ACCESSORIES REPORT: The Golden Girl

Accessories Report

Bette Midler once said “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.” And for many Fashionistas, I don’t think words could be any truer. From Jimmy Choo’s stiletto to Cinderella’s glass slipper, some of history’s greatest icons are best known by their shoes. Shoes take the steps of a story and just like Dorothy’s ruby red slippers walking down the yellow brick road, this Fashionista’s gold loafers walking down our campus runway were truly destined for the Emerald City.

Forget the flip flops and say goodbye to the strappy sandals because loafers will be your closet’s latest and favorite footwear of choice this summer. No longer just for men, women’s loafers are a chic change from the usual look of regular flats. Even better than being both comfortable and casual, these more neutral soles get major street style points for their ability to be worn with almost anything. From boyfriend jeans to pencil skirts, these updated summer shoes are a most definite modern must-have.

No shortage of style in her step, this Fashionista’s slip-ons continue to sparkle in complete glitz and gold. This Fashionista rocks a pair of shiny, gold, glittered loafers that add both a girly and glamorous touch. Whether you like sophisticated stripes or flirty florals, the infinite less range of styles makes these slip-ons the absolute it-shoe of the season.

As school gets out and the sun comes out, summer is the time to embrace all things bright and bold. Have fun this season by mixing and matching like this Fashionista by wearing a feminine blue printed blouse with a vivid pair of coral shorts to express your most colorful and stylish self. Perfectly complementing her pops of colors, this Fashionista adds a flirty and funky touch with a more classic, yet always lovely black and white statement necklace. For a small yet stylish bag this summer, opt for a tan cross-body bag; extremely versatile, lightweight and perfect for the bare necessities.

In the end, it’s not the glimmer of your shoes or the glamour of your jewelry, but rather the sparkle of your inner beauty that really shines. But in the world of fashion, there’s nothing we love more than making a statement, so enhance your inner soul by embracing your outer soles, which are sure to leave a little sparkle (and style) wherever you go.

Spotted: Tod’s lets the ladies take on the latest trend by modeling their famous pebble-soled gommino loafer on the runway during their spring 2014 ready-to-wear collection.

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