Saturday, February 5, 2011

The Shoes To Wear (or not to wear) This Summer

February does not often entice one to slip on a nice little pair of sandals, or a cute cork wedge, but it does make one long for the day when we can. All the magazines have been full of summer offerings since November, and now the stores are too, and if you don't snap up the summery object of your desire, someone else will. There is one trend that all the magazines would have you buy, but I would not. I feel you should be warned. Behold the massive platform with no pitch. Also known as what you put on when you decide you never want to have sex with
a man again.


Marc Jacobs

Michael Kors

Now, I obviously love fashion, but I also love personal style. If these atrocities are your personal style, then have at it If not please, please don't wear them just because they are in fashion. And remember, fashion does not always flatter. What is the point of a high heel if it doesn't arch your back and give you the sexy walk?

On to better things. Now, I don't really consider any of the above to be an actual wedge, since they are more block-shaped, but I love a good wedge. They seem to always return to runways every spring. I have showed you a nude one from the Lanvin collection and here is more. I ADORE the pink snakeskin! The YSL is amazing, but looks like a sitting shoe.


The wedge is the perfect choice to pair with the wide-leg and super flared pants and jeans that I will be wearing for spring. You should too!
One trend for spring that I can get on board with is colourful shoes. Black is boring, we did nude last year, so now try something bold. John Galliano's showing at Dior had a tribal inluence, while Karl over at Fendi went for a colour-blocking approach to the trend. If you're too scared for this, then you need to read more of my blog and grow some fashion balls (which, by the way, would not be black).



There are, of course, shoes that defy all trends. Unsurprisingly, they come from Alexander McQueen.

It seems that although she will never replace him, Sarah Burton has managed to fill his shoes...with butterflies.

Whatever you choose to put on your feet this spring, I hope they make your heart soar like butterflies.

1 comment:

  1. I'm a huge shoe lover, and I feel like I've died and gone to heaven reading this post! I usually wear heels everyday, but after a chat with the foot doctor about my arches, I had to stop wearing heels for a while. Hopefully when I go back to the doctor, he'll okay and I can go back to wearing heels!

    Sara Welsh |