All In The Fam: 25 Ways To Gucci
Thursday 19 April 2018
Who says you can’t wear spanking-white Gucci sneakers with a spangled evening gown? Why can’t a dress that doubles as lacy lingerie find happiness under the cosiest, floppiest cardigan? There’s a new wind blowing this season, where it’s just fine to wear what you care to wear with glorious, reckless abandon. And, of course, there’s also a whole new tribe of rugged individualists who reflect this blissfully liberated fashion universe.
But they’re not just united by the brilliant freedom reflected in their inspirational personal styles: they are bound by love, creativity and – perhaps most poignantly – blood. This tribe is made up of real-life family members who seek inspiration from each other and give it back just as freely, whether they’re borrowing ideas or items from each other’s closets, making brilliant collages of lives and outfits and modern sensibilities. Just like all the truest soulmates should.
Take Camilla Deterre, for example. “I’m pretty mellow and classic,” says the model and interior designer. Her gorgeous mother, Ana Opitz, no doubt influenced her mood-driven approach to clothing: “It has to feel right when I wear it. For me, when it comes to fashion, form follows function.” Or what about 19-year-old student Zora Casebere and her mother, artist Lorna Simpson? “She takes my clothes all the time,” Lorna chuckles. “She has a nose for what’s new. I go to my closet to find something that I plan to wear to an event and it’s gone!”
Not that she’s complaining – and neither are any of the other 13 free-spirited fashion rogues who make up the clans Vogue chronicles here. Wearing a mash-up of their current Gucci favourites, this motley crew of familial pairings – mothers and daughters; sisters and brothers; babies and mothers; twin sisters; even a few sartorially inclined pups – is sure to invite a bit of reflection. After all, everyone has at least one or two of their own nearest and dearest who sparks the joy that comes from really “mixing stuff up”.In partnership withGUCCIVISIT GUCCI
9 of the Most Comfortable Dress Shoes for Women
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Repeat after us: Uncomfortable dress shoes are not worth it. They’re not worth the blisters, the sore muscles, or the time you spend complaining about how uncomfortable they are.
It’s time to throw away those terrible heels you save for “special occasions,” you know the ones that start to rip apart your heels after just a few steps. Do you really need to haul an extra pair of shoes to work every day, just so you can survive your commute and obey the office’s unofficial dress code? And no, you can’t use the argument fashion is pain, either; you and your feet deserve better than that.
In order to save you some time (and completely avoidable foot pain), we’ve rounded up the most comfortable dress shoes for women. It doesn’t matter if you’re going to a work conference, wedding, funeral, or first date, each shoe style perfectly balances the right amount of style, formality, and comfort.
Naturalizer Banks Slingback
Comfortable and beautiful are just two of the terms owners of the “Banks” Slingback use to describe this shoe. Since you can choose the width of the style — narrow, medium, or wide — you’ll leave those insufferable blisters around your toes in the past.
To buy: zappos.com, $99
Gucci Brixton Convertible Loafer
There’s a reason you see Gucci loafers everywhere you go. It can be worn dressed down with jeans, but paired with a black dress pant or office-appropriate dress, it’s the ideal dress shoe. Pro tip: Wear a pair of thin socks with your loafers for a few days at first; after that, the Italian leather will stay supple and smooth on your heels.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $730
Nine West Pruce Block Heel Sandal
Normally, you pay for what you get when it comes to shoes. In the case of these suede block sandals from Nine West, that couldn’t be less true. If you’re looking for a last-minute dress shoe or a pair of heels you can dance all night in (hello, wedding season), drop that $79 and never look back.
To buy: zappos.com, $79
Stuart Weitzman Margot 75 Bootie
There’s a reason Stuart Weitzman shoes are a red carpet staple: the comfort is all in the details. The trendy “Margot” sock bootie has a 3-inch block heel that adds height without strain.
To buy: stuartweitzman.com, $575
Everlane Day Heel
This versatile (and affordable) style is composed of several appealing features for comfortable shoe enthusiasts: a soft leather footbed, an elasticized back, and a 2-inch block heel. When we say this shoe can do it all, we also mean you can do it all while wearing them.
To buy: everlane.com, $160
M.Gemi The Esatto
You can’t get more classic than The Essatto from M.Gemi. Made by hand in Italy, these pumps will complete any dressed up look with a striking dash of power. Plus, the open scooped topline relieves wider feet from any added discomfort.
To buy: mgemi.com, $278
Sam Edelman Women’s Hazel Dress Pump
If M.Gemi isn’t in your dress shoe price range, take a peek at this Sam Edelman style. Fit with four millimeters of cushioning, this pair will take you from board meeting to happy hour to post-dinner festivities without bringing along the pain normally associated with heels.
To buy: nordstrom.com, from $120
Sarah Flint Alysia x Gravati Loafer
We couldn’t finish a list of the most comfortable dress shoes for women without another flat. The silhouette on this Sarah Flint loafer screams smart, but the heel height says peak comfort levels.
To buy: sarahflint.com, $395
Cole Haan Tali Grand Bow Wedge
Wedges are inherently more comfortable than a stiletto because they distribute your weight more evenly with each step. This smooth leather pair from Cole Haan has a fully padded leather sock lining that will only get more comfy with each wear.