Best of Basics: Spring Slides


I can’t help but get excited about Spring, I mean, it’s 60 degrees in New York today. So bear with me as I discuss my go-to shoe of the season, Spring slides. I’ve been a huge fan of this shoe silhouette for years (evident herehere and here) and if you haven’t slid into these shoes, then you are truly missing out. It is one of the easiest shoes to wear, it’s in the title of the shoe itself, just slide it on and go. It also adds a laid back yet, sophisticated vibe to any look. Whether you pair it with a slim midi-skirt or cropped pant, you can’t go wrong. This season, my best friend gave me these Jon Josef slides as a birthday gift. The embossed snake-skin pattern adds a textural/print element to my otherwise solid wardrobe. Slide into Jon Josef’s at Capricious in Grosse Pointe, Michigan or visit the Jon Josef website. They are also available in black velvet and tan suede.


Best of Basics: Slide Sandals

best-of-basics-slide-sandals-newbark-slides-2-desmittenIt’s no secret that I love Newbark slides. This summer, my fiancé gave me this double strap nude style that I’ve lived in. Newbark slides have a supported sole that makes it comfortable for walking around the city for hours. These particular slide sandals have a hidden bar that sits in between your toes to avoid sliding right out of them. If you don’t already own a pair of slide sandals, you’re missing out on the most effortlessly stylish shoe of the season. Shop my favorite Newbark slide sandals below.


Babouche Slipper Roundup

MOROCCAN-BABOUCHE-shoes-slides-slippers-celine-acne-apc-desmittenBohemia // Need Supply // FezSouk // APC  // Céline // Mango  //  Acne 

As soon as the babouche slipper made an appearance on the toes of Céline models for Resort, we knew this would be the shoe of the year. I want them in every color, but for now, I put together a babouche slipper roundup of black (or mostly black) styles ranging in price from $28 – $790. See if you can tell the difference.


Flat Mule Roundup


It’s been over a year since I started obsessing over the flat mule. It took that long for the rest of the industry to catch on, and now there is an abundance of styles to choose from with prices starting at $36 and going up from there. I’m naming this the ultimate transitional shoe to wear while we linger between winter and spring. It’s closed toe and open back allows you to pair it with skinny jeans or long dresses. Visit this post for inspiration on styling flat mule from Vanessa Traina Snow and The Row.


Zara  |  J.Crew  |  Asos  |  Jenni Kayne   Trademark  |  Delman


Shoe of the Week

new-york-fashion-week-shoes-of-the-week-proenza-schouler-python-heels-spring-2015-desmittenCan we talk about the major shoe moment at Proenza Schouler yesterday? The mix of materials was a marriage made in fashion heaven. A block white heel + black suede + python + silver metal ankle strap = must-have statement heels. I don’t know about you, but these shoes just jump started my Spring wish list.

(image via Maria Dueñas Jacobs instagram)