Vanessa Hudgens seems an unlikely fan of the ugly shoe trend, but there she was fearlessly fitted out in the footwear fad at Whole Foods in Studio City on Friday. Her ugly shoe of choice was a pair of heavy, thick-strapped, lug-soled sandals. Her lacy crop halter top and For Love & Lemons “Bandit” skirt were still in her signature LA-boho style, but the sandals were definitely not the usual classic and sexy shoes that we know she prefers.
Maybe Vanessa was just living up to her title as the 2014 Young Hollywood Awards’ Trendsetter of the Year, but we think she also wanted to balance the sexiness of her outfit with the unappealing look of her sandals. That’s what the ugly shoe trend is known and loved for — its ability to give a relaxed, effortless “I don’t care” vibe even to the most skin-baring of looks. Its anti-appeal is its appeal, and Nessa is just one of the very many who have fallen for it.
Vanessa Hudgens at Whole Foods Market in Studio City, California, on August 8, 2014
Aside from her trendsetting style, Vanessa also flaunted her sculpted arms on that grocery run. Check out those guns — transferring shopping bags to the trunk of a car has never looked sexier:
Vanessa Hudgens flaunting sculpted arms while transferring groceries to her car
And she did that with super-long nails. This was Vanessa’s nail art Instagram photo last week, and it’s amazing how she’s kept them looking this good for so long:
Vanessa Hudgens’ nail art Instagram photo posted on August 5, 2014
We wonder if Vanessa will continue rocking the ugly shoe trend like the long nail fad. If she’s got you convinced to try it out, check out the five lug-sole picks below, which are similar to the actress’ silver sandals:
Vanessa Hudgens’ silver lug-sole ankle-strap sandals
1. Kelsi Dagger “Stars” Quarter-Strap Sandals, $99.95
2. Shellys London “Portneuf” Sandals, $70.99 (before: $100)
3. Topshop “Free Tread” Sandals, $65–$76
4. Rachel Zoe “Finley” Sandals, $165.75 (before: $255)
5. Dirty Laundry “Lilybelle” Sandals, $22.49 (before: $59.99)
Credit: WENN, Vanessa Hudgens' Instagram