Shoe closet brimming with scuffed-up party pumps? No one said leading the pack was easy. Cocktail season will be here in a blink and (phew!) we have your most-wanted kicks list covered. From two-toned confections that’ll have you tied up with a bow (easy, now) to low-key low-tops that rock (bien fait, Isabel Marant)—take a stroll through our sexy shoe buffet, without actually taking a step. (The fewer scuffs, the better.)
Looking to emulate the clever stylings of your favorite Hollywood fashion plate? The one who never ever misses a beat (think of flossy, toothsome stars like Kate Bosworth, Zoe Saldana, and Diane Kruger)? Then it’s time to embrace your love-hate relationship with rule breaking. Studded sweatshirt? Gotta own one. Box bag with a gun metal chain wristlet? Serious conversation starter. Or what about your hunt for classic flat boots? Why not take it over the top (you saucy minx, you), and go over the knee. And the survey says… You’re Scandal star Kerry Washington—in character as sexy sophisticate Olivia Pope—and guest starring on Sons of Anarchy. Nowthat’s big-time.
Even though sunny skies are officially in your rearview, there’s no reason you can’t be a spotlight-grabber in your big-chill must-haves. An army-leaning anorak and fisherman’s cable-knit speak to your cozy autumn attitude (add a red lip and you’re Gwen Stefani at the pumpkin patch), a zippy shoulder bag and boyfriend skinnies will distract from the “food baby” you adopted over Canadian Thanksgiving, and ankle-boot brogues guarantee a dose of game-changing street cred. But no matter what your fall fancies, it’s time to button up, buttercup.
If your wardrobe bucket list calls for beyond the basics, consider each of your multiple style personalities (if you want to hit it out of the park, that is). Victorian platform booties and a checked hunting jacket satiate your inner royalist, a quilted topper and sexy R13s pay homage to your girl crush on Gwyneth (man she looks good in hers), pointed-toed pumps with a slice of bad girl light up your Bling Ring alter ego, and a couple of killer carryalls bring it all across home plate. Multitasker, movie star, chief creative officer. This week you’re all three (and then some).
Whether your fall fashion vibe is borrowed from the boys (but still attracting them), pretty in plaid (with a dusting of punk), or blue chip bombshell (long live the pencil skirt, sister)—the covet-worthy confections you’ve been crushing on are now just a click-click-click away. From designer clutches dragged through jewels to turbo-charged studded boots (see below!)—welcome to your haute new HQ for carefree, cocktail, and everything in between. And as your shopping BFF, I’m here to help you crank the volume on your personal style soundtrack. Because the sexiest kind of reinvention is your own.