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The Right Shoes for 4th of July Parties!

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Independence Day is just around the corner and there’s probably tons of party planning happening right now! Family and friends will be coming in from out of town, barbecue grills are getting ready, and parades are being perfected. With all the preparation in the works, don’t forget about preparing your outfit! More specifically, make sure your footwear can handle the day. Here are some tips in choosing the right shoes for the right kind of 4th of July party!

 

Beach Fun

In SoCal, you can guarantee that the beaches are going to be packed for the 4th of July weekend. For the beach, choices are usually narrowed down to flip flops, sandals, or going barefoot. However, if you’re a non-beach regular, don’t feel like you have to be barefoot. Even though the weather may be gloriously hot and the water may be refreshingly cold, non-beach goers often forget about the sand. First of all, the sand can hold a lot of heat. Second, depending on how close you are to the water, the sand is usually very soft. Basically, that means you’re going to get one heck of a leg work out. Simple flip flops or flat sandals will help you beat the heat and move around a little easier. Wear sneakers if you must, just be willing to deal with them getting a little sand filled.

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Outdoor Picnic

People set up in large parks so that there’s plenty of room for the food and the games. This is not a time to wear delicate materials! For example, we love suede, but they are a little high maintenance and you’ll remember those stains for the rest of your life. We suggest sticking to footwear like sneakers or boots crafted in easy-wearing materials. Additionally, choose something that protects the greater surface of your feet. There may be some prickly grass or overly affectionate mosquitoes out there. For cool and casual sneakers, check out our Lacoste selection for men, women, and kids! Ladies, if you must wear heels, at least opt for wedges. They handle soft ground much better and won’t get stuck in it. They only shoe that should stab the earth are cleats, not pumps!

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Fancy Soirée

Some people just like parties to be a little fancy regardless of the occasion! Even if you’re wearing a formal dress or suit, this is a time to be festive! It’s the perfect time to wear bold footwear and accessories. Even if your outfit is mostly made up of a dark neutral color like black or navy, spice it up with some color. For example, you can still be festive and chic if you wear a solid white ensemble with your shoes and accessories adding the red and blue. You’ll most likely be indoors, so go on ahead and wear those sky heels and stylish oxfords! Need some styling tips? We have some great tips on how to style dresses.

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Firework Watching

Maybe you’ll be skipping the hustle and bustle of the parties and skip right to the fireworks show. While there’s no real reason to wear a specific type of shoe, we highly recommend something that has sturdy traction. Whether you’re in a crowded place or a secret location with the best view, you’ll need to be able to move around comfortably. Also, it’ll be night time. Regardless of where you are in the world, the temperature can drastically drop at night. So prepare your feet accordingly! You can’t go wrong with rubber outsoles. Sneakers are the obvious pick, but if you still want to tweak your style, try out some boat shoes. They are always a summer favorite! We have a great Sperry Top-Sider collection that are stylish, comfortable, and have very durable outsoles.

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Shoes: What They Say About You

Shoes aren’t ordinary accessories. Most people consider them to be something that simply complements an outfit. However, we think that these beloved pieces are one of the most expressive items that not only show off your style, but your mood and personality. They are the glue to an outfit, the last piece of the puzzle, the punctuation at the end of a statement. Shoes come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, but here are some examples of what your favorite shoe trends can say about you.

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HEELS: Confidence

Heels look fabulous, are slightly dangerous, and exude confidence. It has little to do with what color they are or which designer you’re wearing, but that it physically changes you. Whether the heel is comfortably low or sky high, you look and feel great in them! You literally rise to the occasion with a few inches added to your height. Your shoulders tend to pull back, your posture straightens, and you wear them with full disclosure that your feet may seriously ache within a few hours.

 

 

 

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WEDGE: Go-Getter

It’s no secret that it’s much easier to walk in wedged heels. Why should you have to choose between style and comfort? Wedged heels bridge that gap and allows you to have the best of both worlds. You can make your dressed up attire more casual or style up your casual look.You want it all and wedged heels have it all.

 

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Just because these aren’t high and dramatic doesn’t mean that they are boring! They are much more versatile than a pair of heels and can keep up with whatever pace the day throws at you. For example, with a pair of black leather pointed flats you can rush to get that coffee, go through that grueling meeting, and still make it in time for cocktail hour. You don’t hold back, and neither will your flats.

 

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When you think about flip flops and slip-on shoes, you don’t think about being busy. You think about relaxation: the beach, soaking up the sun, or  just lounging around the house with your cat and a cup of tea. It’s about simplicity, not stress. Here in SoCal, we can’t get enough of them! Some of our favorite picks are actually from Sperry Top-Sider, who are primarily known for boat shoe styles. The free spirit of shoes, flip flops and sandals break away from all the fuss and relish in ease and comfort.

 

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Sneakers have been deemed to be ordinary, but we think otherwise. They embody comfort, style, function, and even have complex technologies manufactured right in. Sneakers are ready for a day of relaxation or a day of non-stop movement. In a moment’s notice you can go from reading a book in a park to a full running sprint in order to pick up your dry cleaning. Minimalist, fashionable, and athletic sneaker styles rule with practicality. It’s the most logical choice for everyday life. Looking for some fresh new picks? Check out our Lacoste collection!

 

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BOOTS: Femme Fatale

From heavy rubber treads to the highest stiletto, boots are aggressive. Even more elegant styles in our UGG Australia collection grab a lot of attention. Whether it’s the height of the boot, the amount of lacing, or the style of the heel, boots offer a touch of ferocity to any look. Most boots have this elegance with a tough-as-nails attitude, just like the woman who wears them.

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Women’s Shoe Trends for Summer 2014

Summer is just around the corner! The season is all about showing a little more leg, a flirty peek at the shoulders, and flaunting an awesome pedicure. This summer, make sure to stock up on new styles for your shoe collection! Here are some of our favorite shoe style picks for 2014 summer fashion.

 

What the Cuff?

Cuffed sandals and high heels can sharpen up so many looks. The silhouette is a little less formal and a whole lot of sexy. Although we are thrilled about our new Sperry Top-Sider sandals, the design does the most flattering as a high heel shoe like the Tsubo Triss. It gives you a little extra height, elongates those legs, and adds to the elegance of the overall look . Skinny jeans may be all the rave, but full length pants will disrupt the design. When pairing with pants, try to make sure that the bottom hem doesn’t cover the cuff. We suggest that the hems stop at the top of the cuff or leave at least a 1-inch gap.

Match them with: slim fit clothing, pencil skirts, cropped pants

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Tsubo® Triss High Heel Sandal in Black

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Sperry® Top-Sider Isha in Black

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Off Those Booties!

Boot lovers rejoice! Winter may have passed, but that doesn’t mean your boots have to be stowed away. That includes even the coziest of cozy boots, UGG Australia! Instead, switch from knee-high boots to ankle boots. For stylish everyday looks, we recommend boot styles that are designed to have a little room around the ankles. They flatter the calves and can complement anything from skinny jeans to summer dresses. If you want options, find boots with laces. For example, lace-up boots like Dr. Martens allow you to create a tight or slouchy fit. Opt for a low heel or no heel at all for a look that’s comfortable and truly effortless!

Match them with: shorts, fitted bottoms, loose tops, summer dresses

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Dr. Martens® Women’s Aimilie Boots in Dark Brown

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Models Chloe Norgaard and Jourdan Dunn

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UGG® Australia Women’s Amoret Leather in Black

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wonderfully Woven

When summer rolls around, beachy inspired looks are popular even in the city! Woven shoe styles are light, playful, and perfect for everyday wear. Many of them will come in bright colors or in a rich neutral that complement brighter seasonal colors. For example, our woven flats from Rocket Dog are bright and lively, while our Sperry Top-Sider shoes remain a little more classic. The woven texture adds something special to skinny jeans and plays nicely with many other patterns. For instance, the woven lines match with stripes and plaid, while the holes and eyelets complement polka dots, florals, and lace. It’s no wonder that woven styles are a favorite this time of year!

Match them with: printed patterns, solid colors, denim

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Rocket Dog® Bena Socrates in Turquoise

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Sperry® Top-Sider Audrey in Gold 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get on Point

Even in a plain and solid color, pointed toe flats instantly add drama. The shape is universally flattering for any body type and for any outfit. They look stunning with more formal attire, but still offer a touch of elegance to casual looks. If you want to break away from flip-flops and plain ballet flats, try a pair of pointed flats. They are a wonderful shoe in canvas or linen, but for true versatility leather pointed flats can work with anything from casual denim to a cocktail dress.

Match them with: denim, shorts, dresses

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Rocket Dog® Cyprus Flat. Available in Black and Natural

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Image of Ashley Olsen in pointed flats from Pinterest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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