Who doesn’t love making a statement? We do – especially when it comes to our footwear. And this summer we’re all about going bold and strappy.
You can make these instant-sexy heels work with a pair of slouchy jeans and a blazer, a sexy bodycon dress, or even a jogger pant—really, they’re versatile enough that you can wear with practically anything.
Sexy statement heeled sandals will definitely give you much-needed height, but the right pair might also come with a high price tag. For example, take these Helmut Lang Diazo sandals that we’re obsessed with. At $695, they don’t come cheap. So what’s a girl on a budget to do?
You have two options: You could go for the Helmut Lang pair and vow to eat Ramen and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the next year in order to save some cash oryou can go for these identical BCBG Paris Farleena Sandal look alikes, which will only set you back for $49.95.
BCBG Paris Farleena Sandal ($49.95)
Now that spring has finally arrived, it’s time to head to your local boutique to find the perfect swimsuit. Yea, we know. Shopping for swimsuits can sometimes suck. Where do we start? There’s the dreadful dressing room, which always manages to have bright, fluorescent lights that show every inch of cellulite, not to mention the unflattering awful mirrors that reveal angles of your body that you wish to never see.
But there is hope. The payoff is that moment when you’ve found that to-die-for swimsuit that makes you feel less like Miss Piggy and more like a Bond girl.
And speaking of sexy, we found this striped, cutout Durban One Piece Swimsuit by Mikoh. It’s perfect for a trip to the beach and will have you ready to pose for the best summer selfie. But style don’t come cheap. At over $200, this perfect-for-summer swimsuit might be a bit out of your budget, which is why we found this identical Modcloth swimsuit for only $72. Now grab your gold arm bangles, a wide brimmed straw hat and be sexy, darling.
Watch your back, Giacinta ‘Jinx’ Johnson. There’s a new beach babe in town.
If you’ve been keeping up with MO, you’ll know that when it comes to jewelry brand Dannijo, we just can’t get enough of their glam meets edgy statement baubles. So when we heard that the design duo, Danielle Snyder and Jodie Snyder, would be launching a bag collection as part of their fifth year anniversary, we were over the moon.
It seems like we’ve been waiting forever in anticipation for the launch day to come, but it’s finally here and it’s everything (and more) than we imagined.
Dannijo’s first-ever handbag collection is an assortment of boxy cool girl clutches adorned with dazzling jewels and edgy hardware. Our favorite style from the collection is the bibbed bag, which sports jeweled details on the side panels and resembles their famous bib style jewelry.
“We paid attention to quality and silhouette and infused a strong sense of DNA with the hardware and iconic bib detailing. Like the jewelry, the handbags are designed to be worn day into night and for any occasion.” Snyder Morel said in a press release.
At $495 to $1,295 per bag, their collection is reasonably priced and definitely worth saving up for. You can view (or shop) the entire collection here.
Katy Perry, by far one of the most interesting, quirky, yet adorably cute songstresses, is about to have fans across the world living the “Teenage Dream” and infiltrating a mall near you!
The “California Gurl” has announced that she will be collaborating with teen fave jewelry store, Claire’s, to launch a line of fashionable, affordable and, of course, Katy Perry-inspired jewelry and accessories.
A style icon with a talent for pulling off playful girly gear such as big colorful wigs and Candy Land bustiers, Katy’s style doesn’t go unnoticed, which is why we’re getting all giddy imagining the playful possibilities.
And unlike most celebrity lines, Katy is said to be heavily involved in the design process.
The countdown and wait begins, as Katy’s collection will not be launched until May of this year. The great news is that this collaboration will be continuing through 2016.
Yay for all things cute and Katy!
Remember how awesome the ’90s were? Who could forget grunge music, cool couples like Winona and Johnny and fashion’s love for plaid and crushed velvet.
Well, boys and girls, get ready to relive the ’90s in the most chic and fashionable way! The third time’s the charm with a collaboration between DKNY x Opening Ceremony, and it is EPIC!
Denim skirts that tie around the waist? Yep. Tees and tanks with iconic logos? But of course! And this time around, the collaboration is introducing accessories! We’re talking mesh bags, heeled sneakers — you know, all the things that some of us may still have a few of in our actual closets at home.
This effortless capsule collection screams retro and sport luxe, all in one! You can click here to view the entire collection at Opening Ceremony.
After model Agyness Deyn’s took a hiatus from the modeling world to take a stab at a career in acting, it seems she is back into the world of fashion by way of her own clothing label. While Deyn has worked with Dr. Martens for four successful seasons, word has broken that she will be at the mast of “Title A,” a modern, if not slightly androgynous collection matching Deyn’s well-cultivated aesthetic.
Her line will be chock–full of strong basics, which will include dresses, jackets, trousers, and T’s influenced by London street style. The pieces will range from $100 to $625, and will be available at Titlea.com this Spring.
Barneys New York has chosen to both acknowledge and support the forward movement of the LGBT community by recruiting seventeen transgender models in their latest campaign. Shot by prolific photographer Bruce Weber, the LGBT advocate told WWD, “I hope that my photographs and films of these 17 new friends, who are transgender men and women convey the respect I have for them and how I stand in awe of their courage to face the world.”
Titled “Brothers, Sisters, Son & Daughters,” the campaign is the product of creative director Dennis Fredman’s genius. The haunting black and white portraits will also include their written personal stories as well as a short film. Choosing to combine the aesthetic with the identity allows the viewer to invest in a way that many retailers have not been able to accomplish.
The campaign, launched just last week, can be viewed on Barneys’ the Window blog.
Fashion meets friendship and charity in ALDO’s latest #FriendsFight bracelet collection.
As part of their ALDO Fights AIDS campaign, which was originally launched in 2005 in 22 countries around the world, the accessories brand has released a super-stylish collection of arrow-themed bracelets designed by actor and designer Waris Ahluwalia.
Available in red, black, green and blue, 100% of each bracelet’s sale supports Partners In Health and its HIV/AIDS programs.
And at only $5.00 each, it’s a small price to pay to fashionably fight the good fight. To answer ALDO’s “call to friendship arms,” you can purchase your bracelet here.
Canadian-born music act and identical twins, Tegan and Sara, can now add shoe designer to their growing list of accomplishments.
The singers of the popular 2004 song, “Walking with a Ghost,” have partnered with Keep to collaborate on a limited-collection of Vegan shoes. The two-pair collection features a designed sneaker by each sister. Sara designed a black and white high top that features playful illustrations of cute, quirky cats, while Tegan keeps it simple with a quilted vegan leather low-top.
Retailing for an affordable $75 per pair, Tegan and Sara’s collection is expected to hit shelves in May 2014. But for those that want to be sure to score a pair from the very limited collection, you can preorder now. This is not the first music collaboration for Keep. In 2010, the brand produced a collection with Animal Collective, and in 2012, a charity collaboration with Bon Iver.