Nearly all the way at the other end of the wardrobe spectrum is the most casual item you might ever wear out of the house: a pair of yoga pants.
But there's a big difference between being casual and looking sloppy. Here are a few tips for what to wear with yoga pants, while still being comfortable running errands or hanging around the house.
If you're fortunate, you probably won't have to go through a lot of job interviews in your life. But no matter how many times you've been through it, it's difficult to avoid being stressed out on the big day.
Whether you're trying to land your dream job, or just earn enough to pay the bills, making a good first impression during your interview is of utmost importance.
I've put together a list of some of the worst women's shoe styles you could wear to an interview for an office job -- as well as a few of your best options. Similar advice for guys can be found in this article on men's shoes for job interviews.
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It's one of my favorite times of year: the unveiling of spring's hottest shoe trends.
And this year, there's even more to be excited about than usual, because we're actually going to be seeing the return of a couple of trends we haven't seen for quite a while, including mules -- and mules with a twist, at that.
I recently got to inspect one of the cutest and most innovative footwear accessory products I've seen in a while.
It's a line of products called Mirabella, and all of the items in the collection allow you to customize the look of your Ugg, sheepskin, or even faux shearling boots.
Made up of a series of reversible shaft sleeves, wraps, and jewelry-type embellishments, I'm totally smitten with the entire collection. They're adorable, nice quality, reasonably priced, and sure to be a hit with any girl or woman that's a fan of this style of boot.
Photo courtesy of Mirabella.com.
Sure, you know all about his shoes. You may even own a pair or two... or twenty. But, beyond the fact that his shoes cost a small fortune, how much do you really know about Christian Louboutin?
Especially suited to those who prefer their information in easily digestible bits, as opposed to lengthy biographies, here are five bits of trivia about Hollywood's favorite modern shoe designer: Christian Louboutin Fast Facts.
Pictured: Actress Teresa Palmer in Christian Louboutin evening shoes at the premiere of 'I Am Number Four.' -- February 9, 2011, Westwood, California
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If you're planning on taking in today's Champions League match between Barcelona and Manchester City, try not too get too distracted by Lionel Messi's new shoes.
Yeah, I know it's hard to imagine, given all the neon pink, florescent orange, and acid green cleats we've seen high profile footballers wearing during the past few seasons, but the forward's new rainbow shoes are the boots to top all boots -- at least as far as the colorway goes.
Those of you who need more than just dynamic looks will also be interested to know that the new Adidas adizero™ f50 Messi boots are among the lightest available, weighing in at only 165g -- or just under 6 ounces.
The f50 adizero™ TRX FG Messi cleats are available for pre-order at Adidas.com, and will set you back $230.
Pictures courtesy of Adidas.com
Twenty years ago, custom shoes would have cost you a small fortune -- if you could even find someone to customize them for you. But, thanks to the web, modern machinery, and an endless supply of human creativity, there are more options in customized footwear than ever before. A lot of them are even reasonably affordable.
So whether you have a foot issue or health problem that leaves you needing custom shoes; or you just like the idea of standing out in a crowd, you'll definitely want to check out this big list of options in custom shoes.
I know a lot of people made budget-related resolutions this year. Save for a down-payment on a house. Cut credit card debt. Spend less on shoes.
But before you panic about that last one, let me clarify: spending less on shoes doesn't have to mean buying fewer shoes. I mean, sure, that is one way of doing it. But there are loads of other ways to save on footwear -- whether you're buying for yourself, or your entire family.
Here are some of my best tips for saving money one shoes.
When you're nearly hip-deep in snow, or facing really icy conditions, you need a pair of boots that are built specifically for such conditions -- like snow boots.
But, some of you have the good fortune (or the good sense) to live in conditions that aren't so... well, insane. And, in those cases, you might prefer pair of boots that will protect you from cold or wet conditions, but don't necessarily have to be super heavy-duty. A pair of rain boots might even serve your needs.
A couple of years ago, I tried out a pair Bogs boots. I'll give you my bottom line opinion right now: I really, really like them. If you want more details about why I like them so much, be sure to check out my full review of Bogs Boots.
Pictured: Bogs 'Sweet Pea' (Buy Direct)
I recently read an article on the Metro's website stating that sneakers were going to be the big shoe trend of 2014. Naturally, they're writing for a London readership, but it's not just in the U.K. that trainers have taken the spotlight at high profile events.
In fact, around the world and for several season now, models have been traipsing down the runways in fancy dresses and sneakers at shows for Chanel, Tommy Hilfiger, Merve Bayindir, and others. It's seemingly only here in the U.S. that the trend hasn't completely infiltrated fashion week.
Now, we all know that what we see on the runway doesn't necessarily translate well to our everyday lives. But the article goes on to point out how celebrities like Rihanna, Rita Ora, and Julia Sarr-Jamois have also lent an air of credibility to the trend of wearing trainers with dressier apparel.
And, the masses definitely do follow in the fashion footsteps of their favorite stars. Or, at least we try.
So, I'm left to wonder whether or not we'll actually see the dressy/casual combination making its way to the streets here or not. Over the last several seasons, the popularity of elaborate and designer sneakers has definitely been on the rise. But will we -- you know, as regular people -- start wearing them with anything but the most casual of dresses and skirts?
And, perhaps more importantly, should we?
Personally, I kind of like the idea -- and, honestly, I'm pretty sure that the combination can't look any more ridiculous than some of the extreme platforms we've seen in the last few years.
I also just always get excited about anything that threatens to mix things up fashion-wise... maybe even creating new standards.
And, while I wouldn't want to ever see pretty, high-heeled pumps go completely by the wayside, it is kind of nice to think of younger girls not automatically reaching for sky-high heels when they wanted to wear a fancy dress.
I'd love to hear your thoughts! Feel free to share them in the comments section below.
Pictured: Models walk the runway during the Chanel fashion show at Paris Fashion Week Haute-Couture Spring/Summer 2014. -- January 21, 2014 (Photos by Michel Dufour/WireImage)