13 of 2013's Dreamiest Designer Items

Alaïa Lace-Up Heels

Corset-wearing might be a lost art (unless you’re Dita Von Teese)—but in 2013, corseted stilettos were the biggest thing in footwear. Carine Roitfeld almost single-handedly launched the trend by sporting Alaïa’s lace-ups throughout fashion month; street style stars like Taylor Tomasi Hill, Leandra Medine and more followed suit. Before long, brands like Aquazzura, Schutz and Zara were offering up their own excellent takes on the corseted heel. Click through to shop the look.

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With Christmas over, we've officially reached the homestretch of 2013—and what a stylish year it's been. Over the past 12 months, a number of notable trends emerged during both on the runways at the fall and spring fashion months, on red carpets across the globe and, of course, on the streets. And luckily for those of us who love a good splurge (or just a good daydream), many of these must-have items were expensive. Really expensive. Above, I'm compiled 13 of the year's best, along with a link to shop each piece if possible; otherwise, take a look at some of the (often less pricey) alternatives that are still out there!

The 10 Most Popular Pieces of 2013

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