In the summertime, great white shoes are just as essential as black ones. There are tons of different ones for every outfit. It’s almost Memorial Day, so have at it lovelies!
This pair is so simple and so lovely.
A good pair of Converse go with just about everything. The only tough thing here is keeping em clean!
LOVE this detail! And ankle straps are so in.
These are SO cute!
These are so gorgeous and delicate-looking.
LOVE the spiked Litas.
Moccasins are one of those things that originated with a lot of meaning in a certain culture and throughout the years ended up a fashion staple. So which pair is right for you and how should you wear them?
Now, I have no idea who this is or what she’s up to. But this outfit? FANTASTIC. I’m not a fan of the denim shirt, but I just have a feeling this girl can pull it off. Those leggings paired with the moccasins give such a Nevada-y vibe, and I love it. You don’t have to have such bright leggings, moccasins are great with any pair!
So these mocs are a little more on the funky side. Instead of being a staple piece, these work as a great accent. Again with the leggings! Let me just say I hope both of the leggings girls have shirts that cover their butts. THE RULES OF LEGGINGS.
This is another pretty basic pair with thicker rubber soles. These are better for the fall/early winter so you can step in some puddles or whateva. I love the black skinnies! I think that’s one of the best ways to style moccasins, but here’s the point of moccasins: YOU DON’T HAVE TO STYLE THEM. You can just throw them on when you’ve got your outfit picked out but aren’t sure which shoes to wear.
I AM OFFICIALLY DYING OVER THIS OUTFIT. I don’t know if you guys know this, but winter is my favorite season. I want to be locked in a cabin (with a beautiful man - scratch that - my mom) reading a book, drinking a glass of wine or my favorite spiked hot chocolate with the fireplace on. The plaid! The khaki! The nordic-print sweater! LOVE.
Alright now let’s talk about some brands of mocs. I can say I have owned quite a few in my day, I could be considered a moc-expert.
You guys know I absolutely HATE Uggs. Hence why I call them Fuggs. But believe it or not, Ugg actually makes a great pair of mocs. They have thicker rubber soles and the super-fluffy typical Ugg insoles. I have never owned a pair but I’ve slipped my feet into a few and they’re super comfy! The only thing I’d advise is to wear those ballet-slipper-socks (you know what I’m talking about) because without any form of socks they’ll get super smelly and sweaty. NEVER chic.
These Airwalk ones are actually the brand you’ll find at Target. I had a pair (until some bitch borrowed them and never gave them back… Ladies, do NOT be that friend) and really loved them. They have a lot less support and won’t last nearly as long. But everything’s a trade-off: they’re usually $20 or less.
Coach does mocs! Did you guys know that cause I totally didn’t. I don’t have a pair but since they’re not furry on the inside they won’t get so… gross. They’re also metallic which is a trend I didn’t cover before but I think a lot of people could pull off. I don’t know how much they cost but I have one pair of Coach shoes and they are EXCELLENT quality.
And now for the granddaddy of ‘em all: Minnetonka. Minnetonka was started in 1946 after soldiers returning from WWII were finally able to take their families on American vacations. After falling in love with the handmade products of small authentic shops, Minnetonka was started to give everybody the opportunity to have their own pair of “America’s original footwear”. Minnetonka is known for their leather quality, so naturally I have had quite a few pairs over the past few years. They’re reasonably priced, usually about $40-$70. But I promise you, they will last FOREVER. Here are some great examples:
What awesome beading!
Minnetonka does great studding, did I mention that?
If only I was cool enough to pull this off…
A FANTASTIC basic pair. I outgrew mine :(
This is me and these are mine! I wear them constantly. Super comfy and I’ve had them at least two years now.
Qupid Women’s Nessa Platform Pump in Blush from Sears, $20.
Crinkled Patent Almond Toe Pump in Beige from Charlotte Russe, $25.
Women’s Mossimo Versie Pumps in Natural from Target, $30.
Call It Spring Banhi Pumps from JCPenney, $25.
Y-NOT Ferret in Blush (Officially the worst shoe name ever) from Shoe Carnival, $20.
Every single woman needs a pair of these. Yes, black goes with everything, but these go with everything that even black can’t. That’s why these are so essential: you can wear them with anything you want. Literally anything. Except sweatpants, but I don’t advise the wearing of sweatpants in the first place.
You can color-coordinate, the way Lauren Conrad has done here. The pumps actually match her bag and her skirt, and this is actually a not-so-common way to wear these classic shoes.
This may just be some random girl from Lookbook, but she knows what she’s doing! Ripped cutoffs: probably the most un-work appropriate piece of clothing ever. And yet with a blazer and her nude heels, she gets a look of casual sophistication.
You guys didn’t think I was going to skip over K-Middy, did you?! It’s no secret that Kate Middleton wears hers everywhere. Always paired with an elegant dress, she knows they go with any outfit.
I have no idea who this chick is but she’s the perfect example of my next point. When you can’t figure out what goes with your outfit because you don’t have shoes to match, a nude pair is absolutely perfect.
And last but not least, with a pair of skinnies. Of course.