Market Report: How to Wear Ballet Flats and Still Look Cool (It Can Be Done!)

Making the Basic Girl shoe look less basic.

Coming down to earth doesn't need to mean looking boring. | Photos via Vanessa Jackman.

Coming down to earth doesn’t need to mean looking boring. |  Vanessa Jackman.

  • If you’re a loyal Shoppist reader, then you know of my intense hatred for Tory Burch ballet flats. But you can make ballet flats look non-basic. Here’s how. [Man Repeller]
  • Turns out, Band-Aids might actually make blisters worse. Instead, use Moleskin bandages, heel liners, gel pads and these tips for a blister-free summer. [InStyle]
  • A man create an air-conditioned shirt. Take that, summer. [WTKR]

  • Outlet stores seem great: A wider consumer audience can score designer goods at a fraction of the price. But opening too many outlet stores is turning out to be the “kiss of death” for Coach, Michael Kors and Ralph Lauren. Yikes. [Business Insider]
  • It can be tough to find a great-looking swimsuit that actually supports big boobs. (Sorry, that tiny triangle top won’t cut it.) Here are 10 stylish, super-supportive options for cup sizes D and up. Now go have your Pamela Anderson moment. [Rank & Style]