If there’s one shoe of the season that I’m living for, it’s the platform mule. I wore them pretty much every day in the ’90s in a variety of colors and styles; a certain pair in particular was the standout, though – Ferragamos that I kept until they literally fell apart on the streets of NYC.
Though it’s been the ‘70s show in fashion lately, definite shades of ‘90s cool have infiltrated – and no trend from that decade appeals to my sartorial sensibilities more than the chunky Mary Jane. Courtney Love’s baby doll look may not be hot right now, but these shoes most certainly are. Today’s version is sleeker than its predecessor, suggesting a higher sense of sophistication (grunge, these are not).
What doesn’t have fringe on it in fashion these days? I’m not mad about it! In fact, these heels are some of the best examples out there – and also great examples of how varied it can be. On these three shoes alone, we have classic fringe, leaf-like fringe, and sweet, satin pleats.
While I’ve had my summer wedges and flat sandals picked out for some time now, I’ve been in need of a special heel that goes above and beyond chic, offering a unique element that brings excitement to any look I build around it.
Ahh springtime is officially here! Pastels are in full bloom in our closets, but no matter how enthusiastic we are to show our appreciation for the warmer-weather months, there are just some outfits that demand less candy coating and more neutrality.