Put Away Those Heels For These Trendy Slip-Ons

Story by Jeline Abutin. 

Wearing your go-to sky high Jeffery Campbell’s can get tiring. Put away those heels and wedges (on occasion) for this trend to try: slip-ons!

We’ve all encountered slip-ons at least once in our lives. If not, summer is the best way to get your feet in these shoes. Comfortable and easy to put on, slip-ons are a perfect shoe for those summer adventures that cute sandals and flats can’t handle.

Slip-ons aren’t just grungy anymore. Designers like Givenchy have embellished the basic slip-ons making them a mature and polished wardrobe piece. However, slip-ons like those will set you back about $650!

Not quite ready to bust your wallet for those Givenchy crystal-embellished sneakers? Here are our top five picks for slip-ons under $100!

 

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1). Topshop – KOOPER SLIP ONS
Price: $85.00
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2). NastyGal – Report Keelin Slip-On Sneaker
Price: $48.00
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3). Vans – Solid Colors Slip-On
Price: $45.00

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4). Steve Madden – ECENTRCF
Price: $69.95

 

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5). H&M – Patterned Shoes
Price: $39.95

This Summer’s Trending Footwear: Birkenstocks

Story by Jeline Abutin. 

Love them or hate them, Birks just work. To some, these sandals are clunky and old fashion. To others, they are a fashion must-have. Regardless of what side you’re on, Birkenstocks are a staple in this summer’s wardrobe.

Seen in runway shows such as the Celine Spring 2013 Fashion Show, Birkenstocks are back and are a comfy and chic alternative to gladiator sandals or flip-flops.

Coming in different styles, Arizona Birks are trending among fellow fashion bloggers as well as fashion enthusiasts.

Arizona Birkenstocks can be paired with just about anything — from summer dresses to boyfriend jeans and everything in-between. Easy to wear and easy to pair with outfits, the only bad thing about Birks is the awkward tan received from wearing them almost everyday.

 


Must have colors for this summer trend is black and also white. But don’t be hesitant to try other colors to add a vibrant and fun aspect to any outfit!

With a hefty price tag of $89 to $130, Birks can be a splurge, especially for sandals, but are so worth it for its versatility, comfort, and stylishness! But if you’re willing to partake in this fashion endeavor, don’t forget to paint those toenails to add a feminine touch to these must-haves!

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Summer Footwear No-No’s

We live in an age where bold is in, eccentric is cute, and mixing patterns is hip. We’re accepting of a lot of new trends and it almost seem like the more weird a fad may be, the more “cool” it is.

But there’s a limit. There is definitely a limit. If this summer has taught me anything so far, its that some things will simply not work.

Here’s a list of our top five SUMMER FOOTWEAR NO-NO’S:

 

wellrox1) Toe-Separating Sandals

Macy’s has released a new line of footwear called Wellrox. If you are somehow unable to notice whats so horrible about these, we’re gonna go ahead and point it out for you- these are toe-separating sandals. Macy’s claims that this line is “unusual in the cutest way”, but we’re pretty sure they misused the word cute. They’ve released about 8 style (trust us, the picture above is about as good as it gets) and these sandals will cost you anything from $50-$100. Nice efforts, Wellrox.


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2) Original Crocs

Despite the number of jokes and people who openly oppose crocs, the shoe is still (for some unknown reason)  alive and going strong. In an effort to appeal to a larger crowd, crocs has released a number of new styles which are admittedly much more fashionable. So if you still want to comfort of crocs, please go purchase the latest ones and ditch these buckets.


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3) UGGs in the Summer

Are we saying that UGGs are unfashionable? Absolutely not. Pair it with some leggings and an oversized sweater and you’re all set for the winter time. But these things are definitely a no-no for the summer. People will often pair UGGs with shorts or a skirt leaving the rest of us confused about whether or not their hot or cold. If its 90 degrees out, trust us, you probably don’t want your feet to be that warm.

 

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4) These Furry, Jeweled Things

Ranking number four on Vogue’s “The Ugly-Pretty Sandal: Ten Takes on Summer’s Must-Have Shoe” list, are these things. Lined with fur perfect for hot summer weather and bedazzled in so many jewels that its blinding, you would think these were made as some sort of joke. It has to be right? Nope, unfortunately they’re not. In fact, these Celine sandals will cost you $3,950.

 

socks with sandals5) Socks and Sandals

Speaking of Vogue, it appears as if they’re trying very hard to make socks and sandals work. No Vogue, this will not happen. Just as Regina George made it clear that “fetch” will never happen, this duo will not go well with one another.