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What We’re Wearing: Aglit Italy Soft-Leather Shoelaces
Since sneakers have gone luxe, from slip-ons to hidden wedges in everything from calf-hair to silk, we’ve been contentedly mumbling about our fashionably happy feet. But one element of the shoe’s design seems to still be largely ignored: the humble shoelace.
Enter Aglit Italy, the N.Y.C. “luxury laces” company that just might change everything. While copyediting InStyle’s July “Kickin’ It” story (on page 104; the issue is available now on newsstands and for digital download), freelancer Anne Egli happened to be sporting a pair of these next-level laces in a coppery color that popped against her metallic kicks .
"My friend Tarik Baker is cornering a niche market," she says. "These are the ultimate accessory for sneakerheads." She says she punches up all of her kicks using one of the many color, texture, and finish combinations (including suede), possible on the site. Even the aglets (those are the tips that stop the ends from fraying) can be upgraded to a nickel or gold plate. “And I already have my eyes on another pair—fiery red!”
Just in: Aglit’s next East Coast pop-up store in New York’s Chinatown on June 28 will feature a hot new release—black leather fat laces.
Shoes: Converse All-StarLaces: Aglit Italy leather 45-inch copper with gold-plated tips
— Stephanie Rushia, InStyle Deputy Copy Chief
Photo credit: Alex Reside

What We’re Wearing: Aglit Italy Soft-Leather Shoelaces

Since sneakers have gone luxe, from slip-ons to hidden wedges in everything from calf-hair to silk, we’ve been contentedly mumbling about our fashionably happy feet. But one element of the shoe’s design seems to still be largely ignored: the humble shoelace.

Enter Aglit Italy, the N.Y.C. “luxury laces” company that just might change everything. While copyediting InStyle’s July “Kickin’ It” story (on page 104; the issue is available now on newsstands and for digital download), freelancer Anne Egli happened to be sporting a pair of these next-level laces in a coppery color that popped against her metallic kicks .

"My friend Tarik Baker is cornering a niche market," she says. "These are the ultimate accessory for sneakerheads." She says she punches up all of her kicks using one of the many color, texture, and finish combinations (including suede), possible on the site. Even the aglets (those are the tips that stop the ends from fraying) can be upgraded to a nickel or gold plate. “And I already have my eyes on another pair—fiery red!”

Just in: Aglit’s next East Coast pop-up store in New York’s Chinatown on June 28 will feature a hot new release—black leather fat laces.

Shoes: Converse All-Star
Laces: Aglit Italy leather 45-inch copper with gold-plated tips

— Stephanie Rushia, InStyle Deputy Copy Chief

Photo credit: Alex Reside

What We’re Wearing in the Rain: Marc Jacobs x Native Boots
The fashion industry has been hit with resort 2015 previews (collections that fall between fall and spring), which means back-to-back market appointments for weeks on end. There’s a lot of legwork, for sure, but even more so when there’s a torrential downpour outside. What’s a fashion editor to do?
InStyle Market Director Wendy Wallace’s go-to shoes for those dreadful rainy days are these too-cool Marc Jacobs x Native boots (a collab that launched several years ago), singing their praises for “not looking like regular rain boots.” 
She wore them with black coated J Brand jeans (joking that they repel water. “Just wear all plastic,” she drily advises on how to stay dry), and a casual-chic heather gray tee. As for her purse, she always goes for a cross-body style, leaving her hands free to hold an umbrella and coffee (or, her kid’s hand for school drop-offs). Chic rain-proof fashion has never been easier!
Photo credit: Sarah Balch for InStyle.com

What We’re Wearing in the Rain: Marc Jacobs x Native Boots

The fashion industry has been hit with resort 2015 previews (collections that fall between fall and spring), which means back-to-back market appointments for weeks on end. There’s a lot of legwork, for sure, but even more so when there’s a torrential downpour outside. What’s a fashion editor to do?

InStyle Market Director Wendy Wallace’s go-to shoes for those dreadful rainy days are these too-cool Marc Jacobs x Native boots (a collab that launched several years ago), singing their praises for “not looking like regular rain boots.” 

She wore them with black coated J Brand jeans (joking that they repel water. “Just wear all plastic,” she drily advises on how to stay dry), and a casual-chic heather gray tee. As for her purse, she always goes for a cross-body style, leaving her hands free to hold an umbrella and coffee (or, her kid’s hand for school drop-offs). Chic rain-proof fashion has never been easier!

Photo credit: Sarah Balch for InStyle.com

What We’re Wearing: Men in Sneakers
Contrary to popular belief, there are men in our office, too. And, as is custom at a fashion magazine, these guys are sporting some seriously fashionable footwear (of the flat variety). By total coincidence, three of our male staffers showed up to work wearing vibrant sporty sneakers. Read the story behind their kicks below: 
Alex Reside (InStyle.com Photo Editor) in Air Jordan
"I got sneaker fever last year when Jordan re-released the original color way of Jordan 3’s. I sat at my computer frantically refreshing as they sold out in seconds. I feel like it’s something about wanting what you can’t have that drove me crazy. So crazy, in fact, that I woke up on several Saturday mornings (when Jordans are typically released) and refreshed my browser at 8 a.m. hoping to catch a pair. I missed out on the Jordan 3 Retro “Fear Pack”, the Jordan 11 Retro “Gamma Blue”, and the Jordan 5 Retro “Oreo”. Sure, I overslept a few times and only have myself to blame, but after months of waiting for the right release for me, I finally came across the Air Jordan 2 Retro “Concord,” which looking back, was definitely the right choice.”
Thomas Waller (InStyle Accessories Editor) in ADIDAS
"This style is called the ‘Rod Laver’ and the color is new for ADIDAS. I don’t really wear a lot of color, but I do love a colorful pop by way of a shoe, especially in the summer."
E.J. Briones (InStyle Fashion Assistant) in Valentino
"My penchant for shoes is undeniable. So when I saw these Valentino camouflage-print sneakers in the latest collection, I knew I had to have them. By taking a traditional army print and combining it with vibrant colors like sky blue and red, the label gives these sneakers an inherently modern look. And with a row of Valentino’s trademark studs on the heel, they are definitely made to stand out.”
Photo credit: Alex Reside and Sarah Balch for InStyle.com

What We’re Wearing: Men in Sneakers

Contrary to popular belief, there are men in our office, too. And, as is custom at a fashion magazine, these guys are sporting some seriously fashionable footwear (of the flat variety). By total coincidence, three of our male staffers showed up to work wearing vibrant sporty sneakers. Read the story behind their kicks below: 

Alex Reside (InStyle.com Photo Editor) in Air Jordan

"I got sneaker fever last year when Jordan re-released the original color way of Jordan 3’s. I sat at my computer frantically refreshing as they sold out in seconds. I feel like it’s something about wanting what you can’t have that drove me crazy. So crazy, in fact, that I woke up on several Saturday mornings (when Jordans are typically released) and refreshed my browser at 8 a.m. hoping to catch a pair. I missed out on the Jordan 3 Retro “Fear Pack”, the Jordan 11 Retro “Gamma Blue”, and the Jordan 5 Retro “Oreo”. Sure, I overslept a few times and only have myself to blame, but after months of waiting for the right release for me, I finally came across the Air Jordan 2 Retro “Concord,” which looking back, was definitely the right choice.”

Thomas Waller (InStyle Accessories Editor) in ADIDAS

"This style is called the ‘Rod Laver’ and the color is new for ADIDAS. I don’t really wear a lot of color, but I do love a colorful pop by way of a shoe, especially in the summer."

E.J. Briones (InStyle Fashion Assistant) in Valentino

"My penchant for shoes is undeniable. So when I saw these Valentino camouflage-print sneakers in the latest collection, I knew I had to have them. By taking a traditional army print and combining it with vibrant colors like sky blue and red, the label gives these sneakers an inherently modern look. And with a row of Valentino’s trademark studs on the heel, they are definitely made to stand out.”

Photo credit: Alex Reside and Sarah Balch for InStyle.com

What We’re Wearing: One 9W x InStyle Shoe Collection, Five Different Looks

We admit we might be a wee bit biased, but we’re completely head over heels in love with our latest Nine West collaboration that recently hit stores and online. As proof, we snapped five InStyle staffers who came to work in their 9W x InStyle shoes, all individually styled to suit each editor’s personal MO. From downtown chic to uptown posh, see their looks above and their outfit breakdowns below:

Katrina Symonds (Senior Photo Editor) in the "Aila" slingback heels
Leather jacket: Acne
Button-down: Equipment
Gray top: Alexander Wang
Jeans: Bassike
Bag: Balenciaga

Claire Stern (Editorial Assistant) in the "Mahla" wedges
Cropped sweater: Peter Pilotto x Target
Dress: Wilfred

Angelique Serrano (Beauty Director) in the "Gamin" d’Orsay pumps (the snakeskin print is sold out online)
Blazer: BCBG Max Azria
White tee: Alternative Apparel
Drawstring pants: Walter Baker

Sharon Clott (Senior Editor) in the "Izzy" ankle-strap heels
Dress: BCBG Max Azria
Sweater: Saks Fifth Avenue
Clutch: 9W x InStyle 

Elyse Maloni (Accessories Assistant) in the "Gamin" d’Orsay pumps
Top: Express
Skirt: Celine

Photo credit: Alex Reside for InStyle.com

Accessories Director Leah Karp’s 5-Day Shoe Diary

With great accessories comes great responsibility—a responsibility to share said accessories. And since no one at InStyle has greater, chicer add-ons than Accessories Director Leah Karp, we journaled her enviable heels, from sexy studded Valentino stilettos to amazing cut-out Alaias, for five days in photo-diary form. Flip through to glimpse (or: gaze, gawk, ogle) at just a fraction of her covet-worthy collection.

Day 1: Valentino

Day 2: Gianvito Rossi

Day 3: Celine

Day 4: Pierre Hardy

Day 5: Azzedine Alaia

Photo credit: Alex Reside for InStyle.com