Okay, allow us to come clean: we think sneaker wedges are horrible. Absolutely dreadful. We first saw them at NYFW a few years ago and thought, “Those won’t last more than a season.” Aaaaaaaaand, we were super fucking wrong. But we still hate them.
However, the recent release of Daddy’$ Money–Sketcher’s take on sneaker wedges that sets women back more than a few decades–moved us to compile a shopping guide of alternatives. This way, no one has to support unbelievably sexist marketing/bad taste in the name of owning sporty horse hooves.
In a surprising twist, we found some of them kind of almost okay. More
Who doesn’t like animal prints? We’ve stepped up our game and moved past the same old leopard/cheetah/zebra/snake prints and fallen in love with subtle (or sometimes not so subtle) prints of actual animals. From elephants to dogs to wolves, animals get chic ahead. More
The simple sundress has been a staple in summer wardrobes for years, but many women (of all ages) seem to have trouble finding ones that flatter the shape of their body over time. That balance (of an everyday essential and something that flatters different ages) is hard to maintain in many pieces, but here are a few sundresses–ranging from the graphic and eye-catching for teens to the sophisticated and lovely 50s–to help you beat the heat (and look fantastic while doing so) for any age.
Okay, I recognize we’re in the middle of a brutal heat wave, but… summer knits are awesome! First off, they’re excellent toppers for sundresses on breezy summer evenings. Second, they are indispensable transitional pieces. Oh, also: stores are currently flooded with them (example). So, even if adding another layer is the last thing on your mind, now’s the time to stow away. Here are some good options. More
Blue Velvet (the movie) stresses me out. But the material? It looks great on shoes, dresses, bags, whatever. Here are some totally non-upsetting options.
We’ve already discussed the ubiquity of printed pants on the all 2011 runways, but since Spring is the actual season to focus on right now, we figured we’d try to incorporate those prints into our wardrobe in a less potentially disastrous way: on our arms. For those a bit hesitant to don a loud, eye-catching print, handbags, clutches and backpacks offer that little shock of color without making you look like a circus clown. Here’s 18 we liked in a variety of styles and pricepoints that will jolt your wardrobe for Spring. More