Chinese Laundry by Kristin Cavallari: Capsule Collection

Kristen Cavallari may have moved on from Laguna Beach and The Hills, but her spotlight as a star fashionista hasn’t waned. The new mother continues to shine with her signature Cali girl style. If a new baby wasn’t enough, Cavallari gave life to another project: a line of shoes for Chinese Laundry. Her collection is altogether enticing, mixing high fashion into very wearable forms. Mod platforms, sparkling sequin pumps, sleek pointy-toed stilettos, and chic studded flats…I’m hard-pressed to pick a favorite in this collection! Perhaps my favorite part is her color sense, creating these shoes in a combination of neutral nude, fresh mint green, flirty lavender, and ever-basic black. Any one of her shoes can be considered a wardrobe staple!

1. Chinese Laundry Liberta in Kid Leather: Nude or black…or both! You may want both colors of this mod platform pump. Wearable by day or night, these pumps are set on a high platform for round-the-clock chic. Perfect at the end of a dark denim skinny or a leather mini, a pencil skirt or a coated legging.

2. Chinese Laundry Liberta in Sequins: The same silhouette, but with SHINE. Silver glitter decks out this version of the Liberta pump. Cavallari would rock these for holiday or club, but especially for New Year’s Eve. Let them take the starring role at the end of an LBD.

3. Chinese Laundry Letizia: Supple suede. Peekaboo mesh cutouts. These booties have sex appeal. Available in nude, rose or black, these sultry shoes stand out in a crowded room. An exposed zipper adds the extra edge.

4. Chinese Laundry Celestial: One of my favorites in the collection, the Celestial pump showcases Cavallari’s sophisticated side. A sleek pointy toe pump on a not-too-high heel is set off by an exposed zipper and a stunning wide ankle strap. Its square gold hardware cap is stunning!

5. Chinese Laundry Copertina: Black, nude, lavender and mint. Cavallari captures the necessities and the thrills of color for this winter season. The pastels, usually reserved for spring, are extremely fresh for this season done up in soft suede. These unexpected colorways are an absolute delight on dreary days.

6.  Chinese Laundry Amore: Another word for love. Available in mint, nude, and black, these fresh confections are studded with metallic hardware for extra shine. Playful for errands or snuggling at home, they are also a great comfort option for wintertime travel…and they will wear well into the spring season.

7. Chinese Laundry Ammiccare: I swoon. The basic flat is done up with a hidden wedge and an adorable knotted rope detail. I want both colors for my winter wardrobe…the perfect flat at the perfect price! Throw these on with your boyfriends, your skinnies…even a cute little sweater dress. Not a “mom” shoe, but one for fashionable moms everywhere to run around in!