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Summer Love: Our Favorite Pumps

Sandals are the official shoe of summer, but that doesn’t mean parting ways with your favorite pumps. Simply slip into a single-sole, pointed-toe silhouette for a look that’s lightweight and leg-lengthening.  


Steve Madden Darrt Pointed-Toe PumpThis metallic stunner goes from edgy to ethereal with a few styling swaps. Skinny jeans say you’re not afraid to make a statement, while a little white dress speaks to your sweet disposition.
We love it for: Summer weddings (day or evening), garden parties, date night

Sam Edelman Okala Ankle-Strap Pump: Hot days often give way to simple fabrics and silhouettes — luckily, the Okala perks up even the most pared-down looks. Bold in cow-print hair calf, the wild style remains versatile thanks to a nude ankle strap.
We love it for: The office, stylish Saturdays, weekend getaways

Steven by Steve Madden Akcess Pointed-Toe PumpThe Akcess flaunts a fierce reptile texture that grounds breezy dresses, skirts and cropped pants. Snag it in your choice of summer shades: coral, white or blue.
We love it for: Summer weddings (day), the office, Sunday brunch

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Which pump is your favorite? Tell us in the comments!

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Trend to Watch: Coated Denim

The newest member of your denim wardrobe? Coated jeans that combine the classic look of your favorite 5-pocket pair with a glossy, often metallic sheen. Wear them for day or evening — even at the office.

Casual Friday: Give your casual Friday look a golden touch with the Legacy jean from Rich & Skinny. Disclaimer: The onslaught of “where did you get those?” inquiries may affect your productivity. Style with a sharp jacket, feminine satchel and smart shoe to keep the rest of your look professional and polished.
Shop the Look: Patterson J. Kincaid Ricci Geometric-Print BlazerRich & Skinny Legacy Metallic Coated Jeans, Donald J Pliner Denda Smoking Slippers, Givenchy Blush Pearl Drop Earrings, Brahmin Lady Melbourne Collection Elisa Satchel

Date Night: Coated denim isn’t all about edgy. Romance this NYDJ skinny jean with a flowy blouse and shoulder-dusting earrings. When finished with an oversize clutch, the look is perfectly poised between dressed up and laid back.
Shop the Look: Antonio Melani Silk Tie-Neck Blouse, BCBGeneration Ollie Clutch, Sam Edelman Danielle Pointed-Toe Pumps, Anna & Ava Enamel Kite Chandelier EarringsNYDJ Coated 5-Pocket Skinny Jeans

Sunday Brunch: This leather-look style from James Jeans is a cutting-edge counterbalance to cozy sweaters and classic boots. A cherry red lip — the season’s must-have beauty trend — stands out in the brunch crowd.
Shop the Look: UGG Australia Cydnee Riding Boots, Lancome L’Absolu Rouge Lipcolor SPF 12, Ray-Ban Wayfarer Classic SunglassesJames Jeans Slicked Super Skinny Coated Jeans, MICHAEL Michael Kors Cape Cardigan

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Style It: Tights & Leggings

This season’s must-haves: brightly colored and patterned tights or leggings. Not sure how to style them?  Check out our 4 examples below to get that effortlessly on-trend look for your wardrobe.

Bright Tights

Much like colored denim, brightly colored tights add a perfectly bold touch to your look. You don ‘t have to keep the rest of your look subdued. A leopard-print tunic and studded smoking slippers keep your ensemble fashionable yet comfortable for a workday or shopping. To finish off the look, reach across the color wheel for a bag that punches up your palette.

Shop the look: Collective Concepts Smockneck Shirtdress, Hue Opaque Non-Control Top Tights, MICHAEL Michael Kors Jet Set Top Zip East West Tote, Betsey Johnson Bliiingg Smoking Slippers

Patterned Tights

Not quite ready to take the leap to a bright leg? Then start your hosiery exploration with patterned tights. Depending on the pattern, they can add edge or sophistication to your outfit. For a sleek workday look, pair them with a tailored dress and authoritative pumps. A patterned bag coordinates perfectly with this option. Take this look to dinner by adding on a bold lip or a statement necklace.

Shop the look: T Tahari Libby Ponte Knit Dress, Spanx Tight-End Filigree Patterned Tights, Antonio Melani Joanne Pumps, Brahmin Melbourne Collection Anytime Mini Shoulder Bag

Cord Leggings

When the weather turns cooler, leggings are a great option for keeping warm. But how do you keep your look from getting too casual? Pair them with soft fabrics and feminine accessories. A chiffon tunic balances the corduroy perfectly, while the stones in these earrings subtly echo the jewel-tone hues. Add cute booties or pumps to finish it off.

Shop the look: MM Couture by Miss Me Printed Chiffon Tunic, Hue Corduroy Leggings, Sam Edelman Louie Booties, Betsey Johnson Moroccan Medallion Drop Earrings

Print Leggings

Just add printed leggings to instantly take your closet favorites to fashionably fabulous. A long tee is an easy option for these leopard-print leggings. Take a full dive into rock star mode with a spiked bangle, moto-inspired boots and a sleek leather jacket.

Shop the look: Buffalo David Bitton Nepeta Faux Leather Jacket, Sanctuary Clothing Short-Sleeve Screen Print Top, Hue The Original Jeans Leopard Print Leggings, BCBGeneration Halen Moto-Inspired Boots, Natasha Accessories Pyramid Stretch Bracelet

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Which look are you excited to try?

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Go West: Cowgirl Kicks

This season our favorite designers are making the Old West new again. With details as vast and varied as the frontier, there’s a cowgirl boot for every style. Dying to lasso fringe or wrangle studs? No matter which accent suits your fancy, most Western-inspired boots have low heels and mid-calf shafts. Translation: all-day comfort, year round. Giddy up!

Shop our picks: Kensie Branches & Blooms Floral-Print Dress & Sam Edelman Louie Booties, THML Polka-Dot Dress & BCBGeneration Bastille Western Booties, Gianni Bini Ruthie Dress & Lucky Brand Madonna Western-Inspired Boots
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Shop our picks: Chelsea & Violet Colored Denim Skinny Jeans & D.V. by Dolce Vita Lujan-2 Western-Inspired Boots, Joe´s Jeans The Skinny Jeans & Steve Madden Rifffle Western-Inspired Booties, Miss Me Jeans Heavy Metal Flap Skinny Jeans & Arturo Chiang Remi Western-Inspired Boots
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Shop our picks: Kensie Fuzzy Lace Dress & Lucchese Neomi Stitch Python-Print Boots, Adrianna Papell Strapless Rosette-Skirt Gown & Volatile Hustle Jeweled Harness Boots, JS Collections Illusion Neckline Dress & Frye Women´s Billy Pull-On Boots
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How will you style your cowgirl kicks this season?


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Rush Week: What to Wear

Planning Rush Week looks can be a daunting task. Our top tip? Choose clothes and accessories that you not only feel comfortable in, but also speak to your unique personality. We broke down the sorority recruitment process by day (though schedules vary by university) so you can impress stress-free.

Comfort is key on your first day as you’ll be walking from house to house. Pair your school-issued tee with tailored shorts, cropped pants or a preppy skirt. (We picked a pink pant that’s playful yet polished.) Your secret weapon on this busy day? Blotting tissues. They’ll ensure you’re fresh-faced and oil-free from the first house to the last.
Shop Our Picks: Sanctuary Clothing Cropped Pants, Michael Kors Watch, Bobbi Brown Blotting Tissues, Michael Kors Earrings, Sam Edelman Sandals

Take things up a notch with a sundress. Look to feminine styles with prints or textures to subtly set your look apart. If you still have several houses to visit, opt for a shimmery yet smart flat. When you get down to the final tours, lift your look with a pump or wedge. We chose a bejeweled wedge that catches the sunlight with every step. A cheerful nail polish —  we especially love this coral shade — is a constant reminder that this week is all about having fun and finding your place.
Shop Our Picks: M.S.S.P. Printed Dress, Gianni Bini Wedge, Michael Kors Bracelet, Guerlain Emilio Pucci Nail Lacquer, Anna & Ava Necklace, Vince Camuto Metallic Flat, Gianni Bini Lace Dress

Stand out from the crowd of black dresses with a saturated jewel tone. On-trend details, like one-shoulder necklines and peplums, create a sharp look that also complements your figure. Don’t go too heavy with your accessories. Instead, select one or two statement pieces that truly shine.
Shop Our Picks: Gianni Bini Pump, R.J. Graziano Earrings, R.J. Graziano Bracelets, Gianni Bini Peplum Dress

Keep it fun and simple on this special day. Since you’ll be running to meet your new sisters, slip into the flat sandal you wore on your first day. Wear a lightweight, fitted camisole or top you can layer under the T-shirt your house will give you. There will be plenty of photographs to commemorate the day — so don’t forget your lip gloss for flawless shots.
Shop Our Picks: Gianni Bini Shorts, C&C California Tank, Sam Edelman Sandal, BCBGeneration Sweet Bracelet, Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss, Lilly Pulitzer Sorority iPhone Case

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Do you have any tips for Rush Week? Share them in the comments!

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Sam Edelman: Dillard’s Exclusive Interview

Q: Who is the typical Sam Edelman woman?
She is trend-savvy and loves to go out with her friends. Her drink of choice is a vodka soda.

Q: Where do you draw most of your inspiration for your designs?
All over the world; from the runways of Europe to the history books of fashion, from global kitchens to the movies, from new books to the innovation of fashion and design.

Q:  Who are your major influences?
Karl Lagerfeld, Ralph Lauren, Stella McCartney, Phoebe Philo and Jackie Kennedy.

Q: What do you feel you bring to the industry?
I bring a certain element of style and panache. Women love my shoes because I know what they need in their wardrobe and I focus on style and comfort while always adding a bit of whimsy to my designs.

Q: What’s the ultimate message you want to get across through your shoes?
I want women to know they can have attainable luxury without putting a hole in their bank account.

Q: Did you attend school for design or are you self-taught?
My family was in the leather and shoe business, so growing up I was constantly exposed to design and fashion. I studied theatre, language and philosophy. I’ve also studied women since the age of 13!

Q: What are some key trends we will see from your line next season?
For fall, cowboy is a huge trend.  We love Western and are influenced by a modern take on Hopalong Cassidy. There is nothing sexier than a woman in tight jeans, a white tee and a pair of vintage-looking cowboy boots. I was also inspired by a more refined take on rock ‘n’ roll. Think of a glamorous take on Steve McQueen’s classic motorcycle style.

Q: Tell us about a shoe you will never forget.
Our shoe called the Angelina. It was a moccasin on a wedge. It was our first big shoe when we launched Sam Edelman. We were the first to break all the rules.

Q: Which shoe should no woman be without?
Every woman should have 3 great pairs of ballet flats.  Our Felicia is perfect for just that with new colors every season. And a library of sandals for the summer —  we love the Gigi.

Shop our picks: Sam Edelman Louie Booties, Sam Edelman Gigi Sandals & Sam Edelman Felicia Ballet Flats

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Which fall trend are you most excited about?


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Style It: 3 Ways to Wear Your White Tee

Deceptively simple, the white tee is your closet’s MVP (Most Versatile Piece). More than a casual basic, this essential is a wardrobe workhorse you can turn to any time. We took an Alternative Apparel top from work to evening to errands — it’s a smart staple that merits more than one wear a week.

  1. 9-to-5 Polish: For a refreshingly lightweight feel that’s also sleek, trade your button-down blouse for a white tee. Tuck your tee into a prim pencil skirt and pair with a structured bag and pump for a professional finish. But don’t forget your statement necklace — neon pops perfectly against the blank canvas.
  2. After-Hours Concert: Who says the white tee doesn’t have personality? A colored jean, asymmetric vest and fringed boot take the tee from clean-cut to edgy. Add a vintage-inspired bag and you’ll stand out in even the most crowded venue.
  3. Weekend Errands: Everyone runs errands — run yours with style. For a clever take on comfortable, pair your white tee with relaxed shorts and animal-print sneakers. A roomy tote (in durable nylon) boasts plenty of room for shopping lists and impulse purchases. Iconic aviator sunglasses let you go incognito if you so choose.

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How do you wear your white tee?

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