Backless Loafers are Trending

What do you think?  Are you liking the fur lined backless loafer that is HUGE right now? I can’t seem to wrap my head around spending $995 for something I would wear as a slipper, but if you check out these street style photographs you will see they are being worn just about everywhere. Maybe it is the fur plus that they are backless that is throwing me off? Turns out it is a big trend without the fur and I wanted to see if any caught my fancy.  I found 14 pairs of backless loafers that are not as expensive (some are very easy on the wallet) and got me to thinking I might be able to embrace this trend.  What about you?  Will you be wearing backless loafers?


Backless Loafers are all the trend! Ridgely Brode find 14 pairs of backless loafers and shares them on her blog Ridgely's Radar.


to buy: 1. Manolo Blahnik Elle Mule  /  2. AGL Penny Loafer Slide  /  3. Stuart Weitzman Slidealong Mule  /  4. Dolce Vita Cybil Mule  /   5. Kristin Cavallari Capri Mule  /  6. kate spade new york Cece Mule  /  7. Kenneth Cole New York Roxanne Mule  /  8. Caslon Logan Espadrille Mule  /  9. Prada Pointy Toe Mule  /  10. Charlotte Olympia Kitty Mule  /  11. Louise et Cie Dugan Mule  /  12. Sam Edelman Paris Mule  (similar one Here)  /  13. Sam Edelman Paris Mule  /  14. Gucci Princetown Mule (in red)


How Cute Are These Pom-Pom Flats?

Pom-poms are all the rage and I am seeing them on handbags, key chains, hats, scarves, shoes, throws and even napkin rings (!) but, my all time favorite are these pom-pom flats.  I love the fluffy fur pom-pom on the suede pointy flats and all three colors are really pretty.  As usual, the hard part is picking just one!


The cutest pom-pom flats are featured on Ridgely's Radar

to buy: The Vanto Flat


Look-alikes: Pointed Toe Skimmers

I am always on the look out for a good looking run around flat (remember these?) and love the look of these pointed toe skimmers. Then I spied a very similar looking pair that were a little less and then to my surprise I found these.  Don’t you love finding just what you are looking for in your price range?  I know I do!  Look-Alikes: Pointed Toe Skimmers | Ridgely's Radar

lust: Cole Haan ‘Dellora’ Skimmer  vs. must: Karl Lagerfeld Paris Skimmer

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Look-alikes: Strappy Flats

I have been looking for a flat sandal that has more substance than a thong and can be dressed up or down.  I think I found the perfect shoe…times two!  The Jimmy Choo Sandal is gorgeous and seems to be a best seller as there are very few sizes left. Good thing I found a lesser priced alternative that is almost an exact match. How great is that?


Look-alikes: Strappy Flats| Ridgely's Radar

lust: Jimmy Choo Sandal  (black version) vs. Must: Stuart Weitzman Sandal

10 Affordable Wet and Dry Sandals

Nothing is worse than getting stuck in the rain and ruining a pair of really nice shoes!  In the Summer rain boots and/or shoes are too heavy and hot to wear on rainy days and are not always appropriate with what I am wearing to work.  I want my warm weather water shoes to be chic and cute too! So that got me looking for a good looking alternative to wearing flip flops to work when the weather team says showers are likely.  Turns out many brands are offering jelly versions of their signature sandals. I found 10 affordable wet and dry sandals to feature here (click through for loads more color options) and then more cute jellies here, and some here too.

10 Affordable Wet and Dry Sandals | Ridgely's Radar


to buy: 1. Jack Rogers Georgica Jelly  /  2. Jack Rogers Georgica Sandals  /  3. Joie Jelly Slide  /  4. Joie a la Plage ‘Sable’ Sandal  /  5. Birkenstock Madrid Slide (gizeh one here)  /  6. Birkenstock Leather Madrid (gizeh one here) /  7. Tory Burch Jelly Flat  /  8. Tory Burch Miller Sandal  /  9. Michael Michael Kors Jelly Sandal  /  10. Michael Michael Kors Plate Sandal

Look-alikes: Black Buckle Flats

I am always looking for a classic black flat, as far as I am concerned you can never have enough black pairs of shoes (!), and this season I am seeing a lot of buckles. I am lusting for a pair of Roger Vivier Flats and besides the classic black, there are so many fun colors and, as you must know by now, I am a sucker for patent leather.  Looking for other styles, patterns and prices?  I found many more flats here and loads more here.  Happy Shopping!

Look-alikes: Black Buckle Flats | Ridgely's Radar

lust top: Delman Flats  /   Lust bottom: Roger Vivier Flats  vs. top must: Frances Valentine Flats  /  bottom must: Michael Michael Kors Flat