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Boots May Be Cool, But Sandals Are Hot

I know that with all this winter weather we’ve had, you’re probably thinking I can’t wait to lose the coat, scarf, and boots, and bask in the sun with green grass between my toes!  But once your feet have had their fill of grass and sunshine, it’s time to get back to fashionable footwear.

With fresh, new warmer months, there’s a need for new sandals! Here’s what to look for when you’re over bare feet and want to give yourself a treat:


1. Make yourself known in the arena of summer style with these gladiator sandals. Perfect for picnicking on the edge or just going to an outdoor market, these sandals will empower you to take on whatever sunshine and  warm breezes come your way.

2. Comfy-casual doesn’t have to be bland: buckle up for fashion with these fun-loving ankle strap sandals. Perfect for your daily activities, these colorful ankle straps add just enough color to an easy, breezy outfit.

3. You won’t need the hot sun to light your way with this cool, bright color.  Perfect for your warm-weather nightlife, these platform wedges will brighten up any nocturnal social scene.

4. When you choose to unwind on the beach or by the lake, don’t leave home without this classic summer favorite. With smooth leather and an airy design, your feet will feel cuddled but well-ventilated in these outdoorsy sandals.

5. Ditch the boring, flat flip-flops for these divine, sky-high platform wedges. The fierce metal hardware on these sandals makes a statement: you are a sun goddess.

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Dillard’s: Always in Fashion … (and in fashion magazines!)

03959696_zi_ivory_appleAlmost every month, leading fashion/lifestyle magazines, such as Vogue, Glamour, Lucky and Elle,  feature stories or ads about our merchandise.  Even  if you don’t subscribe, you can still see what these advertisements look like by clicking on the “Catalogs & Ads” link at the bottom of any page on www.dillards.com.  You’ll be taken to a page with a cool interactive feature that allows you to browse through our ads.04056150_ziOr say you’ve seen  a gorgeous glossy print ad in Elle this month  for the Cremieux Rope Plaid Keyhole Halter Top & Tunnel Tie Bottom:  just click on “Catalogs & Ads,”  then flip through until you find the ad that appeared in the magazine.  Hover or double-click for more information on the item.

03998519_zi_blackWhat  items from Dillard’s have appeared in the fashion mags this month?  Check out the Antonio Melani Nilliona paisley halter dress  with its cinched halter neckline and keyhole back.  Or the Vince Camuto Itta wedge sandals, with their bejeweled metallic snake-print leather upper.  Want to flaunt a heavenly scent?  Try Jimmy Choo Eau De Parfum Spray and enjoy femininity, luxury and style.


Shop all Dillard’s items that have appeared in leading national publications in May. 

Do you prefer looking at merchandise online or in a printed ad or catalog? Why?

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The Many Colors of the Calvin Klein Vivian Platform Sandal

With spring fast approaching, now is the time to warm up your look with a dash of color. Win style points with the Calvin Klein Vivian platform sandal, now available in 14 colors, from eye-catching orange to classic black. These must-have sandals offer plenty of extra loft and lengthen your legs. Plus, they’re versatile and and stylish enough to wear at the office or on the town and are comfortable enough to dance in. 

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What color are your favorite pair of shoes? Tell us about it in the comments section.

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Shoe Spring Forecast: Natural Beauty

The natural choice for a relaxed, beachy look? Cork and raffia shoes. From ballet flats to sky-high pumps, designers are sprinkling these textural touches on your favorite styles.

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With neon trim, crisp cutouts and woven detail, the Genesis sandal from Gianni Bini showcases spring’s hottest trends with each step.


Chevron print adds of-the-moment interest to the bejeweled Vince Camuto  Torta wedge.


Not just relegated to the midsole and heel, woven leather straps mimic the look of natural fibers in irresistible shades of blue on the Adrien from Vince Camuto.

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The Makayla cork wedge from Alex Marie pairs perfectly with neons, pastels or white, proving this neutral texture plays well with your entire closet.


A cork platform and floral print give this Jessica Simpson favorite — the Waleo — a spring makeover.


For a lustrous take on the trend, reach for the metallic cork and patent Harty pump from Vince Camuto.

How will you update your shoe collection this spring?

Shop espadrilles. Shop cork.

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The Right Coat for Every Event

Whether it’s the first thing your hostess sees when you hand over that bottle of wine or the last thing your friends see as you leave the restaurant, the right coat is worth choosing carefully. Here are some of our favorite ideas for matching the right coat to any situation.


The Coat: The rich red color of this Jessica Simpson double-breasted coat brings out the roses in your winter-pale cheeks, and the flattering cut emphasizes your figure instead of hiding it.

Wear it with: These NYDJ ponte leggings in black or dark grey knit are the perfect counterpoint to the red hue and elongate the line of your leg. Ideal for layering, the Awake scoopneck tunic adds warmth without bulk so the line of the coat falls exactly as it should. Finish the look with Alter Ego smoking slippers from GB Gianni Bini in a fun, unexpected leopard print for an added touch of flair.

Shop the look: Jessica Simpson Double-Breasted Coat, NYDJ Ponte Leggings, Awake Scoopneck Tunic and GB Gianni Bini Alter Ego Leopard Print Smoking Slippers


The Coat: Simple elegance and careful tailoring make this Katherine Kelly collarless cashmere walking coat an ideal companion for your favorite dresses of the season.

Wear it with: Glimmering sequins, warm color and a design that frames your shoulders make this sequin mesh dress from T by Tadashi a smash hit for any gala. Pair with these glimmering, icy white Gianni Bini January platform sandals for compliments that will leave you floating on air.

Shop the look: Katherine Kelly Collarless Cashmere Walking Coat, T by Tadashi Sequin Mesh Dress and Gianni Bini January Platform Sandals


The Coat: The MICHAEL Michael Kors leather bomber jacket shows you’re ready for laid-back fun, with rich chestnut leather and a flirty cropped style.

Wear it with: This season’s bold, decadent coated Legacy jeans from Rich & Skinny show that you’re in touch with the latest trends. Perfect for adding shape under a boxy cropped jacket, this wintry light ash Vince Camuto faux-wrap knit top adds volume at the neckline for an eye-catching half-zipped look. Sleek Harty snake-print pumps, also from Vince Camuto, dial up this edgy style by just a notch.

Shop the look: MICHAEL Michael Kors leather bomber jacket, Rich & Skinny Coated Legacy Jeans, Vince Camuto Faux-Wrap Knit Top and Vince Camuto Harty Snake-Print Pumps


The Coat: Make working out easier to get worked up about with a coat that lets you look great while you’re staying healthy. We love the Mighty Lite III jacket from Columbia, which combines ultra-lightweight fabric with slim construction that won’t throw off your stride on a winter run.

Wear it with: Under Armour has your active ensemble covered. The Perfect workout pants make exercise a cinch with lightweight, low-friction fabric and superior moisture management. Add a splash of bold color, not to mention the latest active fabric technology, with the ColdGear fitted mockneck top. For the right support, try the seamless workout bra, then pack your gear in stylish ease with the tough fabric and pretty ruched details of the Shatter gym duffle bag.

Shop the look: Columbia Mighty Lite III Jacket, Under Armour Perfect Workout Pants, Under Armour The Printed ColdGear Fitted Mockneck Top, Under Armour Seamless Workout Bra and Under Armour Shatter Gym Duffle Bag

What situations can your coat wardrobe handle?


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Fashion 101: Bright Shoes + Polished Toes

It’s a simple fashion formula. First, add statement color to your look with bright shoes. Then multiply their effect with the right shade on your toes. To exponentially increase your style factor, we’ve summed up our favorite color combinations.

Shop the looks:
Lancome Le Vernis Divine Lasting Color Nail Lacquer in Tangerine Tint+Steve Madden Tampaa Wedge Sandals

MAC Reel Sexy Lacquer in In the Dark Purple+BCBGeneration Zenas Sandals

butter LONDON 3 Free Nail Lacquer Teddy Girl+MICHAEL Michael Kors Jelly Sandals

Shop all bold and bright shoes here. Shop nail polish here.

Which look will you try?

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Pure Summer: White Shoes

Perfect for a day at the office or an evening out, white sandals are a hard-working summer essential. They instantly bring warm-weather flair to closet classics –  your favorite LBD – and of-the-moment pieces, like your newest statement shorts.

Have any questions about styling white shoes? Ask, and we’ll answer!

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Quiz: Which Shoe Style Are You?

Set your step apart this summer with eye-catching details. Which shoe embellishment — jewels, flowers or a mix — works best for your wardrobe? Take this quick quiz to find the perfect fit for your style personality.

1. Your summer go-to piece is:
A. Anything with sequins!
B. Your pleated maxi skirt. Can’t get enough of that sway.
C. A cropped denim pant — it goes with everything.

2. At your next party, you’ll wear:
A. A short and sassy one-shoulder. The brighter the better.
B. An eyelet dress in your favorite pastel.
C. Leopard print with polka dots. You’re an expert mixologist.

3. You can’t leave the house unless you’re wearing:
A. Your Betsey Johnson watch. Yes, it does have an owl on it.
B. Chandelier earrings.
C. An armful of bangles.

4. Your approach to snake print:
A. Does it come in neon?
B. Next trend, please!
C. Small doses: think belts or shoes.

5. If you were a pump, you’d be:
A. A sky-high platform.
B. A pointed-toe patent.
C. Do I have to choose?

Mostly A’s: Jeweled Glamour

Reflect your brilliant personality with equally bright shoes. Shimmering accents like beads, sequins or studs cast a show-stopping glow from the office to your after hours get-togethers.

Mostly B’s: Feminine Floral

Your look is current yet classic. Sandals with floral-print overlays or flower ornaments bloom with timeless feminine charm.

Mostly C’s: Mixed Media

A little bit of this and a little bit of that go a long way in your eclectic closet. A mix of textures, colors and details makes mixed-media silhouettes the versatile addition you need for your evolving style.

Shop the picks: Steve Madden Glaare Thong SandalsAntonio Melani Amari Sandals, Sam Edelman Gigi Sandals

What’s your sandal style? 

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Feet First: Spring 2012 Shoe Trends

Spring style starts with shoes. Strappy sandals, flats, wedges, pumps, espadrilles — the abundance of choices is thrilling and overwhelming. To make your search simpler, we did the trend spotting for you. Check out our top Spring 2012 trends.

Prim & Punchy

Why We Love It: Ladylike styles reign supreme every spring. But this season, our favorite designers took it one step further. Bows, rosettes and floral print adorn everything from pointed-toe pumps to gladiator sandals.

How to Wear It: Follow the 3 P’s: prim, proper and pink. Spring’s power color loves a feminine flourish at the feet. These demure designs also look smart set against sharp blouses and cropped pants.

What to Wear: 1. Antonio Melani Britt Pumps 2. Betsey Johnson Haylie Sandals 3. GB Gianni Bini Eye-Candy Sandals

’20s Glamour

Why We Love It: It’s no secret that fashion loves a good throwback. Spring 2012 takes us to the 1920s — but there’s a twist. Shine, studs and color update the era’s signature T-strap shoes.

How to Wear It: Pleated skirts and beaded tops touch on ’20s heritage without being costume-y.  For a thoroughly modern look, turn to animal prints and minimalist silhouettes.

What to Wear: 1. Gianni Bini Kelli T-Strap Platform Sandals 2. Antonio Melani Reina Sandals 3. Gianni Bini Cheryl T-Strap Platform Sandals

Global Influence

Why We Love It: Rich textures, tribal prints, vibrant colors, dense beading — this trend is a visual and tactile treat.

How to Wear It: The beauty of the global look is this: it feels at home wherever you go. Wear raffia wedges with your favorite work looks and enliven weekend dresses with tribal-print flats.

What to Wear: 1. Sbicca Tristan Platform Wedge Sandals 2. Arturo Chiang Lily Sandals 3. Lucky Brand Emmie Flats

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Which trend is your favorite?

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Shoes: Seafaring Style by Gianni Bini

Crisp and classic as a day by the sea, nautical pieces are a spring and summer staple. New to the look? You don’t have to dive in with head-to-toe stripes. Test the waters with seafaring shoes. Our maritime favorites link vintage charm with of-the-moment edge. We love what Gianni Bini did with the style this season.

  1. The Gianni Bini Mariner Wedge: Beach-ready canvas and rope detail at the toe secure the shipshape charm of this slip-on. Showcase the leg-lengthening silhouette with cropped pants, skinny jeans or a pleated midi skirt.
  2. The Gianni Bini Calypso Sandal: Navy and white stripes — a quintessential nautical motif — span this sandal. An architectural platform and chunky heel boosts the shoe with bold height.
  3. The Gianni Bini Ginger Pump: This platform pump embodies vintage glamour with feminine lines and a playfully knotted peep toe. Textural topstitching and the stacked heel keep the look fresh.

Other Seaworthy Options: You can also make a splash with flats. Just look for sailor stripes or playful polka dots in your favorite combinations of navy, white, neutrals and red.

  1. Gianni Bini Minnie Flats
  2. Gianni Bini Candy Flats
  3. Gianni Bini Matey Flats

Shop all nautical shoes here.

Have you joined this style wave? Tell us your favorite way to sport the nautical look.

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