Want to incorporate menswear-inspired pieces into your wardrobe? As style stars such as Kate Moss and Kirsten Dunst demonstrate so effortlessly, there’s a way to do it while maintaining a feminine edge. We’re pairing crisp shirting and sleek blazers with sexy loafers and other pairs of statement flats. We’re tomboy crazy this season!
Adding a pair of menswear-inspired shoes to a feminine ensemble instantly makes the look smarter and more chic. Opt for a pair of dapper slip-on loafers or lace-up flats such as these and wear with floral patterns or a lacy dress.
Alternatively, wear a pair of sleek and chic heels with menswear-inspired separates. We love the slightly looser fit that tomboy style offers and look to Kate Moss, Patti Smith and Diane Keaton circa Annie Hall for inspiration. Think relaxed jeans cuffed at the leg, boxy coats, thin vests, crisp shirting, boyfriend blazers and tapered, tailored trousers. Add a chunky men’s watch and satchel bag and finish off the look with these leg-lengthening heels. Are you man enough to try it for yourself?
For a more casual take on tomboy dressing, channel this season’s sporty-luxe look. We can’t go past these athletic kicks, with their sleek colourway and retro detailing, and plan to wear ours with slouchy trousers or drawstring leather shorts.
Want to instantly make your outfit a bit more glam? Just add leopard print! The statement print has transitioned from the catwalk to sidewalk, dubbed this season’s new neutral by style commentators. The look is ultra-versatile and can be worked into casual downtown cool looks or amped-up ensembles fit for Friday night. We look to these ultra-chic trendsetters for inspiration.
With animal prints, a little goes a long way. For example, the simple addition of these leopard print flats or midi heels can work to totally transform a minimal, luxe, monochrome ensemble. This chic polo fan has the look down pat, pairing eye-catching leopard print pumps with a stark white-on-white outfit that’s perfect for summer. And how elegant does she look with that wide-brimmed topper?
Alternatively, pair this statement clutch with emerald green or striking red to create a striking evening combo fit for festival season. For evenings, add another classic – the subtle smoky eye –– to complete the look.
This season, we can’t get enough of leopard print lace-ups – and these boots are too cool to pass up. We recommend pairing with band tees and leather pants for a fashion-forward take on classic rocker style.
You can also wear the trend at work. Jazz up a crisp white shirt and spray-on skinny jeans with leopard print wedges such as these or smarten up your LBD with a pair of chic spotted ballet flats.
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THE FILM: That Awkward Moment
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, bring on the slew of seasonal rom coms! We’re loving the trailer for this latest bromance starring heartthrob Zac Efron as a perennial commitment-phobe. The original title was Are We Officially Dating?, which well and truly resonates with us in this age of Tinder, random hook-ups and the confusing world of modern courtship! Also, we get to see Efron take his kit off!
THE IT-GIRL: Aubrey Plaza
The Parks and Recreation star wins the award for the greatest deadpan on the telly. Though she’s best known for playing sarcastic intern April Ludgate, she’s also winning hearts on the silver screen. Watch her totally kill it in the LOL-inducing To Do List.
THE SHOE: Layla
A super high heel with cut out detailing… oh my, no wonder these are on heavy shoe rotation this month! Ultra chic and always sophisticated, we love finishing off our ensembles with high-impact monochrome accents and a bold crimson lip
THE DRINK: Rose & Rasberry Rickeys
Got your girlfriends coming over? Why not treat them to the ultimate party cocktail – the rose and raspberry rickey. To make, crush raspberries in a tall glass and muddle them up with lime juice, sparkling water, a splash or rosewater and a shot of vodka (or gin, if you’re so inclined). If you can’t find fresh berries, frozen work just as well. There’s your fruit intake for the day – kind of. Garnish with a rose petal if you’re feeling fancy.
When wanting to add some luster to your look, you can’t go past a pair of metallic shoes. Silver is the new neutral as far as we’re concerned. We’ve handpicked a selection of oh-so-stellar silver footwear that’ll take any ensemble to the next level.
A great pair of shoes makes or breaks an outfit. Whether it’s as casual as light denim jeans or as prim and proper as an office-appropriate pencil skirt, you can count on a shiny silver sandal to give your look an unexpected boost. These flats are guaranteed to lighten the mood and will take you from beach to bar in an instant.
Are you on the lookout for a sterling silver pump? These head-turning heels are perfect for party season and look great against a golden summer tan. Or get ready to put on your dancing shoes with these satin show stoppers!
Also, we love the lace print and glitter detailing on these. The pretty peep-toe style is great for weddings and daytime soirees, while these are perfect for anyone who’s looking to get married on the sand.
Want to make high-shine metallics work with lazy weekend attire? Why not opt for a pair of simple, sleek silver thongs to wear with your boyfriend jeans and tee? They’ll instantly smarten up your look – minimum effort required!
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After squeezing your poor feet into toe-pinching stilettos this party season, give them a break with these super chic, ultra comfy, fashion-forward sneakers! We take a page out of Isabel Marant’s book and deliver up a range of fresh fashion kicks. If in doubt, make like Jessica Alba and Rihanna and wear yours with slouchy pants and a crop top for an on-trend, sporty luxe look!
The Cut-Out Sneaker
Why kill your feet in pointy-toed pumps when these babies are guaranteed to reel in the compliments? The edgy ‘80s-inspired shoe looks great with a thigh-skimming dress or feminine skirt.
The Heeled Sneaker
If you must wear heels, why not try a pair of these? These pain-free heeled sneakers will keep style and comfort in check. With heavy use of gold, they’re not for the faint hearted! We recommend pairing these showstoppers with white denim or this season’s monochromes.
The Classic Sneaker
Want a fun revamped version on an old classic? Try these athletic kicks. We just love designs with punchy colours and prints.
The Embellished Sneaker
With stud and zipper details to give them a fashion-forward edge, these sneakers have a serious model-off-duty vibe going on. We can’t wait to wear ours with leather pants or shorts.
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