Earlier this week, Selena Gomez quietly became the most popular person on Instagram, surpassing even her BFF Taylor Swift. Once the media latched on to this factoid, however, it was much less quiet. In fact, Selena has actually gained an additional 2 million followers since the news broke, leaving her ex, Justin Bieber, lagging almost 10 million followers behind.
The fact that Selena has 70 million followers and the fact that she makes excellent fashion choices are not unrelated. What she wears greatly factors into her ‘grams, and she is something of a designer darling. If you can’t name a single Selena Gomez pop song, or you’ve never actually seen Spring Breakers, you are probably still keenly aware that for some reason, Selena deserves our attention, and we should care about what she does. Or at least, what she wears.
Céline Slingback Pumps
Here’s Selena, leaving BBC Radio One studios in London wearing a pair of bicolor Céline Slingback Pumps, which I have never even seen on a pair of celebrity feet before. Chunky heels and treasured 70’s styles like clogs and mules are terribly IN right now, so Selena knows what she’s doing, I guess.
Creatures of the Wind Kira Sandals
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Here she is heading to her performance at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in a strappy pair of black and white sandals from Creatures of the Wind. Pay attention to Selena’s use of the color black in every outfit.
Dior Metallic Pumps
Selena wore these silver Dior pumps and a sublimely simple LBD to a photo shoot after the Billboard Women in Music event in NYC last December.
Francesco Russo Leather Sandals
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It always greatly amuses me when celebs are dressed to the nines for a radio appearance. (Yes, I know some stations do a special telecast, but still.) Selena wore these pristine white Francesco Russos to do some radio promo in Paris for her last album.
Givenchy Over-the-Knee Open Toe Boots
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Here’s what Selena wore on her very first day in attendance at Paris Fashion Week Fall 2016. Those gorgeous, open-toed Givenchy boots make her petite body look like it is 75% legs. As you might have noticed, Selena seems to have a slight aversion to carrying her own handbags, but here she’s gotten hold of a super exclusive new tote from Louis Vuitton‘s most recent runway collection.
Jenni Kayne Sandals
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These unusual Jenni Kayne sandals are well on their way to being just as popular with celebs as Kayne’s d’Orsay Flats. Selena recently donned this all black, yet strangely spring-appropriate ensemble while ambling around NYC.
Louis Vuitton Cosplay Low Snakeskin Sandals
Selena is a particular favorite of Louis Vuitton’s, and she always gets a front-row seat at the brand’s runway shows. On the occasion of the Louis Vuitton Fall 2016 show, she wore a crisp, white button-up and a denim skirt paired with snakeskin, oxford-style Louis Vuittons. It’s a strangely all-American look for Paris Fashion Week, even with the snakeskin.
Stella McCartney Peep Toe Ankle Boots
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Finally, here’s Selena leaving an appearance on Jimmy Fallon in a pair of open-toed Stella McCartney ankle boots, paired with yet another LBD. Unlike the many daytime ensembles we’ve seen her in, this low-cut, high-slight, slightly flashy look works great for late night.