The new autumn winter season is certainly upon us so it’s time to mentally prepare…how will I be able to resist the challenge to open my wallet to a specific pair, and how many am I allowed to gift my proudly pedicured feet! With so many styles to choose from how can anyone make such an executive decision, or let’s be honest maybe it’s time to come clean…. I have an addiction!
I have defined what I think will make this a little easier…My way of shopping the new shoe collections is to start off with the styles that will instantly update my wardrobe, then I can add the fashion component as the stores deliver the new clothing trends.
Note to self – Luxury has no boundaries when it comes to a statement tote or heel! It’s an investment after all and here’s how I see it!
The latest trends are defined into several categories:
Some of our favourite grape varieties are defined in this bordeaux group, think rich claret, classic burgundy and deep grape violet. Just like looking at a wine list, how can anyone choose which drop will suit your palette? Any ofthese sultry classy classic colours will instantly update your shoe wardrobe in fabrics of suede and satin. A berry crush of merlot hues also sits closely next to top shelf spirits of cognac and brandy, invest in this pure liquid gold, the bar fridge never looked better!
Calling all uptown girls! The most desired stones in the world are not just clarified to diamonds, the most valuable are often the rarest and are opulent in rich tones of emerald, ruby and sapphire. Luxe silky satin and sultry suede instantly glamorizes with a modern and fresh dash of cool that will steal the spotlight and make any outfit dazzle!
Keep your look eternally chic with the versatility and wearability of these conventional classics. Shades of autumn come alive in organic smart neutrals of taupe, cocoa, tobacco and slate. Try pairing camel with prints, patterns and acid brights that bounce off your neutral look. This palette also screams head to toe timeless sophistication, why else would this never fail classic look have been perfect for any previous decade.
Take a tailored and timeless approach with glam classics in laid back luxury details that include chunky heels, lace up details and old fashioned brogues. Whether you prefer a smart suit or crisp separates these vintage masculine overtones strengthen a soft girly blouse or pretty lace dress. Laid back prim and proper luxury never looked so fresh, old is new again!
Saddle up with cowboy inspired ranch style footwear! Details of Fringing, buckles and elastic sides (for instant pull on equestrian chic) add a ‘rock-in rider’ rodeo feel to country classics. Country wheat grass colours and ‘it girl’ black are all invited to the corral for a western party.
It’s no secret that big-cat patterns and exotic amphibian skins have roared back for another season. Unleash your inner temptress with leopard and cheetah prints for spot on designer chic. Mixed skins and furry trims will give any outfit a killer combination of sex appeal and safari style.
There has never been a better time to add heavy hardware for an evening affair, take a downtown approach with edgy footwear in multi textured combinations of leather and suede. Get an edge with hardcore elements of studs and utilitarian buckles for a high wattage honorary tour of duty!
Lets face it, just because it’s winter, it does not mean you have to leave all the fun and colour behind, tour the site and find your favourites.
I’ll be back soon to talk hand bag trends for AW 2012, in the meantime happy shopping!!
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