The Fall/Winter ’12 runways have summed it up for us – ladylike silhouettes, retro prints, embroidery, and leather – a little something for everyone. If you’re unsure where to start, do what I do – start at the bottom and work your way up!
We’re seeing a few prominent shoe trends for Fall 2012- metallic leathers, revamped silhouettes, color blocking, pointed-toe, and sky high heels.
Boots are always a staple for Fall. This season the classic riding boot will be getting a lot of attention. Gucci and Givenchy are among a handful of designers who showcased riding boots in their Fall ’12 collections. For a wallet-friendly version, check out the sleek riding boots from Guess. For a take on the Fall utilitarian trend, wear these boots with super skinny denim and a cable knit sweater. If you’re ready to get out of your black boot rut (and you should be), opt for a printed ankle boot and pair with your favorite LBD.
Next, we’re onto the pointed-toe shoe trend. Pointed toe offers such a sexy and sophisticated shape, but yet are very versatile. Try a metallic pointed-toe pump, like the Kesli Dagger two-toned pair (shown above) for a modern twist. Pair them with anything from ultra-skinny denim to a midi-length dress. If you’re more of a “flats” type of gal, pair pointed-toe flats with cropped trousers. Don’t be afraid to channel your inner Audrey Hepburn a little!
The wedge is a style of shoe that comes and goes, and for Fall 2012 they are big in a whole new way. We introduce the ultra-wedge, as seen at Helmut Lang and Stella McCartney. Try an ankle strap ultra-wedge, like the pair by L.A.M.B. and wear them with a pleated dress and tights to add a little edge to a ladylike look. You can also keep your look casual by pairing them with your favorite wide leg denim and t-shirt for that cool bohemian vibe.