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).
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.
Those with weak ankles, rejoice! And pretty much all of us can enjoy a break from sky-high stilettos. Because it’s all about the chunky heel right now. When working a heel with some heft, it’s important the shoe have some feminine details. Otherwise, the look gets trashy way too quickly.
While a hint of PVC evokes thoughts of bright summer days, too much of it can send you down a slippery slope – literally. I don’t need to explain the sticky situation you find yourself in the latter case (shoes made entirely from PVC are gross in more ways than one).
It looks like Alaïa might have some competition in the laser-cutting department! From a distance these Kirkwoods seem as if they might be constructed from sweetly scalloped lace or cork, but closer inspection reveals luxe, nude leather. The spiky metal heel and pointed toe make for a shoe that’s somewhat different from your usual, light spring fair, and I mean that in the best way.