Valentine’s Day Guide: What to Wear and Share

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Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate love: love for a significant other, love for your family, and love for your friends. So no matter whom you’re celebrating with, have a little fun and dress up for the occasion!

For a fun night celebrating with the girls, you can be comfy and cute with a Henley dress paired with low-heel booties. Add a red bag for a festive punch.

 

Celebrate with the guys with a casual outfit that shows you have your own style and are down for a good time.

This cozy Woolrich sweater is the perfect choice for a hiking date. Pair it with skinny jeans, a warm beanie, and boots for a cute and practical look.

Warm red layers show you’re thoughtful and put effort in for V-day (major points). Neutral accessories and jeans make the outfit timelessly trendy and wearable for an outdoor adventure.

 

You just can’t go wrong with a classic LBD. Add this great Nina clutch and strappy heels and you’re sure to feel confident and ready for a romantic evening.

 

This Pendleton button-up has a little more flair than the standard solid colored options. The subtle red hue feels right for the holiday, but not over-the-top. A solid colored scarf and polished Red Wings elevate this look for a date to remember.

So now that you know what you’re wearing, let’s focus on what you’re giving. We’ve got everything you need to make sure your loved ones are taken care of this Valentine’s Day. 

A classic leather wallet is always a great gift for your guy, especially because he’s probably used his old one to death. A belt is also a staple that gives the perfect finishing touch to any look.  Or, keep him warm with a thick pullover or durable slippers. Spring is still a long way off so he’ll be sure to get a lot of wear out of them (and think of you every time).    

Jewelry shows you care because it can be so personalized. Heart shapes clearly say “love,” but does she prefer silver or gold? Jewel encrusted? We’ve got you covered. This frosted pearl bracelet has personality and beautiful detail, so it’s perfect for special occasions all year round. You can’t go wrong with some snuggly layers either. These pullovers work great in and out of the house, so she’ll be warm and toasty wherever she goes.

 

However you decide to celebrate Valentine’s Day, we know you’ll be well-dressed and well-prepared. And hey, who says you can’t get something for yourself too?

Looking Back: Top 10 Shoe Styles of 2015 for Him & Her

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2015 was a good year for footwear. While new styles gained fashion ground, older looks reemerged as cool comeback kids. So what better way to ring out the old and usher in the new than to take a walk down shoe memory lane? Here, we’ve compiled the top 10 styles of 2015 for both him and her, as chosen by you, our trendy ShoeBuyers!

Him:

Shoes for guys in 2015 meant business. Oxfords and loafers boasting clean lines and sharp details were all the rage, and easily transitioned from day to night, board to bar room. More men also began to embrace updated boot styles like chukka and Chelsea, while certain tried-and-trues, like Timberland’s PRO series, maintained their rightful top-ranking positions. Athletic shoes, from running sneakers to hiking shoes and hiking boots, were also popular, with brands such as Brooks and Merrell leading the pack.

Her:

The real star of 2015 shoe trends for women was the bootie. With its shorter, versatile design, gals of all ages embraced this fashion phenomenon. Sneakers, athletic and those of the slip-on and canvas varieties, were also popular, as athleisure became increasingly prevalent as a look in and of itself. Boots, including duck boots, classic UGG® and Sorel® favorites and riding boots remained cool weather staples, while oldie-but-goodie brands like Birkenstock and Dr. Martens reminded us that quality never goes out of style.

So there you have it: 2015 in shoes. Be sure to check back in the next few days as we take a look at upcoming trends for 2016!

We’d love to hear from you – which trend do you love best? Any from past years you wish would come back or hope to never see again? Share your favorite look or most embarrassing shoe faux pas story in the comments below!

ShoeBuy’s 12 Days of Boots Deals

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ShoeBuy’s 12 Days of Boots Deals

At ShoeBuy, we love the holiday season. From the high spirits to all of the opportunities to gather with family and friends, and even the cold air (at least here in New England) that makes you want to cozy up — we look forward to it all, all year long.

So this season, we are adding our own festivities to bring some shopping cheer. For the next 12 days – please cue the tune if you haven’t already – we’re featuring great gifts for everyone on your “nice list,” and for you to treat yourself too, through our “12 Days of Boot Deals!” Each day, a highly coveted style from brands such as Cole Haan, Frye, Sorel, Timberland and UGG will be in the line-up. And with savings of 40-50% off,* you won’t want to miss out on the chance for a perfect gift or to score that great pair you’ve been eyeing.

A new style will be revealed each day, so there is sure to be a boot for everyone on your holiday shopping list. Plus, with free shipping, free exchanges and other surprises, shopping with ShoeBuy is a no-brainer.

Cheers to the season and cheers to fantastic boots! Shop ShoeBuy’s 12 Days of Boot Deals now. 

*Offer valid while supplies last.

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.

Top 10 Winter Boots You’ll Need

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ShoeBuy HQ is located in Boston, Massachusetts, and even if you don’t live in New England, chances are you heard about the slight snow situation we encountered this past winter. (Not sure if you caught the sarcasm in that last sentence.)

The final snow pile here didn’t actually melt until JUNE, which means Bostonians have only enjoyed about 4 completely snow-free months this year and are already thinking about the next Nor’easter. So with that in mind, we’d like to take this opportunity when we can still see the ground to share with you, wherever you are, the top 10 winter boots for women and men that you’ll need this winter. Whether you can’t get enough powder, would rather hibernate until spring, or may only see a few flurries this season, boots can add some fun and personality to your winter wardrobe. Sorel has a great lineup for men and women this year, offering everything from the classic snow boot to fuzzy styles that are sure to stand out, and favorite brands like Merrell and Helly Hansen are coming out with almost sneaker-boot hybrids to combat those in-between days.

This upcoming season, boots are the way to go. For function and fashion this winter, check out our top picks for her and him.

FOR HER: 

Featured Products: Merrell Eventyr Bluff Waterproof | Clarks Muckers Shale Snow Boot | Columbia Minx Shorty Omni-Heat Bootie | Pajar Grip Zip Boot | Bogs Juno Tall Boot | Ugg Pierce Boot | Helly Hansen Maria Boot | The North Face Thermoball Lace 8 | Skechers Highlanders Cottontail | Sorel Joan of Arctic Lace Boot

FOR HIM: 

 


Featured Products: Clarks Darian Heath Boot | Helly Hansen Garibaldi 2 Boot | Lowa Tibet GTX WXL | Keen Anchorage Boot II | ECCO Whistler GORE-TEX High Boot | UGG Hannen TL Boot | Sperry Top-Sider Cold Bay Boot | Pajar Burham | The North Face Chilkat 400 | Sorel Caribou

Brace yourself; word on the street is, it’s gonna be another cold and snowy one, so check out our full collection of winter boots now so you’ll be prepared no matter what the season brings.

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Does the forecast in your area call for more rain than snow? Duck boots are the prefect transitional footwear and especially suited for cool, wet conditions. Plus, they’re cute, making this cold weather trend a real win-win.

Blogger Spotlight: Merrick White of Merrick’s Art

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In celebration of #bootmonth, we’ve partnered with the amazing Merrick White of @merricksart to help us style some of this season’s best boots. Merrick will share her complete looks and tips this weekend on our Instagram so be sure to check them out.

We hope you’ll be as inspired and excited by her genuine, effortless style and classic pairings as we are.

Here’s a sneak preview:

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Shop Merrick’s Sperry Duck Boots here.

Featured look: Charles by Charles David Reed 

Duck Boots: Get Yours Before They’re Gone

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If you’ve coveted those famous Bean Boots in the past but perhaps weren’t able to score a pair last season, now is the perfect time to grab yours for the colder months. With The Farmer’s Almanac predicting another tough winter ahead and the duck boot look now quite fashionable, if you don’t have a pair – or yours are circa early 2000s – it’s time to gear up.

We asked our style experts for their picks for this season’s coolest look. Topping their lists are styles from a great selection of top brands, such as Pajar, Sorel and The North Face, along with Sperry duck boots, too. You’ll find waterproof options to keep you dry, and even a range of insulated boots to help get you through the colder months in style. From the more traditional look to fresh picks inspired by the best features of the originals, there’s sure to be a pair here to suit your fancy.

Our Picks For Women:

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Sperry Top-Sider Saltwater | Sperry Top-Sider White Water Boot | Sorel Slimpack Riding Tall Boot | Crocs AllCast Luxe Duck Boot

Superior Boot Co. Traditional 6-Eye Duck BootThe North Face Shellista II Mid Boot | Pajar Grip Zip Boot | A2 by Aerosoles Barricade Duck Boot

 

Our Picks For Men:

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Sperry Top-Sider Cold Bay Boot | Sorel 1964 Premium T | Sorel Caribou | Sorel Cheyanne Lace

Superior Boot Co. Twin Gore Duck Boot | The North Face Ballard Duck Boot | Pajar Burham

Don’t miss out on getting your pair this season — shop our full collection of  duck boots to get you ready for those wet-weather days!

Be sure to grab yourself a waterproof boot  for some extra benefits! Take a look at all of our styles for men and for women.

 

Top Boots and Booties under $100

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When it comes to shopping, we all love a great value. And when it comes to shoe shopping – especially during boot season! – we know that sometimes, one pair is not enough. So we asked our style experts to pick some of their favorite boots and booties for the season that you can add to your wardrobe without going over your budget for the season.

From rich textures, colors and details to the best silhouettes of the season, we’re not sure you’ll be able to stop a just one pair; then again, with all of these fantastic boots available for under $100, why should you?

Bootie Up

Booties are everywhere this season, and with good reason. They’re versatile enough for any occasion and these affordable styles bring all of the best trends we’re seeing out there to the forefront – though we suspect you’ll be showing these off for many seasons to come.

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Circus by Sam Edelman Bond High Heel Bootie | Franco Sarto Refrain Bootie | Naturalizer Transform Ankle Boot |  Lucky Brand Garboh Bootie | Steve Madden Grahaam Bootie

Go Tall

Tall boots are simply classic, and no closet is complete without a few pairs — we know, we’re a little biased on this topic, but we suspect you’ll agree. The real question is, can you really find great, high-quality tall boots from this season under $100? YES! Here are a few of our favorites that will freshen up your wardrobe and also will keep your budget on track.

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A2 by Aerosoles High Ride | Bella Vita Transit II | Fergalicious Rita Tall Boot | Life Stride Maximize Riding Boot | Minnetonka 3 Layer Fringe Boot | Rocket Dog Dixie Riding Boot

Be Weather-Ready

From rain to snow to just plain old cold weather, you want to be prepared, but you also want to look great too. We get it and so we have a few picks to set you off in style, no matter what the upcoming months may bring your way.

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Kamik Jennifer Rainboot | The SAK Josie Ankle Boot | Tommy Hilfiger Arcadia Winter Boot | The North Face Thermoball Lace 8″

Love the featured look? Get it here!

Browse more great boots and booties in our  full collection of boots under $100!

Celebrate Boot Month with a Chance to Win $500 Shopping Spree!

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October is officially here, or as we like to say here at ShoeBuy, #BootMonth has arrived.

From classic riding to Western-inspired, knee-high to booties, high-heel to flat, leather to suede, neutrals to all of the season’s rich hues – we love them all. So throughout the month of October, be sure to check in with us here on the blog,  follow us on Instagram and like us on Facebook to see some of our favorites. We’ll be sharing insights on this season’s hottest trends and showcasing top styles from our experts so you can step up your boot game and step out this season in style.

Don’t wait to get inspired, check out some of our recent boot features:

And of course, don’t forget to enter the ShoeBuy #MyBootStyle Sweepstakes for your chance to win a $500 shopping spree – simply by showing off your favorite boot looks. Good luck!

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Top 10 Wide Calf Boots

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It’s boot season ladies and here at ShoeBuy, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. This year’s styles bring beautiful hues like deep cabernets and indigos together with warm suedes and rich leathers in a range of silhouettes and heel heights that could have you planning every outfit around your boots for months.

But for those of us with shapely calves and great leg muscles, finding the right boot can make boot shopping seem less like fun and more like work. The great news is that more brands than ever before have answered the call for beautiful styles with wide calf options. Whether you’re shopping for waterproof leather boots, classic riding boots, a colorful suede knee high boot or cowboy boots, you’re in luck this season. Take a look at our favorite picks:

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Row 1: Aerosoles With Pride Wide Calf Boot Frye Melissa Button Wide Calf | Franco Sarto Lapis Wide Calf Boot Life Stride Racey Wideshaft

Row 2: Ariat Singsong Cowgirl Wide Calf Boot  | Tommy Hilfiger Dalyn Boot Wide Calf | Trotters Larule Wide Calf | Rockport First Street Waterproof Gore Tall Boot Wide Calf

Row 3: Naturalizer Tanita Wide Calf Boot  | Sperry Top-Sider Cedar Wide Width 

Don’t forget to shop other styles too to find that perfect fit!

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Styles with goring will give a little to fit where you need extra room, and help the boot stay snug where you need a little less. They’re super easy to slip into, but you’re never going to want to take them off! The J. Renee Valik Wedge Tall Boot has all of our favorite features, and a silky black color to make it perfect to dress up or down.

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Lace-up styles allow you to tighten and loosen where you need it. Find a fit that makes you comfortable and ready to move. The cool part about lace-up styles: they look perfect paired with other fashion trends, like fringe! This Minnetonka Knee High Fringe Boot combines some of our favorite trends of the season into one fashionable lace-up!

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And of course, this season, you really can’t go wrong with booties to complement any look: they come in a range of styles, colors and fabrics, and look fantastic paired with everything from casual leggings and sweater to a dress and tights. Try picturing yourself in a pair of Earthies Sintra 2 Ankle Boots to complete your favorite jeans and tunic look!

Not sure if you need a wide calf fit or what to look for as you shop? Check out our blog post here for more info or shop our full our collection of wide calf boots with hundreds of styles to choose from!