There’s just something about slipping your feet into sandals that preps your mind for all the fun, sun-soaked activities that spring & summer have to offer! Whether it’s hanging out poolside, beach bonfires, or taking in a sunset at the pier, these cool sandals have us all wishing for an endless summer!
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Even if it’s still cold and snowy in your neck of the woods, it’s totally OK to start planning for (and dreaming of) that long-anticipated week of fun in the sun: Spring Break!
From riding bikes down the boardwalk to hanging out with friends at the beach or pool, this is the season to get into a sunnier state of mind and break free from the winter blues.
Below are some of our picks to get you in the spirit of laidback, sun-soaked days!
Go to Zappos Rideshop for even more spring break finds!
Men's: 1. Volcom Blakely Shirt, 2. Von Zipper Elmore Sunglasses, 3. Hurley Phantom Solid Boardshort, 4. Billabong Carter Chino Shorts, 5. Penny The Nickel Classic skateboard, 6. O'Neill Speed Blur Tank Top
A warm, cozy knit cardigan is a great go-to for cold-weather layering. It’s like a comforting hug every time you throw it on! Wear these closet staples over everything from dresses to a worn-in denim shirt for the perfect layered look.
Below are a few of our latest favorites done in cozy winter prints and hues:
1. O'Neill Cosby Sweater, 2. Jack by BB Dakota Zillah Sweater, 3. O'Neill Cozy Up Sweater, 4. Quiksilver Native Cocoon Hoodie, 5. Jack by BB Dakota Janne Sweater, 6. Quiksilver Sunset PLake Ombre Sweater
We were asked a couple of fun questions about our favorite things for spring…dresses included!
“This dress is perfect for ________ because…”
Natasha: It’s perfect for a dinner date because the print would camouflage the tomato sauce stains!
Hannah: I can totally see this dress at a garden party because it’s so lady-like; it reminds me of a tea party in a flower garden!
Alison: I would wear this to a BBQ because it’s the perfect lightweight dress for a hot summer day.
Joanne: This cute maxi is perfect for the beach or pool because it’s bright, lightweight and easy to throw on over a bathing suit.
My favorite spring trend is:
Natasha: Nudes paired with a pop of neon!
Hannah: I am obsessed with stripes, so I’d have to say nautical.
Alison: I love colorblocking! It’s fabulous to see all the great color combinations.
Joanne: Florals and bright colors against neutrals.
What is your…. :
Most memorable/worst date story?
Natasha: Ordering sweet breads at a French restaurant, actually thinking they were sweet breads….
Hannah: I love tulips! They always remind me of springtime.
Favorite BBQ food?
Alison: Freshly picked grilled corn or my husband’s Cajun Salmon recipe!
Joanne: Coogee Beach, Australia
What are the top 3 dresses on your Zappos wishlist right now?
To showcase our talented and creative stylist team, we’ve decided to do a weekly Stylist Spotlight. This week’s stylist is Maggie M. Check out her cool take on weekend style with these two ensembles she hand-picked just for Stylist Spotlight!
We asked Maggie a couple of questions to get to know more about her and her personal style:
What do you do at Zappos?
M: I specialize mostly in our athletic and outdoor apparel categories. My daily focus is to coordinate outfits and create the ultimate visual experience for our customers.
What are a couple of fun facts about yourself?
M: I really enjoy spending time in my studio sewing, screen printing, and exploring various forms of fiber art. I play the bass guitar and have been an avid homebrewer for the past 2 years. Running is another passion of mine as I have recently started training for a half marathon.
Describe your personal style:
M: Depending on my mood or the event, my style tends to sway between Hipster and Boho. A couple of my fashion icons are Karen O and Sienna Miller.
What was your last Zappos purchase, or what is your dream purchase?:
M: The last purchase I made was the Minnetonka Kilty Suede Moccasins in brown suede.
What are your top 4 favorite brands at Zappos.com?
The Super Awesome Description award is a way of recognizing a member of the Zappos Development content team once a month. If a product description is particularly witty or creative, anyone in the company can nominate the person who wrote it. The nominations are then read by other members of the content department and voted upon; the description with the most votes wins. The writer of that description is rewarded with a trophy and a certificate, not to mention recognition from their peers.
The winner for November is Jennie W. Jennie is part of the athletic performance team and her clever description for the Quiksilver Daddy Day Bag was a force to be reckoned with. Congratulations Jennie!
We asked Jennie a few fun questions to get to know her better. Check out her answers below!
What inspired you when writing this description?
I used my many, many, many experiences trying to pack a bag when leaving the house with my now two-year-old. You really do pack your hopes and dreams into that bag. Along with the butt cream and binky.
What is your favorite Zappos core value?
Deliver WOW through service! Service is a privilege; the world would be a happier place if more people thought that way.
What's a fact people would be surprised to learn about you?
Most people are usually surprised to find out I married my high school sweetheart. I’m kind of surprised by it myself. Because if you would have told me when I was sixteen that I would marry him one day, I would have told you to lay off the pipe.
Fun facts about Jennie:
My favorite food is pretty much anything I can eat in a bowl with a spoon.
We have a 1:1 DVR-to-person ratio in our house. We take TV that seriously.
Books are my best friends.
I am older than the Internet.
The old adage about not wearing white after Labor Day just doesn’t hold true anymore. This season, it’s all about pristine winter whites, and we’ve got plenty of wintry options to make your season bright!
1. UGG Horizontal Beanie in Ivory: We adore the chunky cable knit on this fabulous beanie.
2. Ivanka Trump Clutch in Stone: This large clutch is immensely chic for both day and evening.
3. Essie Sheer Nail Polish in Marshmallow: Give your fingers a clean, subtle look with a veil of white polish.
4. Roxy Tell Me Scarf in Winter White: Snuggle up to this cozy knit scarf with large pockets to keep your hands toasty.
5. Quiksilver Georgian Lace Top in Stone: This lovely lace top is made even more ethereal with its pretty off-white color.
6. Nautica Short Wool Coat in Winter White: There’s something so confident and pulled together about this beautiful white coat.
7. Paige Premium Denim Hidden Hills in Optic White: The perfect bootcut done in a crisp white hue—it couldn’t be more perfect!
8. Levi’s Juniors 524 Skinny in White Sand: If you love the sleek look of the skinny jean, you’ll fall for this sexy and simple number.
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