Accessories

Are Block Heels the New It Heels?

They’re edgy, they’re comfortable and most of all, they’re very in. Yes, block heels are the heels to own right now and it all comes down to the styles and shapes you want to adopt!

While at some point they were considered as the ultimate crimes against fashion a woman can commit, they’ve recently re-emerged as the It heels to wear. Granted, we all love ourselves a pair of sky-high stilettos, but are the pains and blisters worth all the trouble? To save you from all the unwanted troubles, designers have created a little something called “block heels”, specifically made to make your lives – and ours – just a tad better! Along came the block-heeled mules, the block-heeled sandals and the block-heeled everything.

So what’s so great about these beauties? Well, for starters, they go perfectly well with pretty much everything – from your average denims to skirts and dresses. Also, they can upgrade any outfit with nothing but sheer elegance. To help you out, we’ve scoured the most wanted block heels in the Photo Gallery below.

 

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Look Out For These Shoe Trends

Everything comes and goes but our love for shoes stays forever. With every New Year and every new season, comes a series of new trends, whether we’re talking about clothes, bags or shoes. And so, 2019 has brought upon us a slew of fah-bu-lous styles, taking part in a day-to-night edit – think fancy sneakers, dancing shoes and hiker shoes, amongst others…

Runway moments and street style actions have shown the breadth of the selection, and celebrities have opted for more wearable options that we’re dying to covet – we’re looking at you beautiful Balenciaga sneakers. The thing is, it all comes down to one thing and one thing only: the way you style your shoes. Granted, shoes take part of the very first impression you give off on a daily basis, but the trick is to always pair them with adequate clothing.

Don’t be afraid to look daring from time to time – think midi skirts with ankle boots or a fancy suit with shiny sneakers – and most of all, mix-and-match colors to give off a blatant statement.

To help you out, we’ve scoured 4 shoe trends and the styles you need to covet in 2019. Scroll below for more!

If you want to find out more about how to match your shoes to your dress, just click here!

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Stay Fashionable in These Optical Glasses

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Having to wear optical glasses doesn’t necessarily mean you have to look like a class-A “nerd” – not that there’s anything wrong with being a nerd. Not so long ago, wearing eyeglasses was considered as a certified way to ruin your look. There was the issue of wearing makeup accordingly, sporting a good hairdo and looking fabulous in them without having to commit social suicide.

Nowadays, people actually wear optical glasses without even having to – sigh. Indeed ladies, you don’t have to trade style for practicality with these new glasses as the rules have clearly changed and the mashup between style and practicality is now stronger than ever. So do us a favor, bid farewell to your old frames and brace yourselves to welcome a huge set of endless choices, from cat-eye frames to aviator styles and round glasses. Whatever you want, you can have. The trick here is to make sure the frames perfectly compliment your face and you are golden! With a plethora of high-end brands endorsing the subject at hand – such as Gucci, Saint Laurent, Tom Ford and CHANEL – all you have to do is pick your favorite style.

So scroll to find out what’s in store for you!

 

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Go Zebra

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While the leopard print is king of the Fashion Jungle, a new predator has made its way to the scene, also known as the ever-so iconic zebra print. This season, we saw the last vestiges of fresh prints being replaced by something far more appealing, also known as the animal print. But this term in particular encompasses more than one meaning, swaying from leopard patterns to snakeskin and zebra prints.

And with everyone who’s anyone going gaga over all-things leopard, it kind of slipped our minds to spice things up with the zebra mania – which is really such a shame, considering the amount of sass and style it can add to an outfit. But we’re not the only ones cheering for the zebra team, as designers and Fashion Houses such as Saint Laurent, Chloé and Aquazzura have all revisited the exceptional print in their own special ways. And truth be told, if there’s one thing we love more than zebra-printed clothes, it’s zebra-printed shoes – because yes, we all know it’s all in the shoes you’re wearing!

That said, we’ve rounded up 8 unique zebra print shoes that will elevate your outfit in no time. And if you’re also an animal print fan, then click here to view what you’ve missed on.

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A Close Up on the Couture Spring-Summer 2019 Accessories

Alexandre Vauthier
 
Alexandre Vauthier
 
Georges Hobeika
 
Georges Hobeika
 
Dior
 
Dior
 
Schiaparelli
 
Schiaparelli
 
Giambattista Valli
 
Giambattista Valli
 
Giorgio Armani Privé
 
Giorgio Armani Privé
 
CHANEL
 
Givenchy
 
Givenchy
 
Valentino
 
Valentino
 
Balmain
 
Balmain
 
Elie Saab
 
Elie Saab
 
Zuhair Murad

With Paris Haute Couture week coming to an end, we couldn’t help but notice all the Instagram posts related to the fabulousness of the 4-day event. There were posts about the best looks, posts about the backstage action, heck posts about the celebrities attending the shows. But if there’s one thing people sometimes fail to mention, it’s the importance of the accessories spotted on the runways. After all, what’s an outfit without proper accessories to accompany it?

And thus, amidst all the hectic schedules and all the murmurs of a successful week, we’ve come here to shed a bit of light on the fabulousness that is the Spring-Summer 2019 Haute Couture accessories, from Dior’s sequined swimming caps and star-embellished boots, to Schiaparelli’s cowboy boots and Chanel’s sling-back mules. Indeed, it was yet another accoutrement-injected week and we can’t wait to see these gorgeous accessories on the rest of the world!

In the meantime, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to select the most eye-catching accessories on the Couture Spring-Summer 2019 runways.

 

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Sock it Up

If you’re looking for a way to infuse color into wintery outfits, then you’ve got to try to amp up your sock game. You might be thinking that the mere thought of pairing statement socks with your average shoes is absolutely cringe-worthy, but hear us out for a second.

While we’re crippled by the thought of leg-warmers, statement socks are actually very much fashionable with brand endorsers such as Balenciaga, Fendi, Prada and Gucci high on top of the list. The trick here is to find the right way to pair your outfit and your shoes with said socks. The mini skirt and socks combination has long been appreciated – think Gossip Girl – but the hard part is trying to match socks with your jeans. In this case, we advise you to pick ankle-length socks with cropped jeans and fancy sneakers to seal the deal. There are endless styles to choose from, from logo-embossed ones to pop-colored and metallic ones, alongside three iconic lengths - ankle-length socks, calf-length or knee-high socks. Keep in mind that you shouldn’t ruin a potentially good outfit with the wrong choice of socks.

But yeah, spruce up your imagination and let your creativity run wild with these gorgeous pairs of socks below!

For more ways to spruce up your outfit, check out this season’s most trending headpieces.

 

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Are Rain Boots Back?

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Yes they are, so hold off on the cringing for a second. You might think they’ll ruin any attempt at being fashionable when it’s cold and depressing outside, but designers beg to differ.They’re all kinds of chic if styled right; take inspiration from Maria Grazia Chiuri’s take on Dior’s Cruise for instance. The latter revealed a series of dark rain boots that were beautifully paired with skirts and a whole lot of other feminine designs.

To top it all off, rain boots are extremely comfortable and can take you through the hardships of winter in pure ease. So the trick here is to get the perfect fit for your body type. That said, if you want to hide your calves, you’re better off with knee-high rain boots. But if you’re more into the ankle type boots, then you probably like to show off your legs; do so with a pair of skinny jeans or a midi skirt. Whether you decide to go for classic rubber boots or more embellished ones, the result will be as fabulous as ever.

Shop your street-ready boots below!

 

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