Shoesday Tuesday – Spring Trends, a How To

Fashion is run by trends – we all know that. However, it’s what you do with said trends that creates personal style. There’s nothing wrong with embracing a new trend – but some can be tricky. Here are some tips:

  • Pick one trend and stick with that.
  • If the trend you are going for is bright, busy, or flashy – tone down the rest of your ensemble to compliment it and let it pull the focus.
  • If it doesn’t flatter your body type – don’t take it personally. Always place blame on the clothes – not on your body.
  • Take risks.

With that out of the way – let’s check out four shoe trends for Spring 13 (which weather-wise is rapidly approaching – finally) and put them into real life action!

Transparency.

Screen shot 2013-03-05 at 12.04.52 PMGet it: (right to left, top to bottom) Neon Peep Toe Ankle Bootie – $995 christianlouboutin.com, Two Toned Transparent Pump – $280 boutique1.com, Double Ankle Strap Toe Cap Pump – $10 wholesale-dress.net, Neon Ankle Strap Pump – $29 aliexpress.com, Transparent Cut Out Brogues – $110 urbanoutfitters.com, Red Patent Flats – $90 johnlewis.com, Studded Pointed Pump – $42 asos.com, Color Blocked Metallic Transparent Pump – $1,095 bergdorfgoodman.com

70’s Inspired.

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Get it: (left to right, top to bottom) Gold and Orange Platform Wedge Sandal – $810 marni.com, Wooden Studded Black Cut Out Wedge – $110 aldoshoes.com, Cork Cut Out Platform Sling Back – $130 stevemadden.com, Zig Zag Printed Platform Sandal – $100 heels.com, Silver and Rust Ankle Strap Mule – $525 modaoperandi.com, Floral Printed Cross Over Sandal – $114 asos.com

Color Blocking.

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Get it: (upper left, heading clockwise) Metallic Strappy Platform Sandal – $750 shopsavannahs.com, Tri Color Ankle Strap Platform Pump – $850 – ssense.com, Thick Strap Tri Color Pump – $765 saksfifthavenue.com, Tan and Pink Ankle Strap Wedge – $490 lagarconne.com, Pink and Wine Pointed Cut Away Pump – $225 shoplesnouvelles.com, Patent Leather Neon Ankle Strap Sandal – $79 macys.com, Tri Color Pointed Flat – $25 2bstores.com, Bright Penny Loafers – $530 stylebop.com

Hologram.

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Get it: (from the top, heading clockwise) Strappy Sandal – $350 bergdorfgoodman.com, Peep Toe Ankle Strap Flat – $17 forever21.com, Solid Pointed Flat – $17 forever21.com, Metallic Brogue – $190 solestruck.com, Snakeskin Metallic Sandal – $336 mytheresa.com, Ankle Strap Sandal Pump – $695 lagarconne.com

And for this week’s IRL shoe – check out my newest score. Hologram Pointed Toe Mary Janes from Christian Siriano’s Payless Collection. These shoes were made to be on my feet.

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Happy Shopping! <33Mal

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