You’re already well acquainted with the Birkenstock, the shower shoe, and the mule, but it’s their distant cousin the flatform that’s taking the “ugly shoe” trend to new heights. And, the style is quickly amassing its very own cult following. Part wedge and part flat, these steppers perfectly marry comfort and style in a way other towering heels simply can't. Seriously — think about it. The raised bottom will elongate your legs, while the chunky detail gives your feet support, allowing your toes to twinkle freely — rather than suffocate in a closed-toe, five-inch stiletto.
And, with a bevy of statement-making iterations on the market right now, it’s hard not to want to jump on in the trend. From a bejeweled Marni pair (that Solange loves, by the way) to the cutest colorblocked Zara stunners, the 15 flatforms ahead will instantly elevate your spring look — while keeping your style grounded, too.
Everyone who is anyone rides the subway in New York City. No, seriously. It's the easiest way to get around the city without spending a fortune, and you never know when a celebrity will plop down next to you. Case in point: These great snaps of Mariah Carey, Olivia Wilde, Dame Helen Mirren and more. read
February feels like a capsule collection of the Age of Aquarius, as the sun, Mercury (retrograde through the 11th) and a February 18 new moon pay a visit to this humanitarian, all-for-one sign. While you might not pick up a 12-string guitar and strum a protest anthem (although Eminem's "Detroit vs. Everybody" feels like a read