Ways To Wear Menswear-Inspired Shoes

Sure, we’re mega fans of sky-high platforms and towering wedges, but sometimes we get flat-out (heh) tired of wearing the same ol’ go-to heels. These days, we’re all about menswear-inspired shoes (think: oxfords and loafers), so we gathered some of our favorite street style looks to show us that, yes, you can dress up even the most basic pair of penny loafers.

Meet The Cult: Brandee Brown

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In case you haven’t noticed, we just can’t get enough of our NYC Shoe Cult disciples. Today, we’re getting to know filmmaker/Ryan McGinley muse Brandee Brown who is the definition of a badass babe. Lucky for us, Brandee created a short film that we’re debuting for the first time right here on the site! (Plus, it comes with a poem too.) Pretty cool, eh? Check it out below.

(Photos by Cara Stricker)

Meet The Cult: Eiko Hara

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Another day, another Shoe Cult disciple! This morning, we’re gettin’ down with NYC DJ/singer/total babetron Eiko Hara. When she’s not mastering her less-is-more ’90s aesthetic, she contributes to Elle Japan and makes some of the sickest mixes to boot. There’s (truly!) nothing better than a fashionable girl with a great taste in tunes, so we had Eiko create the ultimate Nasty Gal playlist—and, of course, share some of her killer style tips along the way.

(Shoe Cult photos by Cara Stricker; others by Ben Russell and Shawn Roche)

Meet The Cult: Luanna Perez-Garreaud

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When we unveiled our newest crop of Shoe Cult disciples yesterday, we were just dying to know more about these badass NYC babes. So, all week long we’re digging a little deeper to see what makes these ladies really tick. First up? Le Happy fashion blogger Luanna Perez-Garreaud. One peep at her site, and you’ll see she has a serious penchant for mostly black, ’90s-inspired ensembles paired with sky-high creepers and crimson-tipped strands. The coolest part about Lua, though, is that she relocated to Brooklyn only a couple years ago—from Peru! She was awesome enough to share all her favorite spots in Lima—the capital where she grew up—and now we’re officially in need of a vacation.

(Shoe Cult photos by Cara Stricker)

Meet The Cult: Rachael Finley

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Meet a girl called Steak. She’s pretty funny for a girl—which means she’s hilarious, because we all know girls are way funnier than guys, right? Rachael is an iguana mother, a cacti farmer, a rap music listener, a wine drinker and a Nasty Gal blog contributor. In short, she is everything awesome, and she also has good taste in cars.

Meet The Cult: Marta Pozzan

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We love Italian native Marta Pozzan for her “che figata” (re: super cool) personal style that she shares with the masses on It’s Super Fashion. She mixes high and low to produce looks that are ultra fashion forward, yet incredibly affordable. Not one to shy away from colors nor prints, we’re happy to report her personality is just as fun and eclectic as her outfit choices! Read on as she dishes on everything from her adventures in acting and fashion editorial, to her lusts from Frodo to fro-yo.