When I was fashion editor, Google was my friend whenever I needed a crash course on the new trends for each season. I know, I know, I should be subscribing to all these fashion magazines, fashion blogs, and online sites, and reading WWD religiously. If I plan to spend an hour online though, I almost always end up spending half a day glued to my seat, and most of that time is spent in that vortex that is Facebook. So I have long figured that I am not likely to get anything productive done if I trawl through these fashion resources daily.
So when I wanted to find out what the shoe trends will be for the upcoming Fall season, I just Googled "Fall/Winter 2010 shoe trends." The styles that have been catching my eye are inspired by hiking, military and ski boots. They're either buckled or laced-up, and some are lined with a warm material, whether it's a ribbed knit or shearling. I think the lining is what attracts me most - anything that'll keep my feet warm during the freezing cold is a fashion do! They'll also go really well with my winter wardrobe, which sees me mostly in pants, but even if I do wear a dress, they'll still go fabulously!
|Chloe boots from Net-A-Porter. Love the rich suede look and the wearable wedge!|
|Alexander Mc Queen, also at Net-A-Porter. The buckles and shearling lining are to die for but I might also die tripping in such extremely high heels!|
|My favorite! These boots caught my eye right away when I saw the Burberry runway show. Photo also from Net-A Porter.|
Of course lusting on a budget means I have to shop smart. I found a similar style at Urban Original (for the past few days, I have been obsessed with this site! Obsessed!) It's cute but with a heel height of five inches, it's way too much for someone who pounds concrete every single day.
|Anne Michelle booties for only $30.90 at Urban Original|
I did not want to shop, and I have been holding myself back but when I found out that their summer sale was extended (25% off everything!) I succumbed to temptation. I ended up buying the following pairs:
|Suede thigh-high boots, $27.90; leopard booties, $25.90; unlaced ankle boots, $32.50.|
The suede and unlaced flat boots will be perfect for walking around, but I had to get the leopard booties as a nod to the animal print that is all the rage this season.
And because I had to have my hiking booties, I also got this pair from Go Jane, since it was out of stock already in Urban Original:
|Lace-up lug-soled boots $27.50 from Go Jane|
Whew! That's a lot of shoes and there are still more, more, more that I want to buy! More on that in the next post!
How about you? What fall footwear are you dying to own?