Insider Picks With Carolyn Hsu

Carolyn Hsu is a New York based freelance writer and blogger. Her writing has been featured in, Refinery29, Stylecaster, and DailyMakeover among others. She’s also been the voice behind luxury lifestyle guide since 2006 and more recently launched her own personal style blog With the last name Hsu (pronounced Shoe), it only seems fitting that Carolyn’s had a long time obsession with footwear, often planning her daily outfits around the shoe of the day, not vice versa. A child of the digital age, Carolyn also works on social marketing projects for fashion and luxury brands. She has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Glamour, Allure, New York Magazine, and Lucky Magazine. Find out more about Carolyn:

Jimmy Choo – I am still missing a pair of bright, statement shoes in my wardrobe and I think these will be it. Orange is an often overlooked color in my opinion (for shoes anyway) but it goes so well with neutrals or brights, making these shoes easy to wear with almost any outfit. -> SHOP IT

Alexander Wang – I always love Alexander Wang’s cool, sleek aesthetic. These shoes work for the boardroom or the bar. The only difficult thing is deciding whether to get them in nude or black (I’ll probably end up with one of each). -> SHOP IT

Charlotte Olympia – I’m a huge fan of Charlotte Olympia’s whimsical styles. Love the romance of these sandals and that they’re a tad over the top. There’s no need to take shoes so seriously! -> SHOP IT


Repetto – I live in heels but I am a New Yorker after all so I always need a pair of flats that are stylish and that I won’t be embarrassed to be seen wearing running around on the streets. -> SHOP IT

Saint Lauren – These will be my next shoe purchase. I love that they’re sexy and modern, yet have a classic look to them that would make them work with any outfit. -> SHOP IT