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Menswear Monday: Spring Footwear Guide

When it comes to the world of men’s shoes, it really is an exciting time to be a guy. Not that I have experience in it firsthand, but I definitely believe that a well-dressed man isn't complete without the perfect pair of shoes, am I right? There are lots of awesome footwear options this spring for guys to put on heavy rotation—from sandals to sneakers; we’re seeing lots of old favorites making a triumphant comeback in stylish new ways!

Below is our shortlist of top styles to note this spring for men’s footwear—straight from the runways to real life. There’s really something for every guy. There’s the laidback fisherman sandal, which by the way, is one throwback style that’s making a very unexpected but welome return.

There’s also a huge focus on retro-style sneakers from New Balance, Nike and other classic athletic brands. These aren’t just for the gym or running errands, gents. On the contrary, the most stylish guys are wearing them with everything from chinos and a blazer to even mixing things up by rocking them with their corporate business suits! They sure make those morning commutes a lot more comfortable.

If you’re less on-the-go dude and more beach-bum material this spring and summer, you’ll love the leather slides that are popping up all over the place, particularly in leather. Birkenstock sandals, anyone?

For the more preppy gentlemen out there, there’s something for you, too. The moccasin loafer is a great option for a more laidback addition to your chinos and other office staples. Who knew your dad’s favorite shoe would be deemed as one of the season’s most on-trend men’s shoe must haves? Fashion really has a cyclical nature, doesn’t it?

Check out a few of our favorites in men’s spring footwear below:

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The Fisherman Sandal

1. Cole Haan Ginsberg Fisherman

2. H by Hudson Agali

3. Too Boot New York Panama

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The Leather Slide

4. UGG Delroy Slides

5. Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed

6. OluKai Punono Slide

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The Retro Trainer:

7. Saucony Originals Bullet

8. Nike Air Pegasus 83

9. New Balance Classics ML565

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The Moccasin Loafer:

10. Hush Puppies Monaco Slip On

11. Geox Uomo Snake Mocassino

12. Cole Haan Grant Canoe Penny

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The Style Edit: Jumpers 3 Ways

We love dresses, but sometimes, we want to shake things up—which is why the jumpsuit and its shorter counterpart, the romper are definitely on our radars this spring and summer as the perfect alternative to the dress.

Below I’ve styled three different looks with the jumper as a focal point. Whether it’s to the beach or the office, this fashion-forward option is just as easy to wear if you pull in the right accessories and pick a style that works with your body’s proportions.

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Pair a lightweight cotton jumpsuit with cute flats and a fedora for warm days when you want a comfy yet of-the-moment look!

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Layer on a light and colorful jumpsuit over your bikini for a quick change from pool to lunch date. Pair with wedge heels to give the look some extra lift!

 

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Glance Spotlight: What's New from The Seam

Spring is in full swing and we're more than excited to share a few fabulous new styles from our young contemporary fashion boutique, The Seam.

Click below to see the freshest spring picks from brands like Jack by BB Dakota, BCBGeneration & more!

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The Running List: Let's Talk About (Running) Socks...

Welcome back friends! Now that you have all found the most perfect running shoe, it is time to pause for a moment, reflect, and think about what exactly we are putting in those shoes. For a runner, the feet are perhaps the most important parts of our bodies, which means it is essential to take care of them in any way we can.

While shoes are of the upmost importance, there is something that is equally important and often overlooked: running socks. That’s right, something that is so tiny and elusive (I must have nine currently floating around somewhere in the 4th dimension of my laundry room) can make a world of a difference in terms of comfort and relief.

When I first started running, I had no idea about all the various running socks. In fact, I’m pretty sure for a long while I ran in socks that were purchased in bulk next to the checkout register by the discounted gum. Needless to say, halfway through training for my first half-marathon my blisters were out of control!

For me, the first round of blisters appeared under the arch of my foot, towards my heel. This was when I first discovered Thorlos lightweight, no-show socks. There are also blister-preventing socks available that are great at providing the correct amount of padding in just the right places.

Soon after switching out of my tightie whities, my arch blisters subsided. For those that are just starting out or for moderate runners, you may want to try a pack of Wigmwam mid crew socks or a couple of pairs of Nike Lightweight Anti-Blister socks as they are a great value and do an amazing job at protecting the feet!

It wasn’t until training for my first full marathon that I started to get blisters in between my toes. In. Between. My. Toes. Frankly, I am not sure how this even happened, but let me just say, it was as awful as it sounds. At one point, one got so big and bad that I named him Hank and would give him a nice pep-talk before venturing out on a long run, hoping that he would comply and behave himself. Hank never listened and proceeded to just get larger and more unruly. This was when I found the joy of toe socks. Sure, they may look funny but boy did they make a difference! Toe socks are specifically designed to reduce the friction between the toes while running and tremendously helped reduce the size of my nasty blister (RIP Hank).

Finally – there is the compression sock. Compression socks are a great way to keep the blood circulating in the lower part of the legs and feet. They not only enhance blood circulation, but they help regulate skin temperature and fight bacteria. Similarly, compression socks can be worn after a run to help circulate blood flow and subsequently reduce inflammation.

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Anti-Blister Socks

1. Thorlos Lite Running Micro-Mini 3-Pair Pack

2. Drymax Sport Running Lite Mesh No-Show 3-Pack

3. Nike Running Anti-Blister Lightweight Socks

4. Wigwam Marathon II 6-Pair Pack

Toe Socks

1. Injinji Run Lightweight No-Show Coolmax 3-Pack

2. Injinji PED 3-Pack

Compression Socks

1. Powerstep Recovery Compression Socks

2. Zensah Tech + Compression Socks

3. 2XU Compression Recovery Sock

4. CW-X Compression Support Socks

While all of these socks can help reduce blisters, please note that some blisters are still inevitable – much like spilling red wine on a white shirt or the fact that every time I go to the bathroom at work,a Maroon 5 song will be on the radio. Some things we just have to prepare for and not get upset at when they happen. Personally, I like to think of them as little badges of honor…and I must remind myself that every time a new one inconveniently rears its ugly head.

Until next time, happy trails, roads and any other unchartered terrain.

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Zapponian Spotlight: Michelle R. Gives the Rundown on Rain Boots

Spring has sprung, and once the sky starts to leak, the shoe closet has a way of looking a little bare. Be ready for cloud bursts of any sort with a reliable pair of rain boots. A good quality pair of rain boots will not only last season to season, they can be surprisingly versatile and stylish!

Consider pairing a back-strap rain boot with a printed-dress and jacket combo for festival season. The practicality of a cute rain boot will help keep your feet dancing, rain or shine – not to mention lend a uniquely casual look. 

Thinking of picking up gardening? Rubber garden boots come in shorter lengths for added mobility when reaching to prune those perfect posies. If the great outdoors lights your fire, you can relax in the wilderness or on a fishing boat in a rugged pair of waterproof boots.

If you’re up a creek without a paddle when it comes to styling rain boots, Zappos’ very own style editor, Michelle Robles is here to take us all to school. After six years of wowing everyone around the office with her undeniably chic taste, Michelle has agreed to share her own rainy-day fashion tips as well as some great rain boot picks to get you through any rainy day in style:

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Classic:

1. Bogs Urban Farmer 2-Eye Lace

2. Hunter Original Back Adjustable Gloss

3. Hunter Garden Boot

Contmeporary:

4. The Sak Rhythm

5. Chooka Ziggy Stripe

6. Bogs North Hampton Floral

Chic:

7.COACH Talia

8. Kamik Medusa

9. Ted Baker Liddied

What inspires your personal style?

M: I’m influenced by street style, Pinterest, bloggers, and different cultures.

 

What is an ultimate essential to your own inclement-weather wardrobe? 

M: My classic Hunter Original boots – these never go out of style!

 

How do you build a practical and stylish outfit around rain boots?

M: Leggings or skinny jeans are my go-to picks. My personal favorite is wearing skinny jeans, a striped tee and a utility jacket for a relaxed-cool look.

 

What is one fashion faux pas that makes you go “Eew!”?

M: Wrinkled clothing.  Steaming your clothes can take you from sloppy to polished in an instant. Ironing is not my thing, but steaming is a breeze. I can’t live without my steamer and travel steamer!

 

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Spring Is Here! 12 Pieces to Welcome It.

For me, my favorite thing about spring is that it is a time of new beginnings where we can re-evaluate what we’ve done so far this year, and a great opportunity to get rid of all the lumpy, dumpy clothes, heavy coats and dark sweaters. Oh, and I get to celebrate my birthday in the spring!

Something about spring always makes me want to wear dresses, preferably ones from Poppy & Bloom, BB Dakota, and Rachel Pally, spin around in circles, walk barefoot in the grass and just be outside with friends and family, whether for cocktails on a patio or at the park.

I am absolutely in love with the dusty, mature pastels many designers are featuring this year. These soft, gentle pops of color brighten your day without making you feel like a jellybean. They also transition beautifully to summer and even into the fall.  Jag Jeans capris and DKNY Jeans shorts are perfect for enjoying those concerts in the park or just relaxing as the little ones gather bouquets of dandelions and purple clovers.

Since the days start out cooler before warming up midday, I love to ease into the season with light layers and three-quarter length sleeves. The added protection from the sun is just a bonus for people who burn at the mere thought of the sun, like me!  Speaking of protection, a great sun hat is not only a fabulous fashion statement, it keeps your face and neck protected, and in the long run, looking younger for years! Round out your look this season with an incredibly gorgeous, soft pastel leather handbag, whether in a hobo bag like the one featured below from COACH, or a tote bag for the beach.

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1. BB Dakota Plus Size Parson Knit

2. Karen Kane Plus Size Lace Tank Top

3. DKNY Jeans Plus Size Eyelet and Lace Top

4. Poppy & Bloom Ladies Who Lunch Dress

5. BB Dakota Plus Size Parry Dress

6. Rachel Pally Plus Long Sleeveless Caftan Dress

7. Marika Curves Plus Size Whitney Cascade Cardigan

8. COACH Pebbled Leather Scout Hobo

9. Goorin Brothers Mrs. Davis Hat

10. DKNY Jeans Plus Size Ludlow Shorts

11. Jag Jeans Plus Size Caley Pull-on Crop Pant

12. BB Dakota Plus Size Noreen Skirt

I hope you are as inspired to leave behind the dark and dreary days of winter as I am by these pieces. If you’re rocking any of the amazing pieces you’ve seen here on the blog, please tag us in your photos on Twitter and Instagram using #WRW- we would LOVE to see your style!

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New Brand Spotlight: Tori Praver Swimwear

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Growing up surfing and swimming in the sunny beaches of Maui, Tori Praver certainly knows swimwear better than your average swimsuit model. She took her childhood in Hawaii and her lifelong love affair with the ocean as the fuel to start her eponymous women’s swimwear collection that merges laidback island style with high fashion. 

Tori Praver Swimwear is designed with the stylish wanderer in mind—the woman who is always traveling, living life to the fullest whether she’s on or off the shore. Tori’s gorgeous collection of bikinis, one-piece swimsuits and cover-ups are all influenced by her many exotic travels as well as the beautiful island of Maui that she calls home.

Versatility and a flattering fit is the heart of the Tori Praver swim collection, taking her love of the active beach lifestyle as well as a sophisticated eye for detail to create the perfect balance of comfort and chic swim style.

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Menswear Monday: Spring Accessories Guide

The old saying declares that it’s the clothes that make the man. While that may ring true, a man’s clothing is certainly not the same without the right finishing touches. We’re talkin’ accessories, those wardrobe additions that round out any look with a final seal of confidence. From timeless sunglasses to the utilitarian man bag, this spring is a great time to give the ol’ accessory lineup a good shakeup!

Below we break down a few of spring and summer’s most talked-about men’s accessories to complement all those laidback warm-weather looks.

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BAGS

The Square Backpack: 

This great mix of utilitarian-cool and urban simplicity is perfect for toting all your everyday essentials around without looking sloppy or elementary.

1. Herschel Supply Co. City Backpack

2. Fjällräven Kånken No. 2

3. Diesel “Urban Core” Urban Backpack

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The Flap Briefcase/Laptop Bag:

Make your work stylishly mobile with the help of a handsome and refined briefcase that stands up to the daily grind.

4. Filson Padded Laptop Bag

5. Kenneth Cole Reaction Colombian Leather Portfolio Case

6. Manhattan Portage Trotter Messenger Bag

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The Duffel Bag:

The modern-day duffel goes way beyond the gym and into the daily commute and weekend getaways!

7. Herschel Supply Co. Ravine

8. Fred Perry Classic Barrel Bag

9. Lacoste Classic Roll Bag

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The Waist Bag:

Before you ban the “fanny pack” from your style repertoire, consider all the hands-free convenience and cool new styles that are making their way into the fashion scene. These are not your dad’s fanny packs!

1. Chrome Niko Sling

2. Dakine Aux Hip Pack

3. Billabong Java

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The Casual Summer Belt:

Perfect for cinching in this season’s casual chinos, shorts and jeans.

4. Original Penguin Reversible Web/Leather Belt

5. Torino Leather Co. Italian Woven Cotton Belt

6.  Quiksilver Loot Belt

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The Straw Fedora:

Instantly take your everyday t-shirt-and-shorts attire to a new level this season simply by throwing on a smart and stylish fedora. Added bonus: You don’t need to do anything to your hair in the morning!

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8. Lacoste Straw Fedora

9. Brixton Baxter

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 EYEWEAR

The Aviator Shades:

Maverick was certainly on to something when he immortalized these sunglasses for generations to come! This timeless style is quintessential for warm weather—we suggest at least one pair to ride with you to summer and beyond.

1. Maui Jim Cliff House

2. Ray-Ban Aviator Polarized Flash Lenses

3. Oliver Peoples West Piedra

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The Rounded Shades:

There’s something artsy-cool about a pair of round sunglasses that just sets your look apart. This shape works best on oval face shapes.

4. Smith Optics Marvine

5. Ray-Ban Folding Round Sunglasses

6. Persol Tortoiseshell Round Sunglasses

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