In fashion land – trends are predetermined by the chosen ones and we all jump on the boat. Some designers even pay forecasting companies to give them their inspirational mood boards.
Included in those forecasts is always: Color. And the color bible is the almighty Pantone book. Each year Pantone chooses a color of the year – last year’s being Tangerine Tango. (That insane name has haunted me for the past 365 days.)
With 2013 comes a new Pantone of the year and the lucky winner is Emerald. However, we can’t all go around only wearing green – so we’ve been blessed with other options that are sure to be in all the stores very soon.
Let’s take a look at the 2013’s approved colors – and the shoe options that follow suit.
Get it: (upper left, heading clockwise) Cut Out Platform Sandals – $120 heels.com, Gold Platform Pumps – $945 forwardforward.com, Mesh Panel Pumps – $175 piperlime.gap.com, Thick Velcro Ankle Strap Kitten Heels – $40 chicnova.com, Studded Loafers – $65 heels.com, Kate Spade Cut Out Crocs – $328 katespade.com, Bow Front Suede Pump – $117 heels.com
Get it: (upper left, heading clockwise) Suede Bow Fronts – $26 office.co.uk, Platform Wedge Buckled Sling Backs – $72 zappos.com, Suede and Patent Peep Toes – $820 farfetch.com, Sheer Polka Dot Ankle Straps – $298 shop.nordstrom.com, Gold Toe Cap Flats – $45 dsw.com, Patent Leather Wedges – $61 wallisfashion.com, Lanvin Crystal Sandals – $2,800 net-a-porter.com
Get it: (top, bottom, right, left) Bow Peep Toe Jellies – $35 chineselaundry.com, T-Strap Patent Leather Wedges – $675 net-a-porter.com, McQueen Curved Satin Heels – $795 bergdorfgoodman.com, Platform Bow Ankle Strap Peep Toes – $90 bakersshoes.com, Snakeskin Cut Out Pumps – $600 the corner.com, Tassle Tie Ups – $198 footcandyshoes.com
Get it: (top, bottom, right, left) Peep Toe Ankle Straps – $695 giuseppezanottidesign.com, Rain Proof Bow Jelly Flats – $48 zalando.co.uk, Vintage Pointed Kitten Heels – Sold Out! etsy.com, Peep Toe Platforms – $50 zara.com, Suede Slashed T-Straps – $1,045 flannelsfashion.com, Patent Leather Brogues – $175 kimazabete.com
Get it: (left, right, top, bottom) Two Toned Lace Up Oxfords – $388 simplysoles.com, Satin and Suede Peep Toes – $99 karenmillen.com, Rose Gold Toe Capped Pumps – $89 zappos.com, Strappy Platform Sandals – $1,606 boutique1.com, Bow Back Platform Pumps – $150 betseyjohnson.com, Round Toe Mary Janes – $278 the outnet.com
Since we are talking Spring – time to start my birthday wish list.