Each season, I try to prioritize essentials for the upcoming months (so as not to go wild and get five of each!). For fall, it’s all about flash and function – a burst of metallic via party-ready sandals, as well as flats and galoshes for those cold, rainy days when a black and white calf hair pump wouldn’t be able to hack it.
This is an homage to friends who wear black all year long. When we’re bustling over pastels in springtime? They’re in black. When we’re sporting the brightest, boldest prints for summer? They’re not! And I get it – the sartorial choice is perennially chic. Have you ever looked at someone wearing black and thought, “that is just not her color?” No!
Spring may seem far away, but we’re always shopping a season (or two) ahead and have already spotted a big trend to watch – winged accessories. While the butterfly is nothing new in fashion, its incarnations are getting more and more intricate from Bottega’s abstract patchwork or Sergio Rossi’s filigree heels. Which wings will you be flying with this spring?
While black and white may be on trend, it’s their middle ground that I’m finding even more versatile. Just look to Saint Laurent’s suede Lulu bag (on Farfetch for $2,141.48) for proof. You could wear this to work with fall burgundies and cobalts, then break it out come springtime with a green party dress.
As we make our way into fall, we leave the flowy silhouettes of summer behind and embrace structure. What better to do this with than the caged trend? While it’s been around for a while, we’re starting to see this manifest itself more and more on everything from booties to sexy peplum skirts.
When the season changes, powerful statement pieces are a blast to buy, but you’ve got to have elements to balance them out. That’s why it’s so nice to have something new and pared-down for fall, so you’re free to go to town on the rest of your outfit. Sergio Rossi’s Viva clutch is the answer to your punch-packing graphic prints, tricked-out bomber jackets and textural exotics.
Like father, like son! There must have been some shoptalk at family dinner (wouldn’t you love to be a fly on the wall at that house??) because this season both of the Rossi men are creating covetable flared back pumps. The Rossis are too talented – Gianvito’s their third generation of shoe designing genius.
Boots are a fall staple, and in honor of the punk revival, why not go with some lug soles? Granted the trend is more glam punk (kind of an oxymoron), but no matter! It’s fun and these boots are made for walking, which is not always the case. From Doc Martens to platforms, lug soles … Continue reading Top 5 Lug Boots: Rubber Sole
Let’s be honest. When it comes to wearing heels, some days are harder than others. For those moments of weakness, we could use a little extra support. Enter ankle straps! They’re like seat belts for your feet, and you always wear your seat belt, right?? If you’re worried about them making your legs look shorter … Continue reading Top 5 Ankle Strap Sandals: Fasten Your Foot Belts