrade with chic details such as flatform silhouettes and luxe leather fabrics. Designers have released luxe versions of the controversial trend. (We’re particularly loving The Row and Prada’s right now.) Whether you wear flats or thong sandals with a heel, if you want to avoid a beach-ready look, pair them with sleek and polished dresses such as rib knit midi dresses or silky slips. 

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Sporty Sandals

Sporty sandals have been trending for a few years now, and the trend shows no signs of slowing down. While a classic black pair will never go out of style, this summer, we’re seeing fashion girls wearing the comfy flatform sandals in fun colors, designs, and adornments to spruce up their voluminous dresses or sleek midis.

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Retro Sneakers

Retro sneakers are having a major moment this summer. They add a cool-girl touch to everything from floral print minidresses to colorful maxi dresses. Go all the way and wear them with trending white crew socks.

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Rainbow Hues

Nothing puts us in the summertime mood quite like a bright and bold pair of colorful sandals. We’ve seen orange and green hues in particular pop up all over Instagram and at our favorite retailers, which is not surprising since they were prevalent on the S/S 2020 runways. Don’t be afraid to pair them with an equally bold printed dress this summer.

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Lace-Up Sandals

Whether flat or heeled, your ankles will be getting some action this summer thank to the cool lace-up sandal trend. Pair them with your midi and maxi-length dresses this warm-weather season.

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Birkenstocks

The “ugly” sandal trend that is Birkenstocks is no longer a passing trend. In fact, they’ve become a mainstay in many a cool-girls wardrobe. They’re especially popular right now given our desire for comfort at home. Pair them with a contrasting cute, puff-sleeved, billowy white frock.

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Chain Details

Shoes with chains, anklets, and other jewelry-like accents was a trend seen all over the S/S 2020 runway and adds a chic and luxurious touch to even the simplest dresses. 

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Platforms

Platforms and flatforms are trending hard this spring and summer—leaning into the popular ’70s trend. Wear them with a sundress or slip dress when you want to feel all dressed up.

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Chunky Stomping Boots

Yes, fashion girls still wear boots in summer, and the chunkier, the better. Contrast your stomping boots with a flirty dress. 

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Chic Slides

One of the easiest and most versatile shoes we can slip on with practically any dress we own are comfy, flat slides. Try them with luxe details such as buckles, mock croc, or woven leather.

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Spring Handbag Trends

Are you ready for spring season? With spring round the corner, we’re looking to the hottest summer fashion trends to dictate our new season wardrobe, and that includes which designer handbags to invest in.

Some spring 2019 handbag trends were carried over from previous years, like all of the oversized bags, straw bags, ball-shaped bags, and more. Others were different themes on old trends, like the trunks and duffels that we saw. So we rounded up the major bag trends from SS19 catwalk shows to bring you the hottest bag trends everyone will be wearing this season.

Snap clasp bags

Think handbags the Queen would wear, aka the ladylike bag. They are basically an oversized old-fashion coin purse with a classy snap fastening at the top, and perhaps a nice tortoiseshell chain strap. Snap clasps will always have that old timey nostalgia. Look to Coach and Simone Rocha for inspiration.

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Lanyard bags

The cult of travel has been all over the runways this season, with lanyards being one of the spring/ summer 2019 bag trends to represent it. Holding your handbag is so last year, this season it’s all about wearing it around your neck. these small bags are perfect for carrying your passport, airplane ticket, and a bit of a foreign currency on those budget flights that won’t allow you to bring on a handbag.

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See-through bags

Barbie was right: life in plastic definitely is fantastic. A see-through plastic bag is also a great choice for the beach or pool, and boy, did we see a lot of different beach bag ideas show up in the summer 2019 bag trends. One word of advice for this trend: do curate your belongings so it still looks stylish, it’s just not the same vibe if you can see your tampons and your smints.clear-bags-920x460

Crochet bags

Crochet was a big hit this season, pairing well with an overall boho, summery vibe. Crocheted bags came primarily in the form of hobo, tote and more casual bags perfect for a day on the beach or some casual shopping.

Last season was all about the basket bag, but this year we are embracing another natural trend: the crochet bag. Think a softer, more wearable version of the trend, in neutral tones of beige, sand and brown. Perfect for tonal dressing, as seen at Jacquemus, Isabel Marant and Chanel.

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Weekly Digest – Issue #56

This week, 3 new aticles about the industry we love so much. Take a look at the best Street Style at Coachella, and learn all about H&M and Moschino collaboration. Also, a new type of influencers: 60’s are the new 20’s! Enjoy!

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Coachella officially kicks off the summer concert season—and, unofficially, marks the start of summer fashion. Check out hte best looks spotted there!

HM MOSCHINO

H&M confirmed its latest designer collaboration, with Italian fashion brand Moschino. The announcement, which is always one of the most anticipated on the fashion calendar, came via an Instagram live call from Gigi Hadid to the designer.

OVER 60 INFLUENCERS

In what’s being called a ‘Greynnaisance,’ fashion brands are enlisting older models and influencers to entice oft-ignored Baby Boomers and younger fans on social media.

Weekly Digest – Issue #55

A new Friday arrives with your usual weekly reading material. We all know that the fashion industry is changing, but what exactly is happening and why? Read more about the decrease of mega-influencers and the new reality for Fast Fashion brands. Also, a few lessons we can learn from this year’s pop culture. Happy weekend!

 

Influencers

In the world of social media stars, it may seem logical to assume that bigger is better. The more followers, the more people an influencer can potentially reach, right? Well, not exactly. Fashionista explains the reasons.

 

Fast fashion down

H&M CEO Karl-Johan Persson says “The fashion industry is changing fast. At the heart of the transformation is digitalization, and it is driving the need to transform and rethink faster and faster.” But  what exactly is changing? Read all about it!

 

Pop culture

You can pick up some of this summer’s best looks by wallowing in TV, film, music and even an environmental exhibition at the V&A. Explore these trends!