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Here are our top picks for steppin' out in style this summer... from wedges to flats to even boy-style oxfords.

Alison's Pick

Lillian Mirror Metallic Wedges, $198 J. Crew
 

I already own this style in a honey brown suede and they've become my go-to sandal to pair with jeans and dresses. So when J. Crew offered it in metallic, I had to snap it up. This do-it-all sandal is low enough to go anywhere and keep me comfortable yet chic. Comfort is a must on days dashing around stores and styling clients.

Gramercy Oxford in Rooftop Nubuck/Sunlight, $198 Cole Haan

 
I own an almost embarrassing sum of oxfords and brogues. I definitely have more than my husband does. Multiple colors, and even metallic patent leather ones. I love them because I can sport my tomboy side and they're supremely comfortable. These are always in my suitcase on trips back to NYC. I'd much rather wear these walking around the city than sneakers. My Converse, as cute as they are, offer no foot support. 
 
Now or Never by Chinese Laundry, $59 Piperlime
 
I know these look similar to my J. Crew picks, but I also know I'll wear sandals with a demi-wedge all Summer. Whether it's these or another designer's style, you can't go wrong with a black pair, camel-colored pair and a metallic pair to get you through the summer months.
 

Lauren's Pick

Cheeky Heels, $80 Seychelle's Footwear

These shorter heels are so comfortable for strolls along the Santa Monica promenade, warm evening parties, or just a cute, dressy day at work. I'm loving the mint color for Spring and Summer. They also come in cobalt and black with bows in place of the flowers, but the flowers were too cute and springy for me to pass up.

Endless Amusement

 

Christina Wright's Pick

Serena Sandal, $125 Nordstrom

I just love these Sam Endelman shoes we used in a styled wedding shoot. They're style is perfect to dress up or down for the summer, and that coral is just the perfect pop of color. Love them!

Simply Modern Weddings

 

Christina Moffitino's Pick

Emma (Creme&Black), $50 Sole Society

Every girl needs a go-to shoe. For me, this Summer, it's these color blocked wedges. I love that they are a neutral color I can pair with a variety of different looks. They're super stylish and surprisingly comfortable. I've already taken them out for a night of dancing and a long day of graduation events. I'm proud to report back that any gal would be happy to sport them on a summer getaway or even for a date night with the ladies. 

Street Swag

These boots are made for stepping out in style! Check out our top picks for Fall boot trends. Snag your pair before they run out of your size.

Ankle 

        

Ankle Boot with Metal Toe, Zara $159          Kate Spade Bridgette, Zappos $328

Whether worn with a skirt, skinny jeans or just peeking out from under long hemmed pants, ankle boots are a trend that is here to stay.

Mid-Calf 

    

     Pauline Motorcycle Boot, Sole Society $70     Tarney Stud Lace-up Boot, Steve Madden $150

Weathered, worn and comfortable for a midcalf that we turn to time after time for casual appeal.

Flats

   

DV by Dolce Vita, PiperLime  $180           Flat Crocodile Boot, Zara $230

When pulling over skinny jeans or wearing to work with a skirt, these "riding" style options allow us to stand or walk all day without heel pain.

Heeled Boots

    

              Park, Stuart Weitzman $595                   Crystal, Diane von Furstenberg  $330

Of course, we all need a sassy, sexy pair of knee high, heeled boots.

Color

     

 

Color Block Bootie, Shop Bop $300             Nola Slouch, Cole Haan $428

When you have just about every boot choice in your closet, a little color is usually next on the list of must haves.

The white jacket - crisp and clean on the rack, but daunting when thinking about stylish options beyond pairing with black pants. I take that piece and show it ready to take over the boardroom, cocktails to celebrate and the weekend to recuperate.

White jacket by Zara

 

Rachel Roy print dress, Vintage necklace, Reiss patent belt, Hobo clutch, Manolo Blahnik heels professionally dyed

Steven Alan plaid shirt, Diane Von Furstenburg striped sweater, Gucci belt, Carolina Herrara bag, Joe's Jeans, Cole Haan kitten heels

 

April showers may be abundant, but this is the time I wear a trench just about every day so when it rains I'm ready. I don’t mind a bit of wet weather when stepping in puddles and staying dry are as simple as pulling on a few of my favorite rainy days items like these: Cover up and strike a pose in one of these sophisticated trenches: The ultimate classic trench. I bought this Burberry trench at least five years ago and it is the go-to coat in my closet. A good trench with a removable lining can be worn all year. Perfect for keeping you dry when it rains and the ideal cover for dresses or just “make me look better” with jeans and a tee shirt. Burberry $1,595 Bloomingdales.com Because one trench is not enough. And the tip for belting is to not fasten the belt, but tie it. Vince trench, $495 Bloomingdales.com Dig this short version of the classic trench. I scooped up this stylish trench at Uniqlo for only $70. Uniqlo.com   For casual weekends Cole Haan, $375 ColeHaan.com Pull them on and splash in a few puddles: Love this one with the wedge heel.  Far more sophisticated for stepping in puddles and wearing with your wardrobe. Hunter wedge boot, $177.51 Asos.com Nothing wrong with a bold shine during a storm. Hunter wedge boot. $175 NeimanMarcus.com And then you always need a chance to feel like a kid. Sperry Topsider from Zappos.com, $68 Zappos.com
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