Stiletto’s have made a come back and I couldn’t be happier, they are one of the most flattering and sexy shoes. Platforms seem to be fading but still have a strong presence in stores and on the runway – and they are definitely a lot more comfortable than its sister shoe.
This fall is the season of the wedge, whether they’re platform or flat wedges they are all the rage. The ground is starting to be covered in twigs, fallen leaves and soon all that will be covered in rain and slush, you’ll need a shoe that won’t make you trip, stumble yet still look fantastic. Fall wedges provide that stability while giving you a couple of extra inches – you gotta love that!!
Clockwise from top left: Steven by Steve Madden Black Leather Wedge $199.00 www.lordandtaylor.com, Isabel Marant Lazio Wedge Boot $1155.00 www.lagorconne.com, Halogen Bianca Leopard Wedge $119.95 www.nordstrom.com, Diane Von Furstenburg Sapna Wedge Ankle Boots $378.00 www.netaporter.com, Suede Lace Up Wedge Bootie $128.00 www.cwonder.com, Jean-Michel Cazabat Reva $230.00 www.barneys.com.
The most sought after shoe by celebrities these past few seasons has been Isabel Marant’s hi-top wedge sneaker – seen on Miranda Kerr, Dakota Fanning, Joan Smalls, Alessandra Ambrosia, Rashida Jones to name a few. The shoes popularity among celebs and fashionites has made this trend one every shoe designer wants in on.
Chole and Marc Jacobs are a few other high-end designers that have joined Marant (whose metallic sneaks are her latest vision) and put their stamp on the latest “it” shoe, as well as your mainstream designers such as Steve Madden, Jeffrey Campbell and Ash - the more affordable versions.
There is now a color or print for everyone – Ash alone has 8 different color and color combinations available (my favs are the color combination versions). Make sure to team this leg lengthening trend with a denim short whilst the summer sun shines on, and switch to a skinny leather jean for the new season urban cool.
Clockwise from top left: Isabel Marant Bird Metallic Hi-top Sneakers $755.00 www.lagarconne.com, See By Chole Hi-Top Wedge Sneakers $375.00 www.endless.com, Steve Madden Olympiaa Hi-top Wedge Sneaker $99.95 www.nordstroms.com, Serafini Hi-top Wedge Sneakers $286.00 www.farfetch.com, Jeffrey campbell Venice Wedge Sneaker $165.00 www.jildorshoes.com, Ash Black Stone & Colbalt Sude Bowie Wedge Trainers $232.27 www.my-wardrobe.com.
Top photos -Clockwise from top left: Arizona Muse in August Vogue, Giselle Bundchen, Dakota fanning and Joan Small.