Store or Style: The May Edit

Last month I started a new series called Store, Toss or Wear. After posting my April Edit, I realized that some trends—no matter how out of style they may be—don’t necessarily have to be tossed. Instead, they can be stored away for a later time when fashion tastemakers deem them stylish again (which always happens in a season or two). That said, I’ve updated this series to be called Store or Style, and I’m excited to share my May edition with you all today! Here’s what’s on my list…Store or Style: The May Edit

Store: Wedge Sneakers.
Since May is a month that transitions us from spring to summer, I think swapping out your sneakers for strappy sandals is a safe move. While I haven’t tried the wedge sneaker trend myself, these soles have been having a really big moment. For those of you with wedge sneakers in your closet, I would recommend opting for a summery shoe instead this season.

Store: Flatforms.
Flatforms were all the rage last summer, but I’m putting my pairs back in their shoeboxes for now. They are comfortable way to add height to your silhouette, but heeled sandals or pumps are predicted to be more on-trend this season.

Style: Pointed Pumps.
There’s no questioning my love for pointed pumps (I blogged about it here!). This style of shoe is so feminine and adds a ladylike touch to any outfit. I like wearing mine to business meetings, luncheons, or press events. They look great on everyone, and you can wear them any time of the year. Invest in a pair this month—you’ll be glad you did come summer.

Style: Strappy Sandals.
Delicate, strappy sandals were all over the Spring 2013 runways. They instantly elongate your legs and you can wear them with pants, skirts, dresses, or even dress shorts. I would recommend buying a black pair (to pair with boyfriend jeans a blazer), a neutral pair (which look amazing with a little white dress) and a colorful pair for the element of surprise. I guarantee you will wear out these soles before you know it!

What items are you excited to wear going into the summer months?

XO Lauren

Photo: Net-A-Porter, Saks Fifth Avenue, Steve Madden, ShopBop
Categories: Lauren Conrad, Wear
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  • Rachel

    I love wearing wedges in the comfy!!


  • Meghan Conard

    I love strappy sandals for summer! I’ve been living in neutral colored heeled all season!
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  • suzanne

    I’m super excited to start wearing espadrilles and boat shoes. I think both are classic, but can be worn in a casual and fun way. Can’t wait to start wearing them!
    Suzanne from

  • Sarah @ Sequin Doll

    I LOVE the strappy sandals. Definitely need a few pairs of those in my life.

  • Marie Fournier

    I love flatforms, you can create a very nice look with them. I prefer the strappy sandals than the pointed pumps. I’ll definitely buy a strappy sandals pair for this summer.

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  • Lindsey Renn

    I LOVE my new wedge sneakers but I got them on clearance; so for Summer, they are going in my closet!

  • darcyylynn

    I have to agree! I never really jumped on either of the trends you are storing, however :). Strappy sandals and fun wedges are on the summer shoe list!

  • Valeria Alvarez

    It`s true! fashion always comes back!!!

    <3 Val

  • Deanne Castro

    Great post! Love the strappy sandals, and I will wear them out quickly!

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  • My Style Diary

    I LOVE the strappy sandals! But, I have to say, I usually wear my good ol’ Converse, they just look good with anything. :)

  • Rachel Trampel

    I LOVE strappy sandals, definitely a great idea! Although, I have to love the flatforms/wedges. They are TOO comfy. I like to wear them out so I get more height but don’t have to worry about crying at the end of the night because my feet hurt 😉

  • Ashley

    I love the look of strappy sandals, but are they comfortable enough and wouldn’t they give you blisters?

  • 1jennifer89

    I agree with this “”MAY EDIT,”” I just hope wedges don’t fall in the Platforms category because I’m rocking mine!

  • NidLid

    My favourite is the strappy sandals!

    And I would love it if you guys checked out my fashion/blog! :)

  • Paulina Mo

    I totally agree, it’s time for strappy heels!

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  • hooleywithaz

    i’m so excited to pair my pointy pumps with rolled jeans or shorts! i haven’t broken out my sparkly bachelorette party pair in a while. (love the name change of the segment too)

  • ViviMG

    What about flats??? Both strappy sandals and pointy heels look fab but summer is to be relaxed, chill and enjoy the weather. I’m going to be bold and suggest flat sandals and/or flat pointy shoes 😉 good combo!

  • Albert Peter

    Great stuff..

    I would like to add this one..

  • Mary – The Classy Cubicle

    LOVE those silver pointed pumps and strappy sandals! I think I need them both…


  • Leanne

    I love all of these. Can’t decide which I like the most!?

    Love from South Africa

  • Albert Peter

    Great ideas

    I really admire your post..

  • Sofia Alleyne

    Definatily I try to wear new styles.!!

  • Rachel Davidson

    I would totally wear strappy sandals and pumps: IF THEY WERE MADE SMALL ENOUGH FOR ME! Try finding a pair of shoes in a size 4

  • Albert Peter

    I love this post

  • Nikki

    I love pointed pumps and strappy sandals so this is perfect for me :)



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