#ShoePorn: Amazingly Outrageous Shoes From Designers Around the World (Photos)

Women’s Shoes Don’t Always Have to Be Expensive

 

outfit_medium_8933ed75-a8d8-434b-8381-d700a6172ebc“A pair of new shoes might not cure a broken heart or soothe a tension headache but they will relieve the symptoms and chase away the blues.” ~ Fashion critic, Holly Brubach. 

She’s right–and we all know it. Truth is, shoes are more important than many realize–they can make or break an outfit.

Women have always loved shoes, and in many circles, they are a status symbol–but ultimately, even though we love all of these beautiful designer shoes, stores like Torrid.com, Payless.com and even the new monthly shoe clubs like the one Kimora Lee Simmons started are offering these deals.

And if you feel like you need the label, you can always dig into sites like eBay (the only reason I own a real Coach purse and wallet–not gonna lie!) and Overstock.com. I also really like NoMoreRack.com for the occasional crazy-good deal.

Personally, I have a slightly wide foot, and that can cause issues–so hey, designers! Hook us wide-footed girls up with a few more options, k?

But I digress…

As you can see from the slide show, each shoe designer’s creation offers a fresh take on the traditional–with some added innovation and twist in design.

More Shoe Tips

  • Cheap women’s shoes are not only affordable but they can be designer inspired and in vogue.
  • There are a wide variety of styles and brands of shoes available for less than $25. Just do your research before you buy!
  • Try doing a Google image search with a pic of the shoes you REALLY want and find similar ones for less.

Keeping these tips in mind while shoe shopping will make you the owner of a huge collection of some wonderful pairs of women’s shoes at cheap prices. Spend some time but less money and you can definitely bag the best picks one could ever find.

And now, for all of shoe lovers, please enjoy our #shoeporn gallery of the day!

 

Celebrities Embrace Warm Accessories: Scarves and Shawls Heat Up a Cold Season

Celebrities Embrace Warm Accessories: Scarves and Shawls Heat Up a Cold Season

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The fashion industry is booming, and it doesn’t look like it’ll be slowing down anytime soon, especially with our fascination with celebrities and their style. Celebrity

fashionistas like Nicole Richee, Jennifer Anniston, Sarah Jessica Parker and Billie Piper have their fingers on the pulse of the fashion industry (or, if they don’t, they have stylists who do), and this year, they’re all about the warn and snuggly accessories

Year after year, women are bombarded with new styles, colors, designs, and women’s clothing accessories. It’s enough to make your head spin!

So, why all the hype? Maybe the fashion designers need to keep their jobs… and to do so, they must somehow cause women to go out and shop for brand new items every season.

In any case, even women with average income can rock a celebrity look if they’re careful with their purchases. Maybe you find an amazing hidden-gem amongst designers (such as Jane Cuddehe, the designer behind Scialle Fine Shawls, not to mention some pretty amazing scarves!) and you get a deal that you can’t pass up (scarves typically sold for $800 and up for a fraction of the price, for example).

Fortunately, there are ways women can avoid falling into the “new trendy fashion” trap. Here are some hints about women’s clothing that fashion designers don’t want you to know.

Timeless Colors for Women’s Clothing

There are some basic colors in women’s clothing that will never go out of style. They’re “in fashion” year after year, season after season. These are black, khaki tan, green, and blue. Some bright colors that never seem to go out of style are red, white, and many light pastels.

Though designs and styles may change, these colors are always around. The good news is women can mix and match these colors to create all sorts of stylish outfits.

And, you can pick up less expensive accessories, such as scarves and shawls, to really add a trendy look to a classic outfit.

Women can always wear black for a slimming effect – Hollywood stars do it all the time! Black is a great color that can be used any time of the year. In winter, they can wear black slacks or a black skirt, full-length black dresses, black jackets, and black blouses or sweaters. With any of these, women can add a splash of color with colorful jewelry, scarves, belts, shoes, or even hats.

Black can also be used with any of the colors mentioned above for those who don’t want to wear all black. Women who wear plus size clothes always look great in black as well.

In summer, black garments can be worn with other colorful items. For example, women can wear a hot pink scarf with a bright green shirt and a black skirt. Shoes with a little color can match the shirt. Or, a bright-colored blouse under a black jacket can be worn with matching slacks. Summer is the season for brightness, so women can count on wearing their bright shirts, shorts, slacks, and skirts each year, no matter what the latest fashion trends.

How to Style Your Own Clothes

Fashion designers and women’s fashion magazines aren’t the only ones that can design women’s apparel. Whether it’s American apparel or express fashion design straight from Paris, France, most women could probably design their own clothes even better if they had the skills. Why? Each woman is unique in her makeup and physique. She knows better than anyone what type of women‚s clothes will complement her figure.

Women might not be able to actually design the clothes, but they can create the perfect outfits in their minds and maybe even on paper if they try. This will give them a guideline to use while shopping for clothing. For choosing an outfit, they can write down the perfect size, the length of the blouse, skirt, or dress, the type of waistline needed, and the style that looks best with their figure. They can sift through photos in women‚s magazines to get ideas. While shopping, they can look for these types of clothing specifically and save much time and energy.

Layer Clothes for Dramatic Effect

ShawlGroupingFlatWomen can layer their clothes to create a more dramatic effect as they walk and move. Some great layering methods include wearing a tank top under a sheer shawl or a partially buttoned blouse, wearing a trendy jacket over an otherwise dull outfit, covering the waist with a colorful scarf tied to the side or in the front, and so forth. Layering also allows the blending of colorful pieces with one-colored garments in a tasteful way.

Stock Closets with Versatile Clothing

Women can stretch their clothing budget by filling their wardrobe armoire or closet with more versatile clothing. This means buying pieces that can be mixed and matched with other pieces to create multiple outfits. For instance, a woman might buy a sweater or blouse that can be worn with several skirts, pants, or shorts. Also, women can accessorize certain outfits to make them look like two totally different outfits.

With so many possibilities, any woman can stay ahead of the clothing game using the tips above. Update your wardrobe today with these timeless, trendy women’s clothes!

Celebrities Embrace Warm Accessories: Scarves and Shawls Heat Up a Cold Season

Style It Up: Go From Drab To Fab With This Season’s Must-Haves

puffy scarfAs chillier temps approach, it’s time to update your wardrobe with this season’s most fabulous attire.

Being fashionable doesn’t have to be painstaking or have to cost a fortune.

With a few essential “must-haves” in your closet, you can easily pull off the hottest runway looks in just minutes. Here are a few trends to watch out for this season:

Campus Chic

Collegiate sportswear was all the rage on New York Fashion Week runways.

To look like you’ve just stepped off a college campus, add a colorful rugby or striped cardigan to complement a pair of pleated wool pants with a natural waistline.

Save money by digging into your old coed gear at the back of your closet or in the attic–they’re begging to be revamped and worn! Pull out your favorite long, chunky scarf that you loved to sport during freshman year and match it with a pair of skinny denims, add an oversized knit cocoon coat and embrace the warmth and style of the season.

Back to Basics

Covering up your legs this season is a must. Hosiery is a great way to spice up any outfit. Select from a wide range of patterns and textures to accent your look and choose a neutral color palette such as heather gray, oatmeal or brown.

These colors are perfect to mix and match with other pieces in your closet. Eye-catching leggings or especially opaque tights and hosiery can be worn under a knee-length pencil skirt or a tailored pair of Bermuda shorts. Don’t forget to finish the look with an important “must-have” accessory–a wide, woven belt, cinched at the waist–to give you the chic, trendy look seen in all the fashion magazines.

Designers to Watch

If you are wondering which are the best designers to snag these accessories from, fashion magazines have been touting the work of six, hot, talented designers.

Trendsetters Rodarte, Rag & Bone, Vena Cava, VPL, Hanuk, and Brian Reyes have each won the prestigious Ecco Domani® Fashion Foundation Award, a grant given by Ecco Domani Italian wines to the most promising new designers.

These six fashion designers have made quite a splash at Fashion Week in New York, and by simply incorporating just one or two of their designs into your wardrobe, you can look like a fashionista overnight.

And Jane Cuddehe, the designer behind Scialle Shawls, has really been making a stir in many circles with her hand-made Italian scarves and shawls–they are so luxurious that I couldn’t believe she was selling them for a fraction of the cost celebs pay for similar styles.

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