The monthly wants, needs and loves from Darlene, our Fashion Director.

 

 

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“I’m having a serious ’70s moment. From Stevie Wonder to Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman, this is definitely my favorite era. I just need to find those incredible roller skates.”

 

 

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” Playing with proportions is something I always incorporate into styling our photo shoots, especially with black, white and silver.  It could be as easy as piling on different rings to the various textures of black like at Haider Ackermann’s recent show.”

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Image Via Redbook Magazine

 

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Image Via Redbook Magazine

 

 

When it comes to prints, “Navy is the common thread that ties these pieces together,” says Redbook Magazine in their August Issue. And we couldn’t agree more. The Mandee Heels work as a neutral and an outfit anchor when styled with a nautical striped shirt and a floral skirt.

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We caught up with our inspiring CEO Andrea at the most recent photo shoot (and she might have tried on a Smythe blazer she’s had her eye on). From daily inspirations to favorite rituals, read on for Andrea’s must-haves of the moment and a behind the scenes look into our most recent shoot after the jump.

 

 

What’s your favorite part of Sole Society photo shoots?

Watching our creative team in action and seeing our merchandise come to life in unexpected ways.

 

 

Where do you find daily inspirations?

Everywhere from the gym locker room to a coffee stop to Twitter to the office.

 

 

What are your summer plans?

We have lots going on at Sole Society so I’m staying in town and hope to get to explore LA a bit more.

 

 

What’s your favorite weekend ritual?

In LA, it’s sitting outside with a drink (coffee or wine, depending on the time of day) and my husband and catching up on reading.

 

 

What’s your go-to accessory for the summer to fall transition? 

Scarves and laser cut booties were made for this time of year!  Torri and Sidney are perfect footwear for the office and Kaye screams weekend.  I’ll throw on the Printed Infinity Tribal Scarf, toss the Jessie sunglasses in my Capri or Bie bag and I’m good to go.

 

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Meet your wardrobe’s starting lineup: the d’Orsay flat. There’s been a resurgence of the two piece silhouette and we’re not mad about it at all. It’s definitely a classic in the making and the perfect transitional style for summer into fall.

 

Here’s a little history lesson: The shoe style was originally worn by men in the 19th century. A French solider Count Alfred d’Orsay was looking to improve the footwear designs worn by the French military. He wanted to create comfortable cut out sides for wider feet (we feel you, Alfred). He then added a pointed toe and voilà – high society French women immediately took a liking. And the rest is history.

 

Clockwise from top: Shop Anastassi Flats; Shop Dylann Flats; Shop Kristi Flats 

 

 

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Image Via Courtney Kerr

 

We’ve been fans of the perennially stylish and all-knowing fashion guru Courtney Kerr for a long time. She always makes tricky styling tips like mixing prints look effortless, and this outfit of her in our top selling Jenn heels in plaid is no exception.

 

Read on for why she loves the tartan mid heel and her  super easy approach to mixing prints and  patterns. Seriously though: She makes it SO. EASY.

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Images via: CarolinesMode.com; WhoWhatWear.com; MatterOfStyle.com

 

Our Fashion Director Darlene shares how she’d style the neon and metallic trend:

 

“The rules of styling metallic and neon? There are none. The two bold colors go so well together. It’s unexpected, fun and the metallic somehow works a neutral.

 

Take Lucky Magazine‘s Editor-In-Chief Eva Chen. I love how she balanced out the highlighter yellow with a basic white tee and a metallic moto jacket (and all pulled together with those sporty platform sandals). Definitely total outfit magic. I’m even inspired to paint my nails gold and rock a lime green cell phone case!”

 

Get The Look: Shop Floral Drop Earrings; Shop Olexa Sandals; Shop Celia Flats

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Pop Up Shop

 

Here’s what you can expect: Our best selling shoes, bags and accessories at seriously discounted prices. But hurry, the best finds won’t last long! RSVP right here. 

 

Here’s a sneak peek of the setup a.k.a. the calm before the storm.

 

 

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Take a mini break during your lunch tomorrow at 12pm PST and join our Fashion Director Darlene (but we like to call her Dar) on Twitter.  Dar will be your very own personal stylist for the hour – dishing out advice on everything from BBQ outfits to packing like a pro.

 

 

Just hop on Twitter and follow us @SoleSociety this Tuesday, June 8th at 12PM PST. Then ask away with #StyleBreak. But in the meantime: Plaids or Hawaiian prints? Discuss.