Large buckles and multiple straps scream edgy rebellion. Many times, this look can be over-done and gaudy, but Giuseppe Zanotti turns this concept into an elegant high-fashion shoe.
I remember wearing slip on sneakers when I was a kid, they were huge in the 90s. Those and Keds were probably the most popular styles in my small town when I was growing up. Of course, basic styles never really go away, and when they do come back, they’re better than ever before. I’m so happy that there has been a shift towards comfortable and fashionable sneakers lately. Don’t get me wrong, I love my heels, but there are days when this shoe lover just wants to slip into something more low maintenance. I’m dying for a pair of leopard print pony-hair slip-on sneakers (ala Céline), but I came across these glitter ones at DSW and fell in love. And they were on clearance!
I am head over heels in love with this strappy creation by Giuseppe Zanotti. Gold paired with black or white is one of my favorite color combinations. It just looks so refined and classic, even if the overall design is a bit elaborate. Zanotti has an excellent talent for adding just the right touch of class to his edgier designs, and the sandals above are no exception. The delicate straps balance out the busy structure, making the shoes less overwhelming and more wearable. And the dainty golden buckles and gold-tipped straps add a touch of ladylike grace. I’m not happy about the price tag though…does anyone want to get these for me on my birthday?
I have to admit, I wasn’t a fan of Coach until their designs started heading in the high-fashion direction. With their printed fabrics shouting the brand’s name, I always connected Coach with the logomania trend of the 90s. If there’s one thing I hate, it’s having a brand’s name or logo splashed across my clothing and accessories. But the recent change in style has made me pay more attention to the Coach brand. I’ve since spotted several shoe designs that I love, including the elegant black and gold Lytton pumps above (available in two colors on 6pm). They are classy, delicate, and sophisticated; a far cry from the logo-print sneakers, sandals, and handbags that the brand is more recognized for. Needless to say, I’m excited to see where Coach will go in the next couple years.
Jeans: Marc by Marc Jacobs (similar) | Shoes: Vince Camuto | Blouse: Rugby
I love color, but most of the time, my favorite outfits consist of various shades of neutral. I am one of those people who probably could live in just black and white, and I actually find myself holding back from doing this during the work week; I’m not quite ready to give up my blues, greens, and pinks! For the outfit above, I paired classic style with edgy details, my favorite combination. These Vince Camuto smoking slippers are some of the most comfortable and versatile shoes I own. I find myself wearing them very often. (Also, my cat wanted to pose for this photo…she matches the neutral theme!)