Looking for your next pair of favorite shoes? Look no further than 80%20: NYC designer Ce Ce Chin's line of sleek, city-chic women's footwear. Launched in 2005, 80%20 started out as a limited-edition series of hand-painted sneakers designed for Steven Alan, then grew into a full line of sandals, boots and pumps. The now-ubiquitous hidden wedge, an early 80%20 innovation, has cemented Chin's position as a creative leader within the footwear market. The name 80%20 comes from Chin's assertion that we wear 20 percent of our wardrobe 80 percent of the time; with wooden-heeled color-block booties, sleek leather loafers, neon-soled kidskin flatforms, and other one-of-a-kind styles, these shoes are sure to become part of your 20 percent.
Simultaneously feminine and strong, this funky footwear by 80%20 makes runway-inspired styles accessible to everyday fashionistas. Standouts include waxed linen lace-ups, cowboy booties, tribal-inspired styles, and metallic colorblocked loafers. As for the brand’s signature hidden wedge? Don’t worry, that’s in here too.
Whether your go-to summer piece is a boho-chic floral sundress or an up-to-there denim mini, the hot weather calls for bare legs, pedicures, and the perfect shoes to show them off. And you can find them in this array: With everything from low-flying neutrals and metallics to sexy caged styles and slingbacks, you'll find plenty of pairs that are sure to become your favorites this season.
Act fast: This is your last chance to snag some of summer's most coveted footwear. From wear-everywhere wedges to playful peep-toe booties to metallic caged sandals, these are the styles that can be spotted everywhere at the Gilt offices right now—and this is your chance to make them your own.
Behold two of our favorite go-to labels that design shoes with more than a little attitude. Jeffrey Campbell relies on a combination of reclaimed and distressed materials for his truly uninhibited looks. 80%20’s styles are simultaneously feminine and strong. Together? Think studded clogs, lace-up wool booties, and blocky wooden platforms that convey a great balance of substance and style.