The One Boot Trend Every Model Wore to the VS Fashion Show Fittings

Are you ready? This year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is days away. We already know most of the models who will be participating in the annual over-the-top affair, as well as the 2018 designer collaborator, Mary Katranzou. We still have to wait for the elaborate costume reveals, but we think these chic street style outfits will be more than enough to tide you over.

Models Martha Hunt, Lais Ribeiro, Jasmine Tookes, and Kelly Gale were all photographed en route to the VS Fashion Show fittings wearing the same shoe trend: over-the-knee boots. Hunt wore her Stuart Weitzman pair with a lace minidress while Tookes looked sleek in Giuseppe Zanotti boots with a leopard blazer and leather pants. Scroll down to see how four VS models styled the boot trend and shop the look for yourself.

On Martha Hunt: Victoria’s Secret Faux Fur Coat ($124); Stuart Weitzman Hiline Suede Over-the-Knee Boots ($478)
On Lais Ribeiro: Naeem Khan blazer; Giuseppe Zanotti bag; Stella Luna Over-the-Knee Boots ($716)
On Jasmine Tookes: Ermanno Scervino blazer; J Brand pants; Giuseppe Zanotti boots

Meghan Markle’s Necklace Costs 8 Times More Than Manhattan Rent

We’ve been paying close attention to everything Meghan Markle has been wearing on her whirlwind royal tour through New Zealand. It seems that each of her outfits is somehow better than the last, and with all the traveling the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been doing the past two weeks (in case you somehow missed it, their tour began with Australia, Fiji, and Tonga), we’re kind of losing our minds over the royal fashion.

At a reception for the Duke and Duchess at the Government House in Wellington, New Zealand, Markle wore one of her most standout eveningwear looks to date. It involved a custom tea-length dress from Gabriela Hearst, a Dior clutch, and a stunning diamond necklace that’s made our jaws drop for multiple reasons. Her Tattoo Pendant Necklace is by NZ-based jewelry designer Jessica McCormack and is set with nearly a full carat of brilliantly-cut diamonds. The design was inspired by the “beautiful spiral pattern found in Ta Moko,” and honors the indigenous people of the country, according to the brand.

But it’s the necklace’s price tag that really had out eyes bulging. Coming in at almost $12,000, we couldn’t help but make comparisons to the cost of rent in one of the most expensive cities in the country: New York. I chatted with one of Who What Wear’s NYC-based editors, Lauren, who explained the following: “Ballpark, I would say the average New Yorker pays anywhere from $1200 to $1800 on rent a month with at least one roommate. Don’t quote me on this though—this is just what I’ve gathered from most people I ask including my friends and co-workers who live in Manhattan.” With that estimate, Markle’s diamond pendant is equivalent to 8 times what the average New Yorker spends every month.

Scroll down to see how Markle wore the necklace and confirm its investment-worthy value.

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No One Is Buying These Jean Styles Anymore

If there’s one category of clothing that Who What Wear readers are obsessed with year-round, it’s denim. Sure, ankle boots and swimwear give jeans a run for their money depending on the season, but the sentiment stands that you all are certifiable denim heads. We’re right there with you, which is why we wanted to tap Who What Wear’s own commerce strategist, Alex Flowers, for her insider intel on what denim styles have fallen out of favor, which are still going strong, and the ones that are emerging too. Flowers specializes in knowing what readers are purchasing from our site, so she has an acute knowledge of how trends are living and dying according to what the most stylish girls (aka you) are buying. Read on for her insights and to shop the styles that are perfectly on point this fall.

If we’ve learned anything about you, reader, after a decade of writing fashion content tailored to your interests, it’s that you love skinny jeans. At this point, they’re timeless, and fresh updates in the form of a raw hems, distressing, or washes make them new again.
The leopard trend has popped up on every type of clothing, but we’re especially partial to the jeans. As illustrated above, they do most of the outfit heavy lifting, so you can fill in the rest of your look with neutral basics.
Wide-leg and looser-fitting jeans have been denim underdogs for a while now and are just now becoming massively beloved. If you like to highlight your waist, we definitely recommend a high-waisted cropped pair. Wear them with a cropped sweater for fall perfection.
Next up: the surprising designer item that is dropping in sales. 

The Best Socks to Wear With Flats, Based on Reviews

The easiest way to extend the lifecycle of your favorite flats is to wear them with socks. Why? Because your feet are less likely to sweat as much (or as fast), and as such, an unpleasant odor will not build up as fast. What’s more, socks, especially those lined with gels pads, will prevent feet from slipping back and forth while walking.

Now, because we’re all for finding ways to slow down the wear and tear of fashion staples (in this case, flats), we decided to find the best socks to wear with flats. And once you try these out, you’ll never slip into the shoe barefoot again. Ahead, read on to see and shop the 10 best socks to wear with your ballet flats, based on real customer reviews. 

Top Review: “These no-show socks are great! I’ve been looking around for a while and am so glad I finally found some by Hue. They don’t slip like some others. Will definitely purchase more in other colors in the future! Definitely, recommend.”
Top Review: “Great for flats! They are a bit thicker than others, but I like these.”
Top Review: “These are the best socks for loafers! Thin enough to not ruin the fit of your shoes, sweat-wicking for my favorite patent leather loafers, and they come up high enough to prevent my the top of my foot from sticking to the shoe tongue. Love!”
Top Review: “I have purchased many no-show socks in the past since I am constantly wearing flats and loafers, however, the majority, if not all, of the socks always tend to show anyway. That said, it was always a struggle to wear my flats until I found Vero Monte no-show socks!! These are absolutely the best, the fabric is not seen at all, they are soft and comfortable to wear, and the back of the sock has a no-slip guard. I love these and would purchase again in the future.”
Top Review: “Great quality socks for the price!”
Top Review: “These no-show socks are truly no-show; I’ve worn them with everything from tiny ballet flats to slip-on Keds. I am a women’s size 9W and these fit my foot very well. The all pink set was a good neutral (not nude) for my very (very) pale skin.”
Top Review: “Will purchase over and over again! These are the perfect size socks I was looking for both my sneakers and ballet flats. The heel does not slide down during the day, like others I’ve worn in the past. I highly recommend for anyone looking for a thin sock.”
Top Review: “These are magic. I’ve hated wearing  because the little no-show socks that are made for  slide off my heel and under my foot within three steps. The little gel pads make a world of difference! I’ve worn these all day with no slipping. It’s exciting to be able to wear cute  without the frustration of socks that won’t stay still. They seem to hold up just fine through wash and dry as well. I’ve washed mine several times now, and the little gel pads work just as well.”
Top Review: “Best no-show socks I’ve ever purchased, and I’ve bought a lot of them. These fit really well and don’t slip! They are contoured on the sides, so they don’t slide left and right in the shoe either. Bought five more!”
Top Review: “Initially, I bought these socks to wear with boat shoes, however they are thin enough and no-show enough that I wear them any time I wear flats! They stay in place and don’t peek out from any of my shoes! I don’t know how I lived without them.”

Next up, shop all the best flat shoes for fall.

Ed. note: Reviews have been edited for clarity. 

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5 Famously Controversial Celebrity Halloween Costumes, Ranked

For all its spookiness, Halloween is one of the best days of the year. People celebrate by dressing up in silly costumes and eating tons of candy—it’s hard to think of anything bad about that. Celebrities do the former better than anyone, and always bring their A-game when it comes to incredible costumes.

For example, this year, Rita Ora probably won Halloween by dressing up as Post Malone:

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And Halsey was scary-hot as Poison Ivy:

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But sometimes, celebrity costumes aren’t too well thought out and become seriously controversial—and fans don’t let the offender live it down for years. 

With that said, what follows are five instances when celebrities wore famously controversial Halloween costumes, ranked by tastelessness.

5. Shaun White as Simple Jack from Tropic Thunder

Three-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White dressed as Simple Jack from the movie Tropic Thunder, and was criticized by the Special Olympics for mocking people with disabilities.

White issued an apology in the form of a tweet, saying:

“I owe everyone in the Special Olympics community an apology for my poor choice of Halloween costume the other night. It was a last minute decision. It was the wrong one. The Special Olympics were right to call me out on it. They do great work supporting so many tremendous athletes and I am sorry for being insensitive. Lesson learned.”

4. Heidi Klum as the Goddess Kali

Supermodel and former Maxim cover girl Heidi Klum usually has amazing and intricate Halloween costumes, but in 2008, the model dressed up as Kali, the Hindu goddess of destruction. 

And though the costume was undeniably really well-made, it offended Hindus, and Indo-American statesman Rajan Zed said the Goddess was “meant to be worshiped in temples and not to be used in clubs for publicity stunts.” According to Gawker, Hindu-American leaders demanded an apology.

Klum reportedly said,” I loved it because she’s so mean and killed all these different people and [had] fingers hanging off [her] and little shrunken heads everywhere.” 

3. Julianne Hough as Crazy Eyes from Orange is the New Black

Normally, it’s all fun and games to dress up as a movie or TV show character for Halloween, but it’s generally frowned upon when the costume involves blackface, as Julianne Hough’s 2013 costume as Crazy Eyes from the Netflix series Orange is the New Black did.

According to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, blackface is a take on Minstrelsy, or “comedic performances of ‘blackness’ by whites in exaggerated costumes and make-up,” where the main focus was to mock enslaved Africans, and would portray them as “lazy, ignorant, superstitious, hypersexual and prone to thievery and cowardice.”

The more you know!

2. Chris Brown as a Terrorist

Dressing up as a terrorist does not make for a very nice costume, considering the sheer amount of pain, death, and destruction they cause. But Chris Brown doesn’t care, and he dressed up as one for Halloween back in 2012.

However, unlike most celebrities who issue apologies when they’ve offended the public, Chris Brown issued a big old fuck you to anyone who didn’t appreciate his costume and told them to “get over it.”

In an interview on L.A.’s Power 106 radio he said:

It’s fucking Halloween! It’s a motherfucking pagan holiday! We dress our kids up as satans, demons, little goblins and all this other shit. Get over it, people! I was dressed as the people we killed… Bin Laden! And everybody who really mad about it: fuck y’all.

1. Prince Harry as a Nazi

I don’t even need to explain why dressing up as a Nazi is a bad idea. C’mon, Harry. Really?