Shoe Down: 4 Styles You Need For Summer

❤️ By Hannah Blu

We’ve been rocking our sandals here in sunny SoCal since February (#SorryNotSorry for the humble brag), but we know that many of you are just starting to retire your heavy winter boots in favor of more…breathable options. Believe it or not, summer is only weeks away, and that means it’s time to break out the hot weather gear and flock to your nearest body of water.

There’s a reason summer is our favorite season – we love all the fun and fabulous footwear choices that come with it!  That’s why we’ve compiled our top shoe picks, to sport wherever you go this summer…

Woven Wonders: Huarache Sandals

Your summer wouldn’t be complete without a comfy pair of sandals that can be paired with almost any outfit. That’s where huarache-inspired styles come in. These intricately woven shoes dress up your denim shorts like no pair of flip-flops could ever do. They also look ultra chic and laid-back when paired with breezy frocks or flowy maxi skirts.

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Tied For First: Gladiators

It’s no secret that gladiators are a summertime shoe staple. They’re perfect for adding a little drama to your favorite leg-baring looks. Go for a classic lace-up design or liven things up with gladiators that boast boho-inspired accents, unique straps, or rich hues. (We adore this burnt orange shade.)

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All About Jute: Espadrilles

Fashion houses like YSL and Chanel transformed what were once mere peasant shoes into the chic, luxurious style statements you know today as espadrilles. The quintessential summer shoe, espadrilles have been updated with lace-up accents and d’Orsay-inspired silhouettes. The casual jute rope sole design also makes for one gorgeous wedge!

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Nature Lover: Wooden Platforms

The sun is shining, and now’s the time to embrace all that nature has to offer. For your next picnic or lunch date, try wooden platforms that add a touch of rustic flare to summertime sandals and mules. Don’t worry, though… No trees were harmed in the making of these shoes. These faux wood platforms are totes eco-chic!

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Perfect Pairings: 5 Summer Sandals + Their Delish Counterparts

Remember all of those countless hours you spent at the gym pre-summer, trying to build those abs of yours? Well, since you’ve already bid adios to those days (until after summer, of course), don’t you think you deserve to indulge just a teensy bit? Aw, c’mon, one sweet treat (or, ya know, four) won’t undo that chiseled six-pack you’ve been flaunting all summer long. In fact, maybe your sugar-deprived body could use the rush (just sayin’). So if you’re ready to finally give into that craving of yours, keep this sartorial tip in mind: what you eat should definitely match with what’s on your feet. (You know, for selfie purposes.)

Need a little inspiration? Ahead, we’ve chosen five summer sandal styles and paired them with their delectable counterparts. The best part? They’re all on sale!

popsiclePopsicle: Ahh, the popsicle, summer’s beloved BFF. The two practically go hand-in-hand, are we right? And while many a sandal would look great with this classic refreshing treat, we’ve chosen our Mesh ‘N Shine Thong Sandals to complete the rainbow inspired look.

red velvetRed Velvet Cupcake: #LBH, there’s something sexy and sultry about a red velvet cupcake. In fact, we could stare into its deep red hue all day… But we’d rather scarf it down instead. Pair this coveted cupcake with our Metallic Accent Gladiator Sandals for an ultra luscious look.

macaronFrench Macaron: We bet you can’t just have one itty-bitty French macaron. And hey, we don’t blame ya. Take it from us and pair these pastel-colored pretties with our Reap What You Bow Jelly Sandals. You’ll be feelin’ like a modern-day Marie Antoinette in no time.

ice cream cookieIce Cream Cookie Sandwich: What’s better than vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two chocolate chip cookies…? Yeah, we got nothing. Pair this dynamic duo trio with our Crisscrossed Low Wedge Sandals for a ferosh take on an outta-this-world treat.

donutDonut: Haven’t you heard? Donuts are the new black! And while we love trying out the latest trendy options (cronuts, wownuts, etc.), a classic sprinkles-all-over donut is still our favorite go-to. We’ve paired this versatile dessert with our Metallic Touch Gladiator Sandals for a look that is downright delish and adorable.

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Microtrend: Tribal Prints

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It’s the middle of summer, and you’ve exhausted all of your go-to pieces for the season? We totally feel you. Dressing appropriately for Mr. Golden Sun can get pretty monotonous. You can only wear your favorite sundress or a tank and denim cut-offs so much, are we right? So before you become a repeat offender again, hear us out. You, too, can break free from this summertime style rut. But how, you ask?  Three words, ladies: just add tribal.

Okay, so you probably already have a couple of tribal inspired pieces in your closet (we’re all fashionistas here, obvi), but what we love most about these warm-weather prints is that new styles, colors, and variations are constantly being churned out each day. (No, really, just check out our new stuff, and you’ll understand.) What does this mean for you? Well, not only will it be nearly impossible to show up to that BBQ wearing the same tribal printed skirt as your frenemy, but the days of sartorial slumpin’ will be long gone (well, at least until next season). Ganado, chinle, ikat, tapa… Whichever tribal print you fancy is guaranteed to have summer written all over it. And hey, don’t you still have a summer bucket list to attend to? But before you start planning those rest-of-the-season outfits…

Keep in mind these three tips for doing tribal right.

  1. Pace yourself. When one slips on a tribal inspired clothing piece, it’s only natural that you add a fringe vest, a feather headband, and a pair of moccasins to complete the look, right…? WRONG! #Sorrynotsorry, but the goal is too look effortlessly chic, and not like you’re getting dressed for a costume party as old-school Ke$ha or Pocahontas. Which brings us to our next tip…
  2. Keep it simple. Tribal prints are a statement in and of themselves, so be sure to keep the rest of your ‘fit on the simpler side. For example, if you decide to don a tribal printed kimono (great choice, BTW), go for some basics underneath, like a pair of boyfriend jeans and a solid white tee. But if you must mix prints like the risk taker that you are (you go, Glen Coco), stick to stripes or plaids of similar color palettes, capiche?
  3. Add some texture. Whether it’s something shiny and metallic or an edgy leather accent piece, a bit of texture never hurt anybody. In fact, we highly recommend it with your tribal prints. Some texture will not only liven up the playful print of your choice, but it’ll also show that you put a little extra effort into your ‘fit for the day.

Image from left to right: 1. Brushed Tribal Print Maxi Dress, 2. Tribal ‘N True Metallic Foil Tank, 3. Tribal Print-cess Surplice Jumpsuit, 4. Tribal Off-The-Shoulder Bodycon Dress

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Freshen Up! 6 Must-Try Cosmetics For Summer

Raise your hand if, as of late, you’ve been breaking a sweat just minutes after your alarm goes off every morning. Okay, now raise it if you dread putting on your make-up these days. Yeaaah, we thought so. It sounds like it’s definitely summer where you are, and it also may be time to change up your make-up regime. We know, we know, you’ve been putting on the same face for years now, so just the mere thought of doing something different makes you feel uneasy. Well, in this case, uneasy is good. We’re all about stepping out of our comfort zones if it means that we’ll be trying something new. So, no more excuses, ladies. Today’s the day to make a change. Trust us, your skin (and hair, too!) will be thanking you. And to help you make that transition (whether it be minor or maj)…

 We’ve hand-selected six must-try summer cosmetics that’ll freshen things up.SummerCosmo

 

  1. KleanColor Super-Staying Lip Stain – If you plan on puckering up this season, we highly recommend this super-staying lip stain. Not only will the bold color of your choice lure him in, but it’s also guaranteed to stay on your lips post smooch. We can’t, however, guarantee that a little color won’t rub off onto his pout. (Oops!)
  1. NYX Waterproof Concealer Stick – Ever put on your face, only to have it melt off the moment you step into the summer-sun? Been there, done that is what you’ll be saying when you touch up with this concealer stick. Smooth, lightweight, waterproof, retractable… Need we say more?
  1. Cherimoya Creamy Waterproof Gel Eyeliner – It’s okay if you haven’t mastered the perfect winged eyeliner yet because this waterproof gel liner will totally kick things up a notch. Not only does it come with an angled brush for easy application, but the waterproof formula makes it so that you can chill both poolside and in the pool. Hell yeah!
  1. NYX BB Cream – Moisturizer, foundation, concealer, powder… Yikes! When the sun is blaring down on you, the last thing you want to do is cake on the layers. Well, we’ve got the perfect solution, and it’s conveniently packaged into one little portable tube. This oil-free and mineral enriched BB cream does it all: brightens, smoothes, moisturizes, and gives you just the right amount of coverage. Just be sure to add some SPF into the mix, too.
  1. J. Cat Beauty Hair Chalk Bites – Consider yourself a bit of a commitment phobe? Not to worry, girl; we feel you. This pigmented hair chalk is totally hot and totally temporary. Just press as much as you want of it into your hair, and then rinse it off when you’re over it. Easy as pie. Sigh, now if only life were that easy, are we right?
  1. NYX Natural Shadow Palette – If you follow Queen Bey on Insta, you may be wondering how the hell she rocks the no-make-up look. And while you’ll never know for sure if she is going completely au naturale, you can at least cop the look by using this shadow palette that is appropriately named – you guessed it – Natural. The best part? The bare look can totally transition from day to night. Just be sure to thank us when everyone takes notice of that glow you’re rockin’.

Shop our summer must-try cosmetics & more @ GoJane!

Microtrend: Espadrilles

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While slipping on a pair of flip-flops or sandals every day during the spring and summer seasons is the bee’s knees in our book, you gotta admit… The casually-cool-yet-classically-chic demeanor of a pair of espadrilles is unbeatable. What was once only a flat shoe worn by the likes of peasants has become a warm weather staple for both men and women alike. Wondering why this trend has become such a coveted repeat offender? Well, when a shoe works so well with the dresses and the denim pieces in our lives, we can’t help but revert back to that old saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

C’mon, what other shoe can instantly transport you to a serene sailboat, coasting along the Mediterranean, with Zac Efron by your side? Okay, so maybe you don’t dream in nautical like we do; no biggie. These jute soled babies can be worn for a plethora of other occasions too, like an outdoor summer wedding or those casual trips to the farmers’ market every week. And if you need a little outfit inspiration, just take a gander at our street styled ladies above. Now do you get the picture? We thought so.:)

Whether you’re actually getting away or strictly staying poolside during these haute days to come, remember: what’s on your feet totally matters. And, girl, don’t be discouraged. Whether you fancy flat or wedged, printed or plain, there’s a pair of ‘drilles out there for everyone.

Shop the espadrilles microtrend & more @ GoJane!

 

 

 

 

 

The Sweet Taste of Rainbows

ROYGBIV doesn’t always lead to a pot of gold, but for some it sure does right now!

So, remember those old school Trapper Keepers of yesteryear with Lisa Frank rainbow-y deliciousness embellished with a sprinkle  huge splash of metallic glitter, unicorns, and pandas? (Don’t lie, we know you had one.)  But seriously, rainbows make everyone happy and super fab. Go on and be your fantastic self all over again with a grown up twist in these hot rainbow inspired items. You’ve got it, so flaunt it like the legend you are, and celebrate kicking off summer with these killer duds.

Check out these rad rainbow inspired items at GoJane.com: Pixie heels, Rainbow Striped Bustier and Shorts, Rainbow Inset Top and Dress, and Rainbow Wrapped Tier Necklace

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