Baby grass is washing over people’s yards, daffodils are pushing through, trees are budding. We were teased with a few beautiful warm days, it got cold again, but I’m sure that the groundhog was right. We’re in for an early Spring!
Now let’s talk about what’s really important – SHOES!
None of the shoe trends for SS2011 are making me want to hunt down affordable options. I feel like I have my bases covered so well for warm weather that it would be obscene to buy another pair but of course, I have an obscene problem with shoes. Maybe it’s just too early. I did get those sandals but, they’re not especially trendy. Have you seen any particular style you MUST add to your wardrobe?
Flatforms- No. Not happening. No way. No how. Except for a year from now when I suddenly think they’re wonderful and can’t find them anywhere. I can see how they would be great with longer skirts and wider pants.
Medium height block heels- I’m not a fan of this shape. The cone heeled sandals I just got will do the trick.
Crazy colorful shoes- Mixed colors, blocks of color, neon, sherbet… COLOR!!! These are the only wildly colored shoes I have. That’ll do pig.
Highly decorative ankle straps- I’ll have to see what’s out there bu they’re not at the top of my radar.
Ribbons & ankle ties- I have 2 pair that do the trick close enough. This was at the bf’s sister’s wedding. I’ve had these shoes for over 10 years, along with a black/white/grey pair. I think I paid $7 for each on clearance and they’re super comfortable and versatile.
Gigantic wedges- My favorite style of heel ever! If you want to hop on the wide-leg pants/long skirt trend, you need some heavy shoes to balance things out. I would like a pair of edgy solid black ones but nothing has made we swoon yet, within my price range. Here’s what I have:
Flat sandals- The gladiators won’t go away and the ones you have from 2 years ago are still in, but things are starting to shift to horizontal cage effects, laces down the middle, and intricate cutouts. I’m not going to worry about flat sandals one bit. When I need some, I can pick up a pair for $15, destroy them over the summer, and not blink an eye.
Oxfords- They don’t seem to be going anywhere. I’m still on the hunt for something perfect but I’m not too keen on my feet sweating in the heat.
Clogs- Yup, still out there. Not for me.
There’s always espadrilles, snake skin, super strappy, etc. Also, elastic banding, wide bands, GOLD, and double strap Mary Janes are going to be popular.
Christian Dior – I know I know, screw Galliano, but these shoes are going to be micro-trendsetters.
Doo.Ri (I really really love these)
Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte
Dries van Noten – Lanvin has been doing these squishy straps for a while and they look comfy.
$49.95 also in a graphic b&w (which is also a major trend)
$49.95 also in black
$49.95 also in black and white
$59.95 also in brown – this style is on all the cheap-o sites
$74.95 also in black, cream, teal and orange
$69.95 also in brown
$69.95 love this mint – also in grey and nude
$49.95 also in black
$79.95 also in cognac
$59.95 also in brown
What are you hoping to add to your shoe wardrobe this summer?