GIFT GUIDE: For Her

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Whether you’re shopping for your sister, mom, girlfriend, wife, or another special lady in your life, the holidays are the perfect excuse to give her a little token of your affection. While some women can be tricky to buy for, there are a few foolproof gifts that she’s sure to appreciate. From athletic apparel and shoes to boots, jewelry and accessories, our ShoeBuy Gift Guide for Her is sure to spark an idea for every gal on your list this year.

Active Mama:

A girl can never have enough active wear, no matter if she’s an avid athlete or just likes to look the part. A pair of walking or running shoes will be put to good use in the New Year, and with fun apparel and extras, she’ll be ready to go in style!

Featured Products: Sherpani Spree Yoga Mat Holder | Prana Roxanne Capri | lucy Sexy Sweat Half Zip | Skechers GOwalk 3 Slip-on | New Balance WRC 1400v3 Running Shoe

Boot Maven:

Knee high boots, ankle boots, wide calf boots, duck boots, Chelsea boots… the list goes on. Find the style that fits her personality best, or help keep her favorites looking like new with a boot care kit or supports.

Featured Products: Blondo Vassa Wide Calf | UGG Classic Short Boot | Steve Madden Troopa 2 | Tommy Hilfiger Dita Bootie | Tamaris Tora Studded Ankle Boot | Blundstone Dress Series Boot | Sperry Top-Sider White Water Boot | Dr. Martens 1460 8-Eye Boot | Shape It! JY2219 Extra Large | UGG Sheepskin Care Kit

Lazy Susan:

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, anyone? After all the hullabaloo of the holidays, she’ll be ready to sit back and relax. Bonus gift idea: pair a massage or pedicure from her favorite nearby salon with new slippers or a robe so she can decompress in style.

Featured Products: Toad&Co Swifty Hoodie | Acorn Novella Scuff | UGG Dakota | Tempur-Pedic Conduction | Minnetonka Sheepskin Ankle Boot | UGG Lindley Robe

Bag Lady: 

Whether she’s like type who likes to throw it all in or keep things succinct, to be fashionably organized is truly a gift; a new bag, clutch or wallet will keep her thankful all year long.

Featured Products: Frye Melissa Wallet | baggallini KEN869 Gold Kensington Mini Crossbody | Lodis Audrey Lily Phone Wallet | Frye Melissa Hobo | Vince Camuto Julie Clutch | Lacoste Izzie Medium Carry All Bag

Festive Fixins': 

Add a little glitz to her holiday party outfit lineup. It can be something she’s coveted but won’t splurge on for herself, or maybe it’s the gift she never knew she needed – until now!

Featured Products: Bertha Charlotte BR3105 | San Diego Hat Company Plaid Paneled Infinity Scarf BSS1419 | HEET Smooth Bracelet Molten Silver Shadow | Daniel Green Meg | Lodis Audrey Skinny Bow High Waist Belt

Winter Warmers:

Show your love with the gift of warmth! It’s the next best thing to a hug. Whether you’re looking for something to fill her stocking with or that main “wow” item for under the tree, our team pulled together the perfect gift ideas.

Featured Products: Patagonia Better Sweater Vest 25886 | Smartwool Rocking Rhombus Mid Calf Sock | UGG Classic Shearling Wired Earmuff | The North Face Caroluna Jacket 2015 | Manzella Tahoe Ultra Touchtip | UGG Grand Meadow Novelty Beanie w/ Fur Pom

Still can’t decide? A gift certificate to her favorite store (ShoeBuy, perhaps?) gets her the perfect present, every time.

Tips for Creating the Perfect Holiday Look

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With Thanksgiving right around the corner, chances are you already have a holiday party or two marked on the calendar. From family gatherings and work occasions to concerts and school pageants, this season of celebration can become a whirlwind, and the last place you want to find yourself on a Saturday night is standing in front of your closet thinking, “I have nothing to wear.”  We’ve all been there: tired of last year’s looks or just feeling fashionably uninspired. So as you gear up for all the hoopla, keep these styling tips in mind and make picking your party outfit part of the fun.

Looks for Her

Featured Products: Jessica Elliot Tassel Necklace | Ibex Ferryn Dress | Vince Camuto Leila Clutch | HEET Rock Bracelet Antique Gold Boa Copper | Isola Eleni II Pump | Patagonia Ahnya Wrap | Casual Barn CJE014 | Frye Heidi Fringe Crossbody | Prana Trinity Cord Pant |  Vince Camuto Sabria Ankle Boot

For a fancy night out, you can never go wrong with a black dress. Make your tried-and-true LBD feel new with a show-stopping pair of pumps and glamorous accessories from top to bottom.

For a more casual party look, pair your favorite skinny jeans or cords with a neutral top (black, white, cream), and then give your outfit some holiday cheer with a dazzling pair of earrings and fabulous heeled booties.

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Featured Products: Nau Alined Long Sleeve Shirt | Pendleton Whisperwool Muffler | Cufflinks Inc Stainless Steel Soft Rectangle Infinity Cufflinks | Icebreaker Seeker Pant | Nunn Bush Rawson Chukka | Tommy Bahama New Eversuede Half Zip | Trafalgar Hayden | Ozone Fair Isle Crew Sock | Tommy Bahama Coastal Island Standard | Steve Madden Scripps Slip-On

This season, keep it slick with stripes and tailored slacks. A pair of classic, black leather chukkas always add polish, and elegant details like silver cufflinks and a wool scarf make a tasteful style statement.

Whether gathered around the family dinner table or catching up with old friends while you’re all back in town, show your relaxed sophistication with a pair of dark jeans that can easily be dressed up or down. A seasonal sweater, slip-ons, and the right, subtle accessories like festive socks and a leather belt will take the style factor up a notch, making your go-to outfit a cool, comfortable choice.

‘Tis the season to eat, drink, and be merry! Don’t let finding something to wear bring you down; chances are, there’s something in your closet right now that just needs a little sprucing up.

So now that we’ve got that all covered, it might be time to start thinking about finding the perfect gift for that friend who’s always so tricky to buy for… we can help with that, too.

GIFT GUIDE: Winter Accessories

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Unless you’re the type to begin holiday shopping in April, chances are, like us, you’re just starting to realize the gift-giving season is fast approaching. And while sometimes, coming up with an idea for a friend or family member is a no-brainer, we all have those people in our lives for whom it’s tough to figure out what they really want or need. Whether it’s your 15-year-old nephew, Secret Santa, child’s teacher or a neighbor, choosing that perfect present can be easier said than done.

So for those who seem to have it all or are tricky to buy for, follow our gift guides to find that special something, no matter your budget, that they’re sure to love. First up is our cold weather accessories guide.

For the Techie

Having to take your gloves off to text, respond to an email or just use a favorite app in frigid temperatures isn’t fun; a pair of etip gloves will make them think of you every time they pull out their phone on a cold day and don’t freeze their fingers off.

Featured Products:Ugg Isla Lurex Tech Bow Glove | Manzella Tahoe Ultra Touchtip | Salomon Propeller Dry Glove | SportHill SwiftPro Tech Glove

For the Athlete

Cold weather won’t stop the committed athlete, so help to keep her or him a little warmer with thoughtful accessories.

Her: 


Featured Products: Icebreaker Chase Headband | Icebreaker Flexi Chute | Terramar Themolator Cloud Nine Half Zip | Smartwool PhD Run Ultra Light Low Cut Sock

Him: 

Featured Products: Ibex Bacalava | SportHill 3SP Summit Glove | Patagonia Thermal Speedwork Zip-Neck | Darn Tough Vermont Over the Calf Padded Ultra-Light 1408

For the Fashionably Cool

Bundling in style is one of our favorite looks for winter, and it all comes together with a warm statement piece like an interesting scarf, hat, sweater or flannel shirt. 

Her:


Featured Products: Ugg Heritage Up Flat Hat w/ Pom | Toad&Co Heartfelt Diamond Scarf | Prana Lucia Sweater

Him: 

Featured Products: Salomon Logo Beanie | Pendleton Long Fringe Scarf | Pendleton Board Shirt Classic

For the Commuter

A cold commute can be a real drag, so show you care with little extras to make a train or bus ride a bit more enjoyable (and productive!).


Featured Products: Sumo Camo Sleeve Tablet | Mobile Edge UrgentPower 5200 mAH Battery | The North Face Salty Dog Etip Glove | UGG Slim Fit Quilted Fabric Smart Glove | Leighton Magnum Family-Size Umbrella

For the Little Ones

Winter gifts for kids are a real win-win: they’ll be excited to wear their new gear out for a day of fun in the snow, and parents will be singing your praises once they realize the kiddos have outgrown last year’s stuff.

Baby:

Featured Products: Patagonia Reversible Shell Hat | Patagonia Pita Pocket Mittens | Patagonia Capilene Midweight Set

Her:


Featured Products: The North Face Etip Glove | The North Face Fuzzy Earflap Beanie | Patagonia Better Sweater Hoody | Icebreaker Lifestyle Ultra Light Crew Fruitloop Sock

Him: 


Featured Products: Patagonia Wooly Hat | Diadora Cosenza Quarter Zip Warm Up Jacket | Icebreaker Hike Lite Crew

Showing our love to friends and family is one of the things that make the holiday season so special, and here at ShoeBuy, we want to take the stress out of giving. A thoughtful gift doesn’t have to break the bank (and oftentimes, doesn’t cost a thing at all!). A truly perfect present is one that is given out of care and kindness, so be sure to check back for even more ideas in the coming days and weeks!

How To: Stay Warm No Matter How Cold It Gets

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Now that the last tricksters have treated and the clocks have turned back, it’s officially time to start thinking winter. While there’s still plenty of time between now and December 21st, once the days start to get shorter, they become cooler, too. As we finish out fall and head into winter, chances are your choice in outerwear will also begin to change. One day you may just need an extra fleece layer under your favorite vest or windbreaker to bring it to that next level of warmth, and the next, an all out parka to block out whipping wind and snow.

With that in mind, we give you: The ShoeBuy Cold-O-Meter. Depending on your needs this fall and winter, our experts have hand-selected the outerwear that will keep you at the perfect temperature until spring.

Chilly:

Starting to notice a little nip in the air? A fleece provides enough warmth so you’ll be comfortable without overheating.

Featured Products: Columbia Harborside Fleece Pullover | Mountain Hardwear Strecker Jacket | Patagonia R2 Jacket 25138 | The North Face Denali Jacket | The North Face Haldee Raschel Parka

Cold:

As the days get shorter and the nights grow longer, grab a thicker, insulating coat like one of these down-filled, thermal-lined, or wool styles.

Featured Products: Carhatt Duck Active Thermal Lined Jacket J131 | Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Hooded Down Jacket | Nau Intersect Utility Down Sweater | The North Face Thermoball Full Zip Jacket 2015 | Woolrich Mill Wool Sherpa Jacket

Really Cold:

If snow or any other wintery precipitation is in the forecast, you’ll want a waterproof jacket to keep warm and dry.

Featured Products: Columbia Lhotse Interchange Jacket | Woolrich Arctic Parka | Patagonia Stormdrift Parka

Freezing:

For the days when summer seems but a distant memory, turn the heat up with an ultra-cozy parka.

Featured Products: The North Face Triple C Parka II | Pajar Brooklyn Jacket | Patagonia Thunder Cloud Down Parka | Pajar Eagle Jacket

Ski/Snow Activities:

Planning on hitting the slopes? Gear up with the right outerwear to ensure hours of winter fun.


Featured Products: Patagonia Powder Bowl Pants – Short | Salomon Speed + Jacket | Salomon S-Lab Motion Fit WS Jacket | Patagonia Snowshot Pants – Reg 30688

From a dusting to a blizzard, choosing the right outerwear will put a stop to the shivers; paired with your favorite winter boots, you’ll be ready no matter how cold it gets.

Bundle in Style: Everything You’ll Need to Stay Warm & Fashionable This Winter

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Baby, it’s getting cold outside. Gone are the days of dashing out the door without thinking to put a jacket on, now is the time to bundle. There’s nothing cute about feeling chilly, but layer in style to beat the shivers and make a cool fashion statement while you’re at it.

While it might seem a little early to be talking winter, you never know when that first snow may fall. Thankfully, ShoeBuy’s got you covered from head-to-toe, so shop our full collections of wool socks, sweaters, scarves, gloves, winter coats and boots today, and you’ll be ready to brace the cold whenever it hits.

Looking for some inspiration? See how our style experts plan to stay warm this winter with bundle essentials to keep fashion senses out of hibernation and toes cozy ‘til spring.

FOR HIM

Featured Products: Columbia Platinum 860 TurboDown Hooded Down Jacket | Ricardo B.H Trooper | Patagonia Better Sweater 1/4-Zip | Screamer Brandon Scarf | Pendleton Texting Glove | Royal Robbins Convoy Corduroy Regular | UGG Merrick Boot | Darn Tough Vermont Boot Sock Cushion 1403

FOR HER

 

Featured Products: The North Face Gotham Parka | Patagonia Pom Beanie | Toad & Co Heartfelt Diamond Cardie | Icebreaker Boreal Scarf | UGG Isla Lurex Tech Bow Glove | Prana Trinity Cord Pants | Sorel Tofino Cate | Women’s Smartwool Sulawesi Stripe

Planning to do some shoveling this winter? Check out our Top 10 Winter Boots You’ll Need now, and thank us later.

The ShoeBuy Ultimate Running Guide for Fall

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It’s time, ladies and gentlemen; to recommit, to focus, to take it up a notch. Because no matter if you’re a fitness guru or just starting out, finding the perfect workout apparel can mean the difference between sticking to it and falling off the treadmill.

Cooler weather doesn’t mean your sneakers have to hibernate until spring. In fact, with the right gear, chilly temperatures are no match against your determination, and not to mention, style. Check out a few of our running expert’s top picks for comfort and performance.

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For the beginner: The ASICS Gel-Exalt 2 offers good stability at a great price, so you’re not making a huge investment while you get started as a runner, without sacrificing performance.

For the neutral runner: If you haven’t had past knee or shin injuries and don’t overpronate, the Saucony Ride 7 is the perfect lightweight running shoe for those needing mild to moderate support.

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For the overpronator: The New Balance W1260V5 Performance Shoe is just the right bright pick to get you out the door and going the distance with their luxe conditioning and enhanced stability.

 

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Support never looked so sweet until you met this candy-colored number: CW-X Xtra Support Bra III. It looks good, offers maximum support with its patented 5-Point Support Web™, and comes in sizes ranging from 34B/C to 38DD.

Tops

From short morning runs to your long weekend training runs, the Icebreaker Comet Long Sleeve Crewe TeeBlog-Running-Thm-W-Icebreaker-Comet-Longsleeve-Crew-Tee is a must-have staple for every exercise regimen. Breathable, temperature-regulating merino is essential for cooler weather workouts. Bonuses: Reflective taping for visibility and thumbholes for added wind protection.

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As it gets cooler, choose a smart layer top that will keep you warm without slowing you down, like the CW-X Insulator Web Top, which features targeted support, flat seam construction for comfort, and a zip collar with wind flap and locking zip.

 

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These Dashing Stripe Pants from lucy are so cute, you might just forget your workout plan. Made with super soft, moisture-wicking fabric, they are the perfect addition to any closet, keeping you warm on the run or comfy on the couch.

 

Socks

Don’t forgeBlog-Running-Thm-W-Darn-Tough-Vermont-Farmers-Market-Show-Lightt about your toes, the cold sure won’t. These Darn Tough no-show socks are made of a wool-nylon-Lycra® blend, meaning they’ll stay put while keeping your feet comfortable and dry.

 

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Depending on the weather outside, you may need a little extra protection from your top layer, so be sure to have something water-resistant in your arsenal. The Patagonia Houdini Pullover can be worn with a base or midlayer, will shed light rain and snow, and the lightweight design ensures comfort and mobility.

Gym/Yoga Bag

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For the beginner: If you’re just starting out, be sure to choose a sneaker like this ASICS GT-1000 3 Running Shoe that provides excellent foot protection and cushioning so you’ll be ready to bring your training to the next level

Blog-Running-Thm-M-New-Balance-Vazee-Pace-Running-ShoeFor the neutral runner (i.e., you haven’t had past knee or shin injuries and don’t overpronate): Already an award-winner (“Best Debut” in September 2015 Runner’s World Fall Shoe Guide), the New Balance Vazee Pace running shoe will support you with spring in your step as you set your new PRs.

For the overpronator: The 12th edition of this favorite, the Brooks Addiction 12 Running Shoe, brings trusted stability and enhanced, updBlog-Running-Thm-M-Brooks-Addiction-12ated features that those who overpronate on a moderate to severe level will love – from adaptive cushioning to a heel segmented crash pad for smooth landings.

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Start with the essentials like this short sleeve top, the Terramar Helix T-Shirt,a shirt that is specially engineeredBlog-Running-Thm-M-Patagonia-Thermal-Speedwork-Zip-Neck to create air pockets for improved insulation and moisture transport.

From the chilliest of mornings to the crispest of evenings, add an extra layer with the Patagonia Thermal Speedwork Zip-Neck, a cozy zip-up with a specially designed fabric for warmth, spandex for moving freely, zippered pockets for your small essentials, and thumb holes to keep your fingers and thumbs warm.

Pants

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Don’t let running tights scare you:  The CW-X Stabilyx Tights are compression tights that provide optimum targeted support to both the lower back/core area and the knee joint and surrounding muscles for greater overall stability and power. Still feeling a little shy? Wear them under your favorite gym shorts and you’ll be good to go.

Socks

Blog-Running-Thm-M-Smartwool-PHD-Run-Ultra-Light-MicroPerformance matters from top to bottom, so choose your socks wisely. The Smartwool PhD Run Ultra Light Micro uses two elastics for greater stretch and recovery to keep the sock in place, and additional cushioning in high impact areas provides smart comfort. Once you try a wool sock, you’ll never go back to cotton!

Jacket

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On those days when choosing between getting out and exercising or staying toasty indoors is the hardest decision you’ll have to make, this wind resistant, water repellent, and breathable jacket is the perfect running companion. The Marmot Ether DriClime, with its attached roll-up hood, elastic cuffs, mesh underarm vents, reflective logos, and an elastic draw cord hem, provides the protection you need, and gives you no excuse to skip a run.

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For the modern professional dashing between home, work, and the gym, keep it all together with a classic, durable gym bag, like this Puma Teamsport Formation Duffel.

 

So there you have it – The Shoebuy Ultimate Running Guide for Fall. We want to keep you running through the seasons, and with the right gear, you’ll be equipped to reach your fitness goals while looking cool and staying warm.

The Top Layer: Fleece Favorites for Fall

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Can you believe it’s already fall? The leaves are changing, the air is crisp, and the pumpkin spiced lattes are aplenty. Fall can be a tricky season though, and we’re not talking Halloween. Cool mornings, warm afternoons, and brisk evenings can make getting dressed for the day a curious task, as it’s sometimes difficult to prepare for the sudden changes in temperature that can occur. Thankfully, the practical solution in this situation is also a cute one (and not to mention, cozy): fleece!

We’ve gathered our top 5 fleece favorites for both women and men that are sure to become transitional staples in your closet this fall. Whether you’re headed out for an afternoon of apple picking, going for a run, or finding the early morning commute a little chilly, there’s a fleece for you.

Casual Cool

Grabbing coffee with a friend or checking out the new museum downtown? These his and hers fleeces from Merrell might be fuzzy, but they have the right amount of tailoring that you won’t leave you feeling under-dressed.

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Merrell Soleil Mixer Redux | Merrell Big Sky

Classic

Sometimes, classic is best, and in this case, is sure to keep you warm. These familiar styles are timeless favorites with their pullover designs that block out cold without adding too much bulk. Plus, they’re made with recycled materials for an eco-friendly bonus.

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Patagonia Re-Tool Snap-T Pullover | The North Face Denali Jacket

Viva la Vest!

Vests are tried-and-true, and for good reason, too. Not totally convinced you need a coat but afraid you might get cold? Layer on a vest! This style provides the perfect amount of warmth without the restriction of a thicker jacket, so a vest is a great option if your plans involve a bit of movement.

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Royal Robbins Snow Wonder Vest | Mountain Hardwear Desna Grid Vest

Active Styling

Whether your activity of choice is a jog around the neighborhood or an afternoon hike through the woods, you really can’t beat this weather when it comes to outdoor exercise: not too hot, not too cold, it’s just right (where have we heard that before?). That being said, you often want an outer layer to protect you from the sun and wind that won’t weigh you down. A fitted jacket made with stretch fleece adds just the right amount of insulation for an active fall day enjoyed outside, and the unique grid pattern on this Mountain Hardware zip-up provides added warmth without becoming restrictive.

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Mountain Hardwear  Monkey Woman Grid II Jacket | Marmot Stretch Fleece Jacket

Comfy & Transitional

While all these picks are totally comfortable, we think these two take the cake for transitioning from inside to out with a bit of added style. The long funnel collar on this Royal Robbins number makes it like the cool older sister to your typical hoodie sweatshirt, while the lightweight fleece for men gives an effortless look with its clean lines and tailored fit.

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Royal Robbins Acadia Fleece Jacket | Helly Hansen Daybreaker 1/2 Zip Fleece

This fall, ShoeBuy’s got you covered. Prepare for the cooler weather by layering on your favorite fleece and enjoy all that this season has to offer. Now that’s a treat.

5 Cute Yoga Outfits for Fall

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September is National Yoga Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing our favorite yoga styles and trends of the season! With the fall fashion season just around the corner, we combined our favorite athletic looks that will take you through fall stretches and beyond. Shop our top five yoga outfits below, and then head to your next yoga session in comfort and style!

The Classic Look

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 Prana Julia Pant | Prana Dream Catcher Top | Sperry Top Sider Son-R Flex Sport Strap | OmSutra Chakra Rivet Bag | Prana E.C.O. Yoga Mat

By choosing pants with a relaxed fit, like this elastic-waist style with a gusset for extra comfort, you are sure to stay comfy while on the mat. If you keep your bottoms neutral and stick with grays or blacks, try pairing them with a top in a more bold but still soothing color, like this green style with front empire seem and built-in bra. Complete the look with lightweight shoes (for heading to and from class) and your favorite yoga accessories in complimentary colors!

Athletic and Comfortable

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 lucy Studio Flow Wrap Jacket | lucy Crossback Tank | Patagonia Serenity Pants – Long | Ahnu Good Karma | Sherpani Spirit Horizontal Yoga Gym Bag

An athletic look can easily be made stylish and comfortable. Look for a moisture-wicking tank to top keep you cool while you train, and in a fun color or in a design that pops. Longer pants and a cozy wrap sweater will keep you feeling snug and warm on those chilly fall days, while lightweight and flexible shoes like these yoga-inspired ballet flats will pair nicely with your look outside of class. Finally, complete the outfit with a spacious gym bag to keep you organized and to make sure none of your essentials (including your yoga mat) get left behind! We are loving this deep purple option for Fall.

Relaxed Layers

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 lucy Enlightening Wrap | Ojai Clothing Easy Fit Tank | lucy Hatha Capri Legging | Crescent Moon Yoga Exersock | Manduka eKO Lite 4mm Mat | Haiku Bags Sprint Duffle

If you’re wanting to look and feel a bit more relaxed during your next yoga session and avoid super-tight styles, add some layers to your outfit! This loose-fitting tank with a flattering scoop neck and flowy wrap will be work well at the studio and you’ll also be ready for downward dog or brunch in this look, completed with a pair of cozy leggings. And go to class armed with a pair of socks with grip technology to get you to and from your mat but also keep you warm during shavasana.

Earthly Feeling

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 Crescent Moon Yoga Mykonos Tank Top | Ojai Clothing Chopped Capri | Natural Fitness Eco-Smart Yoga Mat  | Crescent Moon Yoga Premium Carryall | Skechers EZ Flex 2 Quipster

If you next yoga session will be held outdoors, choose soothing earth tones throughout your ensemble to get even more in sync with your surroundings! We love the calming contrast of white and browns, like this comfy tank with nature-inspired detailing paired with an eco-friendly yoga mat. To get this look, search for apparel with earthy designs that make you feel at peace!

Bright and Energized

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Ojai Clothing Yoga Wrap | Prana Tandi Top | Prana Soleil Bra Top | Prana Roxanne Capri | Prana Henna E.C.O. Yoga Mat

If you’re naturally bright and energetic or enjoy a more active yoga experience, let your outfit reflect that! We are huge fans of colorful leggings (there are so many great styles to choose from these days!) and this bright, yet calming top. Gear up with a yoga mat in an equally fun color and then pair the entire look with neutral basics like this white bra top and yoga wrap.

Take the Yoga with you!

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Do you love yoga-inspired fashion and the comfort of yoga apparel, but don’t always have time to participate? Take a look at these footwear styles that will give you that “yoga” feeling with you wherever you go! These shoes will keep you comfortable while on the move, and are made from all natural materials.

Ready to head to your next yoga session? Be sure to shop our full collection of yoga apparel, accessories, and shoes! 

Labor Day Style: Find the Best Shoes for your Travels

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Best Foot Forward For Your End of Summer Travels

Summer is my favorite season. The long days, the looser schedules, the chance to escape for a long weekend…

Whether you head to the seashore, the city or a country escape, there’s still time to eke out at least one more summer getaway. Here’s what to pack for a Labor Day jaunt to three different destinations.Blog-Summer-Shoes-Post-SandyToes-080415Sandy Toes and Seashells

If you’re headed to the seashore, packing for long walks on the boardwalk and shelling along the water’s edge, look no further than the classics.

Converse low tops are the perfect shoes to slip into for longer walks on sidewalks on decking.  These Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Seasonal Low shoes are a perfect muted shade of goes-with everything greige that will carry you well into fall, paired with jeans and sweaters when the air gets chillier.

If scanning the coast for summer souvenirs is on your weekend to-do list, then make sure to pack a pair of these Reef Gypsylove flip-flops in your traveling bag. You’ll want to keep them in there for winter getaways as well. Reef flip flops fan the flames of year round wanderlust, offering just the right amount of light arch support paired with easy bohemian surf style.Blog-Summer-Shoes-Post-CountryEscape-080415

Kick up Your Heels Country Escape

Headed for a weekend of farmer’s markets, antique-ing and a picnic by the lake? We’ve got some suggestions for that as well.

A perfect transition shoe, these perforated UGG Darling Seaweed Perf  booties go great with shorts, jeans and skirts and will keep looking great on through the fall. We’d wear them on a hayride or out to the movies. They are perfect gear for a casual country evening.

For brunch with friends or a stroll around town, you can’t beat these versatile Lucky Brand Pepperr Sandals. These simple strappy leather staples are so easy to dress up or down and are a great shoulder season shoe for those times when it’s still warm enough to wear sandals, but summer brights no longer feel right.Blog-Summer-Shoes-Post-CityAdventure-080415

City Adventure

Are you off to do some museum browsing, trendy shopping and sidewalk café people-watching these last few days of summer?

These Steve Madden Nonstp booties are an urban staple – sturdy enough to walk blocks in, sophisticated enough to wear into the evening hours and perfectly poised between summer and fall footwear. They’re very right, right now and add polish to almost any outfit.

If you’re taking the city by storm (on foot), or simply looking for a chance to shine, consider these comfortable Cape Clog Solids in gold. They are orthopedically healthy for your feet, but that doesn’t take away from their funky, bold beauty. The shiny gold of this shoe works perfectly right now with your summer tan. Wear these with bare feet and short or long outfits. These classic clogs will also be great this fall, worn with fun patterned socks or tights as the days grow shorter and cooler.

Wherever you are headed for the last weekend of summer, I hope you’re going in style and comfort.

Slip into these styles and other faves available from ShoeBuy on your next great escape!

 

Back to School 2015: Top Shoe Picks

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Back-to-School time is almost here! This year I have 4 sons heading off to school and my daughter is heading to preschool. That’s right, 5 kids in the Back-to-School shopping craze! In all honesty, I LOVE shopping for the kids during this time of year because I really take stock in what they need and what will get some really great fashion use for the school months ahead. I’m all about finding trendy, chic; yet classic items that are going to work for my children. I’m a total lover of all things fashion, so for me – I love to make sure my children are on fashion-point for Back-to-School.

One thing I always get my children before school kicks off is NEW SHOES!

I remember buying new shoes with my  mother when I was heading Back-to-School, it’s one of my fondest memories. My mom would always “just know” what was fashion-perfect for me and my sister – and she was always right!  She knew what would work best with different looks and styles, and also what we would get the most use out of during the school year. I have absolutely turned into my mother for Back-to-School shoe shopping!

So what are my top picks this year for Back-to-School 2015? I’m excited to share my top picks for boys AND girls!

Let’s start with the girls! Ladies, first – right?

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UGG Classic Short Sparkles

Never be afraid to add some sparkle and glitter into your look! I am obsessed with these gorgeous UGG Classic Sparkles! You could wear these with any kind of style – jeans, skirts, dresses, capris, even shorts! I love how UGG takes their classic boot and amps it up a notch with some pizzazz!! They come in different color options, too – pink, purple and silver! Have some fun and SHINE BRIGHT!

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Core Low

Good old fashioned Converse Chucks! You will never go out of style with a pair of Chucks. Never. I love how classic they are, but mostly how they just exude a coolness factor. There’s not many shoes out there that you can wear at ANY age and rock them like true superstars, these are THAT kind of shoe!  Fabulous to have and to wear as true showstoppers, always!

Laredo Piomosa LC2242

Every girl needs a boot. And every boot needs a girl. I am ALL OVER Cowboy Boots this season. They are the most fabulous type of boot because they just work with ANY style. Jeans? They work. Skirts? They work. Dresses? They work. They are truly a staple boot for the Back-to-School season and I LOVE that! If you’re looking for a fabulous boot to get your girl, look no further!

And now for the BOYS! Since I have 4 of them, I’m pretty up on what they need and what will work best for them!

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Crocs Duet Sport Clog

Crocs are always a big hit, regardless of your age and I love them. Crocs are perfect for any kind of weather and they are essential when it comes to a comfortable and well-fit shoe. Crocs can be worn with everything boys have in their wardrobes, so you truly can’t go wrong with adding a new pair each season into their shoe-closet! I am obsessed with the classic styles because they are – truly – perfectly classic.

Sperry Top-Sider Authentic Original

Every guy needs a Sperry Top-Sider, it’s just a fashion truth and necessity. Top-Siders are great for Back-to-School because it’s a dressy shoe that isn’t over the top, but it’s also not over the top casual. This is the kind of shoe that you keep in your closet and you REALLY use with your sons. A true boy-staple. Find one that fits his style and his taste and never part with it again!

Keen Newport H2 Sandal

Want a shoe that is a great cross between athletic and dressy-casual – you get KEEN. What I love about a KEEN style is that you’re getting a fabulous fit for your son, but it’s also the kind of cool shoe that can be worn with just about anything, too. You can pull off this style with jeans, shorts and khakis. Not to mention, they’re so comfortable – your son will thank you!

Back-to-School shoe shopping is FUN! Take the time to find some styles that will work well for your child(ren), but that also can truly be worn over and over and over (and over) again! After all – their feet are the foundation to everything – show them off!