Trend Report: Stylish Winter Boots

While we’d love to rock sky-high heels year round, the weather does not always allow for it. Luckily, there are plenty of stylish boots to allow us to feel fabulous in our footwear. From sturdy short boots to cozy lace-ups, today’s picks combine fashion and function to help you stay street-chic all season.

Top 5 Picks for Winter Boots:

stylish winter boots | SOREL Tofino Boot  | UGG Australia Silva Zip Gusset Boot | UGG Australia Thomsen Waterproof Leather Knee High Boot | André Assous Robin Waterproof Short Boot | The North Face Bridgeton Lace Suede Boot

  1. SOREL Tofino Boot: This popular boot features a lightweight quilted upper and adjustable fit to suit wider calves. Team them with patterned leggings and a cable knit sweater.
  2. UGG Australia Silva Zip Gusset Boot: This biker boot has a warm, plush footbed, full side-zip, and packs the sophisticated shine of Italian patent. Team them with anything from leggings to casual dresses.
  3. UGG Australia Thomsen Waterproof Leather Knee High Boot: Burnished waterproof leather combines with cozy plush lining for a stylish, warm riding boot. Take them to the office with a knee length dress and sleek trench coat.
  4. André Assous Robin Waterproof Short Boot: Waterproof tumbled leather adds a rugged touch to this short boot while a memory-foam footbed provides all-day comfort. Keep it casual with denim jeans and oversized knits.
  5. The North Face Bridgeton Lace Suede Boot: These velvety suede lace-up boots feature a durable TNF Winter Grip sole, making them a stylish choice for even the worst winter weather. Dress them up with darkwash skinnies, a printed blouse, and blazer.

Street Style: Fall Boots

Few things are more exciting than the seasonal boot selection that comes about every November. However, with SO many options, it can be hard to narrow down the best fits for you. Today we’re looking to top fashion bloggers to see how they’re wearing this season’s biggest styles. From casual ankle booties to chic knee-highs, these outfits offer something for everyone.

Ankle Boots

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Mary of Happily Grey

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Nichole of Vanilla Extract

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Flat booties and wide brimmed hats are two of this season’s biggest trends. Mary teams hers with a cool faux fur coat for a fashion-forward look that demands attention. Nichole takes her outfit in a different direction as she mixes an edgy leather sleeved coat with a bright yellow sweater. Both ladies finish their looks with oversized shades and simple handbags.

Knee-High Boots

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Arielle of Something Navy

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Wendy of Wendy’s Lookbook

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Depending on how they’re styled, knee-high boots can either make the outfit or simply complement it. Arielle opts to highlight her black knee-highs as she teams them with an understated dress and plush coat. Wendy blends her grey suede boots into her outfit by mixing bold stripes, a teal coat and plaid scarf. We love how both ladies stick to a single color palette for their street chic looks.

Heeled Booties

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Kat of With Love From Kat

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Aimee of Song of Style

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Heeled ankle boots are THE versatile shoe of the season as they can be worn with anything from leg-baring hems of casual jeans. Kat pairs her booties with a modern leather skirt and blazer for an edgy sophisticated look. She tops off her outfit with a leopard clutch. Aimee goes for a completely different look as she teams an oversized sweater with her sky-high heels. She finishes her monochrome outfit with a structured tote and flowing skirt.

Fall 2014 Trend Report: Strappy Heels

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While there are many shoe trends in store for fall, one style that EVERY woman could use in her wardrobe is a great pair of strappy heels. The timeless style is constantly being reinvented and this year is no different. Why do we love it? Bold straps and tiny stiletto heels add instant chic to any outfit, whether they are paired with jeans or a sleek cocktail dress. To help you out, we are our giving our favorites for fall.

Top 5 Picks for Strappy Heels:

Strappy Sandals | Schutz Quirada Two Strap Pumps, BCBGMAXAZRIA Deanna Strappy Sandals, Joe’s Jeans Ali Ankle Strap d’Orsay Pumps, MICHAEL Michael Kors Thedore Sandal, Rebecca Minkoff Reed Cutout Sandals

  1. Schutz Quirada Two Strap Pumps: This Schutz pump combines the metallic, colorblock, AND strappy trends all in one chic shoe. Team yours with a little black dress.
  2. BCBGMAXAZRIA Deanna Strappy Sandals: Strappy stripes lend modern flare to these heeled sandals. Wear yours with a bouncy skirt and blouse for a chic date night look.
  3. Joe’s Jeans Ali Ankle Strap d’Orsay Pumps: This neutral shoe is anything but boring with its suede/leather combo and bold straps. Wear them with casual boyfriend jeans for an unexpected cool vibe.
  4. MICHAEL Michael Kors Thedore Sandal: Be that lady in red! Whether paired with skinny jeans or a mini dress, these shoes are sure to make a statement.
  5. Rebecca Minkoff Reed Cutout Sandals: Lizard-embossed and smooth leather give these lace-up sandals an exotic feel. Team them with cropped pants and a fitted jacket.

Summer Sales! Get Today’s Hottest Steals

When it comes to shopping, few things are more exciting than a great sale. Lucky for us, we’ve reached the mid-point of summer and retailers everywhere are offering amazing deals. Shop top-rated shoes, clothing, and accessories from this season’s biggest designer sales.

Necessary Accessories

Designer Sale | J.Crew Statement Necklace, Elizabeth and James Hobo, Kate Spade Aviator Sunglasses

  1. J.Crew Stone Medallion Necklace (Was $118, Now $98 – Take extra 40% off with code SALEFUN): A statement necklace can transform even the simplest tee into a standout look. Team this J.Crew piece with a solid top and boyfriend jeans for an unexpected pop of flare.
  2. Elizabeth and James Slim Hobo (Was $485, Now $305.55): This Elizabeth and James hobo features a slim silhouette and comfortable strap that is perfect for all-day wear.
  3. Kate Spade New York Nella 58mm Aviator Sunglasses (Was $145, Now $89): If you want to look effortlessly stylish with just one accessory, sunglasses are the answer. Kate Spade gives classic aviators a bold makeover with this printed design.

Clothing Essentials

Designer Sale | J.Crew Jacket, Hudson Jeans Skinny Jeans, Haute Hippie Silk Blouse

  1. J.Crew Boyfriend Fatigue Jacket (Was $168, Now $138 – Take extra 40% off with code SALEFUN): This lightweight jacket is designed with vintage military style in mind. Team it with a floral dress for summer or take it to fall with skinnies and a shirt.
  2. Hudson Jeans Collette Skinny Jeans (Was $189, Now $119): The search for the perfect pair of denim ends here. This top-rated jean features a dark-wash hue and a comfortable fit that flatters.
  3. Haute Hippie Cowl Back Silk Blouse (Was $245, Now $147): Simple in the front and drama in the back. This top has a cut-out cowl back that demands attention, perfect for a night out.

Summer-to-Fall Shoes

Designer Sale | Steve Madden Ankle Boots, J.Crew Loafers, Womens Nike Free Sneakers

  1. J.Crew Cleo Perforated Loafers (Was $188, Now $129. Take extra 40% off with code SALEFUN): Add a pop of color to any look with these comfortable J.Crew loafers. Wear yours with cropped denim and a white button down.
  2. Steve Madden Nyravana Boot: (Was $149.95, Now $99): Transition from summer to fall fashion in style with these Steve Madden ankle boots. Team them with anything from a printed dress to skinny jeans.
  3. Nike Free TR Connect 2 Training Shoe (Was $110, Now $72): This sneaker is designed with multidirectional movement to cover anything from core work to circuit training. With two leopard print colors to choose from, you’ll be sure to make a stylish statement. 

Flats for the Office

Flats to work? It IS possible. With similar color schemes in mind, TopShelf stylists Mae and Bryn share their picks for comfortable, stylish workwear. See how delicate pastels, floral patterns, and sophisticated flats combine to create fashion-forward office attire.

Summer Work Outfits: Metallic Touch

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“When paired with a fun summer pencil skirt flats can create a put together look that is office appropriate. Accentuate this charming floral print skirt with these metallic ballet flats.” – Mae

Shop the Look: Stateside Royal Supima Crew Tee; Club Monaco Aubrey Skirt; Kate Spade New York Small Square Stud Earrings; Anniel Pointed Ballerina Flats; Rebecca Minkoff Amorous Satchel; Gorjana Desti Cuff Bracelet

Summer Work Outfits: Florals & Pleats

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“Pair a classic silk blouse with a white pleated skirt for a chic work outfit that is perfect for summer. These floral flats by Jeffrey Campbell add a finishing, feminine touch.” – Bryn

Shop the Look: Equipment Signature Blouse; JOA Pleated Skirt; Marc by Marc Jacobs Snake Bangle Bracelet; Jeffrey Campbell In Love Floral d’Orsay Flats; Rebecca Minkoff Medium MAB Tote; Marc by Marc Jacobs Watch Bandz Bracelet

Summer Flats for Every Style

While we in the TopShelf office love a great pair of heels, we have to admit; they’re not always practical. Luckily there are plenty of stylish flats to make up for it. Are you a hipster, trendster, or perfectly preppy? Find the perfect pair of flats for your style.

Stylish Flats for the Hipster

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  1. HalogenKayla d’Orsay Flats: Striped flats will add instant excitement to any outfit. Highlight these shoes by teaming them with classic skinnies and a solid blouse.
  2. Dolce Vita Voltera Oxford: At 60% off, these Dolce Vita oxfords are a steal. Keep it cool with boyfriend jeans and summer knits.
  3. Hinge Leggett Oxford: Delicate perforations revamp this menswear-inspired shoe. Create a cool contrast by teaming yours with a bouncy skirt.

Stylish Flats for the Trendster:

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  1. MadewellTangier Flats: Curved cutouts and tonal embroidery give understated style to these d’Orsay flats. Wear them with anything from laid-back denim to colorful shorts.
  2. Jeffery Campbell In Love Floral d’Orsay Flats: Florals are in, so why not make them part of your everyday wardrobe? Make these shoes pop against white pants.
  3. Marc by Marc Jacobs Friends of Mine Shorty Loafers: Add a playful touch to your daily style with these Marc Jacobs flats. Team them with straight leg jeans and a blazer.

Stylish Flats for the Preppy Lady:

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  1. Sophia WebsterLoca Patent Leather Skimmer: Elegant patent flats get a playful update with this mix of mint and green leather. Make them pop against fitted trousers and a solid shirt.
  2. MICHAEL Michael Kors Dixie Ballet Flat: A classic ballet flat in versatile khaki will match just about anything. Take them to work with knee length skirt or keep it casual with your favorite pair of denim.
  3. J.Crew Cleo Woven Leather Loafers: Woven details put a feminine spin on this smoking slipper. Team them with boyfriend jeans and a blazer.

Shop it Now: Eco-friendly Fashion

Eco-friendly fashion has become a trend in the past few years with everyone from department stores to high-end brands giving it a go. So what does “eco fashion” really mean? From innovative recycled materials to vegan leather, designers are offering cruelty free products for their shoppers. They are also developing new ways to repurpose old materials, thereby minimizing waste. See how Clare Vivier, Stella McCartney, and Coclico are doing their part to transform eco-friendly fashion.

The Best Eco-Friendly Fashion: Recycled Leather Goods

Locally made in LA, Clare Vivier uses sustainable and eco-friendly design practices for the company’s leather goods. Constructed from recycled leather, Clare Vivier’s line of leather goods features chic, minimalist designs with a modern spin.

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Shop: Clare V. Madeleine Petit Tote; Clare V. Foldover Clutch; Clare V. Weekender Bag

The Best Eco-Friendly Fashion: High-end Sustainability

Stella McCartney’s line is not only vegan and cruelty free, but she also has developed a sustainable fabric technology. McCartney’s shoes and accessories even use sustainable wood, which also makes up the floors in her stores. (stellamccartney.com)

TopShelf Clothes | Eco-friendly Fashion

Shop: Stella McCartney Tortoise Half Cat Eye Sunglasses; Stella McCartney Distressed Skinny Jeans; Stella McCartney Removable-Cuff Flat Chain Sandal

The Best Eco-Friendly Fashion: Friendly Footwear

NYC-based company, Coclico, offers just about any kind of footwear from flats to heels. With its factory located in Majorca, Spain, all leather is sourced from local tanneries, and shoes are constructed of eco-friendly materials such as Spanish pine and recycled cork.

TopShelf Clothes | Eco-friendly Fashion

Shop: Coclico Cersei Chunky Leather Sandal; Coclico Leather Ankle Bootie; Coclico Jaquen Leather Slingback Wedge

Nude Heels for Every Price Range

Nude shoes are timeless, help lengthen your legs, and match just about everything. What’s not to love? After receiving many shoe requests from our TopShelf clients, we’ve decided to highlight some of our favorite nude heels of the season. From classic pumps to casual wedges, see how you can incorporate the popular shoe trend into your everyday wardrobe.

Nude Heels Under $150

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  1. Sam Edelman Addie Ankle Strap Sandals: A high heel and thick ankle strap make these sandals perfect for a mini dress or skirt.
  2. Nine West Tixilated Light Natural Leather Pump: A classic pump gets a cool update with this strappy design. Team them with cropped trousers.
  3. MICHAEL Michael Kors Open Toe Platform Wedge Sandals: A casual wedge is essential for summer outings. Wear this pair with anything from sundresses to boyfriend jeans.

Nude Heels $150-$300

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  1. MICHAEL Michael Kors Maddie Studded Leather Sandals: Gold studs bring a touch of edginess to these heels. Take them to work with straight leg pants and a refined blouse. 
  2. Charles David Katya Leather Pump: A timeless wardrobe staple. This classic pair of pumps will elevate any outfit from skinny jeans and tee’s to corporate suits.
  3. Stuart Weitzman Twofer Wedge: Lacquered straps and geometric buckles top this modern platform wedge. Dress them up with a knee-length full skirt and fitted jacket.

Nude Heels $300+

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  1. Vince Open Toe Ankle Strap Sandals: Suede brings refinement to these ankle strap sandals. Go monochrome in a knee length white dress and neutral accessories.
  2. Jimmy Choo Agnes Patent-leather Pumps: These Jimmy Choo pumps are worth the investment with their expertly crafted patent leather design. Wear with anything from bright colors, to neutrals, to prints.
  3. Coclico Shoes Jaquen Slingback Sandals: Geometric cutouts bring a modern flare to these Coclico wedges. Make them pop against slim fitting pants and a slouchy top.

Block Heel Sandals of Every Height

While we love the look of a great stiletto, there is another style that packs just as much punch without the risk of discomfort. The block heel started as a ladylike alternative to the classic pump, and has since become popular with a variety of shoe styles, including sandals. Due to the block heel’s sturdy stature, you no longer have to ditch your heels on those extra long days of meetings, errands, or class. So please give a warm welcome to one of our favorite Spring/Summer staples and don’t forget to get a pair for yourself!

Block Heel Sandals of Every Height:

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  1. Stuart Weitzman Hardware City Sandals (1.5 inch heels): Polished links add a modern touch to these leather sandals. Wear them with boyfriend jeans and summer knits.
  2. MICHAEL Michael Kors Calder Open Toe (2 inch heel): A wide-band ankle strap brings excitement to these simple black sandals. Keep it casual in cropped denim or take them for a night out in a mini skirt and blouse.
  3. Steven by Steve Madden Open Toe T-Strap Sandals (3.5 inch heel): A chunky heel and a sleek t-strap give these sandals retro appeal. Complete the look with a knee-length skirt and fitted jacket.
  4. Tory Burch Doris High Heel Sandals (4 inch heel): A bold perforated panel lends a graphic element to these leather sandals. Make them pop against a white sundress and neutral accessories.
  5. COACH Lexey Silver Mirror Metallic Sandal (4.25 inch heel): Mirror metallic leather acts as a neutral, making these an excellent everyday option. Team them with anything from crisp white jeans to your favorite sundress. 

Stylish Spring Flats for Every Price Range

Stylish Spring flats are the perfect wardrobe refresher after a winter full of snow boots and heavy socks. This week our stylists are pulling the best flats of the season to help their clients spring forward in style. From classic ballet flats to modern oxfords, today’s picks feature on-trend flats for every price range.

Spring Spring Flats Under $100

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  1. Vince Camuto Elisee Leather Ballet Flat: This two-tone leather ballet flat can be dressed up or down with its versatile color combo. Take them to work with fitted trousers and a bright tote.
  2. REPORT Signature Shadow Flat: Linear cutouts are very on-trend this season and give these REPORT flats a chic and breezy touch.  
  3. J.Crew Woven Canvas Espadrilles: Get beach-chic in this J.Crew summer staple. Pair yours with laid back jeans and a comfortable tee.
Stylish Spring Flats $100-$250
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  1. Kate Spade New York Tock Flat: Add a punch of color to your everyday style with these Kate Spade flats. Team yours with boyfriend jeans and lightweight knits.
  2. Charles Philip Shanghai Inna Two-tone Canvas Point-toe Flats: These bright, neon loafers gets a feminine update with their pointed toe design.  
  3. J.Crew Darby Woven Velvet Slippers: Stay on-trend this spring with bold stripes. Wear this suede-trimmed pair with skinny jeans a refined blazer.

 Stylish Spring Flats $250+

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  1. Tory Burch Quinn Ballet Flat: Everybody’s favorite flat gets a springy update with this quilted design. Wear yours with cropped denim and a flirty blouse.
  2. 3.1 Phillip Lim Devon d’Orsay Flats: A pale heel combines with a bright pointed toe for the perfect pop of color. Team this shoe with a little white dress for an easy daytime look.
  3. KENZO Tiger Embroidered Neoprene Slippers: An embroidered tiger brings a playful touch to these bright flats. Make them pop against your favorite denim. These are a TopShelf favorite!