Blake Lively Upgraded This Controversial Footwear Trend With a Bejeweled Pair of Manolo Blahniks

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In a surprise to no one, Blake Lively is shaking things up a bit. Instead of typical winter colors, she’s been rocking some spring pastels. The Gossip Girl alum recently wore a bold blue turtleneck sweater dress with some crochet details and a matching cardigan, but what really took her look up a notch was the shoes she wore, and how she wore them.

Bejeweled Socks and Heels

Blake Lively stepped out with her mom, looking glam in her pastel getup with some cool accessories. She rocked the light pink socks with jewels on them, a bold move that popped against the blue and pink of her outfit.

But the real showstopper was her lavender Manolo Blahnik Hangisi heels. The pumps, paired with her bedazzled socks, made for a fun mix of classy and playful.

Socks and Sandals Reimagined

Opinions are very divided when it comes to wearing socks with sandals—or in this case, heels—but Blake Lively is embracing it. Taking a page from Carrie Bradshaw’s book, Blake paired socks with the Manolo Blahnik heels. True to her character, she’s put her unique twist on the look.

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The result was a chic blend that boldly challenged fashion norms while showing off Blake’s unabashed love for pink, which has become a common theme in her fashion statement. Recently she made a striking appearance in a vivid pink outfit at a reunion with her Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants co-stars, making it evident that her adoration for this color is deep-seated and unapologetic.

Versace’s Star-Studded Fall Winter 2023 Runway Show

Versace’s Star-Studded Fall Winter 2023 Runway Show

You know that when it’s fashion giant Versace’s turn to rule the runway, they do it with panache and a whole lot of glamor. The Fall Winter 2023 runway show for the brand was a star-studded event, as is expected of the fashion house. From celebrity faces to a showcase like no other, the night was truly one to remember.

The Show

The fashion giant had originally scheduled its Fall Winter ’23 Runway Show in LA for March 10th to kick off the Oscars weekend glamorously. However, keeping in mind the unfortunate weather that has been haunting the southern California coast for some time now, Donatella Versace changed the date to Thursday, March 9th. Some of the biggest names to attend were Elton John, Dua Lipa, Demi Moore, Rumer Willis, Jeff Bezos, Lauren Sanchez, Lil Nas X, Lucien Laviscount and Channing Tatum, Cher, and Pamela Anderson.

The Runway Collection

The runway also gave strong competition to the front row, with top models like Gigi Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski, and Kendall Jenner walking the ramp for the esteemed label. As for the clothes, as usual, the brand packed a punch. Some dominating clothes on the runway included unique opera gloves, equal parts sophisticated and sultry, Medusa-inspired stilettos, and some suave and sharp blazers.

Versace and Hollywood

This star-studded night isn’t really surprising as Hollywood has always been in close association with the brand. Be it Jennifer Lopez in the ’90s or Lil Nas X and Dua Lipa more recently, the most well-known public figures coming out of tinsel town have been affiliated with or even, at times, given their aesthetic by the brand. The strength and confidence of the elite clientele of the brand are also clearly noted through the pictures from the countless runway shows that it has hosted.