5 Fall Boots For Under $100

You could easily spend a small fortune just trying to keep up with all of this season’s trends. Especially if you’re trying to purchase trendy versions of pricier fall staples, such as a great pair of fall boots, it can add up quick. Trying to stay trendy will lead to some tricky financial decisions, especially for those of us with little self-control. Like, f*ck electricity and running water! Who needs a roof over their head when you’ve instead got the designer “it” boot of the season, right??? Wrong, very wrong. In general, you all already know that trends are not exactly worth investing your hard-earned dollars into, and new pairs of trendy fall boots are no exception. That being said, in order to help you avoid the nail-biting decision of  whether to buy groceries for the week or those snakeskin boots you keep seeing all over Instagram, here are affordable alternatives for each of the fall boot trends.

1. Glossy Crocodile

Simmi London Katarina Blush Croc Block Boots, $72

You may have read the name of this trend and been like, “uh, wtf is that?” But I guarantee that once you saw my suggested pick you understood EXACTLY the trend I’m talking about. This is because the “glossy croc” trend is currently seizing Insta feeds all across our great nation, with every blogger, influencer, and girl with a #ootd pic positing in some iteration of the trend. The glossy croc boot is primarily done in a dark color or a jewel-tone shade, but I’m loving this version of the fall boot trend I’ve selected for you in a muted blush. Plus, I doubt all the Jessicas from high school with basic fashion blogs already have this pale pink version.

2. Slouchy

Chinese Laundry ‘Rosa’ Slouch Boot, $99.95

Okay, so you can do this slouchy boot trend two different ways: a casual slouch or an exaggerated slouch. The boot I’ve selected for you is more of a casual, everyday slouch. However, for those of you out there who are extra, then the over-the-knee oversized exaggerated slouch is an extra cool take on the trend. I highly recommend getting yourself one of each version.

3. Animal Print

Coconuts by Matisse ‘Ramble’ Bootie, $95

We’ve already discussed at length how animal print is THE fall trend of fall trends for 2019. That being said, it should come as no surprise that this trend is also a go-to print right now for fall boots as well. Everything animal print is trending: from leopard to snake to tiger to zebra to cow, it’s all happening. I personally recommend opting for a leopard print or a snake print boot because they tend to be more timeless and neutral and, therefore, will go the most seamlessly with the rest of your fall wardrobe.

4. Western

Vivi Western Ankle Boot, $72.95

One of my favorite fall boots trends this season is the western boot. This is because, unlike last year’s big trend of sock boots, western style boots are wider around the leg and thus way more flattering because they create the illusion of thinner legs (which I’m always here for). I think the western boot is a flirty feminine trend to embrace this season—just make sure you keep the rest of your outfit chic and polished so you don’t cross into sorority-girl-at-her-first-country-concert territory. Basically, just leave the flannel and cowgirl hat at home and you’ll be fine.

5. Square Toe

RAID Kaiya Black Square Toe Boots, $52.99

A more recent Instagram phenomenon is the square toe trend. This trend has infiltrated all categories in the shoe arena, with fall boots being a major target. This trend is slated to continue well into spring, so if you do want to splurge, this is probably the trend in which to do so. But then again, there’s really no need because the boots I’ve selected for you are amaze. Unless you’re Anna Wintour herself, you probs don’t need the real life Bottega Veneta version all the celebs are wearing.

Whichever fall boot trend you do decide to go with, you really can’t go wrong. You can only go wrong if you spend $1,500 on a pair of aforementioned trendy designer boots. And hey, if you want to, just go ahead and buy all five pairs of the affordable versions and totally justify purchasing them all because the total cost is less than 1/3 of the designer ones, then go for it! Your secret’s safe with me.

Images: Jose Martinez / Unsplash; ASOS; Chinese Laundry; South Moon Under; JustFab; Lulu’s
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7 Boots You Can Wear Right Now And During Fall

Most people consider Labor Day weekend to be the official marker that summer is over and fall has begun. If you’re a purist, though, summer isn’t over until September 23, 2019. However, just because the calendar now says September doesn’t mean Mother Nature agrees that it’s fall. It’s still been hot outside, far from that crisp, cool, pumpkin spice weather we’ve been waiting for since June. So, given the major discrepancy between the actual temperature and society’s consensus on what season we’re in, figuring out what the hell to wear is a daily struggle. It’s like, according to the weather I could get away with open-toed shoes, but at the same time, I understand it’s no longer socially acceptable to wear my best summer wedges at this point. That being said, in my never-ending duty to help make your morning routine somewhat easier, I’ve compiled a list of the best transitional boots to get you through this weird-ass time.

1. Chinese Laundry Davianna Bootie, $79.95

These amazing snakeskin boots are an ideal transitional shoe that you can wear now, during fall, and even into winter. The color combo of these boots is total fall vibes without being too rich or dark that they’d be weird to wear now. The snakeskin print makes them on-trend, and they’re the perfect mix of neutral shades to pair with everything in your closet.  I mean, snake print itself is basically a neutral these days. You heard it here first. 

2. ASOS DESIGN Experiment Pull On Boots, $72

The shape and style of these little black crocodile boots are the epitome of everything you need in a great transitional shoe. They’ll look great now with shorts, skirts, and cropped pants. Then, as the weather really does get chillier, these boots will be awesome to wear over your skinny jeans or underneath your flares.

3. Franco Sarto Luca Bootie, $170

In case you’re not already aware, white booties are a great shoe to invest in because they can legit be worn all year. They obviously make sense for summer, but they’ve also been the go-to booties for influencers and celebs in the fall and winter. All this to say that white is no longer a color strictly reserved for the summer, and it’s even kind of edgy for every other season. If anyone dares to tell you that it’s unacceptable to wear white after Labor Day, please confidently reassure them that only losers still follow those outdated and cliche fashion rules.

4. Matisse Caught Up Bootie, $100

Woven style booties are ideal for transitioning your footwear game from summer to fall. They’re breathable enough that they’re comfortable when it’s still hot, while still looking relatively fall-appropriate. Particularly this pair, since the deep brownish shade speaks to the upcoming season, while the style speaks to the current season. As you move into the second half of fall, pair these with a cute sock that shows about an inch above the bootie for a stylish layered look that will also help keep your feet warm.

5. Dr. Marten’s 1460 Bex 8-Eye Boot, $150

If you’re someone who can pull off a chunky Dr. Marten shoe, now is the time to do it. These are a very practical and stylish option when searching for a boot that can transition from season to season. Now, I know a lot of you probably hate the look of Dr. Marten’s. Well, I’ll have you know that Madison Beer was just spotted wearing hers around town. So, if Madison Beer and her v cool stylist, Maeve Reilly, support them, then you should too.

6. Jeffrey Campbell Cromwell Cutout Western Boot, $174.95

A tan suede bootie screams fall. However, this particular style is not so fall that you can’t wear it now, given the style of the boot. The western look and side cut-outs make them totally acceptable to wear even before fall technically arrives, while the suede material allows you to get away with wearing them through late fall. I actually own this pair, so I can vouch that they look cute with everything from a denim mini skirt to slouchy boyfriend jeans. 

7. Vagabond Shoemakers Lara Chelsea Boot, $160

A black Chelsea boot can carry you through the majority of the year. It’s simple, chic, and elevates your outfit. Wear them now with skirts and cropped jeans, and then wear them seamlessly through the rest of fall and winter with everything else. They’re a staple everyone should have.

Dressing for transitional weather is annoying, and I know that. Trust me, my roommate asks me every morning if she can wear “these shoes now,” so I’m sure that most other people feel that same stress while trying to get ready. However, I’ve now equipped you with seven different choices of boots, so you should definitely feel a little more confident regarding what’s acceptable and what’s not. So now, if YOU’RE the annoying roommate it’s officially time to knock if off. Just order one (or all) of the aforementioned boots, and let your poor roomie live her life in peace, please.

Images: Allef Vinicius / Unsplash; South Moon Under; ASOS; Franco Sarto; Matisse; Urban Outfitters (2); Nordstrom

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6 Sneakers To Wear At Your Wedding That Aren’t Tacky

As your resident fashion expert, it may seem odd that I’m suggesting you have some stylish sneaks to wear for your wedding. Not for like, the ceremony of course, but definitely for the reception. Once you’ve gotten through all the ceremonial stuff, it’s time to let go of your Type-A bridezilla tendencies and partayyyyy. You paid all this money for your demonstration of love, so if you don’t let loose to “Yeah” by Usher afterwards, then you’re not doing it right. The problem? Heels are uncomfortable, obviously. That’s where wedding sneakers come in. When done right, they can be a lifesaver that adds a playful touch to your look. But that being said, I’m def not suggesting you throw on your best Nikes that you wear to Barry’s Boot Camp for your big day. Your shoes need to be cute, stylish and go with your bridal look in the least tacky way possible. It’s not an easy feat, but I’m here to help.

1. KEDS for Kate Spade New York Triple Decker Glitter Sneaker

These ones are a collab between Kate Spade and Keds, and are as predictable as it gets for bridal wedding sneakers. They’re sweet, cute, and basic, but unlike other options…not tacky. The platform is great for a little extra height, and the glitter makes them festive in a non JoJo Siwa-adjacent way.

2. Superga 2790 Linea Platform Sneaker

These sneakers are an easy, classic option that you’ll totally rewear post-nuptials. They’re a great everyday sneaker that would look chic and clean with your wedding dress. They’re effortlessly stylish and say “I’m not a regular bride, I’m a cool bride.”

3. Nike Air Force 1 ’07 LXX Sneaker

I’m obsessed with these sneakers, especially for breaking it down at your wedding reception. They’re unique and less predictable than the ones offered at bridal stores. Not to mention, Air Force sneakers are the comfiest of comfy, which will be an amazing relief to put on after your hard day of being your most beautiful self. Hey, beauty is pain!

4. Golden Goose Running Sole Sneaker

Yes, these ones are expensive, but if your soon-to-be hubby tries to give you sh*t, just remind him, “It’s my f*cking wedding day!” *Said in your best Stassi Schroeder impression.* These sneakers are fashionable and cool, but don’t have that dirty old sneaker look that many Golden Goose sneakers are famous for (sry). The last thing you need on your big day is having to explain to your in-laws that yes, you bought your shoes like this. And yes, you did pay for sneakers that look dirty.

5. Marc Jacobs Daisy Studded Slip On Sneaker

I love how feminine and whimsical these slip-on sneakers are! They’re perfect for the bride having her fairytale wedding, who’s too girly to wear a traditional sneaker with her dress. These have the iconic Marc Jacobs daisies on them, so you know they’re both feminine and street style-approved.

6. Moschino Platform Sneakers

Okay, these ones are for the bride who prides herself on her fashionista ways. Again, they’re predictably expensive cause like, they’re Moschino, but if you ask me, I’d tell you they’re worth it. Like, these are totally the sneakers Erika Jayne would wear at her wedding reception. And I mean, if Erika Jayne would wear them, then you should too.

Trust me, after a day full of smiling for the camera and excruciatingly beautiful heels, you’re going to be happy to have a cool pair of wedding sneakers to change into. I mean like, I’ve never been a bride or anything, but I have gone out in heels, and was in so much pain that I HAD to change into those drugstore ballet flats that fit unnaturally into your clutch. No, I wasn’t prepared enough to have had them in my purse, my friend did. But let me tell you, I was glad she did. Don’t be forced to wear your friend’s flats that conveniently yet inexplicably fit into her purse on your big day. Rather, maintain your dignity and prepare by getting one of these stylish pairs of sneakers instead.

Images: @sweeticecreamweddings / Unsplash; Nordstrom; Urban Outfitters (2); Revolve (2); Shopbop

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Black Boots Under $75 You Need For Fall

Everyone loves to talk about the necessity of an LBD. But what doesn’t get enough credit is the necessity of a LBB: little black boot. Black boots are a wardrobe essential that should be in every girl’s closet. For one, you can wear a black boot all year round. Which means, no more wasting money on a bunch of season-specific shoes (yay, more money for shots!!). A pair of black boots will also match EVERYTHING. Like, legit everything. Whether you want to pair them with some chic army green trousers or your tacky Charlotte Russe jeans, they’ll totally match. And, not only will they match, but they’ll also elevate your entire outfit. Suddenly, your $20 jeans look more like $100 jeans, and your whole look appears way more stylish. All that being said, here are the best black boots under $75 that you should go buy like, right now.

1. ASOS DESIGN Reese Pointed Chelsea Boots ($60)

If you’re looking for a black boot that you can blindly pair with any outfit and still have it look good, then these are the boots for you. They’re simple, classic, and super stylish. Just like every girl needs a gay bestie, every girl also needs a basic black Chelsea boot.  At only $60, these are, as Justin Bieber would say, “a no-brainer.”

2. Jeffrey Campbell Hurricane Rain Boot ($60)

These Jeffrey Campbell boots actually double as supes stylish rain boots. Like, these are the rain boots you’d wear to the office when you have a hot happy hour date right after. You know, rather than your big chunky Hunter boots you wore from class to class in college. But the thing is, it doesn’t even necessarily have to be raining out for you to wear these boots because they just look like on-trend patent leather boots. Like, get you a boot that can do both, ladies.

3. Boohoo Snake Detail Ankle Boot ($49)

Like I’ve been telling you for months, animal print is HUGE for fall. A more subtle way to embrace the trend is with these chic snakeskin black boots. The snake detail gives them that extra fashion-forward factor, but the subtle nature of the print keeps them from being too loud. These boots are also a great way to add a little trend to your work wardrobe. You can wear these snakeskin boots, rather than your snakeskin print bodysuit, and still look just as trendy while also avoiding a call to HR.

4. ASOS DESIGN Essence Pointed Ankle Boots ($67)

These boots look similar to the Chelsea boots I suggested, just with more sex appeal. The stiletto heel makes these black boots way more date-night appropriate. Or like, if you don’t have any dates, then more club/going out appropriate. But hey, with hot-ass shoes like these, I wouldn’t be surprised if you do score a date while you’re out! They do say ~club love is real love~. Jk, I just made that up, but good luck out there.

5. Therapy Black Hoxton Boots ($58.15)

These boots will easily be your go-to black boots for fall. Not only is suede totally in this season, but so is a block heel. And block heels are AMAZING because they’re the easiest style of heel to actually be able to still walk in. Like, if you’re looking for a pair of black boots that you can stumble home from the bar in without face planting, these are the ones.

6. Therapy Black Malone Boots ($72.70)

Another big trend we’ve been talking about for fall is the “western” trend. Please be warned, this doesn’t give you permission to casually wear gaudy cowboy boots from that one Luke Bryan concert you went to last summer. You want to embrace the trend in a more chic, polished way, and these are the boots that will help you achieve that. The western detailing on these boots is edgy yet minimal, so you can embrace the trend without looking like you’re headed to the town rodeo. (On a related note, if your town indeed does have a rodeo, please consider moving far, far away.)

Like I said before, no matter the outfit or occasion, a pair of black boots are an essential wardrobe staple all year round. Not to mention that, at these great prices, you could totally afford two pairs and pretty much be set shoe-wise. You can now even go spend all that extra money (that would have otherwise gone to more shoes) on like, more clothes or booze, or something.

Images: @ohleighann / Unsplash; Urban Outfitters; ASOS (3); Princess Polly (2)
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5 Sandals That Won’t Get Ruined In The Rain

There are few things riskier than dressing while it’s raining in the summer. It’s all basically a lose-lose. Either you’re going to be decked out in rainproof stuff that will make you really sweaty, or you’re going to absolutely ruin the cute summery stuff you planned on wearing three days ago before you heard it was going to rain during these plans. Luckily, sandals are like, the one thing that won’t make you completely miserable if you can find the right pair. Here are a few sandals you can wear while it’s raining this summer without worrying about completely destroying them.

1. Dr. Martens Blaire Brando Sandals

These sandals are probably going to attract a lot of “when you have to fight the trojans at 7 but meet your friends out at 8” comments—especially if you still hang around with guys who read Barstool and have none of their own original jokes. These sandals are clunky AF, but they’re made with a waxed leather, so they’ll survive a little rain. Also, the tread sole on the sandal won’t be super slippery. 

2. Birkenstock Arizona Eva Sandal

Okay, not to be dramatic, but these shoes saved my life. They’re the most comfortable things I’ve ever worn and influencers wear them with clothes other than like, hippie gauchos, so I guess I can, too. These are great for the rain because they’re waterproof and because they have lots of structure for your foot so you don’t slip and fall when it’s raining. Yes, I know that sounds like a Life Alert commercial or something, but sometimes I do feel like a senior citizen when I’m randomly hungover the day after a happy hour.

3. Universal Thread Kenya Ankle Strap Sandals

These have approximately one million ways to keep your foot in the sandal without falling out, which is nice when you’re running across the street in the rain and not trying to lose a shoe. This is where I would insert a bad joke about Cinderella if I was a Disney freak. They’re also cheap, so if you ruin them it’s NBD.

4. ASOS DESIGN Tourist Jelly Heeled Sandals

Jelly sandals are risky business, so please take this suggestion with a grain of salt. These are definitely waterproof, but they’ll also definitely make your feet smell like sh*t and will probably only look good if you’re like, a very cool person with an interesting first name. Anyway, jelly sandals won’t be trendy for much longer, so at least jump on it while you can. And since these are under $30, you won’t feel stupid for wasting half your paycheck on a fad item.

5.  J. Crew Tortoise Pool Slides

You most likely can’t wear pool slides to work, even if you have that one coworker who’s always dressed so inappropriately during the summer, but you can at least wear these on your way in. Plus, the tortoise shell style of these almost makes them a more elevated pool slide, so you don’t have to worry about looking fashionably inept when you enter the office.

Images: Dr. Martens (1), Birkenstock (1), Target (1), ASOS (1), J.Crew (1) 
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3 Summer Shoe Trends You Can Wear To The Office

Figuring out what shoes to wear to the office is difficult, especially in the summer. Like, is Richard in accounting going to get his delicate sensibilities offended by the sight of my bare toes? But at the same time, why should I have to sweat my feet off in close-toed heels? Let’s start with what you shouldn’t wear. Anything that resembles something you would find in a retirement home is a no-go. Feel like that should go without saying, but figured I’d spell it out for you so there’s no confusion. The basic rule here is that anything that looks too comfortable is also probs too ugly.

Now that I’ve laid the groundwork of what not to wear, let’s discuss some alternatives to your tacky Naturalizers. Shoes are something worth investing in, especially shoes to wear to the office, because you’re going to be wearing them every day. If you wear crappy shoes, then no one is going to take you seriously (and your feet will hurt). You can say looks don’t matter all you want, but how you choose to present yourself undoubtedly affects people’s perception of you. And, if perception didn’t matter, then you wouldn’t have spent two hours doing your makeup for the beach, just to get a bikini pic for your perfectly curated Insta feed. So we can agree—how you look does matter. That being said, you don’t need to spend tons of money on your shoes, but you do need to take the time to make sure you’re finding quality ones.

Finding stylish shoes to wear to the office is especially hard during the summer, but luckily, you have me. These shoes are work-appropriate and won’t leave your feet sweaty and gross, and they also won’t leave you with an HR complaint.

1. Mules

Fortunately for you and your otherwise pitiful office wardrobe, mules are currently back in style. This is great because they’re, like, legit everywhere right now and there are some really cute styles out there. Mules look great with everything from your tailored pants to your pencil skirt. And, most importantly, the open back allows your foot to breathe. I probably would stay away from the open-toed styles unless you know for sure your office is okay with that, and even then, I’d probs stick with a more subtle peep toe. Like, woahhh don’t want to be considered the office slut because you’re strutting around the office exposing your bare toes! Just use your best judgement and be mindful of your office’s “culture.”

Jeffrey Campbell Complete Plaid point toe pumps

Dolce Vita Cinda point toe mule

Frye Flynn mules

2. Open Back Flats

To quote Hannah Montana, you get the best of both worlds with open back flats: no heel (more comfortable) and no back (more breathable). Open back flats look polished and professional. There’s just something sweet and innocent about a flat—like, no one would suspect that the girl in flats spent the majority of the workday in the bathroom scrolling through Instagram…speaking for a friend of course…

Rebecca Minkoff Alexis Bow point toe flats

Raye x Stone Cold Fox Kensie slide

Free People At Ease loafers

3. Slingback Pumps

As much as I hate to say it, this may be the only time and place where kitten heels make sense. Slingback pumps are the perfect summer shoes to wear to the office because they offer a breathable open back heel, plus a strap around the ankle so that you can actually walk in them. Please don’t make it weird by wearing  full-blown stilettos to your 9-5. Who would have thought Caila Quinn might have been on to something with her kitten heels? Turns out, there are actually a lot of cute styles of slingback pumps with kitten heels that aren’t basic.


Sam Edelman Ludlow slingback pump

Lewit Viola pump

Linea Paolo Carly slingback pump

In addition to those, you could also toss in a loafer or a short ankle boot to wear to work in the summer as well, but just know they’re a lot less breathable. I gave you a fuck ton of suggestions for each style of shoe, so if you don’t like any of them, this is no longer my problem.

Images: Shopbop (5); Revolve; Nordstrom (3)

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Comfortable Shoes To Wear To A Pool Party That Aren’t Flip-Flops

Anyone who has ever been to a Vegas pool party knows the familiar sight of betches everywhere in tiny Beach Bunny bikinis paired with beat-ass wedges. In fact, not to make assumptions here, but I guarantee at some point you’ve even been one of those aforementioned betches. I mean, I myself am even guilty of shaking my bikini-clad ass to Diplo in a pair of uncomfortable wedges. Don’t get me wrong, I understand the reasoning behind it—wedges elongate your legs and lift the butt. So why wouldn’t you want to wear them with your swimsuit, right? Well, because you’ll look like a try-hard, just like everyone else who’s ever attempted it. And, assuming the majority of pool parties you’ll attend this summer will be a lot less aggressive than the ones in Vegas, you’ll want a more practical, and definitely more stylish, shoe option than a wedge. Unfortunately, wearing flip-flops is social suicide, so it leaves us in a tricky position. Where do you find cute yet comfortable shoes to wear to a pool party? Here are some sandals you can wear instead of try-hard wedges or fugly flip-flops.


You know those cute gladiator sandals you love to wear? Yeah, they’re going to be a no-go when it comes to pool parties. When you’re at a pool party, you’ll want a shoe that you can easily get on and off so you can quickly get back and forth from the bar. Duh.  Notice how I didn’t say “because you’ll be getting in and out of the pool” because, pro tip, no one actually goes swimming at pool parties. You came here to do laps, weirdo? Try your local YMCA for that, not a pool party. Basically, you want to look for stylish sandals that require minimal effort to put on, like these options below.

Shoes to wear to a pool party

From left: Dolce Vita Aveline crocheted mule; Joie Fabrizia sandal


Slides are essentially just a more casual type of sandal. They’re cute, easy, and they’re not flip-flops. Like, idc if your flip-flops are Rainbows—they’re still flip-flops and are therefore still hideous. Put your Havaianas away, bitch! It’s time to elevate your poolside style and swap your flip-flops for a pair of trendy slides.

Shoes to wear to a pool party

From left: Dolce Vita Benicia slide; Soludos braided pool slide

For an edgy and sporty look, you could even wear the currently popular athletic slide. Styled correctly, you’ll look super fashionable and very Hailey Baldwin-esque. Styled poorly and you’ll look like a former student athlete who posts inspirational Instagram quotes with way too many emojis in between every word, so just know your limits here. Of course, as cool as they are, I probs wouldn’t try wearing them to a Vegas pool party; pretty sure the bouncers would be having none of that.

Shoes to wear to a pool party

adidas Originals Adilette Slide

Platform Sandals

You insist on being extra, don’t you? Fine, but still NO WEDGES! The only shoe I’ll accept with some height is a platform sandal. Platform sandals make you look extra fashionable, unlike wedges, which make you just look extra. Now, don’t take a mile when I only gave you an inch here. Keep the heel height minimal, please. Trust me, I know it seems like I’m being harsh, but I only have your best interest in mind.

Shoes to wear to a pool party

From left: Steve Madden Asher; Rocket Dog Jarvis platform sandal

We are blessed to live in a world where options of shoes to wear to a pool party (and anywhere) are limitless, so take advantage! We’ve come so far…don’t set us back now with your Payless wedges and Walmart flip-flops.

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New Shoes You Will See All Over Instagram This Spring

I’m basically counting down the days until March 20th, because nothing mindfucks me more than Kylie’s daughter’s name the sun setting at like, 4pm. I fucking hate it, and therefore, I am rejoicing in the fact that spring will be here in just a little over a month. IDGAF what Punxsutawney Phil said last week. If you don’t know who that is, my point exactly. He’s fake news. Everything is better in warmer weather, like the frozen drinks, crop tops, and of course, new shoes. Here are the biggest shoe trends you’re about to see as soon as the first day of spring hits.


1. Kitten Heels

They’re not as fugly as you’d think. With the right shoe, you can look as chic and possibly skinny as a Hadid walking down the street. I’m obviously not talking about the kitten heels the Phyllis in your office wobbles in everyday, but instead, a sock bootie with a twist. There will be a ton of 70s go-go girl vibes next season, so if you’re feeling bold, grab the white. Either way, the lighter the color, the better.


Free People Marilyn Kitten Heel Bootie

2. Dad Sneakers

I’m just going to slip this in here to get the worst out of the way. This trend is definitely fucking grotesque, so apologies in advance for what we’re about to see all over Instagram. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t already see Brooklyn hipsters sporting these on the L train like it’s their job. Maybe, we can blame Balenciaga for making this a thing. (I mean, they did bring out platform Crocs, after all.)

FILA Disruptor II Sneaker


3. PVC Heels

We’re (unfortunately) not getting rid of these see-through shoes anytime soon. We’ll be seeing plastic, latex, and anything resembling rainwear in a lot more clothes and styles of shoes than we’d honestly like to.

ALDO Oceani Silver Women’s Dress Boots


4. Shoes With Different Materials

Similar to your knock-off Fenty PUMA slides, wearing shoes with a bunch of different shit on them will be trendy. Whether you’re wearing faux fur on your feet or purchasing a pair of bedazzled sandals, you’ll find yourself giving into the ways of the latest Insta influencer. Surprisingly, these styles aren’t as hideous as you’d expect.

RAYE Lacey Faux Fur Heel

5. Pastel Slingbacks

Slip-ons are now officially gross and eventually, our millennial pink obsession will be considered tacky, too. In effort to find a happy medium, we’ll probs be seeing our fave chain stores stock up on slingback block heels in an assortment of pastel colors. Since purple is 2018’s color, expect to see a whole lot of it.

Dorateymur Resort Sling Pumps

6. Embroidered/Embellished Sneakers

This year, spring will be the season we finally get an upgrade from our Adidas. White on white is cute and all, but being extra is better when it comes to my general life philosophy fashion, obviously. Expect to see sneakers in bright hues with embroidered patterns and pairs full of flashy embellishments. These go hand-in-hand with your all black attire and add a pop of fun into the mix. AMAZING.

JSlides Anteek Black Leather


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