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Tue 04.26
Espadrille Season

Espadrille Season: Making the Braid

‘Tis the season of the espadrille! With acutely-modern metallic leather Guccis and pompom-accented Aquazzuras, it’s easy to forget just how long this shoe has been around. The style dates back 4,000 years. Some of its best iterations come from Pyrenean Catalonia (Spain – France) and the Occitania region, where the footwear has been made since the 14th century. While the term “espadrille” is French, it has roots in the Catalan language, deriving its meaning from espart, a tough Mediterranean grass used to make rope. Clearly, today’s designers have a rich history to draw upon, and they’ve immersed themselves in it to create some of the most gorgeous espadrilles yet. Whether you like yours embroidered or crafted from classic canvas, flat or towering, inexpensive or investment-worthy, there’s no shortage of shoes to pick up for summer!

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Espadrille Season
Espadrille Season
Espadrille Season
Mon 04.11
Top 7 Spring Shoes on NET-A-PORTER

Top 7 Spring Shoes on NET-A-PORTER: The Trends Justify the Means

If you haven’t used post-spring cleaning closet restocking as an excuse to buy new shoes yet, then I have another reason for you: the latest trends. Block heels from the likes of Mansur Gavriel, metallics via laser-cut Alaïas, and most prominently, lace-up shoes that climb like vines along your ankles are the styles at the top of every fashion girl’s shopping list this season, and NET-A-PORTER has them all. Put those winter boots away until next year and indulge in my new favorite shoes below…

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Top 7 Spring Shoes on NET-A-PORTER
Top 7 Spring Shoes on NET-A-PORTER
Top 7 Spring Shoes on NET-A-PORTER
Top 7 Spring Shoes on NET-A-PORTER
Tue 03.22
Top 5 Pink Shoes

Top 5 Pink Shoes: You’re Making Me Blush

There is no other color as polarizing as pink. While many women love it (Barbie, Elle Woods, and myself included!), others prefer more neutral hues. Even the women who wear LBDs every day, never thinking of slipping on frilly pink dresses, find themselves longing for a flash of the tint here and there, though. And whether in pastel patent, fuchsia PVC, or blush glitter, these girly shoes are just the right amount of pink to feed that craving.

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Top 5 Pink Shoes
Top 5 Pink Shoes
Tue 03.08
Manolo Blahnik x Rihanna Denim Desserts Collection

Manolo Blahnik x Rihanna Denim Desserts Collection: Save Room for Dessert

Every now and then, a collaboration that sounds almost too good to be true comes around. So goes the news of the union between possibly the most classic shoe designer of all time and the most stylish (and rebellious) pop star of our time: Manolo Blahnik x Rihanna. Their Denim Desserts collection consists of six styles featuring artisan-stitched embroidery inspired by Rihanna’s henna hand tattoos, as well as sequins and, of course, plenty of sex appeal.

Fri 01.22
Spring is in the Air

Spring is in the Air: Kick Up Your Heels for Spring’s Best Shoes

There’s nothing like a little escape come this time of year, and the next best thing to going off on a tropical getaway with a suitcase full of brand-new resort wear is looking ahead to spring. Spring’s best new shoes have already hit stores, and I’m ready to get a jump-start stocking up. From in-your-face floral appliqués to nautical accents to majorly-elevated flats, there are plenty of reasons to get excited on the early side.

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Spring is in the Air
Tue 01.12
NET-A-PORTER Final Sale

NET-A-PORTER Final Sale: Up to 80% Off!

Yes, I know that we’re in the midst of the year’s coldest weather, and unless you have a tropical getaway planned, buying sandals is just a reminder that you won’t be able to wear any for months; but allow yourself to be seduced by the promise of a new spring wardrobe, distinguished by crystals as turquoise as the sea, ankle straps strong enough to get you through hours of dancing, and savings of up to 80% off from NET-A-PORTERicon! Deals like these will melt your sartorial ennui away in no time…

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NET-A-PORTER Final Sale
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Thu 11.05
Top 5 BROgues

Top 5 BROgues: Brogues Before Bros

I have three brothers, and I grew up a tomboy, until I discovered boys. But I still loved borrowing their clothes into my teenage years, and now I often steal my 10-year-old son’s cute little sweaters (to his dismay).

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Top 5 BROgues
Top 5 BROgues
Top 5 BROgues
Top 5 BROgues
Mon 08.24
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Elina Linardaki Sandals: Life in the Penny Lane

With the summer’s number one destination being Mykonos, Greece, it’s not surprising that the season’s must-have sandal originates nearby. Handmade in Athens, Elina Linardaki’s boho-style shoes make you want to book a trip to the Mediterranean ASAP.

Fri 08.07
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Top 10 Black Tie Shoes: Bow Down to the Bow

I’ve always said that ankle straps are like seat belts for your feet (and we could certainly use those – safety first!), but with these shoes, designers are taking that functional feature and tying it up in a pretty bow.