Since the weather outside is truly awful and not living up to its Summer promise I have decided to pack up the summer wardrobe and invest for the Winter. Starting with footwear!
Yes there are the usual trends, Military, pointed toes, studs.... (HURRAH, just check out Valentino, everything from bags to shoes covered in little golden embellishments!)..etc
But I'm here to introduce my favs and more exciting prospects for A/W 2012.
Trend 1: Mixed Media (Runway Girly's top pick)
I feel that designers wanted to play and get creative after all those girly pretty pastels of Spring Summer.
Here anything goes. Mix woven leather with suede, velcro and plastic... the crazier the combination the better.
Runway Girly’s pick is Proenza Schouler updated hybrid high tops, the comfy choice for height...peep toes, sporty Velcro straps and a statement cobalt heel. Perfect way to toughen up S/S floaty dresses....helping you get more out of that redundant Summer wardrobe.
Trend 2: Ye Old shoes
It’s the shoes of the
past that have caught the designer’s attention, think Shakespeare, Pepys and 'Thanks Giving' suppers.
Pilgrim shoe…..not totally convinced but if it were flat and metallic I might
change my mind. It's the Alexa Chung type choice....a nerdy secretary look.
Trend 3: The Oxford….still
hugely popular, seen on countless catwalks... "thank god for flatties at last" say the models. (P.s. spotted Olivia Palermo in a silver pair!)
Above, Derek Lams Golden
pair. LOVE LOVE LOVE.
(Plus another BIG A/W’12 trend METALLIC!)
Trend 4: All Tied Up
Here Balenciaga has taken the sporty trend of high tops and translated it to an evening shoe.
This tied up look could
translate to everything from boots, heels even flats.
Trend 5: The Up dated Glass slipper, it's Lace, slightly more durable!
Ok, ok this was from Valentino's Fall Couture Show but a girl can dream. Just imagine these with a little dress and a cropped jacket, or in black with jeans. Maybe it's the little girl inside me still wanting to play dress up.
Hyper feminine and a relief from the androgynous looks/shapes of the seasons.