On Trend: Boyfriend Shorts

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With spring and summer just around the corner it is time to start thinking about shorts! Boyfriend shorts are a trend that has caught on in the last few years because they are a great comfy, loose and casual style. They are a perfect option to wear poolside, but they can easily be dressed up with a heel as well for a fashionable look. This looser and often distressed style can be found in a range of lengths so they are suitable for all age groups. Boyfriend shorts would pair perfectly with a simple tee, a layer of necklaces, and our Shayla Bootie or Laight Flatform. See more outfit inspiration below!








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Sandal Season: When Does it Start?

The ultimate questions every spring: when is it appropriate to start wearing sandals? We’ve had a weird mix of weather this spring with some really warm days mixed in with the occasional snow shower. So is it still too soon to start wearing open-toed shoes?

Here in New York City people are slow to make the transition to summer wear. This time of year you will likely see one person in a floral dress and someone else in their winter coat all in one day! While it is tempting on some of these 65-75 degree March days to bare our feet, there is something about it being so early in the year that makes many of us pause. A general rule of thumb to go by is if you are completely comfortable with bare legs outside it is acceptable to wear sandals. If you can wear a sundress or shorts, then sandals are are a natural progression. If you can wear a tee and jeans with no jacket, sandals are likely acceptable as well. If you need a jacket to keep warm chances are your toes should stay toasty in your closed-toe shoes too.

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Regardless of when you decide to bring out your sandals, here are a few styles to consider for sandal season! And in this in-between weather? Try rocking sneakers or simple flats.

What are your thoughts on when sandal season begins?

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Shop all of these footwear styles on ellyclay.com!

Edgy & Girly

The best street style outfits are a perfect balance of edgy and girly. It can be a hard balance to strike sometimes so we put together a few pairs that work well together to help you get the look. Adding a  girly pink lipstick to a darker or sportier outfit adds a feminine touch that softens the look. Another approach is to add florals and lace with leather or studded details. What is your favorite combo to mix edgy and girly styles?


Shop the Bleeker High Top Sneaker and the Farah Rocker Fringe Bag.