We've all been in the situation of wearing cute shoes to class and ending the day in unbearable pain with blister covered feet, have we not? I've found eight pairs of flats that are guaranteed to be cute, comfortable, and look good with your entire wardrobe. Check out my eight big campus approved shoes!
If you're like me (living off a microscopic bank account), you definitely can't afford 1,200 pairs of shoes. Lucky for you, there's only 10 pairs that every girl really needs...
It's still too cold for sandals and wedges (especially this April where Detroit witnessed a 4-inch snow storm on April 18th! WTF, Mother Nature?!), but we shudder at the thought of having to tuck our calves into our boots for the 1,478th day in a row. Flats are the perfect in-betweener.
Let's face it, ladies: while high heels are sexy and a definite must-have for every wardrobe, the bottom line is they hurt. A lot. Even if you deal with the pain of heels most of the time, sometimes your poor, little, ailing feet just need a break.
<a href="http://collegecandy.com/2010/10/07/fashion-porn-gettin-it-on-at-the-zoo/">Animal prints have been hot for the last few seasons, but leopard prints are especially huge this season. However, this trend can be tricky to pull off--too much and you'll just end up looking trashy. Or like Snooki. Or worse, Angelina.
Have you ever seen a girl in a really cute outfit and thought she looked great, but that something was missing? Maybe you’ve stood in front of the mirror in your dorm or apartment in a great dress and a pair of boots and still felt blah? We’ve all been there–the basics of an outfit look totally stylish, but there’s a certain something that’s off.
Not gonna lie, I could literally write an entire book of how I think everything Sofia Coppola does is the coolest shizz ever. No big deal, she was only the director of some of my favorite movies, like The Virgin Suicides and Marie Antoinette. She's just the daughter of Francis Ford Coppola, the director of The Godfather, besides being related to some of the coolest people in Hollywood.
Something from Anthropologie is always on my wish list (okay, maybe more like five or six things), but I decided a long time ago that a column based solely on their merchandise would be a tad boring, especially for those of you that aren’t obsessed with their girly-vintage-hippie chic vibe.
Summer sundresses are awesome for so many reasons: they're comfy, they're cute and they're totally versatile. You can pair 'em with all kinds of shoes (flats, sandals, heels, wedges, boots; you name it, it can work), and you can wear 'em over a bikini, for those last warm days on campus, or for a night out.
Polka dots were all over the runways for spring, and really, how can you not feel more peppy when you're rockin' the dots? There's just something about polka dots that are fun, flirty and innocent. And there are plenty of options out there to let you have your fun without looking like Minnie Mouse at a house party.
I want to be Olivia Palermo. To be fair, I don't want her attitude. Or her brains (or lack thereof). Or her annoying, drunk cousin who is always loafing on her couch. I don't even really want to be on The City. I really just want her wardrobe, namely those adorable men's inspired flats she started rockin' around town last season.
It's really easy to get swept away by trends and brand names when you're shopping. The stuff is just so pretty! Not pretty, though, is a closet full of overpriced clothes that are torn, tattered or out of style six months later. Before you hit the mall and load up on all that Spring cuteness, take a moment to assess the difference between an investment and an indulgence.
Until the sun is shining and the temperature rises enough to expose the tops of my feet, I'm left admiring the plethora of flats retailers have to offer this year. With most shops carrying inexpensive options, it's easy to stock up on styles that fit with (and add some style to) all your favorite outfits. Flats are one of those items that can be worn to subtly incorporate a season's hottest trends.